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Letting a sick kid play in the snow?

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Do you think it is okay for my toddler to go outside and play in the snow (with me of course) He has a little bit of a cold. It wouldnt be for more than 10 mins.

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 21, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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Sunshine201
by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 5:45 PM

for me i would let him, just because the snow comes and goes quickly.and he already has a cold.playing in the snow for ten minutes isn't going to make it worse.Have fun!

Quoting Anonymous:

Thats the thing, he hasnt felt good the last 2 days, so we have just been couped up. Today he seems to feel fine and his energy is back with a vengence lol but his nose is still runny and he has a minor cough while laying down


Quoting Sunshine201:

if he feels up to it I most certainly would. ten minutes of fun in the snow!!!!enjoy!



lucky2Beeme
by Ruby Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 5:47 PM

  yes fresh air is good for everyone

peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 5:47 PM
Yep, the cold air can help with a cough and it is a myth that cold air causes illness
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM

no, although there is moisture from the snow, the air is dry and it could make him sicker because coldes and all of those things thrive with more dryness and make it worse

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM

It is a myth; that cold weather can not get them sick or sicker.

Fresh air actually may do him good; but not longer than 10min & not if they have a fever.

mnjenta
by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM


this

Quoting Kirsten3:

Sometimes fresh air helps, 10 minutes will not break him.



alf2651
by Gold Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:00 PM

I wouldn't because I'd be worried he'd get sicker.

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Dee0886
by Gold Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:02 PM

As long as the baby is bundled up good I don't see a problem. A cold isn't caused by being cold, it's caused by a virus. I wouldn't keep him out long in case it might turn into a pnemonia or bronchitis if he's coughing a lot.

5babies757
by Gold Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:53 PM
You can't get sick from being cold. You get sick from viruses. I would let my kids play in the snow sick
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