Okay; I had previously decided to delay this vax, thinking that DD was not at risk, since she stays home with me.
But, we've had 3 incidents in the last 4 days of fecal art.
The first time, I put her down for a nap diaperless, figured she might wet, and that I needed to wash the sheets anyway. She poo'd rather than wetting, and unfortunately was very quiet while she repainted, so I didn't know she was awake until she'd already had her fun.
Since then, I have not put her to sleep without a diaper on; however, the 2nd incident, she took off the diaper, and still managed to play quietly enough that I didn't hear until the fun had been had.
So, I started making sure that she had pants on before her naps, and just had a fan turned on, since she's a little toaster oven when she sleeps. This morning, she managed to take off her pants, take off her diaper, and play - without me hearing her again.
I plan on sewing snaps onto her pants and tops, but I estimate that it will only be a matter of time before she defeats that, too.
ANYWAY. The point to my narrative - if she's playing with her own feces, that increases her risk of exposure to Hep A, doesn't it? Is my understanding accurate in that Hep A is spread through direct contact with fecal matter?