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Our 5 month old started daycare about 5 weeks ago. We’ve already had to keep her home for 2.5 of those 5 weeks due to catching various illnesses (croup, rsv, brinchiolitis, etc). Both my wife and I have been sick most of that time as well (gotten it from the baby). Wife is thinking we get a full time nanny for the next 4 months to help the baby build antibodies. Cost aside, is this feasible / worthwhile to go thru the effort / finding the right fit, only for 4 months?

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I think if you can find the right nanny, it absolutely could be worth it! your list of illnesses alone sounds like It’d be a great way forward. I have an 11 month old and apart from eczema and a few minor viral fevers, he hasn’t been exposed to anything. Wife & I both stay indoors and try to minimize contact with anyone except family

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What is it that you would expect to change in 4 months? Your little one may build up their immune system but they will, in all likelihood, still pick up those bugs in daycare once they go back.

I feel you. My kid started nursery at 14 months and the first two months have been hellish so far - we basically take it in turns for being ill. They say the first year is like this until they build their immune system. You could take your child out of daycare now, but that's only kicking the can down the road for later.

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