Common myths of infancy
Truth: Infants younger than two months shouldn't be in day care, because their ability to fight disease is too immature. After that age, it's true that children are barraged with germs when in the company of other infants. But that can help bulk up their immune system, making them less likely to miss school later on, McEvoy said. "Would you rather have your child miss 'Goodnight Moon' and snack, or spelling and long division?"