My neighbours are worried about their daughter she vomited on the weekend and got some diarrhea too, she doesnt want to eat at all and is very weak. Could it be a tummy bug, or meningites or the childminder food?
Sassyminder, surely you know it could be a whole myriad of reasons and mentioning Meningitis is ridiculous. As a childminder you MUST know the basics and asking this makes me wonder if you know the real ins and outs of Childminding.
sorry but think this thread is so ridiculous as not to be real... meningitis!!! mum and baby ill but its the cms fault.. get a grip love...
just to clarify.. if you think a child might have meningits then get off the bloody computer and take to A &E
food poisining is usually short lived and violent. so all affected are sick/diarrhoea around 4 to 6 hours after injesting bad food.... if anyone else sick in the house who HASNT shared same food then its a bug(struggling to not say doh)
finally unless the cm is typhoid Mary then its probably not from her house.. most cms i know including me drown in anti bac spray on a regular basis..
Im assuming you know that Registered Childminders are (mostly) inspected by Environmental Health and have a Food Safety certificate/training. Our premises are cleaner and our food hygiene is probably better than any normal household! Children pick up bugs very easily (one reason why children who are unwell should not be taken into childcare because D&V, colds/flu etc it spread very quickly amongst children!) if mum was unwell too then its going to be a virus or something the mum has cooked, highly unlikely to have come from the childminder unless of course someone bought a sick child into the setting .i antibac everything if I have any inkling that something nasty is going around. Babies and children get illness and sickness because they have immature immune systems- mum should expect years of her child picking up bugs- its part of life (do not want to say get a grip but Really!)