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chicken pox and the school run

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SquirrelNuts Tue 25-Mar-14 15:59:17

DS (4) went back to school monday after 2 weeks off with chicken pox, I've just DD (nearly 2) and she seems to have come out in dozens of spots in a matter of hours!
AIBU to take my DD with me on the school run? I haven't got much other choice she'd be in pushchair facing me but I'm a bit worried that she may spread it is it possible to in open spaces?

ProfessorSkullyMental Tue 25-Mar-14 16:01:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Scrounger Tue 25-Mar-14 16:02:59

I had this recently and I tried to time it so that I dropped DS off a little after the bell had went and picked up a little later. He is Yr 2 and I can trust him not to leave the playground after school. It didn't always work as people were late dropping off and hung around afterwards. I just tried to stay as far away as possible and get in and out quickly.

SquirrelNuts Tue 25-Mar-14 16:04:54

Dd seems to be claustrophobic sp? I had to get her waterproof trousers cause absolutely hates the rain cover.
Perhaps I could take him in late pick him up early?

BigBirthdayGloom Tue 25-Mar-14 16:08:19

I feel okay with any child going on school run who isn't in contact with my children, ie in pushchair or standing well away. I feel cross when children run around and play as usual as I then have no choice about chicken pox exposure. What you describe would be fine by me, fwiw.

hazeyjane Tue 25-Mar-14 16:10:55

I would call school office and ask to pick up early, take in late, and get someone to meet at the door so you don't have to go in.

CrohnicallyChanging Tue 25-Mar-14 17:15:50

We ask parents to bring their child in via a different door (main reception which is only for staff and visitors, rather than side door which all the children use).

The school might not want your DS to come in late, as if he misses the register then it goes down as an absence and affects percentage figures. However, they may be OK with you dropping him off 10 minutes early, as teachers are usually responsible from 10 minutes before school starts anyway.

oscarwilde Tue 25-Mar-14 17:18:55

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Can another parent take him on the school run for a couple of weeks? What goes around comes around and all that?

oscarwilde Tue 25-Mar-14 17:19:55

Balaclava ? <not helpful sorry>

Can another parent take him on the school run for a couple of weeks? What goes around comes around and all that?

Norrsken Tue 25-Mar-14 17:52:02

When DD2 had chickenpox and I had to take DD1 to school, the school couldn't have cared less. Pickup is from a small courtyard which gets packed at 3.10. I spoke to school and told them I could do early/late pickup or whatever they wanted. They just told me to wait in a corner of the courtyard. But the corners are just as packed.

SquirrelNuts Tue 25-Mar-14 18:36:26

DS hasn't been there long so don't really no anyone unfortunately. I'll get there later than normal tommorow when the majority have people are gone and ask reception, last thing I want is to spread it around

ICanSeeTheSun Tue 25-Mar-14 18:38:44

Your ds can't have any more time off school and if you got no choice, you got no choice.

Iggi101 Tue 25-Mar-14 18:40:25

I heard a woman leaving school with her toddler last week (having dropped off another child) saying "x, you can't go to nursery today because of all your spots". Toddler was on the back of a bike. To say I was angry would be an understatement. Maybe I've just read more mumsnet threads on what can happen than this woman has.

Iggi101 Tue 25-Mar-14 18:41:25

No choice? hmm

pumpkinsweetie Tue 25-Mar-14 18:54:20

I second the raincover idea, everyone at some point has dilemmas like this. Just keep your distance from people, especially pregnant mums for example x

BornFreeButinChains Tue 25-Mar-14 18:58:40

Rain cover and great distance

Musicaltheatremum Tue 25-Mar-14 19:01:31

To be honest if you get there early run in and out in 2 minutes you are not going to infect anyone. Just don't stop long enough to talk. Afterwards maybe stand at the far side of the playground and ask the teacher to bring him out to you. It's only for the next 3 days as by Monday her infectivity will have fallen to nearly zero.

ICanSeeTheSun Tue 25-Mar-14 19:01:41

Iggi what do you suggest.

NobodyLivesHere Tue 25-Mar-14 19:04:45

I took mine with me. I have 3 children who All
Had it for two weeks each, two weeks apart. I couldn't keep them off for 6 weeks.

JohnCusacksWife Tue 25-Mar-14 19:14:00

You don't have much choice do you? Just go, make it quick and keep your distance.

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