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This week discusses Children’s Immune Systems and why children often seem to get so sick when they first start daycare or pre-school. Sharing with you some information about how your child’s immunity grows stronger and why getting sick is actually a sign that your child’s immune system is working well.

  • My grandson had to go into childcare at 5 months and he caught everything going. The whole family seemed to be constantly sick for the first 12 months. And it starts all over again when he starts school :(((

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  • Question re sugar affecting immune system – does this refer to all sugar or just added sugar, ie fruit has fructose, milk has lactose etc. I’m finding sugar and salt are in everything!

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  • My daughter had 6 colds, tonsilitis and croup in her first year and that was prior to daycare! I try and get as many vegies and fruit into her as possible, encourage drinking water and hardly went out in the evening/late afternoon. Now she’s in daycare and it’s continuous snotty nose. She’s also had tonsilitis and bronchiolitis since January. We have 2 dogs. I keep the house tidy but I’m not a disinfectant freak and heard this can be bad too. I’ve started adding probiotics to her diet but I’m at a loss why she’s been so sick. My gp said 1st 2 years in daycare she will be sick…

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  • daycare does get them sick a lot but for most children, this is the first real constant exposure to other kids

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  • Not sure that I agree letting sick children in daycare(if I heard correctly) .

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  • Thanks for sharing this important information.

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  • I’m really noticing now that my kids get sick less often at school than they used to at daycare – I guess all those bugs helped strengthen their immunity!

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  • Some good points to remember.

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  • going to share this with a coupel of brand new mummies

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  • Good to know my sons immune system is definitely working!

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  • Fantastic info, everyone should see this.

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  • thanks for the fantastic video, I have learned something

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  • So getting sick means your immune system is working. Wow!

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  • thank you for this information

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  • I wouldn’t have thought getting sick was an indication that the immune system is working


    • That’s exactly what I thought, but makes sense.

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