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I am sick with a 3 month old baby Casey Kinison 1 child; 655 posts
12th Feb '13

I am extremely sick with a cold...my son who is 3 months old stayed with mil yesterday when I started getting symptoms and she is watching him again today. I can't pawn him off on her another day. Should I try to find someone else or take a chance that I am not going to be contagious tomorrow?

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
12th Feb '13

I'm guessing you aren't breast feeding. If you are your LO will be fine because antibodies are transferred via breast milk. As for the contagious part you are normally contagious 24 hours before symptoms even show.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
12th Feb '13

I didn't think the cold was contagious, just the flu.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting Nathaniel'sMom:" I'm guessing you aren't breast feeding. If you are your LO will be fine because antibodies are transferred ... [snip!] ... are transferred via breast milk. As for the contagious part you are normally contagious 24 hours before symptoms even show."

This.

Casey Kinison 1 child; 655 posts
12th Feb '13

No he is on formula for multiple reasons. I am just worried about him getting sick.

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
12th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Casey Kinison:</b>" No he is on formula for multiple reasons. I am just worried about him getting sick."</blockquote>




My LO is formula fed too. But like I said your normally contagious 24 hours before symptoms even show so he's already exposed to it.

Casey Kinison 1 child; 655 posts
12th Feb '13

Well he isn't sick so yeah

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting Casey Kinison:" No he is on formula for multiple reasons. I am just worried about him getting sick."

Kids get sick it happens.

Inc0gnitus 2 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 4325 posts
12th Feb '13

I've been around both of my children when I was sick, sometimes they'd catch it, sometimes they didn't. Just wash your hands and don't kiss him or cough on him and he'll probably be fine. If not, oh well, he was bound to get sick eventually.

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 71521 posts
12th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" Kids get sick it happens. "</blockquote>



:!: you can't get rid of your kid every time you get a cold. If he gets sick, he gets sick. It will just build up his immunities.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting Legendary Yermom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" Kids get sick it happens. "</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... you can't get rid of your kid every time you get a cold. If he gets sick, he gets sick. It will just build up his immunities."


LOL.. I hear ya. I had walking pneumonia back in December and it was terrible. I still had my babies, as miserable as I was. :(

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting Mrs. God of Thunder:" LOL.. I hear ya. I had walking pneumonia back in December and it was terrible. I still had my babies, as miserable as I was. :("

I dont have anyone to take my kids. If im on my death bed DH can stay home but they are still around me. Otherwise its a movie day with lots of cuddles.

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 71521 posts
12th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. God of Thunder:</b>" LOL.. I hear ya. I had walking pneumonia back in December and it was terrible. I still had my babies, as miserable as I was. :("</blockquote>




Yup. I'm getting over the flu. I've got 4 kids, including a 2 month old. I still had/have to be mom.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" I dont have anyone to take my kids. If im on my death bed DH can stay home but they are still around me. Otherwise its a movie day with lots of cuddles. "


I didn't have anyone either at that time, hence why I had them. It does suck when you're really sick and need rest and can't. Just rest as much as you can, take your meds, and push the fluids, push Vit C. Hopefully, you'll feel good as new in a couple days.

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 8247 posts
12th Feb '13

Yep, you are contagious before you start showing symptoms.
So, basically all you did was expose other people to your sickness lol genious!