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Day-care kids get sicker than children who stay at home

by Lylah M. Alphonse  |  2581 views  |  2 comments  |       Rate this now! 

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If you have a kid (or more) in day care, you will be able to relate to this story in Newsweek. It makes sense that a child who is in day care gets sick more often than one who stays home. But here's the real news:

How many times have your kids (and you) gotten sick since they started day care? Moms with older kids: Did they end up missing class less often than their peers by the time elementary school rolled around?

2 comments so far...

  • I've been mulling it over since reading this article yesterday. It's so nice (not to mention kind of rare) to read an article that's not an anti-daycare, scaremongering-type-deal. How refreshing!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Diane on 17th May 2008

  • This is news? When my daughter was young and in day care we discussed this with her pediatrician. She's 21 now -- years, not months.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Daisy on 17th May 2008