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3littlebadgers Sun 11-Jan-15 17:28:16

Ok maybe a little dramatic, grin but after spending the weekend delousing dd, once again, wibu to at least consider it? At least untill a certain little class mate's mum aknoweldges her daughters wriggling hair and does something about it?

simbacatlivesgain Sun 11-Jan-15 17:31:06

Just shave their headssmile

Panzee Sun 11-Jan-15 17:31:37

I understand your frustration. Have you tried hairspray after the million plaits and buns? Seems to work for some.
Tea tree oil stinks, try spaying some of that on the hair too.
(Apologies if you've tried these and everything else).

ArcheryAnnie Sun 11-Jan-15 17:32:04

Have you tried having a quiet word with the teacher?

(I don't know what you use, btw, but I found the £20 electric nit comb from boots, followed by hedrin, the best option. I like that the electric comb is used dry, thus it's easy to check on all the subsequent days when you intellectually know you've got rid of the nits, but are still scratching and paranoid anyway!)

ArcheryAnnie Sun 11-Jan-15 17:33:22

This made me think of all the young teachers I've known who have started in my DS's old primary with long, flowing hair, then pretty quickly went for pixie cuts!

ZammoMcGuire Sun 11-Jan-15 17:34:21

just tell the mum

GO ON I DARE YOU

Wait until you're up at 2 in the morning dealing with your child's bleeding bottom due to her scratching the skin off because of fucking cunting twatty threadworms. They'll send all the letters you can handle home about headlice yet nothing about threadworms which are just as catching but a lot more nasty to deal with.

Royalsighness Sun 11-Jan-15 17:38:01

My mom used to wet look gel my hair into a Croydon facelift and then eventually she cut my hair into a very short pixie cut.

This is going to sound mean but I don't intend it to, the 2 girls in my class who always had lice (both my best friends) one had bum length hair that she never tied back and the other had long dreadlocks so mom used to have to use her imagination when de lousing me every Friday.

waithorse Sun 11-Jan-15 17:38:22

This is a brilliant plan. grin

Janethegirl Sun 11-Jan-15 17:44:01

It used to be that around 40% of children under 10 years old had threadworms (not sure if it's better or worse nowadays) but I used to worm my dcs regularly....just like you do for animals grin

ghostyslovesheep Sun 11-Jan-15 17:52:52

thread worms are piss easy to deal with - drink the medicine - gone

forget all the magic fixes OP (I have 3 kids of various ages - they don't work be it tea tree or hair spray or pixie dust)

all you can do is treat

it get's better - my elder two haven't had them for years

I really doubt any parent is wilfully neglecting their child's hair. I regularly check and clear my kids hair. It's rare that I won't find a lone walker which is exasperating to say the least. If I'm lucky I can avoid infestation but they caught it from a classmate and probably passed it on too. I plait my girls hair every morning, use a preventative spray and encourage them to be mindful of other kids loose hair but that's all I can do. If anyone insinuated that I was ignoring my kids hair (even with the fact that my kids do get them regularly) I'd be mightily offended and would probably spread rumours about your sexual integrity about grin

mix56 Sun 11-Jan-15 17:55:43

Has the family of the supposed culprit child been told ? Where I live the whole class was asked to treat over a w/e, & on Monday only kids who brought in the empty box from the treatment were allowed back, all the children with long hair were asked to plait their hair. The epidemic was over within a week, after weeks of repeated treating.
Obviously the bedding, PJs, hats, towels, sofas & even car seating should be treated....

3littlefrogs Sun 11-Jan-15 17:55:55

Threadworms have to be treated with the medicine - twice.
Then you have to strip the beds, vaccuum everywhere, wash all bedding and towels - and keep doing it regularly until after the second dose of the medicine.
If you are pregnant you can't take the medicine.

Not easy IMO.

I agree they are easy to treat when you know they have them. (Usually around two in the morning when dealing with a sore backside)

ghostyslovesheep Sun 11-Jan-15 17:56:29

if it's rare that you don't find nits I'd suggest you change how you are treating them - regardless of what that makes you want to say about my sexual integrity (odd comment that)

Jodie1982 Sun 11-Jan-15 17:58:45

Good idea!
I had my DDs beautiful long hair chopped to shoulder length due to constant Headlice. I really would love a Nit Nurse of some sort in school.

'Twas a joke. Of course I wouldn't spread rumours about. Might think about it though. Nits are the empty eggs. I'm talking about one that has just literally walked onto your child's head and you luckily catch it in time. I'm an expert at headlice removal. I've been hairdressing for best part of 20 years. I know all the tricks. Still doesn't stop the feckers.

ilovechristmas1 Sun 11-Jan-15 18:26:43

was talking to my son's barber about nits,he said all the girls in his daughters school had to have their hair (if long enough) tied back as a school rule

i think its a great idea and while there will always be nits in school this rule will eliminate a portion of them spreading

i wish more schools would implement it

3littlebadgers Sun 11-Jan-15 18:35:24

Sorry, went a bit AWOL to braid dds hair. I do regular checks and use a preventative spray and hair spray but alas to no avail. She got them just before the holidays which we treated and then checked regularly after to make sure I hadn't missed anything. I informed school, who sent out generic note but I honestly think this particular child in the class is pretty much left alone, or at best treated with a lotion and then left because the poor thing is visibly infected with lice, nits and loads and loads of the empty egg cases. I might be mistaken but wouldn't these have come out with combing with an appropriate comb? Love the idea of shaving, we might go for a matching look throughout the family, his, hers and their hairstyle grin

ghostyslovesheep Sun 11-Jan-15 18:37:16

if you have lice walking through your hair you need to treat it smile

3littlebadgers Sun 11-Jan-15 18:39:04

Whoops just noticed nits are the empty ones, in that case eggs, nits and lice. Poor girl, dd said that everyone knows she has them, which must be horrible for her, I would quite happily comb them out myself, but mother is a terrifying lady, and I am very soft and also pregnant!

Pipbin Sun 11-Jan-15 18:40:37

I really doubt any parent is wilfully neglecting their child's hair.

I'm a primary school teacher. There are.

The problem is that we aren't allowed to tell the child's parents directly that their child has nits, we have to tell the whole class. Which means that the parents who always check and treat the problem will do so, but those who can't be bothered don't.

I have known children come to school in clothes you wouldn't use to line the dog bed, neglecting there hair is the tip of the iceberg.

Pipbin Sun 11-Jan-15 18:41:32

Neglecting their hair.

TheTroubleWithAngels Sun 11-Jan-15 18:45:20

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