When my son was young, I kept hearing about how wonderful nursing was. Among its many benefits, it was known for building up a baby’s immune system. Needless to say, I am very pro-nursing. In fact, my son is nearly a year and I’m still at it.

But its not just nursing that builds up a child’s immune system. It is also getting sick.

My son seems to be very good at this getting sick thing.

As a mom, I try to be very active. I take my son out of the house everyday. We go for walks, we go to the library, we socialize with other kids. We are out a lot.

Needless to say, he is exposed to germs everyday. But lately, he just keeps getting cold after cold. And it is truly frustrating.

I am all for building up my son’s immune system, but lets face it, being sick bites the big one. In fact, there was a point where all three of our household members were sick.

My son, my boyfriend and myself were all passing germs back and forth like a game of catch.

I’ve heard from other parents that once my son gets into a daycare/school situation its even worse. Kids pick up colds from one another constantly at these places.

Whatever the case may be, we are stuck in a cycle of perpetual sickness.