Originally Posted by Emmeline II
I did not put my partial/unvaxed children in a bubble; they've never been prevented from going somewhere due to vax status. Daycares are crawling with all kinds of ickies passed from child to child, most of which are not VADs.
I found that choosing not to vaccinate was a huge bonus because my son's a kid who gets sick a lot, and having a toolbox of ideas to use (originally I researched because I wanted ideas to help with VADs came around) for all those other illnesses was incredibly helpful. Incredibly.
There's a world of illnesses out there, tons. I don't suspect that any of the many illnesses my son got while he was in daycare were vaccinateable. A couple after may have been, once I was no longer employed, but back then I think everything was regular colds, stomach bugs, and the like.
Go over to Health & Healing and start Searching for threads on dealing with colds and croup and diarrheal/vomiting illnesses, there are a lot of good ideas over there. Make a list, start gathering things to have on-hand and mentally make a game plan. Kids get sick, whether they're in childcare or not (my son actually got sick just as often after I quit work as when I was working and he was in daycare, I guess that's atypical though) and having a toolbox of ideas is really helpful. Plus read some threads on prevention, things like getting to a good vitamin D level and having good gut flora (probiotic foods like kimchee, very yummy, and probiotic supps for little ones too young for solids esp if you think gut flora may not be great), you can pick and choose what seems most likely to help in your case.
And having an alternative-type doc to go to, that's helpful too, if you can. Someone who does cranial-sacral is great, a chiropractor trained in pediatrics, that's helpful too, someone like that.