My kids are 3 and 2. I stay at home with them but we are very active with gymnastics, bible studies, church, etc. So they are out around alot of other kids like 4 times every week. I have never kept them out of anything unless they have a fever, throwing, or just plain acting really sick . I have a friend who, when her kids have any kind of cold or cough, she cancels everything and keeps them at home for a week. What do you do when your kids are sick with a common cold/cough?Answer Question
if it's just a cold then i don't keep them home. if it's the flu or a stomach virus then i keep them home.
Answer by princessbeth79 at 7:56 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
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Answer by salexander at 10:21 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
My kids have never had anything more than the common cold, occasional stomach bug (like once every few years) and pink-eye. Well, we had 1 mild case of the flu in 2009 and that was just the 1 kid and 1 ear infection with my oldest (also in 09) which she got from swimming so I don't think it was contagious.
Anyway, unless they are running a fever or coughing so hard they can barely speak they do their normal thing including going to school and going out to play. If they are feeling really sick it's pretty obvious and they won't want to do anything but lie on the couch. If I quarintined them for every sniffle they'd never leave the house, flunk out of school and have no friends. With 5 kids things get passed back and forth a lot. They are never sick for very long (usually 1 or 2 days at a time).
Answer by justanotherjen at 11:52 AM on Nov. 5, 2010