View Poll Results: Do you wait 24 hours after fever/vomiting to send you child to school?
Yep! Rules are rules! 60 82.19%
Nah, if they're not acting sick they go. 6 8.22%
It depends (but it shouldn't really...) 7 9.59%
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:27 PM   #41
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yes we do keep them home for the 24 hours.


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Old 01-17-2013, 12:41 PM   #42
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I Keep him home When hes sick but dont follow any rule
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:45 PM   #44
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I didnt know there was a rule I always send them if they are feeling well even if it hasnt been 24 hrs after they were sick.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:27 PM   #45
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Re: Do you follow the 24-hour-rule?

I had never even heard of this until another mom told me about it. I thought it was weird. At the time I didn't have school aged kids.

Now my ODD is school aged, but I homeschool her, so it really makes no difference. When she is sick, we stay home and do what we can. When she is better we go about our normal routine, which is typically at home anyway.

Fever = stay home, whether you feel fine or not.

Coughing alone for us means croup, and yes, you are going about your normal routine even with a gross croupy cough b/c it's not contagious.

Colds that involve gross snot and sneezing = stay home, fever or no fever.

Any illness with vomit = we stay home for like a week b/c typically that's how long it takes me to clean everything up and get our lives back on track.

I try to be courteous of others whenever I can. If I absolutely HAVE to take a sick kid somewhere, I keep them in the cart, or right at my side the entire time, don't let them touch anything, constantly bark at them to cover their cough/sneeze, make them wash their hands 100 times, and try to rush in and out of wherever it is we have to go.... But that is really rare. Usually things can wait till DH is home to stay with the sick kid.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:14 PM   #46
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We homeschool, but yes, I follow that rule for taking my kids out in public. No coop, gymnastics class, play ground until at least 24 hours after the fever/vomiting has gone down naturally. Not only is that the right thing to do by the other children, but I don't want my kids exposed to a ton of germs while their immune systems are weak and recovering either.
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