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To want to scrub DS's school down with dettol *mostly lighthearted*

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mumonashoestring Sat 12-Nov-16 21:23:30

as well as the kids in his class

I know it's normal, I know it's important for his immune system to be challenged, but I am completely fed up with my lovely cheerful little chap coming home with colds, coughs, viruses and now cold sores and spending his weekends poorly and sad.

Bloody plague-ridden miniature savages...

ditzychick34 Sat 12-Nov-16 21:27:36

Seriously not unreasonable, horrid little lurgy carriers 😷

Justwhy Sat 12-Nov-16 21:31:21

Schools are gross.

crashdoll Sat 12-Nov-16 21:34:22

How old is he?

YANBU btw. Send him to school in a hazmat suit on Monday.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Sat 12-Nov-16 21:37:17

Meh. Children are filthy.

I have no idea what they do with themselves.

Oreocrumbs Sat 12-Nov-16 21:39:31

Oh I totally agree with you. My daughter however appears to have the constitution of an ox and never suffers.

She merely carries the germs home to her poor god forsaken mother who has been suffering with one damn thing after another since the first week of September!

Germ ridden little snot gobblins they are!

OverScentedFanjo Sat 12-Nov-16 21:39:45


mumonashoestring Sat 12-Nov-16 21:39:55

crash I'm seriously tempted...

As for what they do with themselves, I'm pretty sure all the nose-picking, licking, flamboyant coughing and eye poking have something to do with it... Filthy beasts grin

Susiesue61 Sat 12-Nov-16 21:50:42

Please do Ds2's as well! DH is out tonight and so far he's been sick 3 times 😰 Not a good Saturday night

Sasuke Sat 12-Nov-16 22:01:11

I saw a TV programme once where the presenter sprayed a bit of water with UV ink in a classroom. A couple of hours later he switched on a UV light and the stuff was everywhere, on every surface, all over the kids faces, everywhere!!
Little kids touch each other's faces which adults just don't do. My niece has a fine line in coughing right in my face, which probably explains my current cold

PinkSwimGoggles Sat 12-Nov-16 22:05:44

what you can do is practice good handwashing: soap + water, sing 'happy birthday' while soaping up then rinse.

the rest ist up to nutrition (+supplements), exercise (preferably outside) and sleep.

good luck. it will get better!

BathshebaDarkstone Sat 12-Nov-16 22:08:12

YANBU. The DC were horrendously ill last week. Could you do their school as well?

Twinkletowedelephant Sat 12-Nov-16 22:08:30

Ds has been off all week with a horrendous sickness bug ..... It seems he timed it well as there is a epic nit infestation if his class...again.
A couple of parents don't want to out chemicals on kids hair so they just comb..... and kids spread it around to everyone else at 8 I thought nits were in the past!!
Mind you I have twins so they tend to cross contaminate classes

Ditsyprint40 Sat 12-Nov-16 22:09:13

Maybe your house is too clean, and child is therefore lacking a good immune system? (Also light-hearted! But I do wonder if this is a viable factor?)

mumonashoestring Sat 12-Nov-16 22:18:16

Ditsy nearly got hiccups laughing at that. Despite starting this thread I am absolutely not a neat freak - the house isn't unhygienic but it ain't sparkling by a looooong shot grin DS is allowed to get filthy-muddy on walks, all the usual healthy stuff.

No, sadly it's just the usual 4 year old talent for swapping lurgi with his dear little pals and bringing it home to share. Luckily he thinks hand washing is great fun and his multivitamins are yummy.

BusStopBetty Sat 12-Nov-16 22:21:12

You know how airline staff used to walk up and down spraying chemicals to kill unspecified creatures or germs (do they still do it, I haven't seen it done for years)? Perhaps the head could deliver a light misting of dettol during assembly.

madamginger Sat 12-Nov-16 22:31:04

Disgusting creatures, my 3 have been ill for weeks. One will start getting better then they catch something again and round and round it goes.
DD is in yr5 and they are swimming at the minute so her class are walking round with wet hair all day which I don't think is helping.

Ditsyprint40 Sun 13-Nov-16 06:58:30

mum good to hear 😂 grin

monkeysox Sun 13-Nov-16 07:15:00

Cold sores too. Poor mite.
Humans are gross. Yanbu get them to scrub the place.cakeflowers for you

Liiinoo Sun 13-Nov-16 07:43:01

just wait for the headlice, threadworms and impetigo. On the plus side he will be developing a strong immune system.

howabout Sun 13-Nov-16 07:46:22

DD3's intake seem to be overly into cuddling up etc. We are not a touchy feely family and DD3 finds this all very off putting. I am not discouraging her outlook. Even considering mentioning that DD3 and I would like a no cuddling rule at Parents' Night.

Have you still got the head lice to look forward to?

switswoo81 Sun 13-Nov-16 07:50:44

Saw a program once and a teachers desk had more dirt and bacteria than the inside of a toilet bowl.. Have been teaching 15 years and my immunity is unbelievable,whole house has been floored by bugs I have carried but not got. our school is beyond spotless have a fabulous cleaner who leaves scary messages on the board if you in any way disturb her routine...

babayjane67 Sun 13-Nov-16 07:55:21

Yep totally agree!! Our school needs a deep clean imo!the v&d bug has gone Round it twice now& as I work there have caught it both times! Just getting over it now! Have been off all wk as my dd went down with it on Mon& had to pk her up from school!!
Our home is by no means a pristine palace either!we have a dog&cat&dd does all the normal kid stuff.

FunkinEll Sun 13-Nov-16 07:59:32

Bloody schools! I had to pick 2 of my children up on Monday becaus of a stomach bug and then the other one got it on Monday evening. I kept them off as per 48 hour rule only to have all sorts of people tell me they're child had it but it was a 24 hour thing so they came back the next day angry.

I hate illness season.

Smellslikeoranges Sun 13-Nov-16 08:08:52

Will say this quietly You may use too much dettol at home and your son's immune system hasn't had a chance to build up enough resistance.

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