I have a 12 month old daughter who has recently been exposed to measles, as she played with her older cousin the day before she come out in a rash and got diagnosed. I know the likelihood of my daughter getting measles is now high and i'm prepared to keep my eye open for symptoms and are aware of what they are. However, I told my mother in law this and she said 'well you always get measles before chickenpox anyway'. She found it very unusual that I suffered from chickenpox but not measles as a child. These days babies have an MMR at 13 months and another just before school- I don't know what it was in the 80's/90's when we were kids. I was wondering if this 'measles before chickenpox' thing is true and if this is actual medical fact or old wives tale. I had never heard of this before.