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Do you think 2 years old are too young to join childcare?

Postby vfong1 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:14 pm

My 2+ years old gal has been falling sick every month once she join childcare and the doctor has concluded that she's too young to join childcare centre? What do you think?

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Postby Aquamarine » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:05 pm

Is she in full-day childcare?

I put my gal in full-day childcare since she was 16-mth old (with approval from MCYS then). Well initially, as compared to my friends' children who stayed at home, she did fall sick more often than them....

If you are worried and have got someone reliable to look after her at home, maybe you can consider 3-4 hours nursery rather than full-day childcare?

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Postby Little M » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:18 pm

I put my boy in play group at age of 2, he would get sick almost monthly. Then when he reach around 4yr old, he developed some sort of sensitive airways that he ever had to use the nebulizer to get rid of phlegm. I was told my doc that if there isn't enough time for recovery between colds/flues, then your immune system can't b strengthen and over time, it could get weaker n weaker.

So because of this, I decided to start my younger gal in school later at 3.

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Postby vfong1 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:22 pm

Aquamarine wrote:Is she in full-day childcare?

I put my gal in full-day childcare since she was 16-mth old (with approval from MCYS then). Well initially, as compared to my friends' children who stayed at home, she did fall sick more often than them....

If you are worried and have got someone reliable to look after her at home, maybe you can consider 3-4 hours nursery rather than full-day childcare?


Yes, she's in full day childcare.

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Postby heyhoe » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:53 pm

I placed my kids at the age of 18 months in childcare. Tough choices :cry: and the kids do fall sick from time to time.

Visits to the doctor seems weekly at times but their immunity is better now. I find taking fish oil do help in building up their immunity.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Do you think 2 years old are too young to join childcare

Postby penglee » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:07 pm

vfong1 wrote:My 2+ years old gal has been falling sick every month once she join childcare and the doctor has concluded that she's too young to join childcare centre? What do you think?


hi, have you checked with other parents whether other todlers are also falling sick regularly? It could be the school environment, and maybe lack of hygiene practice. *This is something we can control, or at least highlight to school.

Beside environment, it is very easy for kids to get contaminated from each other through close proximity. This, unfortunately, we cannot control.
* We have to rely on parents to be responsible, and keep their sick child at home :stupid:

I got two kids who started at infantcare from 2months.

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Re: Do you think 2 years old are too young to join childcare

Postby vfong1 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:09 pm

penglee wrote:
vfong1 wrote:My 2+ years old gal has been falling sick every month once she join childcare and the doctor has concluded that she's too young to join childcare centre? What do you think?


hi, have you checked with other parents whether other todlers are also falling sick regularly? It could be the school environment, and maybe lack of hygiene practice. *This is something we can control, or at least highlight to school.

Beside environment, it is very easy for kids to get contaminated from each other through close proximity. This, unfortunately, we cannot control.
* We have to rely on parents to be responsible, and keep their sick child at home :stupid:

I got two kids who started at infantcare from 2months.


Thanks, Peng Lee. I'll checked.

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Postby EN » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:34 pm

It's not the age that matters but how strong is the child immunity system. My dd was put in childcare since 2.5 years old. She's often get sick easily. Even after she grew up to 4 years old, she was still sick. I pulled her out of childcare and put her in half day kindergarten when she turned 5. The frequent illness stop.

Ds was put in childcare since 1.5 years old. No issues on falling sick often.

Don't just get feedback from teacher. Try to drop by and be around during tea time (about 3.30pm). You will see how many runny nose children are in the centre and how the children are taught to clean themselves up.

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Postby mrswongtuition » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:27 am

I put my son in CC since he was 18mths. He did not fall sick as often as you all mentioned.

So far his illnesses are very mild cough/flu which goes away after 1-2 days without medication. Only 2-3 times were serious bouts, but it was because me & hb were sick, not from school.

It depends largely on your child's immmunity before sending him/her to CC. I started organic/natural supplements (mostly herbs) 3-4 months before he started CC & his teachers also commented that he seldom fall sick compared to the other kids.

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Postby vfong1 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:25 am

mrswongtuition wrote:I put my son in CC since he was 18mths. He did not fall sick as often as you all mentioned.

So far his illnesses are very mild cough/flu which goes away after 1-2 days without medication. Only 2-3 times were serious bouts, but it was because me & hb were sick, not from school.

It depends largely on your child's immmunity before sending him/her to CC. I started organic/natural supplements (mostly herbs) 3-4 months before he started CC & his teachers also commented that he seldom fall sick compared to the other kids.


What's the brand of the supplements that you've given to yoru child. My gal is quite weak in her immunity system.

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