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Is safe for my toddler with diarrhea to be near a newborn?

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June 20, 2019 / By Leonore
Question: I want to go visit my cousin that just had a baby and I've got my 16 month old son with me. My son has been dealing with diarrhea for nearly a week now. I've got him on the BRAT diet, but he's still having really liquidy diapers. I had diarrhea about a week ago, but I chalked it up to Starbucks, so I don't know if my son got some kind of virus from me, or if we both had diarrhea at the same time for different reasons. I'd like to go visit my cousin since I'm okay now (Pepto Bismol knocked mine out) but my son is still sick. Basically, I guess I'd like to know what are the chances of my son's diarrhea making his newborn cousin sick?
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Jordon Jordon | 6 days ago
I suggest you only take your child when he is healthy. Even though the 'illness' is contained in a diaper...it's very possible that bacteria or virus' could be present in his whole body & be passed on with other fluids or contact. Think about how often a young child touches their own faces & eyes. That's a lot of fluid that can then be passed to the newborn.
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Jordon Originally Answered: Is safe for my toddler with diarrhea to be near a newborn?
I suggest you only take your child when he is healthy. Even though the 'illness' is contained in a diaper...it's very possible that bacteria or virus' could be present in his whole body & be passed on with other fluids or contact. Think about how often a young child touches their own faces & eyes. That's a lot of fluid that can then be passed to the newborn.

Georgene Georgene
You don't need to be taking your son anywhere let alone to a house with a newborn while he has active symptoms of an illness. He will touch things in the house and could potentially make everyone else in the house sick. Those kinds of illnesses tend to spread like wildfire (think about all these cruise ship illness that happen because some jerk refused to cancel their trip even though they were sick). Do your cousin and her family a favor and save the visit till your son is at least 24 hours without any symptoms at all.
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Della Della
No. It's not ok. It could be contagious. Make sure you wash your hands with hot water and soap every time you change him and/ or use hand sanitizer.. if your child has had diarrhea this long you should have at least contacted his doctor by now......there's also a chance for dehydration. Call his doctor
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Bunty Bunty
I would say,my son was 8 months when my sis-in-law 2 yrs had diarrhea,i was leaving my son with her that time to baby sit while i was at work, he got sick as well,i can't forget thta bad diarrhea.and even he was not new born but 8 months. so,big no from me
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Allison Allison
I would err on the side of caution. While diarrhea is normally only transmissible by direct contact (use your imagination ...) you wouldn't want to risk passing it on to your newborn cousin. If YOU must go, leave your toddler at home until he's completely well. (And be sure to wash your hands well.)
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Allison Originally Answered: My toddler has had diarrhea for two weeks ?
BRAT diet, or BRATY: Bananas Rice Applesauce Toast Yogurt Keep the fluids going and see the doctor.

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