A 33-year-old member asked:
is it normal for my baby to get sick from other kids in daycare?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Melissa Arca answered
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: For the first 6 months of daycare, children do tend to catch many colds. It's inevitable and yes, a normal part of being in daycare. It is merely a function of being exposed to many other children who will unknowingly spread viruses before they become sick themselves. Be proactive by making sure your baby is eating and sleeping well and is up to date on all his immunizations.
Answered on Jun 17, 2015
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The sad reality is that illnesses are ofter contageous before the first signs are present. Adults may possess enough immunity to acquire & pass viruses and never feel sick, so the kids & adults at day care may spread illnesses. Pregnancy passes temporary immunity to many illnesses, but this is gone by 3-4mo. So older infants in a close nit setting will share new germs as they come along.
Answered on Sep 28, 2011
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