Know Who's At Risk
Some kids need a little extra attention at daycare: Kids with chronic illness, weakened immune systems and food allergies are at greater risk from germs than the rest of the daycare gang. Food allergies can also present a severe or possibly life-threatening reaction.
It's important for parents to report all health issues to their child's caregiver -- anything from a new food allergy to a cold -- immediately. And in the case of food allergies or special needs, be sure there is a management plan in place. Knowledge is power and letting caregivers know could minimize the spread of germs to other kids.