Our one year old baby has had bronchiolitis 5 times in the last 4 months caught from nursery. We are healthy non smokers and he has been fine when not in nusury.
Is this part of the course with nursery ?
Is a nanny much more expensive than nursery ?
He only goes 3 mornings a week.
It's just because he's being exposed to lots of new bugs from lots of new people. It's common when children first start in childcare, or school. He should get stronger, but just keep a close eye to check that he's okay and you are still happy with standards at the nursery.
We called it the year of the plague when both ours started.
You get it now or when they start school.
It's normal, but horrible. They are building up their immune system. A nanny will be way more expensive and you have to cover tax, NI and holidays. Also possibly maternity leave.
It will get better, both mine started at 8 months and are pretty much immune to everything now. I did vaccinate them for Chicken Pox though, but that was personal choice.
How long did everyone find it took for the constant rolling illnesses to settle down ?
Mine started at 8mo too but only started going ft at 12mo and the longest period we've had without a day off is 6 weeks. I'm putting it down to the fact she is in every day so is exposed to more. Plus she's only got her back molars to come through so has had 16 teeth by 16mo. I think some of the illnesses have come as a result of her sticking so much in her moot when teething especially toys other children have handled.
Praying it gets better in the next 12months as I'm using up annual leave!
It does get better, ds was ill weekly for the first 6 months but then has barely been ill since. I also caught everything off him, I would recommend you taking extra vitamins for a bit too.
Normal for nursery TBH. Found this with both my two & then again when they start school.
Plenty of rest for DC and you!
It does get better, but not for a few years, sorry to disappoint. Welcome to parenting!
How strict are you on hygiene at home?
I know this might sound extreme but it worked well for me when I had my pfb: as soon as he was home, I would strip all his clothes off and bath him before tea (so he wasn't spreading any germs around the house that he had picked up at nursery). He would also have a multivitamin everyday and lots of fruit and veg. When he was old enough to understand I trained him to wash his hands with soap before he ate and that helped too!
You can't avoid everything but it seemed to help!!
We have always had a nanny, but it makes no difference to illness levels IMO. DC1 who is 5 years old is ill back to back since he was tiny. He went to baby groups/toddler groups and now school and is constantly unwell and picks up everything. He was 1 of only 2 children in the entire school to get chicken pox last year. DC2 hardly ever unwell. DC2 goes to tonnes of clubs, often refuses to wash hands, hardly ever unwell and when is copes much better than DC1 who we are still waiting to have a stronger immune system. (Sorry I know none of this helps you). BTW nannies cost a fortune. For a 48 hour week our nanny costs c.£30k.
I have to admit I also make sure dd washes her hands as soon as she gets home and have her on multivitamins and probiotics along with lots of fruit and veg and fresh air at the weekends.
I do know our nursery have a very strict policy on sickness- far stricter than other local nurseries. Some of the days off have been due to their policy of not letting them back in for 24hrs if they have run a temp at nursery even if calpol brings it down.
Thanks v much all. So we have to batten down the hatches for the next year or so, or at least until springtime it seems! My DC1 who is coming up to 4 went to a CM (small group) until recently and was neeeeeever ill. She started a new nursery along with DC2 (11month) six weeks ago and has been sick once - but poor DC2 seems to constantly have a low-level something and I can't help but worry myself silly. It's so hard on them when they're little.
When they are sick we are vigilant about hygiene but I have to admit we are not constantly sanitising otherwise. It's just one of those things I guess - and yes, another of those things about parenting that you don't know until you KNOW...
wondering how sanitary the nursery is. Do they have a schedule where they routinely sanitise toys in rotation? the nursery my grandson attended before reception , did this - i found out because i needed access to the adult bathrooms and the baths were always full of different sets of toys being drained on different days.
I disagree with it being part of the course for them to be constantly ill. I took my Dd out of one nursery because she repeatedly picked up vomiting bugs and high temps - she only attended 2 mornings a week. She has started a school nusery instead and has been ill once with a virus, which seems OK. No vomiting! The bugs she picked up a nursery were absolutely vile. I don't think they are strict enough in some private nurseries.
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