There's a thread in parenting at the mo about how long it takes DCs to build up a bit of immunity to nursery germs. A few friends have started their 9 month olds in nursery lately and they've caught all sorts. My DD will start Nursery mid April - I just wondered if it's likely to be as bad in spring or if it's just how it is - whenever they start?
Its not nursery germs Its just your child coming into contact with lots more people so they sometimes pick up more illnesses It does depend on the child. Some children have better immune systems so can cope better
IMO- yes, definitely . I'm in the childcare field and go into a lot of Nurseries as part of my job. Of course increased exposure to other children will be part of it, but ventilation is a major issue. If there is no window open, even v slightly , then inevitably there's nowhere for the germs to go. Cross contamination is very much increased IMO during winter, but nurseries have a responsibility to manage correct infection control policies and implement them properly as well as cleaning toys/ equipment too.
No shoe policies in baby rooms etc . These are all so important, particularly with the babies, who of course are building up their immunities , so policies and procedures need to be strict and followed through.