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Norabella 12-06-2012 12:05 PM

If you are hoping for wild chicken pox exposure, what is the minimum age at which you would deliberately expose a child?


Marnica 12-06-2012 12:08 PM

I would not intentionally expose my child to CP unless they were old enough to articulate to me how they feel. 

 

While CP is generally a mild illness for healthy children, complications are always a possibility and one must look out for them. I think it would be easier to miss a complication should it arise in a child who cannot talk to is too young to really articulate to you how he/she feels. JMHO 


Norabella 12-06-2012 03:01 PM

Excellent point, I hadn't thought of that aspect.


Honey693 12-06-2012 03:34 PM

i won't do it before my kids are 2.  At that age my kids can usually tell me where it hurts and if they just feel kind of sick or completely miserable.



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