Thursday, 14 June 2012

A real head scratcher.

This morning before school I was playing with Noah's hair when I noticed that he had what look like nit eggs in his hair.  Yuck.  We had an incident a couple of weeks ago when Aled had come home with head lice, but we treated it and I thought that was that.

Anyway, I get the nit comb out and lo and behold there were a couple of lice in Noah's hair.  I tell hubby and continue to comb through Noah's hair.  I got what I could out, but as anyone who has school age children will know, the eggs are a bugger to get out.

With Noah done as much as possible, I move on to Aled.  Well, although Noah had quite a few eggs, but not many live ones, Aled was the complete opposite!  Almost every comb through brought out more.  I'm squeamish when it comes to creepy crawlies, so you can imagine how I was feeling with this.  Coupled with a child who wouldn't sit still for me to comb through, it wasn't a good combination!

In the end, I bribed him with being allowed to play with my tablet computer so that daddy could shave his hair.  I really did feel that this was our best option.  Aled has quite thick hair and an intolerance to letting me go through his hair like Noah did.  Thankfully, being allowed to play with the Xoom did it's job and Aled sat still for the whole time that hubby shaved his hair with the clippers.  I was actually quite impressed as he doesn't normally sit still when we get the scissors out.  I think shaving his hair is the way forward in future!

So, this morning, instead of my usual quiet Thursday morning with the boys at nursery and crèche, I have them both at home and we are all sat here with our heads soaked in Hedrin!  Thanks to the advise of some of my facebook friends, I now have a 'Nitty Gritty' comb on order and will definitely be putting Vosene kids shampoo on my next shopping list!

All I can think of is thank goodness I don't have a girl!  Having to comb through mine and the boys hair is bad enough!  Oh, the joys of being a mother to primary school age children eh?!

Jackie. x

P.S.  I'm sorry to all of you who are now sat there scratching your heads from the thought of it! lol. x


  1. Oh poor you :( I would have been squirming too with all those lice, I'm scratching now! I would have done exactly the same with shaving his hair {only with my son, not my daughter though!} We haven't had any head lice yet but hubby works for the company who make Headrin so we'll have a good supply if/when we need it! x

    1. I'm going to be honest, I didn't find the headrin helped so well yesterday. Some prevention advice I was given that might help when your daughter is at school is to use tea tree or Vosene shampoo and to spray the hair with anti-tangle spray every morning as this helps keep the hair too slippery for the lice to grab onto. And the most obvious one for girls is to tie up their hair! xx

  2. Oh my word - you are right, that did just make me itch my head! You poor things! Bloody head lice!


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