I wonder why they always have toys at the Paediatrician clinic. I know its hard to keep little sick, restless, whiny, kids occupied but what about the germs? I always worry about my kids catching some germs if they play with the toys at the clinic especially if they are not sick but at the clinic for routine jabs.
I try to prevent them from playing with it but its hard. Its hard when the other kids are playing and my kid looks at me and asks me "Why can't I play?" Then I wonder how come the other parents are not worried. Most of them allow the kids to head straight for the toys.
Once a doctor even fed the kids little honey stars from a spoon. He tried to use the spoon to pour the honey stars on the children's hands but my boy tried to put the spoon in his mouth. I know the doctor was just being kind and trying to prevent my boy from crying so loudly and bringing down his clinic but I couldn't help imagining the germs that are being passed around from one kid to another through the shared food and toys.
Hmm... is it just me? From what I've observed everyone else appears rather relaxed about it.