When you are thinking about keeping them home

WHEN YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT KEEPING THEM HOME

It’s never easy to tell when to keep your child home. There are a few guidelines that may help, though.

 

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a fever should be gone for at least 24 hours (without the help of a medication like acetaminophen) before heading back to school.

 

If your child has other symptoms, like vomiting, diarrhea, or nausea, a sick day is a good call and maybe even a visit to their pediatrician too.

 

Other issues like sore throat usually need time off, as well as a visit to a pediatrician before they can head back to class. Most schools and day care centers have specific rules about these issues, so consider checking in with them when making your decision.

 

Most of these things you probably already knew. So what do you do when your child is at that in-between stage? It often comes down to instinct. If it seems like your child is well enough to partake in school activities, then he or she is probably good to go.