Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Hanni | 2011-05-30

Q.

Creche

I know paediatrician''s are not keen on creche''s but generally what age would you say it is a good idea for toddlers to start going? Also for those that have been in the creche from very young like 6 months - when do they start getting stronger and less sick?
Thanks a lot in advance for your reply!!

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

The first part of your question is certainly the case.It is best to wait until your child is at least 2 years old before sending him/her to a creche and then only if this is necessary. Children will usually continue to be vulnerable to one infection after another until they are about 4 or 5 years old.

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Posted by: Megan | 2011-06-02

Hi, my daughter started creche at 5 months old, and it broke my heart to send her (especially with so many people saying how creche was not a good idea for a young baby),but my husband was adamant that he didn''t want a nanny. We battled the first 6 months and she was sick (with colds - nothing more serious) frequently - almost every month for a while. I nearly took her out of creche several times but I persevered, and now she is 18 months old and hardly ever gets sick. She also really enjoys creche and the company of the other children and is happy there. At the time it was hard, but with hindsight I am happy with my decision. good luck making yours - it is a tough one!

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Posted by: Gina | 2011-05-30

My personal oppionion is at the age of about 2 1/2 to 3yrs old. Some kids just seem to have a better immune system to others. My 5yr old gets sick contantly from other kiddies at his school.

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