Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Raey | 2010/11/23

Q.

Sick all the time

My LO is almost 1 and goes to a creche and is constantly sick.
Her cold will be bad one day and not so bad the next, but it never goes away completely. She has been on Viral Guard since 6 months as prescribed by her Paediatrician, but she has never really been without a cold.
Is it really that normal that she is constantly sick because of being at a creche?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Yes this is the result of your baby girl being at a creche. She has the typical symptoms which we call the 'creche syndrome' She seems to always have a cold and picks up one infection after another from the other children there. You will do your baby and yourself a huge favour if you decide to take her out of the creche next year and get a good child minder to look after her at home.

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