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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.


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

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  • 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.


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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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

    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.

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

  • yeah I think it just depends on the kid.

    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.

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