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03/06/2013 at 19:37
Got a letter home tonight with B stating the above. Tonight is the night that every child that goes to his school is supposed to have their head checked for head lice. Except I didn't read the letter until they had gone to bed. So had to get them up again and get out the conditioner and the nit comb and go through their hair. Lots of sobbing later and ta-dah - no headlice. I now have to sign and return a form to confirm that I have carried out the instructions and whether I found any nits or not.
03/06/2013 at 20:54
I think that's a good way of doing things. C's school only send letters home when there has been a reported case of head lice.
03/06/2013 at 21:22
I totally agree with the idea but perhaps if they said on x night everyone is to check - just if I had found nits I would have been stuffed until tomorrow morning to get anything! Although they sent a pack explaining what to do and look for and a nit comb Apparently it came from the local health authority the idea. I wonder how many oarents will do it though?
03/06/2013 at 21:37
You always get some parents who just CBA. My H's ex never goes through the kids hair. If my SS comes to our house with his head shaved, we know it's because they have head lice. She doesn't go through their hair, as "they'll only catch them again anyway".
04/06/2013 at 08:26
I am pretty sure you can get headlice treatment for kids on prescription.
I wish my kids school did stuff like this, in fact I might suggest it to them. I used to spend hours sorting E's hair out when she got them because it's so long, she had them quite a few times despite me constantly checking, trying to prevent them with tea tree oil shampoo/spray, plaiting her hair, putting it up in a bun, spraying it with hairspray. She's a hugger. Other parents just CBA as AK says. I actually saw kids in her class with lice crawling through their hair in the playground. Grim.
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