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Daycare and ear infections?

OK, I'm a nurse in a daycare/preK, ages 2 months- 5 years. What is your experience (as a daycare/PreK parent) with the frequency of ear infections your child has had? I'm just asking because it seems pretty common.

 
kjrn79

Asked by kjrn79 at 3:37 PM on Oct. 20, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (12)
  • My twins have been in daycare for almost 3 years, and they've each had one ear infection. My friend and sister stay home, and their kids have had many more ear infections than mine. I think some kids are just more susceptible to ear infections.

    TweenAndTwinMom

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 3:40 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • ear infections in young kids are really common, daycare or not
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 3:37 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • My one son had so many ear infections. The other two almost never. My daughter just a couple. My granddaughter had two last winter.
    I think some kids are just prone to ear infections.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:58 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • My child has been in child care for 4 years.

    I don't think he's ever had an ear infection.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:51 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Ear infections are very common in young kids, not just those in day care. My son didn't get his first until he was 13 months old, then got 5 in 6 months and has not had one since (he is 14 yr old now). Some kids are just more prone to getting sick than others. Also, if parents kept their sick kids home then other kids wouldn't be getting sick. When a day care or school says 24 hours AFTER fever is gone without meds or being on antibiotics for 24 hours, that is what it means.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:54 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • when my son was younger he would get ear infections allot it started fro the age of 1 till he was near 3 now hes almost 4 and hes been ear infection free for a year
    kris8525

    Answer by kris8525 at 11:47 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • my 3.5 year old went to in home daycare with brothers who had croup every other week & only got an ear infection twice. Just depends on the kid I think
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 11:49 AM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • My 4 year old has been in private preschool for 2 years now and has NEVER had an ear infection. In fact he has only been sick twice since he was born.
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 12:23 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • yeah I think it just depends on the kid.
    bucky77

    Answer by bucky77 at 4:08 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • My daughter was at her daycare for nearly a year and never had a problem with ear infections.
    _Tam_

    Answer by _Tam_ at 1:22 AM on Oct. 24, 2010