Head Lice / Nits
🐜🐜😖😖 horrible little beasties
I can see why parents want to give up and do nothing when it comes to headlice, it seems like there’s no easy way to get rid of them, and I’m not going to lie there really isn’t and leaving them untreated is not an option..
You can not catch an egg (nit). The only way to have nits in your hair is if a bug (louse) landed on your scalp and laid eggs. About a week after a nit is laid, it will hatch. To get rid of nits require physically extracting them from the hair.
Here’s what happens: head lice live for about 30 days. Over that period of time, they lay 6 to 10 eggs (nits) a day. After about 10 days, each of those eggs hatches. The baby that comes out of the egg is called a nymph. Within about two weeks, that nymph is mature and ready to start laying eggs.
You can see what will happen. Basically the number of nits and bugs increases exponentially over time. When left untreated, you will eventually have thousands of nits and hundreds of bugs in the hair.
Nit lotion is expensive but it does kill off a lot of the live crawlers but lotion alone just isn’t enough this is where your Super Hero parenting skills need to kick in.
Grab yourself a nitty gritty comb (designed by mums for mums ) lather your child’s hair in conditioner and go through small sections.
Repeat everyday for 7 days and to keep on top of the little beasties repeat at least twice a week for the next 12 years of their school life
*Some* doctors might give a nitty gritty on prescription (Nikki got one offered as her children have asthma )
Or they are around £10 at pharmacies and supermarkets
If you aren’t in a hurry use this link her to grab one or two really cheap
￡1.66 | Get down to Nitty Gritty Lice Comb Nit Free Kids Hair Rid Headlice stainless steel Metal Teeth Remove Nit Brush 1PCS
And remember you’re not in this alone
Contrary to popular believe nits aren’t choosy they like clean and dirty heads.
And they didn’t jump off the dog either,
I say drop the stigma and fetch back the ‘Nit Nurse’
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