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To not invite nits to the party

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Bodberry Sun 24-Jan-16 22:36:26

Our LO is having a party, we know that a couple of the potential invitees have unwelcome guests in the hair department. their parents are treating them, but would we be U to not invite them? They aren't part of LO's social group and if nits were to strike it would be pretty obvious where they came from, but the invitees are quite close and if we don't invite it could make other gatherings awkward.

Or do we just make it a swimming cap party?

DustyMaiden Sun 24-Jan-16 22:41:01

You invite them and stop being so horrible.

intothebreach Sun 24-Jan-16 22:42:17

Invite them anyway. It would be so unkind not to!

CaptainCrunch Sun 24-Jan-16 22:42:56

Your op doesn't make any sense. They're not part of the social group but are close? Which is it? Also the nits are being dealt with, surely by the time you have the party they would be long gone. Head lice are pretty unavoidable and will come into your child's life at some point.

WorraLiberty Sun 24-Jan-16 22:43:28

They're head lice, not tarantulas.

Get over it.

5madthings Sun 24-Jan-16 22:44:27

Their parents are treating them. Just invite them, annoying as they are once kids are at nursery and then school they are just something that you have to deal with.

To exclude a child just because they have caught nits is bloody mean, it's hardly their fault is it.

MaisyMooMoo Sun 24-Jan-16 22:46:06

How cruel.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 24-Jan-16 22:46:17

spray your child with tea tree oil, tie hair back and hope for the best.

WonderingAspie Sun 24-Jan-16 22:47:21

They are being treated. Don't be so bloody uptight and invite them! I'm gobsmacked by your post tbh.

Our DCs had nits recently. We had treated them and we're combing. We were all invited to a party and I noticed DS scratching. Checked later and yep, found a nit. I was mortified and quickly messaged everyone, no one had them. It didn't occur to me not to take them because we had treated them and we're doing the combing, they would still have been in school.

They are nits, not the sodding plague!

ceeveebee Sun 24-Jan-16 22:47:32

Surely the nits would be gone by the time the party happens anyway?

Inkymess Sun 24-Jan-16 22:48:17

Omg. One set of treatment by the parents and they will be gone. Are you going to insist that your child wears a swim hat from reception to year 6????? Otherwise get used to the idea. They will visit you. They may keep coming back. You may be the parent who spreads them as you haven't noticed... Buy a nit comb and get ready for them

KC225 Sun 24-Jan-16 22:51:38

Invite them. It's only nits.

I have twins, one had them three times last year and the other, not at all

DancingDinosaur Sun 24-Jan-16 22:53:30

Tie your childs hair back and spray with tea tree. And don't be so mean.

Headmelt Sun 24-Jan-16 22:55:26

I'm guessing it's your lo's older school going cousins that you don't want to invite because they have nits and your lo and her pals are younger so the parents would guess their dc got nits from the older dc at the party? If it bothers you this much, I would speak to the parents of the dc with the nits and see if they would mind not coming to the main party and have a separate family party. It may be better than upsetting them or excluding them totally.

Headmelt Sun 24-Jan-16 23:00:19

I didn't think op was being serious about the swimming caps, it seems too bizarre to make children wear swimming caps to a birthday party. Unfortunately, when dc start playing/socialising at groups/softplay/school, nits are an unwelcome nuisance. I remember hearing that the spread of nits has increased in adults due to the trend of taking group selfies.

Teezyweezy Sun 24-Jan-16 23:00:44

Can somebody tell me what LO stands for?

Headmelt Sun 24-Jan-16 23:01:45

Teezy LO is Little One

pookamoo Sun 24-Jan-16 23:03:49

Little One teezy

OP, just invite them.m

Inkymess Sun 24-Jan-16 23:04:22

Little one. Too young probably to have joined the school nit sharing experience on a regular basis. Nits are a pain but no one died of them or even missed a day of school did they?

Gobbolino6 Sun 24-Jan-16 23:05:10

Insist they are shaved at the front door. Or, you know, get over yourself.

willconcern Sun 24-Jan-16 23:05:55

You are being totally ridiculous.

SparkleSoiree Sun 24-Jan-16 23:10:13

Your children will undoubtedly come into contact at some point with them in the future and catch them. How would your child feel if they were not invited to a party because their friend's mummy said no to kids with nits?

I really wonder about some peoples thinking.

GreatFuckability Sun 24-Jan-16 23:12:11

its nits not ebola. yabu.

FingerOFudge Sun 24-Jan-16 23:12:29

invite them. At any point in time there will be children with nits and children with threadworm in your dc's classes. You cannot avoid this short of homeschooling your dc and never allowing them to mix with other children. Just accept it and stop stressing about it.

Teezyweezy Sun 24-Jan-16 23:13:29

I think just being a tad over protective and not thought it through. I don't believe Bodberry would want to hurt or disappoint the older children. She will invite them for sure.

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