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How old was your child the first time he or she got sick?


Asked by Mrs.BAT at 5:49 PM on Jan. 28, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • My oldest son never got sick until he was 23 months old, not even a snifflre. Then he developed bilateral ear infections and the next 2 yrs were a nightmare. Thasnk God for P.E. Tubes. My youngest was born compromised. He Began having pnuemonia 5-6 times a year at 4 months old.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 5:51 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • I don't remember with DS but DD was about 11 months. She didn't get antibiotics for anything until she was over 2.5.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:53 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • About 9mos. with an ear infection.

    Answer by julie60 at 5:54 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • My son was just over 6 months old when he got RSV and an ear infection at the same time. It was horrible.

    Answer by Ash9724 at 6:05 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • y youngest got sick from swallowing poo in side while i was in labor

    Answer by peace013 at 6:33 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • My oldest was probably around 6 months, but 13 yrs later I have no true memory of it. I know he didn't have an antibiotic until 13 months.
    Middle child got sick when she was around 4 months. Also her first antibiotic. DS1 got a horrible cold w/an ear infection and shared with his baby sister.

    My youngest was around 8 months. Had a horrific cold. Went on a nursing strike. Not fun.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 6:49 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • He got a cold around 6 months old I think.

    Answer by new_mom808 at 7:48 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • My oldest son was 3 months old. He had a ear infection. My 2 nd oldest was 2 months and he had ear infections, and my 3rd son was about 6 months and had a cold.

    Answer by iam4you2 at 7:50 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • My ds started getting ear infections about 3 months of age and they continued until he was about 18 months. Finally he outgrew them and that's really his only illness until he was much older.

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 8:07 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • My son (the oldest) had RSV when he was 6 months old. Other than that, my kids have never really been sick. I can probably count on one hand the number of ear infections the 3 of them have had together. Of course, I'm probably jinxing myself by saying this out loud.

    Answer by justplainjenni at 8:31 PM on Jan. 28, 2011