I sent my baby to infant care when she was 9 months old in July this year when I needed to return to work. Ever since she started infant care, she has been falling sick. Is like recovered then fall sick again, recovered then fall sick again. :( my childcare leave already used up. Dunno how. I've got bond at work so I gotta go back to work to clear my bond. Very heartbroken to see baby keep falling sick. Is it normal for baby to fall sick when they first enter infant care? How do u all cope? Especially working mommy. I have no other help. No mommy's help, no mother-in-law's help. :(

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Children does not have a complete immune system before age of five. During their first five years of life, they get their immunity from external e.g. Breastmilk, etc. Falling sick is a way they build their own immune system, it will get better when they are older, looking at the bright side. I know it is hard to work and care for a kid at the same especially you does not have any external help. I been through the same too for my firstborn. How about looking for a 1 to 1 nanny near your house if you are really worry and start the cc when he/she is slightly older?

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6y ago

Had a bad experience with nanny before .. Find it hard to find a reliable one .. That is why :(

Working mum here. Both my mum & mil working too. So basically i also left w self help... end up i also fall sick from over tiring myself... my bb also fall sick, get well, then fall sick again... she's been since 3.5months old. Now 8months old. But now my mum helps cover for 1 night shift every week due to my OT at work :( mummy, we must make sure we get rest too. Is ur bb sttn? I get my rest when bb sleeps thru the night.

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Try to maintain good hygiene. Washing hands frequently, especially when bringing her back from school. Also, maybe you can check with your doctor for some suggestion on how to boost her immune system. Quite a number of my friends chose to bring their babies for flu vaccination to help minimize their chances of getting flu. Not sure what is your take on vaccinations, so just suggesting as an option you could consider.

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6y ago

I've given my baby flu vaccination before she enter infant care but still fall sick ... :(

Yes. Super tiring also. My Wife exhausted her childcare leave. Make sure all immunisation done.

6y ago

Yes, immunization all done.. Next up is MMR shot after 1 year old

It's normal. Slowly she will build the immune system she will b fine