I look after my only GD whilst my DD works full time.
My GD is 3 and there are no other toddlers in our family. We live in a rural area and again no neighbours have toddlers.
We have lots of fun together baking, drawing, crafting and walking etc but I felt it would be nice for her to play with other toddlers. So with DDs agreement we went to a local Mother and Toddler group. GD loved it and quickly made friends. All good.
However the last visit there were toddlers with colds and unfortunately GD caught a nasty cold which she passed onto her parents.
Their jobs are safety critical and they cannot take any form of meds. They also stand to lose attendance allowance if they have any time off.
So I stopped taking GD for a while. Then another group started nearby and I mentioned it. GD picked up on this and really wanted to go. We went and again she enjoyed it. Then I noticed at story time the toddler next to her had a cold and again GD became ill which she passed onto parents.
DD has asked that I don't take her anymore which of course I will respect.
We realize that this will be an issue when she does mix with other school children but she is not due to start infant school for 2 years.
Am I right to worry about her lack of playmates? Any suggestions would be great.
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