I have a 2 year old DS and a 3 week old DD. The second I took DS to daycare for half days he got a cold, so I am hesitant to take DD to daycare a second sooner than she has to go. However, I know her brother can bring home germs.
Her brother has some activities he usually does such as library story time, and I signed him up for an Art Class. But I have to take DD with me unless I get the mother's helper to watch her. I am breastfeeding too so that makes it complicated, and the programs are in the evening, so I would pick up DS from daycare feed him, feed baby and then leave for the activity. So should I take DD to these activities or just skip them until she goes to daycare (end of March)?
I never had an issues with DS's first cold and actually DD has a cold now too, but DS ended up in the hospital for a severe cold when he was 4 months old, so I am trying to avoid that. I am hoping that if I can make it through the winter than most of the severe illnesses will be over by the time DD starts daycare.
I have no problem taking DD to a store or restaurant its more the other kids that are germ factories that are the problem. But maybe at activities like library program and art class are less of a germ factory than day care? I didn't get out much with DS, so I was trying to prevent that with DD but I don't want push it too much.