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How often does your 2-3 yr old get sick?

 
sarasmommy777

Asked by sarasmommy777 at 1:43 PM on Aug. 31, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • All of the time!! My son has been sick so many times with colds and croup.... his pediatrician says it's normal in our area for a child to have 10 colds/year... my son for sure had that many. And he's had the stomach flu twice in his life.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 4:30 PM on Aug. 31, 2011

  • Usually just once a year when it starts getting cold out around Nov, Dec or Jan my kids will get a little cold. They are 5, 3 and 18 months old.
    L0vingMy3Girls

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 2:01 PM on Aug. 31, 2011

  • Twice a year at most... My kids are 4 & 5 (and I have an infant) I can count on one hand the amount of times they have actually been sick.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:45 PM on Aug. 31, 2011

  • I can count on one hand how many times my now 3 yo has been sick. Aside from when he was teething and would run a fever, he's been sick once a year.
    LadybugTash

    Answer by LadybugTash at 1:54 PM on Aug. 31, 2011

  • Hardley ever! Maybe 3-4 times a year and never anything more serious than a stomach bug.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:56 PM on Aug. 31, 2011

  • It depends...my daughter gets sick atleast 2-3x a yr. when the weather changes(she has asthma) and my 3 y.o. barely ever gets sick because he was breastfed...and I am a true believer that breastfed babies have a lower chance of getting sick than non-breastfed babies!
    MamaCool1

    Answer by MamaCool1 at 2:04 PM on Aug. 31, 2011

  • My 2 yo has been sick twice in his life, my 1 yo has never been sick, my 10 and 11 yo's haven't been sick in at least 18 months - but my 13 yo has had strep throat 5 times in the last 6 months, we are going to see an infectious diseases specialist next month about him (has has autism and doesn't tell us when he hurts, so it's hard to know)
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 2:20 PM on Aug. 31, 2011

  • once a year, they get something besides a cold, same as my 6 and 7 yo's. my kids have never had a fever reducer or an antibiotic or a vaccine.
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 3:22 PM on Aug. 31, 2011

  • my ds was breastfed for 17 months, healthy but he has this virus that keeps coming back to attack every few months like a mild fever for a couple day then a runny nose & cough etc. my doctor says the once a month cold for kids this age is normal he eats well, drinks alot of water we have all been sick here the last week also.
    sarasmommy777

    Comment by sarasmommy777 (original poster) at 2:07 PM on Aug. 31, 2011