Freaking out! rrv071809 Due April 18; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 186 posts
Apr 30th '17

My 2 year old had a stomach virus a couple days after i came home from the hospital with newborn im freaking out that baby will get it its a 2 day virus her (2year old) fever got up to 103 but as soon as i gave med it went down she is better its been 2 days and so far no one else has gotten it praying no one else does.. my husband got a week off he goes back to work tom he works at his parents farm and its going around there too ugh so worried about baby getting it 

Tσѕнιε 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Derp, WV, United States 10690 posts
Apr 30th '17

Hand hygiene.  Soap and warm water. Have everyone wash hands before handling baby. If your 2 year old is in diapers, wash hands really well after each diaper change. 

ElleCole+triplets Due June 9 (girl); 5 kids; 3 angel babies; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 33265 posts
Apr 30th '17

Wow that was a long sentence lol. I'm sure it'll be ok. Both my kids have the stomach virus right now too. Baby should be protected! No worries 

bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102656 posts
Apr 30th '17

I agree with the other ladies! Baby should be ok.

MrsKW 3 kids; United States 4579 posts
Apr 30th '17

My kids and DH were sick when my baby was a week old. Baby and i never got it 

MrsJava<3 5 kids; Couch, PA, United States 1404 posts
Apr 30th '17

Baby should be fine, however prevention helps a lot. In addition to the hand washing, Clorox and Lysol everything. Yes even the walls ( I used Clorox wipes and just did a quick wipe of them) because kids touch those. Light switches, phones, remotes, toys, car keys, etc. Make sure all dishes are ran through dishwasher if possible, if not make sure your water is extra hot. I got some Lysol air and sprayed every room in the house, opened the windows and turned the fans on while we went to play out for a few. Even if your older LO is feeling better, do it anyways! Make sure hubby keeps hand sanitizer in his car and can use it as he leaves work before he touches the steering wheel. I went a little nuts and did my car since hubby and i were in it before and after we got sick. BUT (knock on wood) Weve all been better since then.

mrs.white8389 TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florida 2642 posts
Apr 30th '17

Ds1 had it while ds2 was still a newborn... if breastfeeding baby is pretty well covered from all the immunities being received from your milk. Ds2 never got it and was just fine. Wash hands no kissing baby and go crazy with Lysol spray on surfaces to help ward off the virus. Give it a week or 2 to make sure it isn't going to pass to one another. 

Team❤Pink 3 kids; 4 angel babies; Maryland 4721 posts
Apr 30th '17

Dd2 had the stomach bug when dd3 was first born, she never got it. The baby isn't mobile so she can't contaminate herself so that's a plus. Just make sure you and your dh are washing ypur hands frequently and wipe down doorknobs, light switches, toilet handle etc with a disinfectant. 

mar121 Pakistan 25 posts
Jun 18th '17

Our 16 month old daughter occasionally has the same thing. He/she may have a stomach bug. Try doing no dairy for a while. If it happens after- it may be an intolerance. My daughter settled when I started her on Toddler magic tea and cutting dairy.