Runny nose, red eyes, ear infection, sore throat, coughing, respiratory infection… fever. Ever since Annabelle started baby school on August 1, she has been sick with all of the above. She’s been on antibiotics every other week – Amoxicillin, Cefdinir, Augmentin – and its like every time she finishes an antibiotic, she is sick again.
I know all babies get sick when they go to daycare for the first time. It takes awhile for their immune systems to adjust to all the new germs. But sick for TWO MONTHS? That just doesn’t seem right.
This morning when I dropped Annabelle off I thought she seemed a little sleepy. Her head was warm, but when I took her temp at home, it was normal. Her nose was runny, but she is teething. They just called and said she has a fever of 101.3.
My heart hurts for our poor little Annabelle. Being sick is no fun – especially when your Momma can’t be there to take care of you. My mother in law went to pick her up, and I know she will give her lots of hugs and kisses all day long, but it doesn’t make it any easier on me knowing that I can’t leave work.
Moms and Dads- Is there anything I can do to boost her immune system? How do I keep her from getting sick?!
I started Hannah back up on a probiotic. She went through a month where she was catching everything from Leah. Leah wasn’t sick but was bringing germs home from preschool. Since I’ve gotten her back on her probiotic she hasn’t been sick at all!
Here is what we use and I put it in her nighttime bottle: http://www.gardenoflife.com/Products-for-Life/RAW-Digestion/RAW-Probiotics-Kids.aspx
Tayler Morrell says
It’s been raining a lot here in Utah. My husband and I grew up in the East and are used to warm rain, but rain is cold here. We kept the window open to listen to the rain as we slept. But, now me and my 3 month old boy have stuffy noses and sore throats.
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The consensus between my husband (physician) and my pediatrician is that this is just what happens and hopefully being exposed to it now will mean less of it when they go to school. Of course, it doesn’t make it any easier. You’re still breastfeeding, right? That right there I think is the best thing you can do.
My son started in day care at 10 weeks. He was sick a lot, and I hated it. Plus, I caught everything he had and sometimes gave it back. He constantly had ear infections, but didn’t cry or tug his ears, so I always felt bad that I didn’t know. I felt the same way, bad that he was sick and that I couldn’t just stay home with him. All I can do is reassure you that things get better. He’s 12 now. He doesn’t get sick often, which is nice. I only have to go to the doctor’s once or twice a year (one is the well child). I stay up to date on his shots and just do the best I can.
BTW–Annabelle is getting so big! I haven’t had time to read blogs lately, so to see how grown up she is, amazes me! She’s beautiful!