Originally Posted by flapjack
I have to say, I'm shocked at how many people don't routinely check their children's heads for lice. Almost every single parent I know over here wetcombs at least once a week- we do the boys every two days now, Skye every single day. By breaking their legs, it eliminates the possibility of the little blighters breeding. It's not a perfect solution, but prevention is way better than cure.
OP, given that your child's head is crawling with them, the chances are just as good that your kid passed it to the neighbouring family and picked it up at homeschooling group. Lice are nothing to be snobby about, y'know? Certainly the chances are that the reason the family next door couldn't clear them is because your kid kept reinfecting them.
I am not being snobby about it. I don;t think I have said anything that implies snobbishness. I just don't want to have bugs living in my kids heads!! I certainly got lice when I was a kid and I understand that anyone can get them...it is just that MOST people get RID Of them. Also, here in the States our lice are chemical resistant and very difficult to kill. We spent 2 DAYS doing nothing but delousing our child and our home. DH missed a day of work and we have spent about $30 on products. And I know that it is far from being over. WE are going to do everything again this weekend. In the meanwhile poor DS is cooped up in the house because I don't want to expose anyone else. He doesn't get to play with any of his friends.
We have been home a LOT the last month or so. No one else we know has it. The family said they have had it for a long time. I am not sure how that translates into my son giving it to them??
Yes he had a lot of them but they are gone now. Also their there are 5 PEOPLE in the other house that ALL have them, yet DS is the only person in our household who has them. He just started itching a week ago.
These kids have been playing together EVERY DAY for about 5-9 hours each day for the last 6 weeks. That is running back and forth between our houses.
WE KNOW for a FACT that it started with them and I think it is really rude to let your kids go to someone's house every day (and allow their child in your house) and never mention that you have lice.
We don;t go to homeschooling groups, we haven't been on public transportation, airplanes. movie theaters NOTHING.
I would have been checking for lice if I would have known that we were exposed to it. But since we have been home, ds isn't in school and hasn't been going around groups of children I had NO IDEA.
I didn't realize that people think it is okay to just expose others to Lice!
I am planning to try and help them by offering suggestions and help, but I am worried that these people are just kinda okay with having it. Does no one else think it's a problem that these kids are going to school with it too???
I just cannot relate to this AT ALL.
I think it is SELFISH
ETA the other way we know ds didn't have the lice very long is that we only found large adults and small eggs. We didn't find tons of babies etc...