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Avoiding tummy bugs.

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RockLovesMincePies Thu 02-Dec-10 16:04:06

Probably not much I can do, but will ask anyway. Just got back from picking dd (5 yrs old, in yr 1) up from school and it transpires that her teacher was off today with a D & V bug that has been going through the class.

Overheard a mum saying that her dc and dh were just getting over it and that she'd heard quite a few kids in dd's class have been off with it.

Now my problem is that I am 32 weeks pregnant (and already feeling bleugh constantly) and dp cannot have any time off work in the next 2 weeks as he is the only one in the office so we really cannot afford to catch this bug.

If dd does bring it home, we only have one loo/bathroom, how can I minimise the chance of it spreading through our whole family?

Thanks.

corblimeymadam Thu 02-Dec-10 16:06:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AMumInScotland Thu 02-Dec-10 16:06:52

Meticulous handwashing is the biggest thing you can do - both for her and yourself, but specially yourself, as thats the main way the germs will travel.

RockLovesMincePies Thu 02-Dec-10 16:13:30

Thanks, we have loads of anti-bac spray so I would be spraying loo seat/handle taps and door handle (overly cautious I know) as well as bleaching.

The thing is dd hasn't caught a bug yet from school (she is a cough and cold girl), and has only been sick on 3 occasions in her whole life, so I haven't really had that much experience with this sort of thing.

It doesn't help that I am a bit emetophobic, although not severely, so I am probably over thinking all this.

Thanks again for your help.

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