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Seeking advice to avoid babies get sick at Daycare

Anonymous

Hi everyone: My twins are about to start daycare and I am looking advice to help them to build their inmune system. I have tried 2 times already but they ended up getting sick after 2 days in day care now they have 1 year and I believe they have better defenses. Thanks in advance,

  • Samantha
    Dec 04

    I give my son vitamin drops in his drink in the morning and probiotic powder in the afternoon. I’m not sure if it’s working or just luck but he’s only been sick once in his life and he’s 2

  • Ashlie
    Dec 04

    There's vitamin drops but it's good for then to get sick but there's a new gummy vitamin they airborne made for kids so give that a try but check with your doctor first because you can possibly case them to get sick by giving them too much vitamins or case other things to happen that will be really bad

  • Jennifer
    Dec 04

    We do probiotic powders. Honestly the first year is just terrible since they stick everything in their mouth. We got the stomach virus like 5 or 6 times the First year of daycare as well as hand foot mouth 😒

  • Tay
    Dec 04

    Try elderberry syrup Substitute the honey

  • Laura
    Dec 04

    Wash hands frequently

  • Alexis
    Dec 04

    Kids get sick and after they get sick at daycare they shouldn’t as frequently if the childcare provider is proactively cleaning up and keeping the kids nose clean as possible. It should help with minimal getting sick. It’s tough because parents are still dropping of kids sick and parents themselves are sick too so many germs coming and going. 🍀 change clothes and wash hands and face after pick up from daycare

  • Elle
    Dec 04

    Put them in a daycare. They will build their immune system. They will get sick sometimes. And sometimes, they'll pass it on to you, too. Hate to break it to you, but, chances are their immunes systems will not be as strong as the babies that have been in daycare for all this same time because they haven't had the exposure. For what it's worth, the same thing will happen when you enroll them in school, too. General things for immune system: - ensure they are getting sufficient sleep for their age - good personal hygiene - balanced diet

  • Yevgeniya
    Dec 04

    I had the same issues with my son. We put him in daycare when he was 1 year in the half old he was sick non stop plus he has asthma and allergies so it was so bad all the time but now he is 2 and thank god no more getting sick so often. I had him allergy tested and I have him on allergy meds since a lot of it has to do with him producing a lot of mucous and then it gets infected I also use saline nasal spray morning and night to clean out the sinus’s for him and that helps a lot also.

  • Julie
    Dec 04

    They’ll get sick, especially starting them at the beginning of cold and flu season. I’m not saying that in a judgmental way, I did the same thing. Last year I started my daughter in daycare when she was 12 weeks old which happened to be in November. She was there not one week when she got unbelievably ill with her first ever illness (RSV). It was the worst time of my life. Everything after that has been minimal in comparison. The only thing I can say is I wash her hands and face before I leave the daycare room now with soap and water for her hands and a warm washcloth for her face. I also bathe her every night she’s in daycare. Besides that, I give her probiotics and hope for the best. I’ve heard good things about elderberry syrup but haven’t been comfortable giving it to her yet. I take it myself and it seems to help but I don’t have any guidelines for how much to give her and my pediatrician didn’t know either. If I get desperate I’ll try it but will use it as a last resort. Good luck! I think all us parents with kids in daycare are bracing themselves:)

  • Christy
    Dec 04

    Buy Elderberry Syrup, preferably by someone who makes them with organic ingredients. You can look it up online and find someone who makes it and ship it to your door. It helps to boost your childs immune system and the entire family can take it! **However, if your children are under the age of one, make sure that it doesn't contain the honey ingredient.**

  • Valerie
    Dec 04

    Elderberry syrup is easy to make and very effective. You can order a pound of dried European berries from the Internet and have plenty for several batches of syrup for months. We take a teaspoon per day. Upping the dose to a teaspoon or two every 4 hours if baby is sick. My son is 22 months and has been sick once, with a cough that lasted for 3 days. If your child isn’t immunocompromised and is getting sick back to back, your daycare isn’t cleaning properly, or not being diligent about sick kids attending when they should be sent home.

  • a
    Dec 05

    Ask the daycare what they do to prevent the spread of germs. Ask what their policy is about parents that repeatedly bring sick kids to daycare. That was the biggest thing at our 1st daycare. Parents sending sick kids by doping them up on Tylenol and the spiking a fever near pick up time. You could just tell that the child had no business being around other children and then two days later our LO would be home sick. At Her new daycare if a child has a runny noise or cough then they have a specific used bucket for their toys for the day to do extra cleaning away from their top notch daily cleaning. It has been such a blessing.

  • T
    Dec 07

    Elderberry syrup Lots of hand washing

  • Lindsay
    Dec 08

    They build immunity by getting sick occasionally. It stinks and I try to avoid it too but it’ll be good for the twins when they get to kindergarten and isn’t sick every other day. But we do the vitamins and load up on fruits and veggies to keep my son healthy. He has a great defense so far but he still gets sick.