I bet your head’s really itchy now isn’t it?!
We’ve been having messages from nursery going round warning that headlice have been going round, and today I had a call to say N seems to have them. Here was I hoping that him only having a proper hair wash once a week might have held them off, but obviously not.
Even worse, I have to treat myself as well as him, and do super hot washes of all the pillows in the house because he enjoys coming in bed with me after his dad’s gone out to work in the morning. Joy.
Luckily, when the notices first came out, I did go and buy some treatment in case he caught them. Maybe I should have been using the comb regularly, but it just seems like a hassle when his hair’s so short and never needs combing. It just kind of falls into the right place even after sleeping on it.
So this evening we’ve been fine combing, spraying on, waiting, and washing twice.
This is all very well, but N hates the shower, so trying to wash out greasy treatment spray wasn’t easy with him screaming. Unfortunately just swooshing water over his head with a bowl or hands wasn’t going to do the job, so he wasn’t happy. Then I had to repeat the rinse with the shampoo. You’d think I was really hurting him, when really it was just to get all the treatment stuff out.
I’m hoping we don’t have to re-treat in 7 days, and that daily combing keeps the little blighters away.
At least having been treated, he’ll be able to go back into nursery. I guess I’ll have to keep on with the combing regularly to make sure they don’t come back.
Have your children brought any little visitors home with them recently? What did you find the best treatment?