Post # 1
The second my maternity leave ended and I came back to work and my son started daycare, we both got sick and have pretty much been sick non stop ever since! Ugh we can’t get a break!. Cold after cold after cold, ear infections, sinus infections, chest infections…you name it. One thing rolls into the next.
Anyone have any home remedies for boosting immune system? And that would be safe for a 20 month old? This is crazy.
Post # 2
Ugh, Im so sorry! I don’t know of many home remiedies but I will say your immune systems should bulk up eventually. I went to work in a daycare and was sick almost constantly for about a year :/ but after that I stopped getting sick as often. Left the daycare to work in an office and EVERYONE got sick like three times the first winter I was there except me.
The upside is your kid is getting a strong immune system now, I’ve heard the same thing happens with kids when they are put in preschool or kindergarten and sometimes the older kids can carry way worse stuff because the ones who were in daycare have those built up immune systems.
Post # 3
Weird question if he has been chronically sick… has he ever been tested to make sure his immunoglobulin levels are normal? These are the naturally occuring antibodies and in some rare cases, people don’t produce them and are more vulnerable to certain kinds of illnesses
Post # 4
This is exactly what I was going to suggest based on the bacterial infections listed. I have low IgG and had a lot of similar illnesses as a kid. But it’s also possible the new daycare environment is just throwing his immune system for a loop!
Post # 5
As a mom to two kids that have gone through daycare and the public school system, this is what I can tell you…make sure your child is immunized, take vitamins, take extra vitamin C during cough and cold season, and you will probably experience it again when he starts school. Some kids have weaker immune systems than others. Talk to your pediatrician.
Post # 6
This is completely normal.Whenever you are in a new situation being exposed to all sorts of infectious organisms, you will have more illnesses. You will both build up your immunity.
The children who don’t go to daycare go through this when they start pre-school or kindergarten.
This happens to new nurses too. Every nurse that started in ER was sick more at the beginning. We sit children on a stretcher so they can cough right in our face.
Post # 7
Seems normal from my experience with daycare except I have been fortunate not to pick up anything from her except one cold!
Post # 8
The same thing happened when I started taking my son to daycare at 6 months. Everytime he got a cold he would get an ear infection too. I had to get tubes in his ears it was so bad. He has had pink eye, numerous colds, stomach viruses, rubella, foot and month. Probably more. After the first year though he was fine and does not get sick very much any more. It just takes time for the immune system to build up.
Post # 9
One thing I did when I got sick this past year is to squeeze a lemon into hot water and mix it with honey and drink it up. The honey soothes your throat, the hot water and lemon help with vitamins and to make you feel better. It helped me get over a really nasty cold, especially if you start using it as soon as you get sick. Only word of caution, be sure to brush your teeth after you drink it (lemon juice is super acidic), and don’t drink more than a cup a day for a week.
Besides that, rest as much as you both can and wash your hands. Maybe bulk up on your vitamins, too. I take supplements every day.
Post # 10
Garlic is a natural antibiotic, we always took it when we got sick. Just chop It into swallow able pieces and down them like a vitamin. Orange juice makes the taste more bearable! Vitamin C, A, E. Echinacea is wonderful for decreasing the severity and duration of colds!!
My mom would also always cut out processed sugars and serve hearty, immune boosting meals filled with vegetables for the duration of our sickness. no cookies or ice cream or soda! We also would be served a huge glass of carrot Apple juice made in our juicer to get some extra vitamins, and the taste isn’t bad for kids to get an extra boost. If it’s at your grocery store, there’s a tea called Throat Coat that’s soooo nice on a sore throat. It’s sweet enough for kids to drink and it just makes the back of your throat feel so much better.
Be sure to get plenty of rest and drink water too!!! Hopefully these help, ultimately it will just take some time to boost your immune system. But these will help your body fight it off faster and you should see a decrease in the length and severity of illnesses.
Post # 11
That’s reassuring, thanks!