Practically everday this summer our kids have been playing in our yard with the same two little neighbor girls.  They asked their parents a few times if they could come into our house to play in our kids room and their parents said yes. 

Four days ago, I noticed they were both scratching their heads (the neighbor girls).  When we asked them if they have lice they said "yes".  We said they couldn't play with out kids untill their lice was gone because we don't want our kids to get it too. 

Well, we were a little too late.  Malachi has lice.  It doesn't look like the other kids have it yet.  I'm not sure what we're going to do with Jazzy.  I love his curls, I don't want to shave his head, but at the same time, I don't want to put NIX on him either.  I checked his head, he doesn't have it yet.

We live in an apartment, so we're going to have to spend a few hundred dollars in laundry to wash all of our bedding and clothes.  Not to mention buying special lice shampoo for everyone without a shaved head. 

I'm so upset.  Why would our neighbors knowlingly allow their little girls to play at our house when they have lice?!  We can't afford to spend that much money on laundry right now.  I'm just UGH!  Angry and upset.  I feel like the neighbors should be paying for our laundry bill and the cost of lice shampoo.    

 

I have this list of stuff we gotta wash and spray to get rid of it. 

Am I missing anything?

Clean the car

Clean the living room

Clean kid’s room

Clear out our room

Spray mattresses

Spray couch

Spray chairs

Spray car

Spray car seats

Spray strollers

Wash stuffed animals

Wash pillows

Wash bedding

Wash ALL clothes

NIX everyone’s hair

Comb everyone’s hair with lice comb

Search for what’s left behind

Vacuum everything

Empty vacuum and throw out all trash

Did I miss anything?

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dsmom...
Aug. 9, 2008 at 4:25 PM

how old are the little girls

 

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jolly...
Aug. 9, 2008 at 4:27 PM

They're four and five.  BUT their parents knew they had lice.  They've done this before (letting their girls play with other kids knowing that their girls have lice). 

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melli...
Aug. 9, 2008 at 4:29 PM

Check online, I think there are home made solutions for lice.

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dsmom...
Aug. 9, 2008 at 4:29 PM

o i c good luck getting rid of it I know it can be a pain

 

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chris...
Aug. 9, 2008 at 4:35 PM That's disgusting. If I were you I would never let those kids near my kids or house ever again. And just FYI I don't think that plain old washing the bed linens kills them. There is something special you have to do. I'd hate to see you spend all that money on laundry, shave the kids' heads, then realize there are still lice in the sheets & pillows.

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Prais...
Aug. 9, 2008 at 6:19 PM

It is is too bad the parents couldnt have kept the kids away and told you they had it so you could have been made aware before there was ever a problem. Regardless, let me give you some natural solutions that I have heard work extremeley well. One- cover your childs head in either coconut oil or mayonaisse and leave on for like 3 hours with a shower cap. Then after you rinse out, comb out with a lice comb. It suffocates and kills the lice and eggs. Also for the next month or so I would use tea tree oil shampoo in their hair to prevent a re-infestation. And, you can make a spray, use a little bottle, add a few drops of tea tree oil, a few drops of lavender and some olive oil. Spray through their hair every morning before they start their day. I hope that helps. Love Mary

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FIVEH...
Aug. 9, 2008 at 11:27 PM

WELL IF YOU HAVE TO GET THE NIX SPRAY FOR FRUNITURE ITS A LICE SPRAY MAN SOME PEOPLE ARE SO INCONSIDRATE FOR OTHERS IM SO SORRY THEIRE A PAIN TO GET RID OF IF AFTER YOU CLEAN THEM IF THEY HAVE LONG HAIR BRAID IT AND TELL YOUR KIDS WHY THEY CANT PLAY WITH THEM ANY MORE THEY WILL UNDERSTAND OOOOOOOOAND BECARFULE WITH YOUR HAIR TO

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AlyMa...
Aug. 10, 2008 at 12:12 PM

Also, you don't have to wash the stuffed animals.  It's actually better to put them all into large bags and seal them up for about a week to a week and a half.  It suffocates the live ones and then the nits are suffocated too when they hatch.

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Moomie
Aug. 13, 2008 at 6:24 PM

I just got this in my email, thought you could maybe use it. Just in case it happens again. Lice Survival Guide

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