As your child grows out of the toddler stage there will be more contact with other children at places like creche, kindergarten, preschool, playgroup and parties.
Contact with other children is an important part of your child’s development, but it increases the risk of picking up the latest bug. Usually it’s nothing to worry about.
But if it gets rapidly worse, please call your coctor or phone Healthline on 0800 611 116. For general parenting advice, call Plunketline on 0800 933 922, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.