Fleas and baby?!

Carin - posted on 08/02/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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in addition to my 7month old son i have 4 cats one of which just had kittens, the house is clean and all the cats are protected from fleas, but the kittens (4 of em) are too young to treat so there are still fleas in the house....should i be freaking out about this? is there anything i can do for the next 3 weeks before the kittens go to their new homes, to keep the fleas away from my baby? and i haven't found any flea bites on him yet, knock on wood, but if i do should i freak out then?

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Sarah-Jayne - posted on 08/29/2009

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most people dont have bad reactions to flea bites, so if you do see one its not then end of the world unless it is a large welp, then he needs to be away from them asap! The only thing you can do really, and cats hate it, is give them regular baths... BUT if you want to know a great trick for trapping and killing fleas... lint roll your kittens. i know it sounds crazy but the roller picks up the fleas then u just wad it up and throw it out and bye-bye fleas =) works great n dogs too! good luck!

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Amanda - posted on 01/20/2010

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you could get the flea stuff that you spread around your carpeted floors (its a powder) its suppose to kill the fleas and the eggs than vacuum continue to do that till u get rid of the fleas or the kittens.

Leanne - posted on 12/10/2009

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Vacuum all the time, more than usual.. Keep the door to your child's room closed at all times and do not let the pets in there, that way it's less likely that there will be fleas there.

When my cat had fleas really bad I went out and bought tea tree oil. It should be safe to put a few small drops on the kittens and then mix some tea tree oil with water in a spray bottle and spray all of your floors, bedding, etc.. Also, using the dryer on your bedding will help kill some of the fleas.

I hope you get rid of them, good luck!

Amy - posted on 12/05/2009

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vacuum vacuum vacuum. Become one with the vacuum. Not just for the babe but for your kitties as well. Wash the kittens with Dawn dish soap to kill any fleas that get on them. Rent a steam cleaner from Home Depot clean all carpeting and upholstery. But don't freak out, a flea bite should be like any other bug bite on a child (it seems unlikely that they your cats' blood would be carrying the nasty diseases). Just monitor for infection.

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