FYI if you missed it on the other thread, DD threw up early this AM and has no symptoms of anything since. Has played and acted normal all day. Trying to decide if I should follow my normal 24 hour rule, or let her go to a church activity this evening.
If she was acting at all sick, I would keep her home for sure.
Sometimes they just eat something that doesn't agree with them and they don't have a stomach virus.
It depends on the illness. Snot ot a cough, off to daycare, they probably all have it anyway, and if I kept my son home for every cough he had I would no longer have a job because in the cooler months he gets asthma.
Stomach bug requires 24 hours from daycare after the last vomit or soft stool. If he vomits once at night and is then fine off he goes, thats generally ate too much or something didn't agree with him.
Mom to Arianna (5), Conner (3) and Trent (my baby)
Yup, I also feel that I would rather him build that immunity now and miss days of daycare if he has to than miss lots of school when he starts because he has such low immunity.
Last year chicken pox went around his room, I asked if my DS had been playing with that child a lot in the hopes he would catch it.
Yeah, it isn't like my children are precious snowflakes who live within a bubble and will (or did) fall dreadfully ill when they started school. They spend their days at playgrounds and restaurants and at the gym kids zone and at play dates and in preschool and and in supermarkets and a billion other places where they have the wonderful opportunity to get ill. I just don't take pleasure in intentionally exposing them to other peoples KNOWINGLY ill children against our will because other people are too important to stay home and take care of their ill child for a morning. I think that their child (and mine) deserve better. I see it as a public health issue. There are many times when we are carrying around germs before we know we are infectious, that can't be helped. Schools and hospitals and whatnot have a 24 hour rule for a reason. Its simple common sense and kindness to others to observe it.
I had extended family that would do that. Kid would be throwing up in the morning, with a fever and they would drive down to visit. My grandma, me while pregnant, with littles around. Really? I, and my kids, might get sick because you felt like taking a drive on Saturday. Drove me crazy.
Mom to Elizabeth (5) and Corinne (3)
We get over illnesses fairly quickly and do not have many.. I have never had to take my kiddos in for a cold/flu/stomach bug. I have been able to treat it at home without it progressing.
I make sure they feel fine. My kids are very good at telling me exactly how they feel.
My husband is more conservative than I am, and if they have any sort of cough we don't take them.. especially to church.
But we would take them to adult friends homes, with no kids or ailing parents if they have a little cough for example.
ETA- I want to be clear I do not think it is necessarily what we do or do not do as to the reason my kiddos are not very ill, we do go lots of places. I think it is lucky that they don't come down hard with typical ailments, and Home Remedies have worked so far.. I am super thankful for this as I deal with chronic illnesses and my oldest is asthmatic, and has allergies some severe.. so we have gone in a few times for that.. but not the cold/flu/stomach issues.. because frankly they haven't gotten bad and I am grateful.. If they had gotten bad I would be more careful about them being out I think.
Last edited by Rivergallery; 04-10-2013 at 07:59 PM.
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