I had the chicken pox when I was 7 or 8. My husband had it as a child too. As a matter of fact, my mother-in-law put Tony in a bath with another kid so that he would catch the chicken pox from them. It worked.
My dilemma. Should I expose my babies now, or not? I do NOT want to have to give them the vaccine ever. But, both my girls have eczema and when they scratch they will often draw blood. I'm just seeing broken skin all over if they were to have itchy chicken pox. So - that is what I'm most worried about. Open sores with a higher chance of bacterial infection. BUT - like I said, avoiding that vaccine is a VERY high priority since severe reactions to vaccinations runs in my family.
I am totally on the fence about this right now. I'm pretty sure that Hubster will be all for having a Chicken Pox Party. It worked for him, right? But still. Poor itchy-scratchy babies! And they're so little!
I'd just really love opinions right now. Not judgment, just what you would do and why. Thanks!
*UPDATE: I've decided that 7 & 8 is a great age to have the chicken pox. Surprisingly, Hubster is on the same page. I mean, he's all for the Chicken Pox Parties, but not until the girls are older. I'm still interested in your thoughts on the subject though.