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To keep baby at home because of conjunctivitis

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Firstty Mon 25-Feb-19 17:55:42

Looks like DD has conjunctivitis- most likely bacterial. What is usual practice for childminders? Should I keep her at home until it's cleared up?

Goldmandra Mon 25-Feb-19 17:57:02

Guidelines are that there's no need to exclude children or babies with conjunctivitis now.

The childminder should accept her.

FairyLightBlanket45 Mon 25-Feb-19 17:58:57

Go to doctors and get drops - your child minder May have a policy that they can take her but only if she has the drops. That’s my nurseries rule.

hoge Mon 25-Feb-19 17:59:14

Ask the childminder because it will be her decision

FairyLightBlanket45 Mon 25-Feb-19 18:00:32

Sorry I should have said obviously double check if your CM has such a policy first, I know sometimes it’s better to treat the eyes with salt water for example.

jerrysbellyhangslikejelly Mon 25-Feb-19 18:17:58

I would check their policy. I had to stay off work for a week with nasty bilateral bacterial conjunctivis because I work with babies and children.

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