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Do you let your child play with the toys at the Dr's office?

My husband took our 2 yro for a healthy visit. They sat in the waiting room less than 10 min. He let her play with toys instead of being entertaining. She woke u with a fever the next day.

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Asked by gimmykissy77 at 6:12 PM on Jan. 18, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • absolutely not! thats disgusting to me. Obviously there are sick kids there I don't want him exposed to more germs then needed.

    Answer by krazyash023 at 6:14 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • No, my kids all sit by me at the doctor's office. I generally wear the youngest on my back and rock him so he won't get into things. Toys at the doctor's office are full of germs!

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 6:20 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • Yes I do. Ours has separate areas for well visits and sick visits with toys in each.

    It's highly unlikely she got sick from the doctor's office, though. Gestation periods for viral infections are usually longer than 24hours.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:28 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • No, we take books and some small toys of our own.

    Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 6:30 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • yes as long as you wash their hands after its fine.

    Answer by marissad at 7:02 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • We do not let our boys play with toys at the dr.'s office (fortunately there aren't many to begin with). Even when we bring our own they sometimes end up with a virus after a visit there (despite handwashing etc.).

    Answer by twinclubmom at 8:39 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • My office doesn't have toys, no tv either. Just a hard floor and hard chairs and they make you wait forever.

    Answer by coutterhill at 10:26 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

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