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To expect mother to tell me her DS has lice...

(13 Posts)
CrimeLab Tue 21-May-13 21:34:57

when asking me to look after him as a favour at my home with my DD? confused

ShadeofViolet Tue 21-May-13 21:36:01

If she knew the YANBU.

CrimeLab Tue 21-May-13 21:42:48

Lucky DD is only 6 months old and doesn't have much hair, but how easily is lice spread? anyone know?

Idocrazythings Tue 21-May-13 21:55:47

Dd might not have much hair, but do you? You are so NBU. What is wrong with people???

CrimeLab Tue 21-May-13 22:08:24


Fisharefriendsnotfood Tue 21-May-13 22:12:01

Yuck. Lice can only spread by walking from his hair on to someone else's, or on to something that is then in contact with hair, eg coat hat etc. they can't jump or fly. I would be pissed off. What are you going to say?

CrimeLab Tue 21-May-13 22:20:22

No idea!!

But just googled he did say nits not lice take it not the same? He said his mum had to comb nits out? I thought lice is the same? Panic over??

ChameleonCircuit Tue 21-May-13 22:21:42

Lice are the crawlies. Nits are the eggs. Still don't panic, though. Get pissed off!

Pigsmummy Tue 21-May-13 22:22:21

She had probably treated it then?

OHforDUCKScake Tue 21-May-13 22:23:11

Tbh round here you just call it all nits. The lice and all.

Surely she didnt know he had them? Our son had them last week, the next day he had none. We treated, conditioned, combed times a million and repeat.

Might that be the case? Shes recently treated them?

CrimeLab Tue 21-May-13 22:30:53

So if they've been treated does that mean they're not catching? She definately knew!

neolara Tue 21-May-13 22:35:06

I hate to say this, but by the time your dd is in primary school you will probably barely raise an eyebrow at nits / lice. They are endemic. Nitty gritty comb and hedrin will be your weapons of choice and you'll probably be bringing them out 4 times a year.

CrimeLab Wed 22-May-13 08:33:14

True, but still, a heads up prior to agreeing would have been appreciated!!

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