Whooping cough & daycare WWYD

posted 2 years ago in Babies
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

lula0508 :  Not sure what to say as I don’t have children but I would find a day care where children are required to be vaccinated. This is exactly why parents making the choice to not vaccinate their children (for non evidence-based reasons) results in children getting hurt.

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Bumble bee

 

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lula0508 : You have every right to feel what you’re feeling. My MD’s baby contracted wooping cough at a young age and it was awful. I agree with 
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Post # 5
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Busy bee

Yeah, that wouldn’t fly with me. Whooping cough is a very serious disease and I would want it to be treated as such by my child’s daycare. I’ve even heard of daycares doing a deep disinfect after something like that, never mind allowing a potential Petri dish to run around with other kids. 

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d find a new daycare if I were you.  Even if your child is lucky and avoided whooping cough this go around, if there are unvaccinated children there, you never know what your little one could contract.  I’d only go to a daycare that required vaccinations.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I don’t have kids yet but I did work at a daycare that was not irresponsible like this.  The provider did need proof of vaccinations but she did have two kids who were siblings and the parents did not vaccinate for religious reasons. However,  she disclosed to the parents that she would have to inform the other parents there that they were not vaccinated. Funny that those two kids NEVER got sick.  Even when all the other babies did but that’s beside the point.  But if a baby had a fever or anything we’d call the parents right away and they had to be picked up until they were better.   Siblings were usually not brought back either because they’d have to find grandma or someone else to watch them until they could come back.  Your daycare does sound irresponsible as they should be aware that whooping cough can be deadly to infants and is highly contagious.

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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lula0508 :  I got whooping cough, due to the morons who refuse to get vaccinated, and it was horrible.

I don’t have words for how horrible it was, but it’s being unable to get air, coughing so hard you make a weird noise like a welp as you gasp for air. If it’s that hard on adults, I simply can’t imagine for an infant. It lasted for over 2 months and included repeatedly vomiting from coughing so hard.

Whooping cough is deadly. Sometimes symptoms don’t show for 3 weeks, so I am not sure why they would let the sibling attend.

Pull your kid and ask questions later. 

The stages:

Catarrhal stage: can last 1–2 weeks and includes a runny nose, sneezing, low-grade fever, and a mild cough (all similar symptoms to the common cold). Paroxysmal stage: usually lasts 1–6 weeks, but can persist for up to 10 weeks.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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lula0508 :  I’m not a mom but my sister is a pediatrician and her practice will not take any patients whose parents refuse to vaccinate them.  She had a patient (before they started this refusal of anti-vaxxers) die from whooping cough a few years ago, so since your baby is so young, I don’t think what you did is a knee jerk reaction.  I would have done the same. However, I heard (from friends) most day cares will only make the sick siblings stay home so I’m not surprised the other one was allowed there.

Whooping cough is a reportable disease so I think by law the facility has to do some sort of deep cleaning and let the other parents know that their kids were potentially exposed.  I’d probably find a place that only accepts vaccinated children but I’m guessing it might be hard to find.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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lula0508 :  That’s so ridiculous! I’m sorry that happened to you. I hope your baby is fine!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t think you are overacting. I would pull my child and find a new daycare too. That is ridiculous. Whooping cough is so dangerous. I understand that finding other care for your kids when they are sick isn’t always easy if you don’t have a flexibile work schedule, but that is part of having childern. My baby started daycare last week too, but she’s much older since I’m in Canada. She now has croup from one of the kids in her class. The diseases spread so quickly. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

Definitely not a knee jerk reaction. I’d be finding a new daycare. 

FX your little one didn’t pick it up. Sounds like you reacted quickly, which is great. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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sunnierdaysahead2 :  it’s crazy that all daycares don’t disinfect regularly. I’m in for a rude awakening when I have a kid because I will pull them  from a daycare so fast if I knew about this.  At the end of every day we would disinfect all the toys,  high chairs, beds, changing table (between each use) and wash our hands between each different baby’s diaper change.  Are people just lazy? I don’t get it. You are dealing with babies from 6 weeks to elementary school and don’t take precautions against infecting everyone!? We were very on top of cleanliness and teaching the little ones to wash their hands too. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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lula0508 :  oh I totally agree! I more meant from a cost prespective but like I said, that’s something you have to account for when you have kids. I would have pulled both my kids if one had whooping cough, for sure! Hope your little one is alright!

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