Sarah - posted on 02/24/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
How do I protect my children from catching stomach viruses/colds from school?? My oldest 2 are in school and they have brought home 3 stomach bugs this school year and several colds....Does anyone have any suggestions as to keeping them from catching it and spreading it to the rest of the family??? I give them their vitamins every day....and try to give them extra vitamin C during cold season....but they still end up with these 'viruses'. I also use hand sanitizer on them religiously....but at school, I don't even know if their teachers are making them sanitize their hands....or if they are disinfecting toys/desks/chairs. It really makes me angry because I believe if your child shows EARLY signs of a virus, or a cold, KEEP THEM AT HOME!!! Don't send them to school b/c it will only spread to others. I do this with my kids...so why can't other parents do the same?? It makes me feel like they don't care....but I do! I absolutely HATE cleaning up vomit 500 times a night and constantly washing sheets/clothes every time I turn around. So, what are your suggestions?????