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To send my 3 year old to childminders with a cough?

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RockLobster93 Tue 24-Oct-17 06:58:03

Please no nasty messages, just would like some opinions. Daughter (3y/o) has a cough, quite persistent and chesty, other than that she is fine and her usual happy self. Should I be keeping her home for this?
Cheers x

Xuli Tue 24-Oct-17 06:59:12

If she's happy in herself I'd send her. You can't keep them off for every little cough and cold.

KarateKitten Tue 24-Oct-17 07:03:45

Cough and cold, yes. As long as she's no temp or pure misery about it. Kids can spend literally the whole winter with a cough and/or cold.

LloydColeandtheCoconuts Tue 24-Oct-17 07:30:53

Yes to cough. She could well have caught it there anyway.
Toddlers are little snotbags grin

Looneytune253 Tue 24-Oct-17 07:34:04

Yeah, I’m a childminder and I wouldn’t mind you bringing a child with a cough. Half of them are coughing all the time anyway. As long as she’s well enough to join in with the days activities and you can be contacted.

HashtagTired Tue 24-Oct-17 07:40:50

Only reason I wouldn’t is if he/she had a temperature with it.

WisestIsShe Tue 24-Oct-17 07:42:40

General rule (excluding d and v) is if you're well enough to play, your well enough to stay.

Notagainmun Tue 24-Oct-17 07:54:58

I am a childminder and coughs and colds are fine, as long as they are well enough to go out and about, playgroup and school runs.

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