Dadtrackworld…. toddlers and sickness bugs
There was one week, when my wife was in america & i was looking after the kids, that I came down with it. I couldn’t actually get out of bed – properly knocked me for six. I remember having to crawl down the stairs with yet another load of soiled cot sheets thinking that i might actually pass out & fall to the bottom.
If your employer truly feels you’re taking the pi$$, go to work with it. Spread the joy. A couple of days with an entirely crippled workforce will soon alter their mindset.Posted 4 months agonerdMember
The first year at nursery is the worst, the whole family seems to be ill all at once. The second year is better but by then you probably have another child. After another year the new child starts nursery and it all starts again. Our 2nd daughter is just about to start nursery and we’re bracing ourselves and stocking up on the Immodium! 🙂
A tip from us: get a flu jab. They only cost £10 and are well worth it. We all had flu in Feb 2016 and that really knocked us for six for about two weeks. Trying to look after a sick toddler when your entire body aches and you can’t really stand up is not easy. I got a jab last year (Oct 2016) and will get another one later this week.Posted 4 months agofunkmasterpSubscriber
Funk Jr is three and a half and been at pre-school, three half days for just over a year. We must’ve been lucky because the worst we’ve had is colds and a pretty tame sickness bug. Funk Mk2 is due in just under a month, so we might get hit second time round.Posted 4 months agoMrs ToastMember
Our lad started nursery at 8 months, I’ve had a cold ever since and have used over a week of holiday due to him either being sick or poopy on various occasions. He’s not been ill for a few months now though!
Fortunately my bosses all have young kids, they also have to take a lot of time off!Posted 4 months ago
Im off work again today with another sickness bug (mostly the runs)…
Ive been getting these every other month since my 1 year old daughter has been going to nursery!
I think my employer thinks im taking the piss!
Has anyone else experienced this with their child or have I just been really unlucky?Posted 4 months agoSandwichSubscriber
Learn to wash your hands properly. Before you eat, before prepping food and before bed (along with after each toilet visit and nappy change). We noticed a sharp drop in infections at one workplace when we went full food hygiene (as in finished product food not ingredient food) to meet supermarket requirements.
Timing is roughly 2 verses of happy birthday to you.Posted 4 months agoTiRedMember
Caught slapped cheek (parvovirus) of one and could barely walk for a month. Caught proper ear infection of another. Lots of tummy bugs. Wife caught chickenpox off the first and couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks. I could go on…
Eat plenty of natural yoghurt to keep those gut bacteria well-stocked. And wash your hands, doorknobs and surfaces frequently.Posted 4 months agomccraqueMember
I’ve always been a little sensitive the stomach upsets ever since I managed to get food poisoning!
When my son started nursery, every stomach bug he got, I got. similarly, I felt like people thought I was taking the p1ss at work…especially as my VP had no kids and just didn’t get it.
Fast forward a couple of years – my immune system has toughened a fair bit. Was only Monday night as it happens – my lad projectiled all over the sofa…..I am still fine at the moment, but will update should I replicate in the office.Posted 4 months agomrmonkfingerMember
Welcome to parenting normal.
All peaks when they start nursery IME. That year was a nightmare of stomach bugs and flu. First birthday for our eldest I was hallucinating from flu and our boy was so ill he just cried when mrsmonkfinger brought him his birthday cake (its usually impossible to separate him from it). Topped off with being snowed in, that was a corker of a party…Posted 4 months agoscaledMember
The thing is, it’s not just your kids nursery that you’re picking up germs from!
My 2 year old is at nursery, when he gets sick he brings it home and spreads it to his parents, he also passes it on to his sister, who’s at school, with a whole other bunch of kids who have brothers and sisters at other schools and nurserys in the area. There’s a bloody huge network of germs about 😀
Nursery/school AKA germ factory
I think Germ exchange is probably more accurate!Posted 4 months agoP-JayMember
Tell me about it.
I was single for 10 years after I flew the nest, I only had a housemate for a few months, 10 years of living solo and working in a climate controlled air-scrubbed office.
Seems it left me wide-open to anything going…
Moved in with Mrs Jay and her (now our) 4 year old – School Germs and Ward germs meant I was sick more then well I’m sure, FF 5-6 years and the Baby came along, started in Pre-School Nursery at 8 months and I swear for the next 18 months to 2 years I was circling the drain most of the time – seriously, I got Pneumonia like some 85 year old lady on her last legs.
Now, I’m pleased to say, 8 years after first moving into the petri-dish that is our home, I just get the usual odd cold, they only last 3 days too, not 3 weeks! Or like the cough I got last winter that lasted 5 MONTHS!Posted 4 months agotjagainMember
Something very wrong if you are getting D&V that often. Hand hygiene would be my guess. Wash your hands and the kids hands properly and frequently
As an aside – I along with 12 other nurses and 100 non nurses were on a trip to south america. All the non nurses got the squits – non of the nurses did. A combination of hand hygiene and immunity I would guessPosted 4 months ago
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