Is anyone considering taking their babies out of preschool due to Swine Flu or Croup?

Sequoia - posted on 10/21/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Some of us teach our children how to wash hands and cough into their elbows to reduce infection, but what about other families? Should I take my baby out of school until the spring?

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Sherry - posted on 10/29/2009

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I took my daughter out of her pre-program! I am a stay home mom and just had her attend two days a week just for socialization with other children. We live in a small town and 2 people have already died from the H1N1 and all 4 of our schools have confirmed cases, over a hundred. i was able to get her vaccine 2 weeks ago but we have to go back for the second dose in november. Until she is fully vaccinated, she will not be attending any public places, I won't even take her to walmart or the grocery stores!!

Diana - posted on 10/28/2009

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I used to use Lysol, too, but check this out. There is a parenting brochure called "Superwellness for Superkids - A Parent's Guide" - where you can find lots of information on toxic household cleaners (starting on page 25). It also lists a couple websites where you can look up brands like Lysol to see how safe or unsafe they may be, so you can make an informed decision on whether to use them around your children (see list on page 28). You can download a free copy of "Superwellness for Superkids" from this website: www.HealthKat.com. Also, here is a link to an article from the Los Angeles Times on the subject:

http://www.safecosmetics.org/article.php...

That website is also great for looking up personal care and costmetic products to see how safe yours may be!

My suggestion - instead of using Lysol - try Shaklee's Basic H2 Germ Off Disinfecting Wipes for a safer way to kill germs in your home:

http://healthkat.myshaklee.com/us/en/pro...

Hope this helps.

Tammy - posted on 10/21/2009

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If you have older children there is still a risk of infection. My church has had cases. Grocery stores, libraries, sports events, family gatherings (holidays are coming!) You never know where they might be exposed. Pretty scary actually when you think about it. I keep hand sanitizer everywhere, in my car, my purse, kitchen sink. Lysol things often, doorknobs, countertops, kitchen chairs, etc. Teach good handwashing, they say liquid soap is best during flu season as bar soap holds bacteria. Good luck with whatever you decide.

Diana - posted on 10/21/2009

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My son is 23, but I still worry about him catching the H1N1 virus! I don't know what I would do if he were in preschool in this day and age! I recommended to him that he get the vaccine, and I also pay for his vitamins with immune system builders in them (namely Nutriferon and Vitalizer from Shaklee - I've been taking them and haven't had a bad cold/flu in over 2 years). It makes me feel better knowing he's taking those to help his system stay healthy and to fight off anything which may come his way. Shaklee also has brand new children's vitamins with immune system support, along with increased Vitamin D which is now recommended. I don't know if other vitamins have immune system support, but you can check out Shaklee's vitamins, if you like, at www.healthkat.myshaklee.com. I don't mean to sound like an advertisement, I just wish I had known about Shaklee when my son was young -- I could have prevented a lot of his suffering from colds and flus. Hope this helps.

Kim - posted on 10/21/2009

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I was going to put my 4 year old in preschool this year, but my husband and I decided to keep him out until next year because of the H1N1 virus. Well, it didn't really help, because my 17 year old and 16 year old brought it home from school. Just keep lysol and hand sanitizer in your house. Spray EVERYTHING in your house. If your child does come down with it make sure they have plenty of fluids. Like powerade, Gatorade. Make sure their electrolytes are being replaced. Send hand sanitizer to school with them. I would even send a water bottle with them. I hope this helps.

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