May 15, 2010 at 3:01 am #462984
i was going to reply about the ACV (when we used it all the time, no nits) but as one whose children do get them from the first day of school, it was a bit upsetting to be classified as a disgusting pig 😉
they’re such teeny tiny critters, it only takes missing two weeny eggs and the cycle starts again. i check the girls’ hair daily, condition every weekend just about. there’s no way they will ever be eradicated from the schools.May 15, 2010 at 8:37 am #462985
I agree bron once one kid has them and then passes them on to the next its hard to know where they are coming from my son went through a phase in about grade one where it just seemed constant – and I could actually see them as he has really fine hair. Its just one of those things that happen when they start school or kinder. Not necessarily a reflection of someones hygyiene and I think “knowing” who they are coming from is not really possible. I do remeber the frustration though!!May 19, 2010 at 12:22 am #462986
This is a whole family they don’t care about their children. They come to school filthy and expect the school to feed them and clean them. They have no morals where their health is.
We are on top of it. The vinegar tends to make the eggs loose their grip on the hair. And she is conditioned every morning before Kindy. I go through her hair when I pick her up. Fingers Xed so far so good.:shrug:
On Today Tonight last night was a woman who invented a vaccuum comb you vaccuum them off the hair. It was so good a school principal in Adelaide bought one for his school and he is making sure everyone gets done.:metal:May 19, 2010 at 2:17 am #462987
you were referring to one single family?? that wasn’t clear in your OP 🙂
when my hair was shorter, i did resort to using the vacuum (at about 1am). but not good for anyone with long hair, cos it knots really bad. and it only removes live ones, however is good for when the scratching is keeping you awake 🙂May 19, 2010 at 9:41 pm #462988
We had to treat the family last night. I used Listerine (most people on the net seem to use the Listerine Antiseptic – I had some other sort & it worked just as well just don’t go anywhere near heat with it in!)…keep it in the hair for at least two hours (the littlies had it in overnight simply because I ran out of time before bed), wash out with a bit of vinegar to loosen any nits. Our hair is now beautiful & soft…& lice free. We also have a comb that’s great for curly or fine hair – it has little grooves cut into the teeth & seems to work much better on curly/fine/annoying hair – much easier on the kids because there’s less pulling, etc.
My son’s kindy checks all the kids if they suspect anything. You have to sign a consent form at the beginning of the year. I think it’s a great idea – keeps on top of the problem & is far more proactive than a lot of places the kids have been to.May 20, 2010 at 2:42 am #462989
I agree with using hair product which the nits dont seem to like and tying hair up. We use the robi comb, kinda a weekly ritual in front of TV now. I’ve heard a great way to kill the eggs it to use a hair straightening iron.March 18, 2011 at 5:45 am #462990
webreyMemberMarch 18, 2011 at 12:21 pm #462991
Since writing this in the beginning Bubs has started school and I told her new teacher I did not like headlice and wanted a plan of action for the school to decrease the infestion.
She brought it up with the new headmaster and he is getting on top of it.
The family that caused a lot of the problem has moved to the northern subarbs of Adelaide. I am still keeping up with the vinegar treatment and have passed the treatment onto a lot of the other mothers.
So far no 1st year stutdents have the problems XXX fingers
Our problem is a student who is bullying the little ones by taking their lunch and throwing it on the floor and stomping on it. I have brought it up with the office and have told them it will stop as its a long time for children to be without meals and this lad should not be in the junior area of the school at meals times or when they are playing.March 18, 2011 at 11:20 pm #462992
We are having a terrible time with lice too. I gave the last of my 3 boys a No.3 today. hopefully that will help. i think it is the strange humid weather. we have plagues of all sorts popping up. I hope the school gets on top of the bullying situation. whatever you do don’t give up on it, even if you have to go there every day. if they dont have a policy that is working call the local branch of the education department. they should have a policy and an education program. Our school is Grenfell public and we are lucky to have no bullying at all. in fact we have great kids that look after each other. they have what is called their FISH PHILOSOPHY. and it seems to work. maybe have a look at their website and give the idea to your school. it is very simple and even the kindy kids catch on quickly.
Hope this helps. it is really distressing when kids get bullied.March 19, 2011 at 12:02 am #462993
We had bullies in our all girls school and they worked in a gang with the leader telling them who to bash up.
I had long hair and it had red highlights in it. so she seemed to single me out. My Dad said never start a fight but end it. He said if the bullies have to go around in a gang go after the leader. So I did they soon stopped as she didn’t like a punch in the face.
A few years agao I went along to a school reunion and she was there. I found out she had been married 4 times and the last was on the rocks due to her bullying so she hadn’t learnt from school days.
Bullies are bullies and sometimes they never learn no matter whatMarch 19, 2011 at 11:03 am #462994
I completely understand your frustration. I work in a preschool and we are no longer able to look at childrens heads and if we see them we are not allowed to say so!!!! I hate it. We used to be able to send the children home to be treated but the laws have changed and our hands are tied. Parents just don’t bother to check or to treat the heads properly. You have to get every single egg out or they are off again. The only advice I can offer is to say your grandchild properly has the cleanest hair and the nits love clean hair, they never seem to go into children with dirty or smelly hair. I would get the spray mixture going and put it into their hair every single time your child goes to preschool. Goodluck, it is a frustrating thing to deal with.March 19, 2011 at 11:10 pm #462995
In our state, we MUST send children home if they have head lice. But we no longer have a nit nurse and we are NOT allowed to look for them as its seen as an invasion of privacy. If I see a child scratch, I will ask them if they would like me to look and only if they agree, I will. More often than not its the parents that find them and inform us. They are a blooming nuisance! The lice NOT the parents.
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