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Does anyone have any advise, or just some encouragement. My dd, 12 months old, will begin daycare for the 1st time next week. Completely unvaccinated by choice due to MUCH research. Just looking for support, advise or suggestions of anyone in a similar situation. Thanks!!!<br><br>
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My son started daycare at 4.5mos old and the biggest thing to deal with was all the colds he came down with. My reading here on how to deal with VADs actually helped a ton, because I could do a few things to help him get over the colds faster. It really made a difference--my daughter, my first child, was basically fully vaccinated and because I really hadn't thought about the topic of vaccinateable diseases, I didn't have much in the way of a toolkit to deal with illnesses. The colds and diarrheal illnesses were a lot harder on her than on him, even though his health overall is more fragile.
 

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It's great that he is still BF. Just make sure to do research on what to do if he does catch anything, just in case. Also don't forget that a lot of vaccinated kids catch the disease they were vaccinated against. Try to relax, all kids get sick. I just hope it's a good daycare center where they are clean.
 

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Thank you for your advise... I have been doing my reading, and I feel that the center is a "clean" one. I am trying to educate myself the best that I can on the different dz's. My dd has only been sick once so I'd like to think that her immune system is pretty stong. Just need the support I guess...Thanks again! I'll keep you updated!
 

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I run a daycare in my home, and my unvaxed baby did fine, though he did catch a cold at 2 weeks old because a UA violation daycare parent brought me a sick kid and masked his symptoms with meds, and tried to pass it off as "teething". Any illness he caught was over and done with in half the time as the rest of the kids in my care, because his immune system was untampered with and he was breastfed.
 

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dd starts a new daycare tomorrow, and is unvaxed. No worries there. although I do expect some kind of illness within the next couple of weeks as she adjusts to the new germs. It'll be good for her immune system, but I hope I don't have to take time off for it......we just had two weeks of vacation. oh, and apparently they have to offer her a bottle every two hours, when she's nursing at 8, 12 ( I meet her for lunch), and 5, and then cluster nursing evenings and nights. She's eating a lot of table food at 10 and 2 ish now, but the daycare feeds them at 11. Now I gotta pump again. poooooooop.
 

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Are you worried because she is not vaccinated or because she'll miss you?<br><br>
Her vax status won't matter. But you will!
 

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All good stuff guys thanks! I know that I have made the right choices for her. Just nervous first time mommy jitters I guess, plus not really personally knowing someone in the same situation as me (choosing not to vaccinate and daycare)...The great support and feedback is one of the many reasons why I Love this site !!!
 

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Keep SA and CLO handy. I would actually give her CLO every day during the winter months especially on the days she goes to day care.<br><br>
SA is vital. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I am kinda new to this so can you please tell me what SA and CLO are?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br><br>
Thanks again!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/oops.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="oops">)
 

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OOPs so sorry! And btw, we were all new here once. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
SA = sodium ascorbate (a form of Vita C taken only when a person is ill)<br><br>
CLO = cod liver oil<br><br>
I will post a link that contains more info and if you want to, each word in blue is a link to some more info -<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=7116703&postcount=2" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...03&postcount=2</a>
 

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yep. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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OOPs so sorry! And btw, we were all new here once. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
SA = sodium ascorbate (a form of Vita C taken only when a person is ill)<br><br>
Not to hijack the thread, but I did not realize that SA was only to be taken when one was ill? I give my son a tablet in the am a couple times a week of Highlands HomeopathiCs vitamin c tabs which are SA. Is that not a good move? I have only read to increase dose when sick....so...<br>
Thanks!
 

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I am happy the more children my dd is exposed to- granted, not as a newborn, but as a toddler, yes. The natural time to catch many of these diseases are in childhood, and become more severe in teenagers or adults. I *hope* she catches things like chickenpox or rubella now! so, while it's always awful having a sick child, a little sick now is better than a hospitalization later. My dd doesn't go to daycare so I purposely bring her to playgroups and classes with tons of kids touching everything, and she gets her fair share of colds and rashes, but she fights them off too, and that's what matters. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> everything will be fine.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">OOPs so sorry! And btw, we were all new here once. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
SA = sodium ascorbate (a form of Vita C taken only when a person is ill)<br><br>
CLO = cod liver oil<br><br>
I will post a link that contains more info and if you want to, each word in blue is a link to some more info -<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=7116703&postcount=2" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...03&postcount=2</a></div>
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how old does a baby have to be to take CLO? 6 months?
 

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It's a matter of personal preference. I come down on the other side of the fence, but I definitely concede that Gitti is more well-read than I. It'll come down to your circumstances and interpretations.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Don't know. I'd say not before solids are started and going well, but other than that... ?
 

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If I had a child that got a cough at 2 weeks I would somehow try and get it into him. But hopefully your child won't be sick that early.<br><br>
Yes, I would give it any time if the child is sick. Especially if there is a cough.
 

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If I would give Vita C every day, I would give a complete food grade Vita C, not an isolated part of Vita C such as SA which might create a deficiency.<br><br>
I compare it to giving only B6 without the rest of the B vitamins and minerals that are needed to utilize B6.<br><br>
The best way to get vitamins is through food. Healthy food. imo
 

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Is It A Licensed Daycare?<br><br>
In My State -if It Is Licensed -they Have To Be Vaccinated.i Have Mine In A Friends Home With No Other Kids -just A Visiting Grandbaby At Times.we Have Not Brought Up His Vax Status And Hope I Do Not Have To --(they Vax).
 
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