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Head Lice Prevention

Why are hats allowed in preschool?  I think we need to start a ban.  Seriously.  Dress up in play shoes, try on the tutus and firefighter jackets, but ditch the hats.  It’s in the best interest of EVERYONE.

It’s only week three and lice have already paid a visit to my daughter’s preschool.  We’re talking head checks at the door.  When I got the “health alert” email last week, I swear my head started to itch as I read the word LICE.  When I got the second “health alert” email, I started sweating.

I DO NOT want the lice to come visit us.  Hence her fancy pulled back hair this morning as she trotted off to school.  Do you know that if you have head lice you have to wash and bag all of your stuffed animals?  Have you seen the Costco bear?  What kind of bag would I use for this big boy?

If head lice strikes your child’s class, and I really hope it doesn’t, here are some ways to stay a few steps ahead of the lice…

Wash bedding and recently worn clothing in hot water.

Check all family members once a week.

Watch for the scratching.  Good news.  They don’t jump or fly.  THANK GOODNESS.

Your lucky dog and cat will NOT get head lice.

Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum.

Use shampoos that contain coconut oil, olive oil and tree oil.  They hate the smell.  And you might too, but then again, it might be a good trade to avoid this…

 

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  1. Marlyn Barnes 10/02/2012 at 7:52 pm

    They don’t even send children home from school anymore with lice. The parents are told but if the lices continues the child continues to come. I witness this often.

  2. Eva Greco 10/01/2012 at 1:17 pm

    Check out info at Texas Lice Squad online. They know what they are doing. Products are amazing and you really don’t have to go crazy washing everything. They were a LIFESAVER for us!!!

  3. SS 10/01/2012 at 12:36 pm

    Two years ago when my daughter was in 1st grade, she got lice TWICE. I was devistated when the school nurse called and said she had “nits”. What? I had no idea or experience with lice. I was about to learn more than I ever wanted to about these little disgusting pests. I was so freaked out. It was a total nightmare. Sitting in the sun trying to see what these little buggers look like and picking them out of her hair 1 at a time. At least 2 hours! Then washing everything, clothes, sheets, pillows and cases in the hottest water I could use. All stuffed animals in a bag in the garage ofr weeks. Nasty shampoos and even sleeping with her hair soaked in vegetable oil! Then, yep, I got it! Same routine, but of course I can’t pick my own hair. Thank god the school nurses helped me with that! We thought it was finally gone….then a few weeks later….we’re baaack! Same routine, I was just exhausted and in tears. So trust me, check and check again. I freaked out for months every time anyone itched their head.!