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How often are your children sick?

My 3 yo has a cold or two nearly every month. So I am wondering how normal is this. How often are your kids sick??

 
DevilInPigtails

Asked by DevilInPigtails at 11:09 AM on Jan. 4, 2011 in Health

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  • My kids are sick very rarely. They got sick once or twice/year in early elementary, but none of them have missed a day of school in several years. They are 9, 10, and 13. My 2 year old has only been sick twice in his life, and my 6 month old hasn't been sick yet.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 11:22 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Maybe once or twice a year for both kids.
    gumby11883

    Answer by gumby11883 at 11:11 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Not often, thank goodness.

    Is the child in daycare?
    KFree907

    Answer by KFree907 at 11:11 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • My 3 year old gets a little cold once a year, but he is not in daycare yet. I am told it will increase to every other month when he goes to school.
    jen2774161

    Answer by jen2774161 at 11:12 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • once or twice a year
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:18 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Not so often since I stopped working and they are home with me!
    rebeccadac

    Answer by rebeccadac at 11:19 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • My kids are in daycare. They have built up immunities of steal. They never get sick anymore.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 11:13 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • That's normal my Dr. says the once a month cold at this time of year is normal for toddlers, young kids.....My kids are not in preschool but I took them to a preschool program where I stay with them so they can play etc. & only going twice my kids got really sick, and then it went away after a few weeks, then it came back, went away & then cam back again so sick 3 times in 3 months they are okay now, cross my fingers but it was a very stressful, worrisome 3 months. They are now 4 & 20 months old & having them both sick at the same time is hard in every way especially when it comes out of the blue. I need tougher skin when my babies are sick. I know they need to build their immune to prepare for Elementary school, its still such a drag but life!
    sarasmommy777

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 12:43 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Not in daycare and yes her sister is in school but that has increase her illness, just mine.
    DevilInPigtails

    Comment by DevilInPigtails (original poster) at 11:19 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

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