what do you do when you inlaws always have head lice????
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Steph - posted on 02/23/2010
my brothers have headlice. And ive battled them since i was little. I find talking to the inlaws about it or drop a hint like a birthday or xmas even buy headlice stuff as a gift. Once i hang out with my brothers i come straight home and wash and go thru my hair . Works everytime.
Tracy - posted on 02/24/2010
when ever lice has made it's way to our home everything gets cleaned , bag and quaratine , if it can be tossed i toss it . if the product they buy at the store isn't help ful they can get a script for stuff from the dr... but you need to be up front and honest with them like "i understand this a issue , offer to help then clean and vacuum everything blanket and toys need to sealed in a bag for a week or two to stop the breeding... if the refuse to do what is need than maybe you need to stay away from their home and meet them somewhere else not in your home..
Maura - posted on 02/24/2010
Perhaps you can start lightly like "Gee they seem to love you guys, huh? :) And mention that they need to wash their clothes pillow cases and pillows in super hot water. Lots of people don't know this or don't have their washer hooked up to hot water (like my dad, yuck!). If this is the case, then suggest they do it all at the laundromat. You might tactfully add that you hope these lice don't start liking your kids that you just don't have the time and money to deal with it. You also need to prepare yourself for getting lice (try the prevention methods above). They are rampant in the schools where I live because so many people don't have their own washer/dryers ... my daughter gave them to me, i've got curly fine hair and i took months to get rid of them ... it truly sucked... and i'm terrified of it again... but we lived... good luck (also, put girls hair in braids around infested people to reduce jump ons
Erica - posted on 02/24/2010
There is an incredible product out there called Lice Killer it is all natural and they even make a repelant that uses eucalyptus, lavender, and rosemary oils and it really works. You can google it and find yourself on their website.---Good Luck
Desirae - posted on 02/24/2010
It takes a lot to treat your home properly for head lice. Maybe they have been unable to treat everything fabric in their home at the same time, which, unfortunately defeats the battle. I would also ask them if they know what all they need to treat to completely get rid of it and offer up a weekend to go over and help. Everybody treat each other at the same time... even if you don't think you have it. If it has been in their home for a long period of time they will need to pay extra attention to their mattresses and bedding. Maybe even brand new pillows... dry bedding on an extra hot dryer setting...etc. They have got to be miserable dealing with it, and, maybe even a little embarrassed. Treat both homes at the same time just so there is no chance of transfer.
I would also recommend a repellent like Fairy Tales (They have one at Walgreens now but I cannot remember the name).
Cheryl - posted on 02/24/2010
Now you can't avoid head lice it is inevitable. Before and after you visit them wash your hair with a coconut shampoo(add tea tree oil to it) And use a coconut conditioner. They do not like the smell or taste or whatever of cocnut and tea tree oil is a natueral repellent. If it is really bad make a spritz of tea tree oil and water and put it in your hair before you go. I battled lice many times with my daughter, she was getting it from a friend. I wasn't going to make her lose a friend because of it so i researched it like crazy and made my own recipe for success. I have not had any problems since and she still plays with her friend.
I wouldn't bring your kids around until the in-laws can clear up the lice. If they are always getting it then they obviously aren't taking proper care of themselves or their house. I'd flat out say something to them about and educate them on medication for it and proper care of their linens to get rid of it in their house. I've never had lice before but know it's hard to get completely rid of unless you clean everything.
Always? If they are treating themselves properly then they shouldn't be getting it again. Perhaps they need help delousing their house. Clean the carpets, purchase new pillows, put things in plastic bags and seal them up tightly for a few weeks, etc...I wouldn't let my child be around them until they were treated and the lice were gone.
Liane - posted on 02/23/2010
Headlice are attracted to clean, fine hair... I always make sure to put styling product in my girls hair before sending them off to school (to dirty it up a little after washing). It's not foolproof, but if lice have their way they'll find the cleanest head with very fine hair to attach to because it's just easier for them.
I would certainly mention it to the inlaws as well. And, if they are unable/unwilling to treat for them, I would stay away... only my opinion but my kids have tons of curly hair and it would be a complete nightmare to try and de-louse either one of their heads!
Stevie - posted on 02/23/2010
id suggest to them to cut their hair shorter or off and to get their house treated for it and as well get the medicated stuff for their hair/head i know my friend her daughter is fighting with it from the preschool her daughter goes to i just dont understand why those children with the lice are still there i remember if a kid in my class had it they got sent home and couldnt come back until it was taken care of and thanks to that ive never had it good luck but until they fix it i guess keep them away from your child(ren)
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