Hello to everyone! Just want to remind you that September is Lice awareness month...the kids are getting out of camp and heading back to school. Bringing along more than just their pencils and books...Head Lice! A mom's worst nightmare! However, it doesn't have to be a nightmare any longer!!
Heres a couple tips on how to detect and prevent those little buggers from coming home with one of your children and infesting the whole family...
Girls should wear their hair back in a bun or french braid...lice crawl from hair touching hair. When hair is stable and not moving around there is less chance for lice to latch on...narrow the target!
Lice don't like the smell of mint, use your Mint Lice Repellant spray before school, parties, playdates, and sports events. It helps!
The most important part in your defense against the little buggers is a weekly head check with a professional lice comb. It only takes a couple minutes and can save you lot's of time, energy and worry!
Let's say you pick Sunday night as your head check night...you do a 5 minute head check with your lice comb...when you get a letter from school on Monday morning, alerting you that there is lice in your child's classroom, No Worries! you did your weekly headcheck so you know your child's clear of lice.
Of course, teach your children not to share things like brushes, sports helmets and hats. We can't prevent Lice, but we can be pro-active so we can narrow the target!
Have a great start to your school year!
Cynthia + Julie