Re: Scared for my 2 month old...please help
By keeping your children in day care, you're actually helping build their immunities to certain illnesses. I am a preschool teacher in a day care center and am surrounded by sick children all the time. The children that have been at the center since infancy seem to deal with colds, flus, and other illnesses a lot better than those that have never been to day care before. I think exposing your children to germs at a young age helps in the long run, because their immune systems become stronger over time.
What really makes me angry, though, is when parents bring their children to the center while they are extremely sick and exposing all the others. So, if your child is one of the lucky ones to escape the wrath of the flu this year, you can breathe a sigh of relief, but chances are, they will get it eventually, or some other illness that comes along. All you can do is wait it out and pray that your child will come out fine through the ordeal. For the record, several of the children in my center have been hit with the flu, and now they are doing fine. No fatalities. Keep your head up.