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Anyone else's children seem to be constantly poorly?

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Summerdays2014 Tue 07-Feb-17 18:24:39


My son is nearly 13 months and seems to always be poorly. He has a cold, then a cough, then a cold again and the cycle goes on. He's also had sickness a few times, a viral infection of some sort with a rash, a period of diohrea, fevers and lots of pain with teething. He's got a fever again today (nursery had to call us) and another cough which he's had for a few days.

Is this normal? I know kids get ill, especially when starting nursery, but how do you know what's 'normal' or if I should be concerned about all these things. We've been to doctors and even the walk in centre a few times and they always say it's 'just' a cold or a temperature etc.

Anyone else's children like this?


DesignedForLife Tue 07-Feb-17 19:52:27

When DD started nursery at 1 it was like that yes. Back to back bugs. I think if you don't have it now you get it when they start school. Do you use multivitamins?

SummerSazz Tue 07-Feb-17 19:59:15

One of mine had recurrent ear infections and eczema. The other was pretty robust. They went to a childminder which reduced germ exposure I think and also don't immediately phone parents to collect for teething pain, mild stomach issues and low level cold snuffles. Since starting school (y5 and y4) they have both had 3-4 days for chickenpox and dd2 was sick once.

perfectlybroken Tue 07-Feb-17 19:59:15

Although it's pretty normal it's worth looking at his gut health, so maybe increasing natural live yoghurt and other foods with 'good' bacteria. I found a significant change in my school age constantly ill ds when we switched from bog standard milk to jersey or goats.

Summerdays2014 Wed 08-Feb-17 07:18:59

Thanks all. Designed, I've just started using a multivitamin. He was sick again last night but I think that was because of the fever. Not sure if I should take him to the doctor again or if I'm just being silly.

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