Kids naturally look forward to the winter months when they can play in the snow and enjoy the holiday breaks from school. Unfortunately, the winter gear of coats, hats scarfs and such can lead to the spread of head lice. It is a good practice to train your children to keep their belongings out of “coat piles” and to keep the hats and scarfs tucked into the pockets or sleeves.
If your child has been exposed to someone with lice, placing their items into the dryer on high heat for 30 minutes can help kill any lice that may be on the article of clothing.
Sleepovers, family vacations and just “hanging out” can also lead to the spread of head lice. Insist on separation at sleepovers and no sharing of blankets and pillows. Keeping your child’s hair pulled back into pony tails or braids will also help to keep them lice free.
Communication amongst your child’s circle of friends when there is a case of lice will certainly help stop it from spreading throughout the group or re-infesting your child.
Weekly head checks using a high quality, professional nit comb (see our products page) should be used to check your children and will help to catch a case early and prevent from spreading through the household.
Prevention products (see our products page) also work to keep your kids free of those itching buggers during the winter months. While kids and teachers enjoy winter vacation, head lice don't take vacation - they take every opportunity to find a new place to call home. Our safe head lice products help keep your child free of lice throughout winter include shampoo, conditioner, and our repelling mint spray, all designed to fight those pesky critters without harsh chemicals or damage to hair. Enjoy a spectacular winter with your kids, and put the worries of head lice behind you! For more information or to take preventive measures, be sure to give Nit Free Noggins a call!