Posted by: Concerned Dad | 2004/11/03




Can anybody help please.
My son of 14months started creche on Monday.
Its been 3 days and already he has a fever of 39 , and doesn't want to eat. When he does it come up again.
Is this normal anxiety or has he contracted a virus.
Has anybody had the same problem and please tell me what I can do about it.
We have an option of sending him back to mom-in-law where he was for the past year ( and happy ), but that is only temporary.
Should we let him go back until he is better then send him back to creche ?

any advice will be appreciated .


Expert's Reply



This is most probably due to a viral infection. If he is ill or feverish it is best to see your doctor. If you have the option it may be good to allow him some time to recover, but it was probably only his bad luck to develop a disease within his first week at chreche.

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Posted by: Sally | 2004/11/03

I had the same sort of thing with my daughter she was at home with me until she was 5 months. the first day at creche was was sick then got gastro and we had to take her to the doctor it was so back, I didnt want to take her back there but now 3 months down the line she is a happy baby and health.
ITs hard when they are sick and you worry about them

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Posted by: Mommy | 2004/11/03

Your son has been with granny where there is no other kids, germs and funny food!

He is not use to all the germs around him and now he will get sick from the slightest germ that is within him!

It happened to my baby as well! Their is a lot of germs around and the caretakers don't always wash their hands after working with sick babies!

I decided after my baby got so sick, he didn't wanna eat of sleep and was constantly crying to keep him with the daycare mom till he was 2! Best decision I've ever made!

My baby is at cresche now, and the principal told me that you have to put your child into cresche when they turn 2, for the stimulation!

My advice to you ... send him back to granny ... give him a lot of vitamins ... and keep him there till he turns 2!!

Cresches can be a nightmare for both parents and babies! And we don't always know what they do to the kids at the cresche! My baby was put in a cot in a dark room cause he was too spoiled ... he was forcefed ... like those ducks they showed on tv once ... he was very very unhappy and I didn't undrestand cause he couldn't talk ... now that he is bigger, he can explain to me if he is not happy with something.

Not trying to scare you ... but it is reality

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