Gil Bates & Kelly Jo Bates From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From The Bates Family Facebook
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How Did Gil & Kelly Jo Bates Manage Sickness With 19 Kids?

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Bringing Up Bates stars Gil and Kelly Jo Bates have impressed many people by raising 19 children. UpTV documented their daily lives for 10 seasons. They also kept in touch with the fans after parting ways with the network. However, some Reddit users are curious about how Gil and Kelly Jo manage sickness when they’re still with the majority of their kids. Keep reading to see the discussion.

Bringing Up Bates: Kelly Jo Bates Gushes Over Gil On Special Day

One of the latest updates from Kelly Jo was her Father’s Day post for Gil. According to the Bringing Up Bates star, her husband is the best example of a father she has ever seen. She’s also thankful for his godly example and for wholeheartedly loving their children. The 57-year-old wife ended her message by expressing how amazed she is by Gil’s “energy, excitement, involvement, faith, patience, and wisdom!” before saying that she feels blessed as a wife and that their children are lucky to have him. But despite all their success, many are still curious about how they were able to handle 19 children, especially during the season of illness.

Gil Bates & Kelly Jo Bates From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @thebatesfam
Gil Bates & Kelly Jo Bates From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @thebatesfam

How Did Gil & Kelly Jo Manage Sickness With 19 Kids?

Some Bringing Up Bates fans on Reddit discussed how Gil and Kelly Jo handled sickness in the family, especially when most of their kids were still living with them. According to the poster, one sick child could lead to a horrible scenario since most of the kids share the same bedroom. Others agreed and said that having three sick kids alone is already stressful. But Gil and Kelly Jo Bates never seemed to stress about illness, and some commenters think it has something to do with their lifestyle.

Kelly Jo Bates & Gil Bates With Their Kids From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @thebatesfam Instagram
Kelly Jo Bates & Gil Bates With Their Kids From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @thebatesfam Instagram
  • “As a mom of 3 who just got over a stomach bug that took out our entire family, I cannot even imagine.”
  • “In their situation, I would be most afraid of the intestinal flu. Imagine 20 people with diarrhea. At a time like this I would dream of 20 toilets.”
  • “Michael, Erin & Tori. And when you have a huge family, its easily known that it’s not if sickness will spread, it’s when.”
  • “That would be my literal worst nightmare. We had a god awful stomach bug run thru my house when I had 3 littles.”
  • “With home schooling and home church, we’re they really exposed to much illnesses?”
  • “Large families don’t care about spreading germs because someone is always sick. They generally just carry on with life and share germs. Look at the covid super spreader events the bates had.”

Bringing Up Bates: Gil & Kelly Jo Bates On High Alert For Mama Jane & Papa Bill?

Some Bringing Up Bates fans have kept their eyes close to the Bates family over the past few months. Many people have noticed the frequent visits of Gil and Kelly Jo to Mama Jane and Papa Bill’s farm along with their kids. Carlin also made headlines earlier this year after uploading an emotional vlog where Papa Bill forgot about her, showing signs that his dementia is getting worse. It appears that Gil and Kelly Jo Bates assigned their children to visit their grandparents every now and then to check on their health. Some of the grandparents’ frequent visitors are Michaela and Brandon.

Mama Jane & Papa Bill From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From The Bates Family Facebook
Mama Jane & Papa Bill From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From The Bates Family Facebook

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