This was suggested to us by our doctor, to prevent our daughter to get sick (which in her first year of daycare she does, often), and pass it on to the baby.
She hasn't been attending daycare anyway for the first two weeks, because it coincided with the winter vacations in our country, but we're struggling to decide if we should keep her at home for a few more weeks.
The dilemma is between being rigorous to prevent the baby from getting sick, and the convenience of having his older sister out of the house for a few hours, as the daycare reopens next week, and one of us is going back to a regular job schedule.
Another important consideration is that she is having a somewhat difficult time adapting to not being the youngest in the house anymore, as you would expect, and we feel we would be keeping her yet from another thing she loves, which is going to the daycare, interact with the teacher, and other children, especially with her birthday coming up soon.
We have to admit it's very tricky to keep the child from touching the baby, running around him, and coughing and sneezing pretty much on his face, so we understand that if she gets sick, it's likely that, despite our best efforts, she could pass whatever she catches to her brother.
A final note. The teacher seemed surprised by the doctor's suggestion of keeping our daughter out of daycare for a full month and mentioned that sometimes people take them out for one or two weeks, but apparently no more than that.
Any thoughts to consider in making the decision?