Germs and Kids: Helping Baby Fight Germs
Infants in group settings such as day care will be exposed to more germs. As long as your baby is over 6 months old, this isn't such as bad thing, as over time, it helps him to become more resistant when re-exposed to the same "bugs."
However, there are a few everyday things you can do to help him strengthen his immune system and resist infection. If you are feeding him breastmilk, bravo. He is gaining the advantages of your immune factors. Be certain he receives his immunizations at the appointed times. Also, give your baby plenty of rest and frequently wash his hands and face to help prevent the spread of germs. Many day-care providers try to limit the spread of colds and flu by frequently washing the children's hands and faces and sanitizing the children's toys. You may want to monitor how well the issue of germs and kids is being handled at your child's day-care center.