My child has been sick since starting daycare: Advice?

Hey mamas, with kids in daycare. When they started daycare, were they sick all the time? My child has had a “cold” since they started in December, and the cough they have with it makes them throw up at least once a day. We have taken them to the Drs at least ten times since December, but the dr keeps saying they only have a cold. Is this normal for them to be so sick? How can I help get rid of this cough?

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Absolutely normal , they are with other kids who are sick . Builds their immune system up

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If it continues, ask to be referred to an allergist. Probably just need to strengthen their immune system tho.

My oldest got sick a lot his first year, just colds and cough that lingered. We visited our doctor and she said try allergy medication. Talk about a life changer for the next year!!!

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Totally normal! Incredibly frustrating but better to get it over with before they start school. OTC prevention and treatment is your only hope until their immune system builds up

Elderberry gummies and probiotics help a lot!

I have been in daycare forever and it’s the germs around and people need to be washing hands and spraying and cleaning everything daily and we just take the immunity things and vitamin C

Try probiotics, elderberries and grape juice!

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It’s normal for them to get sick when they first start. New kids, new germs. After a couple weeks, they’ll be okay! Then they’re going to have an awesome immune system for when they start kindergarten lol

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So what I learned from my oldest with daycare… my dr won’t do anything unless they have a fever, or are in actual pain (ear ache, strep throat) so I usually don’t go to the dr and let the colds ride out. Motrin and Benadryl help immensely. It’s completely normal! My little one his first two weeks of kindercare was vomiting for two days, then had a pretty bad cold for 10 days! He’s been fine since… but now the last few days he’s had boogers. Nothing too crazy. My first one was the same way their bodies get used to it. I just learned not to even waste my time at the dr bc most of it is viral and they can’t do anything to help anyway. Just got to keep the little ones comfortable.

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Unfortunately it’s part of daycare until their immune system gets stronger

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My son has been in daycare 3 months and is just starting to get use to the germs lol he has a bad cough and runny nose for ever :weary:

Yep. My son has had RSV and cold. My daughter influenza B.

Day care and school is like a human pierre dish

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Elderberry gummies and for the cough maybe try vicks on the feet…I’ve heard that really helps but I haven’t actually tried it. Good luck!

Sorry meant pietre dish

My kid has been sick once since starting daycare and it was something she caught from me. I’d suggest talking to your daycare as well and asking about their cleaning routine, sick kid protocol etc.

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This is probably your only kid then LOL during the sick seasons our kids will stay sick 4 months

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It doesnt end at daycare, schools are germ ridden too.

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Honestly its normal. As is the first 2 weeks of every school year. :sob: