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#1 Chocciecake

Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:11 AM

Hi,
Just wondering what the done thing is about attending kids' birthday parties with sick kids. My twins have runny noses but are otherwise well. Should we go or not? TIA.

#2 Feral timtam

Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:22 AM

I'm voting don't go.
The parents of the birthday child won't thank you if your children pass a bug on to her baby. They might SEEM healthy but some kids are more robust and show fewer symptoms of bugs while still being contagious.

I seriously considered cancelling my daughters first birthday because of a cousin with a runny nose. That particular cousin NEVER shows any symptoms other than a runny nose so we never know for certain if she is contagious. If my daughter picks up one of those bugs I am lucky to get one hours sleep a night until she is over it.

#3 seepi

Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:27 AM

ring the mum and ask them?

I think if lots of guests are going and you are distant rellies or neighbours or something then don't go.

but if it is a tiny party, and you are integral guests - like the only other kids going, then I would probably go - as it may ruin the party if you pull out. but if you ring the mum she can make that call for you.

#4 TinyTeddys

Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:37 AM

Clear runny or green runny? Do they have a temp?

My DS2 has a clear runny nose offen, it's allergy related. If I keep him home every time, I'd never get out of the house! I agree with PP, ring them mum and ask her.

#5 Therese

Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:46 AM

I would ring and ask as well.

#6 Lady Garden

Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:54 AM

I always love the bonus birthday gift of a virus  rolleyes.gif

#7 Chocciecake

Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:58 AM

Thanks everyone. Unfortunately mum's not answering, I presume busy with preparations, and I have to decide in the next hour or so!! Clear runny nose, a lot of it, but no temp. I usually don't go to things when they're like this as I hate my kids getting sick from others and wish that others didn't bring their sick kids everywhere but just wondering if I'm being too cautious? Thanks.

#8 LeeBee8

Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:05 AM

There will always be some kid with a runny nose, give them some Demazin or something, and go. Unless they are actually sick, I wouldn't worry.




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