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Old 01-02-2013, 09:32 AM   #11
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I can totally relate. We started a new daycare around the same time and our oldest has been a nonstop trainwreck of sickness. She's only missed a few days due to fever, though. When I drop her off, every single kid is a hacking, snot-nosed mess (my kid included). It's just how it goes in the winter....
Ditto! DD has had a nearly non-stop cold since October. We only get a few days respite and then she's sneezy and snot-nosed again. If she isn't feverish, cranky, or sluggish, she's off to daycare to join all the other snotty 2-3 year olds.

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As a daycare provider, we get tired of it too. Especially when those one or two kids who didn't actually NEED to be there seem to be the ones always bringing the illness in.

I have one drop in boy that comes over sick every two weeks. Once, he had scarlet fever, but mom wanted to get her nails done. So, she dosed him up, and brought him over, then took him to the doctor after coming to my house...but, Dad slipped up and told me. Of course, one week before Christmas, two other kids got strep throat. Then, a few days later their parents or siblings had it.

I sometimes wish that in the winter the parents would just stay home on the weekends and evening with the kids. No socializing at all. No shopping, no church. I also wish that before they came to pick the kids up they would walk through some sort of disinfecting room that would de-germ the parents before coming in my house and touching all the kids. (they are all teachers, so they are exposed to a lot)
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what kind of sick is she getting?

just colds? or fevers and viruses?
Fevers mostly flus
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Yup. That's toddlers. I have back up babysitters for those occasions when I just can't take any more time off work. It costs me a small fortune but there is no way around it. I will say however, I send her with a runny nose. To me, that is just a toddler, they all have them and it's gross but they aren't really sick most of the time. When she is genuinely unwell I keep her home.
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See about getting her some immune support. Multi-vitamins work well with boosting immune systems.
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is switching to a nanny or aupair an option? I was a nanny for years before my kids were born & one family hired a nanny for this exact reason. if you have an extra room in your home a live-in nanny / aupair can be a very affordable option.
We had a nanny until 18m but she was getting lonely and we wanted the interaction at daycare she's like a new kid now
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This won't help you much now...but, we always have an "every other year" thing going on here. One year is really bad (illness wise) then the next year is great, just a few colds in the entire daycare. If one year is horrible, the next year is really awesome. I think they build immunities together, and then the next year immunities are low again.
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Re: Toddler always sick :(

Yep. We were in the same boat the first year of DS's life. Hugs mana
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