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Parents with more than 1 child ~Manda Panda +3 1/2~ 16 kids; Arkansas 39074 posts
26th Feb '13

Especially those with more than 2.
Do you have one kid who ends up sick way more often than the rest combined? I swear my daughter just gets colds or something at least once a month! The boys (the oldest in public school) rarely ever get sick!
So just wondering who all has that happen lol

Crystal Mom of 4 4 kids; New York 6309 posts
26th Feb '13

I have four kids. It seems to run through all of us sometimes and other times it's selective. My 13 month old and I just got a nasty stomach bug two days ago and everyone else seems fine so far.

Danielle: Jack&Basil'sMom 2 kids; Raleigh, North Carolina 14528 posts
26th Feb '13

I have two kids and once one gets sick, we all get sick pretty quickly and go through it all at the same time.

MamaDSx2&SDD Due July 8; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Monroe, Michigan 10013 posts
26th Feb '13

I have 2, and my youngest is ALWAYS sick, the other is very rarely sick.
My youngest was never sick until he started pre-k

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
26th Feb '13

I only have 2 but my youngest is always sick. I go through all this breastfeeding to prevent it to no avail lol.



DS2 didn't catch his first cold until he was like 18 months old. He gets sick easily too but his seems to go away faster and he certainly tolerates it better than the baby.

user banned SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 24574 posts
26th Feb '13

We have 4 and all of them very rarely get sick. But, if 1 gets it...they all seem to get it.

Man in stockings 1 child; Colorado 2766 posts
26th Feb '13

my SIL has 3 kids, and her oldest daughter seems to get sick the most with the more server sicknesses, while the middle child always seems to get the small stomach bugs. Her son just picks up any of the left overs lol.

~Manda Panda +3 1/2~ 16 kids; Arkansas 39074 posts
26th Feb '13

Crazy all the differences! My youngest seems to get it most often.

MamaCass{+JOE} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 42355 posts
26th Feb '13

Julia definitely gets sick more often than Owen (though lately he will get sick if she does, too, but not as bad).



I think part of it is she was formula fed, and he was breastfed, but who knows. She also has allergies and asthma, so when she gets a cold it hits her harder than average. Owen's only had maybe 3 colds, a couple little tummy bugs, and maybe one or two random fevers.

~Manda Panda +3 1/2~ 16 kids; Arkansas 39074 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting MamaCass+3:" Julia definitely gets sick more often than Owen (though lately he will get sick if she does, too, but ... [snip!] ... it hits her harder than average. Owen's only had maybe 3 colds, a couple little tummy bugs, and maybe one or two random fevers."


Kinley was the one who was breastfed the longest lol

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
26th Feb '13

They will usually all get sick if one does, however my middle child seems to have more respiratory problems and gets that croupy wheeze where my others just get a cough. I'm hoping it's not asthma.

Madame Joy Colorado 69 posts
26th Feb '13

Both my kids and I rarely get sick, and if one is sick it usually doesn't go around but it does seem like my husband gets more ill than all of us combined. Poor guy!

SeeYouLater! Due February 13 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; None, WA, United States 6621 posts
28th Feb '13

There is actually a medical definition to this. Most times (not all but most) there are carriers in a family which is someone who is out in public a lot. Like your spouse who works in an office and you stay home, or kids in school. Those outside of the home don't get sick because they are constantly in the midst of it but they bring it home with them and since you and the stay at home children aren't as out as often, your immune system isn't used to the bug and BAM; sick. :) It is pretty common.

~Manda Panda +3 1/2~ 16 kids; Arkansas 39074 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting I♥AnnaBanana:" There is actually a medical definition to this. Most times (not all but most) there are carriers in a ... [snip!] ... stay at home children aren't as out as often, your immune system isn't used to the bug and BAM; sick. :) It is pretty common."


This would make lots of sense actually.