what is the general rule about keeping a baby home from daycare due to illness? DS has a cold (stuffy nose, cough, sneezing) but hasn't had a fever or any breathing issues. He seems fine but I don't want him to get anyone else sick. On the other hand, I have no leave accrued and I've only been back to work for 2 weeks, so I'd rather not stay home if its not necessary. Do you send your babies to daycare if they have the symptoms above? The sniffles could last a while...I just don't know how long it would be contagious.