This September, Sienna has joined Bella at school full time. She is so excited and has been telling me every day how happy she is! I really feel so relieved to hear that she is enjoying school and that she has made new friends already. And Bella has started Year 4, and even though she is used to her school and friends, this year, both classes of her year have been mixed up so she is now getting used to her new class. But she is also very happy and enjoying her time.
For the first time, we were very organised with all the things they need for school. We made our list and got everything we needed.
First Day of school (Reception and Year 4)
One of the things that was part of my list for this new year, was getting prepared for any uninvited head lice outbreak. We all hate them but unfortunately, they are part and parcel of primary school life and most kids will end up catching them no matter how careful you are with treatments.
Head Lice Experience
Bella luckily has only had them once and we ended up treating her. This was not pleasant at all and I will do anything to avoid it this year for Sienna. Bella got it when she was in Reception. I think Reception and Year 1 are the most common years where kids get head lice. I think it is because they are still little and tend to be very close to each other and their heads usually rub a lot and that is when the head lice pass from one head to another.
With Bella, we used a treatment shampoo that had a very strong smell and we needed to do the process of washing her hair and then combing her hair for a few days. Of course, Bella didn’t enjoy this but we had to do it. I never really saw an actual head lice walking around her hair but she had lots of nits and we needed to get rid of them asap.
There is a lot of information and old wives tales surrounding how kids get head lice and where they come from. Most of this is passed down to us from our parents as we grow up and then when we come to tackle the issue as parents, we get more confused as we listen to other parents and their different ways of managing and treating head lice. It can be tricky to figure out the truth from the fake news sometimes to be able to correctly choose the right products to treat your child without having to resort to using too many products and possibly making the situation worse.
Vamousse Treatment Mousse kills 100% of head lice and eggs in 15 mins with just 1 application (in scientific tests). With the mousse formula, the application is made much easier as you can apply it exactly where you need to for better results. Vamousse treatment mousse is pesticide free and safe for children over 2 years. It is also effective on resistant head lice too.
Vamousse Preventative Shampoo is designed for regular use on children’s hair to help stop them catching nits when around other children. Proven to stamp out undetected infestations, the shampoo can be used before a breakout so one never sets in, to prevent a breakout when known cases are detected or for after treatment to stop a new infestation starting. There are no nasty smells in the shampoo, leaving your children’s smelling fresh and clean.
What I do know is that if the problem isn’t treated correctly straightaway, it will become worse and require more treatments. If you are unsure of which method is best for you and your child there are plenty of sources online that can provide you with accurate information as well as your child’s school who also experience this issue on a yearly basis and are up to speed with the best ways to combat the problem as easily as possible. And this is where Vamousse comes in.
My Tips for Treating Nits
From my experience with treating Bella for nits, and after doing some research, I have gathered some tips for treating head lice:
- Remember head lice are the tiny grey or brown insects that are found in the hair. The lice are about the size of a small seed.
- Nits are the empty shells left after lice have hatched. It looks very much like dandruff but as it clings to the hair it makes it very difficult to brush out.
- Head lice are spread by head-to-head contact where lice climb from the hair of an infected person to the hair of someone else.
- Have a look under a good light, such as a lamp or the natural sunlight by sitting at a window or going outdoors.
- Use a ‘nit’ comb to detect the presence of lice and nits and make sure the teeth of the comb slot into the hair at the roots,
- Clean the comb after each stroke by dipping the comb in a cup of water, or use a paper towel to remove eggs, lice and/or nits.
- Look through each section of the hair for attached nits and live lice.
- A regular check of your child’s hair will help to control head lice.
- Detect lice and nits as early as possible
- Remove lice and nits immediately and effectively
Vamousse Treatment Mousse
Vamousse Preventative Shampoo
Having Vamousse Treatment Mousse at home and using Vamousse Preventative Shampoo for my girl’s hair makes me feel like we are ready to tackle the problem should we need to. It is definitely something every parent with primary school children should have in, in case they too come home with a case for the dreaded nits. The 15 minutes and one-time application is perfect for busy parents (and children) who want to deal with the problem straight away with minimal fuss.
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Have you dealt with head lice before? If so, how did you treat it? Have you heard of Vamousse?
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