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14/03/2013 at 21:03
What a rubbish day!! I know people have it far worse and I can actually laugh about most of it now but seriously -
On way to hospital this morning (one hour away) my 2 & half year old spewed all in the car.
Due to a misunderstanding we were kept waiting at the hospital for 3 hours just for my youngest to have a simple blood test (was hoping to get some answers today too but no apparently not)
H woke up feeling bad and felt progressively worse all day so spent plenty of time moaning (not his fault I know)
Because we were such a long time at the hospital H was a lot later back to work than expected so is probably in bad books there
After bathing kids tonight discovered eldest (5) has nits for the 1st time ever - only 4 of the things found and no eggs so hopefully caught it early - cue me rushing out of the house to catch the shop before it shuts to spend £10 on treatment.
Spent most of the evening treating daughter's hair, changing her bed completely then changing our bed completely (she'd been in our bed for cuddles this morning) then all the washing.
H went to bed at 8 feeling awful.
The worst thing is I've got NO wine!!!!
Can anyone beat this for a bad day????
14/03/2013 at 21:07
That sounds horrible. I hope tomorrow is better and I hope the car doesn't smell too badly of vom... Got any chocolate in the house?
14/03/2013 at 21:09
Thanks, we're used to sick in the car now but it hasn't happened for ages! I may have to raid the kid's chocolate, feeling quite desperate!!
14/03/2013 at 21:10
Oh my, what a day! I'm stressed too, (posted about it just now!), but I luckily have wine! Have a bubble bath!
14/03/2013 at 21:13
Use lots of conditioner on the kids hair as well that helps that stop from attaching.
14/03/2013 at 21:18
Thanks QI, a couple of people have suggested combing through with conditioner every other day to stop her getting them again, I'm going to google it now.
14/03/2013 at 21:19
Just read your post ML, sorry you've had a rubbish day too and get it all sorted.
14/03/2013 at 21:24
Oh that does sound rubbish Mossy, hope tomorrow is better..
As a hairdresser we always recommend combing through with conditioner and bit comb every other day for about 2weeks as it breaks the cycle of them hatching and starting again. Hth x
14/03/2013 at 21:27
Thanks Lauren that's really useful I'll definitely do that, just hope other parents treat their kids too so F doesn't get them again any time soon!
Sounds rubbish but what i would do is get to the shops tomorrow and put the wine in the fridge and spend the whole day looking forward to it.
14/03/2013 at 21:39
Another who recommends conditioner and nit comb - i also spray Olivia's hair with vosene leave in conditioner with tea tree every day before nursery - touch wood it seems to have prevented it so far. We went through a stage of about 4-8 weeks of getting them constantly.
14/03/2013 at 22:28
Definitely getting wine for tomorrow night AlsiT!!
Tigeresslady I will have a look for vosene (haven't heard of that stuff for years!!) I'm going to try everything I can for her not to get it again although I know it's inevitable.
14/03/2013 at 22:34
Sounds like a rubbish day, especially the lack of wine!
15/03/2013 at 11:23
hope you get wine today & today is better for you :)
15/03/2013 at 11:43
Get one of the Nitty Gritty nit combs. They are way the most effective thing for getting rid of the little blighters when combined with the spray treatments. Use the treatment and then comb out every other day for a couple of weeks. They come around endlessly at my daughter's school. I swear there's someone in her class who never checks their child's heads.
Its the reinfection you have to watch out for. So I combed my daughter's hair out on a Sunday, nothing there. On Tuesday I did it again and there was an adult on her hair - that had got there from someone else's head, it hadn't had time to get to that size on her head. I really recommend combing out at least once a week, if not more often, even if they don't have them. I do my daughter's hair in the bath and she's so used to it now she doesn't complain at all.
I also use the Vosene leave in conditioner spray. Not convinced it really does anything but it makes me feel better.
My hair now itches thanks to thinking about them
15/03/2013 at 12:11
Thanks everyone! Have spent another tenner this morning on that nitty gritty comb and the vosene conditioner!! That poxy hedrin stuff obviously didn't work very well last night as I found another crawler in her hair this morning :-( yuck yuck yuck. I told the teacher at school and will be checking her every day. I don't wash her hair every day normally because she's got sensitive skin so bathing every day is no good for her but I'm going to have to for a bit until this problem gets sorted.
15/03/2013 at 12:24
With the Hedrin stuff you have to drench their hair with it. I use the mousse and then use a comb to make sure its all the way through her hair. I find that sometimes the undersides aren't covered properly so have to make sure they are completely covered too.
Can you tell I've spent a lot of time trying to combat nits in the last year or so?!
15/03/2013 at 12:54
Thanks Cedar, I thought we'd saturated her hair but obviously we didn't do it enough so will have another go tonight.
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