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head lice! what do I do?! HELPPPPP Nancy G :) Due January 8; 1 child; Tifton, Georgia 60 posts
26th Jun '13

I've ran into this annoying problem with my daughter! I'm currently a single Mom, I work full time and so my daughter, 11 months, goes to day care. Well about 2-3 days ago I noticed she had lice!! I've been wet combing every day at least 3 times a dayy but I can't seem to get rid of them. Her head isn't entirely covered but come on .. she's 11 months old!!!!!!!!!!! I'm wiggin out because I can imagine how uncomfortable she may be! ANY SUGGESTIONS???????????? Home methods that work??????? Her ped. said she's too small for lice treatments.

Sara❥ 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 8621 posts
26th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nancy G :):</b>" I've ran into this annoying problem with my daughter! I'm currently a single Mom, I work full time and ... [snip!] ... she may be! ANY SUGGESTIONS???????????? Home methods that work??????? Her ped. said she's too small for lice treatments."</blockquote>




I've heard mayo works, but I've never tried it.

Amber ♡ Due August 13; 1 child; Kansas 17675 posts
status 26th Jun '13

Eww, I'm sorry you're going through that :? I'd be really upset, too. I have no advice at all, I've never had to deal with lice. I'd be reporting that to the daycare asap though..

*Berrrr Due November 19; 1 child; Ohio 2724 posts
26th Jun '13

Mayo!! Absolutely lather her head in it, then put saran wrap around it. Leave it on for a while.



My sister used to get lice religiously. It was ridiculous. But mom would sit her down, lather her head in mayo, and wrap it. Maddie would sleep in it (obv. she has a lot more hair than your 11mo old though.) then in the morning, wash her hair out really good. Then mom could just comb them out for her.



The mayo smothers them, and what ones do survive the mayo are smothered by the saran wrap.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 21444 posts
26th Jun '13

try the mayo and you need to wash bedding and everything in hot water and bag up stuffed animals. Have you told the daycare?

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3438 posts
26th Jun '13

Cover her head in mayonnaise, it will suffocate and kill them. Wrap all stuffed animals and pillows in a tighy tide garbage bag for two weeks. Wash everything will boiling water if possible. Im not sure what you can do with brushes and combs- bleach and hot water?
Also talk to the day care providers so they know she has lice.

Nancy G :) Due January 8; 1 child; Tifton, Georgia 60 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting sαяα:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Nancy G :):</b>" I've ran into this annoying problem with my ... [snip!] ... Her ped. said she's too small for lice treatments."</blockquote> I've heard mayo works, but I've never tried it."

I've heard it too .. something a bout it suffocated them. I've been reading up on a lot of stuff .. like vinegar, conditioners, etc. I guesss I'd have to try all.

Miss Brittany 1 child; Here, PA, United States 3747 posts
26th Jun '13

Have you been cleaning her bed sheets, pillow, stuffed animals, couches, and any other cloth surface?

K and N TTC since Nov 2012; 2 kids; Denver City, Texas 1890 posts
26th Jun '13

This probably wont work since she's so young.. but when i was little, I got lice once a year when school started... until when I was in 4th grade, my grandmother poured kerosine on my head, and I've NEVER had it again... as for as your LO.. I don't know... just keep combing??

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6800 posts
26th Jun '13

comb out what you can. The put vasaline in her hair overnight. Its going to be a b***h to wash out the next day but it will suffocate anything you cant see or comb out. After that start using tea tree oil every day. They hate the smell of tea tree oil and it will suffocate them too.
I also used dog shampoo on my daughter and rinsed her hair with vinger. Also make sure you spray down EVERYTHING in your house with the spray. If you dont she will just keep getting it. Anything that she sleeps with (pillow, blankets, toys, etc) put in a trash bag and in the heat for a while (garage or soemthing) the heat will kill any lice on the bedding. Its important to not only treat her but the surroundings. Daycare needs to be treating the center too.

Nancy G :) Due January 8; 1 child; Tifton, Georgia 60 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting Miss Brittany:" Have you been cleaning her bed sheets, pillow, stuffed animals, couches, and any other cloth surface?"

Ever since I noticed them, I've been washing her covers dailyyy && I bought some lice sprayy also.

Sara❥ 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 8621 posts
26th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Miss Brittany:</b>" Have you been cleaning her bed sheets, pillow, stuffed animals, couches, and any other cloth surface?"</blockquote>




!!! You have to make sure to clean your house to or she'll keep getting them.

Sara❥ 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 8621 posts
26th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nancy G :):</b>" Ever since I noticed them, I've been washing her covers dailyyy && I bought some lice sprayy also. "</blockquote>



You have to bag everything up (stuffed animals, baby dolls, etc) and leave it for a while. Google it, it should tell you the correct amount of time.

Not Kayla 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33236 posts
status 26th Jun '13

Saturate her hair in olive oil... Wash it out with tea tree oil in shampoo. Make sure you vacuum her carseat cover, and washed everything else that she rests her head on.

Nancy G :) Due January 8; 1 child; Tifton, Georgia 60 posts
26th Jun '13

I've took her out the day care already and let them know that she got this! It's soo horrible to Me more because she's 11 months old , I understand a older kid, toddlers but she's still an infant.