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Headlice LittleBugs_Mommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 884 posts
21st May '13

hey mommas ! ok so i know that daycare's and schools etc.. has a higher chance of catching head lice.. but heres my question..



Theres a kid in there who has gotten headlice 4 times within the 8 months (that i know of) and hes spreading it through daycare obviously... my daughter has gotten headlice from this daycare twice now within not even 2 months (and before anyone says anything YES i am doing EVERYTHING that i am suppose to keep them away.. ( washing bedding,car seat covers, treatments, combing, bagging up all toys that have fabric , tea tree oil etc..) now she went back to daycare 2 weeks ago and has gotten it AGAIN ... how in the world do you keep head lice away !!!



TIA

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
21st May '13

Switch daycares. It sounds like they aren't taking care of it on their end

22Jleigh33 1 child; Louisiana 747 posts
21st May '13

If she will wear a hat put it on her when she goes. Also put hair spray in her head. Life don't like dirty hair

LittleBugs_Mommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 884 posts
21st May '13
Quoting Jacqueline*Italia*Justin:" If she will wear a hat put it on her when she goes. Also put hair spray in her head. Life don't like dirty hair"

ive let her hair be dirty and greasy for like 3 days no washing her hair( yes i bathed her though just didnt wash her hair) ive tried the hat thing but they wont allow me to keep it on her in the daycare only when she is outside and ive fought with them to keep it on her head and they told me i either have no hat or shes kicked out

22Jleigh33 1 child; Louisiana 747 posts
21st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LittleBugs_Mommy:</b>" ive let her hair be dirty and greasy for like 3 days no washing her hair( yes i bathed her though just ... [snip!] ... when she is outside and ive fought with them to keep it on her head and they told me i either have no hat or shes kicked out"</blockquote>




Dang, maybe switch day cares if possible. Me and my older sister caught it multiple times when we were in kindergarten. It was miserable. My moms even shaved our heads. There was nothing else she could do. Finally we switched schools and didnt get it again.

LittleBugs_Mommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 884 posts
21st May '13
Quoting Jacqueline*Italia*Justin:" <blockquote><b>Quoting LittleBugs_Mommy:</b>" ive let her hair be dirty and greasy ... [snip!] ... My moms even shaved our heads. There was nothing else she could do. Finally we switched schools and didnt get it again."

i plan on changing daycares its becoming ridiculous

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
21st May '13

Honestly, I wouldn't blame the kid. Lice can live in carpet fibers, stuffed animals, blankets, etc. they probably aren't doing anything to rid the place of it, which is causing everyone to repeatedly get it. I would switch daycare a immediately.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
21st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LittleBugs_Mommy:</b>" ive let her hair be dirty and greasy for like 3 days no washing her hair( yes i bathed her though just ... [snip!] ... when she is outside and ive fought with them to keep it on her head and they told me i either have no hat or shes kicked out"</blockquote>




Put her in a hijab and claim religious reasons. I'd like to see them argue with that one.

LittleBugs_Mommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 884 posts
21st May '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" Honestly, I wouldn't blame the kid. Lice can live in carpet fibers, stuffed animals, blankets, etc. they ... [snip!] ... doing anything to rid the place of it, which is causing everyone to repeatedly get it. I would switch daycare a immediately."

noo noo im not blaming the kid himself , i would never do that because i know its not the child himself that asked for it...im pissed at the fact that the daycare hasnt taken the proper caution for it!

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 11740 posts
21st May '13

Switch daycares. They need to be thoroughly cleansed and if this kid is getting it that often, they need to talk to the parents.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
21st May '13

Ok idk why everyone's blaming the daycare. Yes it happens and can happen anywhere. Talk to the daycare. Make sure they're washing all their linens and stuffed animals. Actually when we have lice outbreaks we take everything out for a couple weeks u til we know all the kids are free. Then they should be checking the children with lice to make sure they don't have it before they return. So if start by asking them what they are doing to prevent it in their center.



Next, are you continuously combing her hair for weeks straight? Because if one little egg slips by you she will get it again. Make sure you tell her not to share hats or clothes or anything. Continue putting tto in her shampoo or however you're doing it. Put her hair in a bun and spray it with hairspray before she leaves.



I have worked in prek where we have had continuous lice outbreaks and my dd has been in daycare with live outbreaks and neither of us ever get it. You really need to continue the combing for weeks and ask the daycare what they're doing to prevent it from spreading. Maybe they're not trained to check for live. I'm the official lice checker at my center because nobody else can see them. I can usually find them within one minute of checking if someone has it.

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 11740 posts
21st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" Ok idk why everyone's blaming the daycare. Yes it happens and can happen anywhere. Talk to the daycare. ... [snip!] ... checker at my center because nobody else can see them. I can usually find them within one minute of checking if someone has it."</blockquote>




I've worked at a day care too and if we noticed a kid had lice 8 times in a matter of months, we'd have a serious talk with the parents and would tell them to keep them home until its cleared. And we would make sure our stuff is clean of it. If multiple kids kept getting lice from our center, we aren't doing enough to prevent it. If one kid kept catching it after we'd taken every precaution then yes, I would think that maybe the parent isn't being thorough enough in getting rid of it.

LittleBugs_Mommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 884 posts
21st May '13

they check their heads when they come back and all the times shes been cleared i have YET to see them take ANYTHING OUT of that daycare!

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
21st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LittleBugs_Mommy:</b>" they check their heads when they come back and all the times shes been cleared i have YET to see them take ANYTHING OUT of that daycare!"</blockquote>




Then yeah I'd talk to the teachers and director to see what they're doing. They could be washing it after hours. But they really should keep it out until this passes. We usually keep stuff out until we've cleared all the kids. Is it just her and one other child getting it? Or is everyone getting it? Maybe there's a child that has it and nobody knows that keeps contaminating the room?

LittleBugs_Mommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 884 posts
21st May '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting LittleBugs_Mommy:</b>" they check their heads when they come ... [snip!] ... getting it? Or is everyone getting it? Maybe there's a child that has it and nobody knows that keeps contaminating the room?"

i did all they say is weve taken everything with fabric out and sanitized them and washed them and i know for a fact that they havent because they sent her home at lunch time and right after lunch is when they go for a nap .. ive talked to the directer and staff and i keep getting the same thing but i also go to school there and i check on her every half hour (personal reasons) and nothing has been brought to the laundry