But it's NON STOP! My poor DD - thank god she has a boss who has young children - he has been very understanding (she's barely worked a full week of work since she's started; luckily she can do some work from home).
I did read an article recently stating that "daycare syndrome" is quite common, while an annoyance, it is not the exception, it's the rule. They are also finding that probiotics are proving to help ward off some of this. It is also more prevelant in children without older siblings.
My other grandchildren (GS almost 4 years and GD 4 months) have been pretty healthy - DD is a stay-at-home mom. But they're going to deal with it sooner or later - GS3 is going to preschool this fall - that is when the bomb will drop I suppose.
I just feel so sorry for my princess and pray that spring and summer give her a break!
My son went to daycare. He had infection after infection. Now, the last time he was sick was first grade. He's in fourth now. Hopefully her immune system picks up and she can fight the terms better.
My daughter never went to daycare (she was born after I was laid off) and got so sick when she started pre-school.
What I read is that the first time kids are introduced into a group environment, they have several bouts of illness until their immune system gets used to it. And it happens whether the child is introduced at 6 weeks or 6 years.
But knowing that does not help the feeling of helplessness and sleeplessness and stress when YOUR kids is going thru it.
The good news is that it will pass and when she gets to pre-K or kindergarten, she will not be getting sick when the kids that have not been in daycare are getting sick.
But still, it sucks
DS and DD have been sick all winter long. We all got the flu (after the shot ) and both kids ended up in the ER.
I dont think DD's nose has stopped running since about October 1 or so...
DS starts preschool in August...hopefully he will be well 'illed' by then and will be able to get through it ok.
Now she's rarely sick. She made it all winter without so much as a cold.
I hope your GD stays healthy soon! I'd say she's probably through the worst of it by now.
Hugs to sicky icky little ones.
"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks
Found a very interesting article about children in daycare:
DD3 went to a place we were not thrilled with. "10-1" (12-1) ratio, and she always came home stinking like the restroom. Not pee... just bathroom smell. Turns out they take all the kids in anytime someone has to go.
I saw kids that were really sick looking in class, and DD3 got sick every single week. We had flu upon flu over the holiday season.
For these and other reasons we yanked her out of that place (she was miserable there so it wasn't difficult) and found an amazing new daycare. On top of the great ratio (4-1), the place smells clean, the outdoor play facilities are awesome, and they have a big focus on handwashing. There are toddler sized stations set up all over the place, and they are taught to wash their own hands. They wash when they show up in the morning, before snacks and lunch, and after being in the play yard. We've gotten a couple colds, but nothing near the black plague she used to drag home.
I'd consider where your GD is being sent. All kids get sick at daycare, especially their first year, but I think that with the right care it can be somewhat maintained.
((((( Lala )))))