Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Our First `Nit` Experience!!

I am ashamed to admit it but we have had our first `nit` experience today.

I have been told its nothing to be ashamed of but for some reason I am horrified, I know it doesn`t mean that my kids are dirty but I feel it.

The fact that this is the first time we have had nits and Alfie is nearly 7 is a nothing short of a miracle as alot of my friends children have had them!!!

This morning Alfie was complaining that his head was itchy so I had a quick look but as his hair is such a light blonde shade I didn`t see anything obvious. I`d always been told that nits were very obvious to see as were dark in colour, so me being me just assumed that he was clear and sent him to school.

All day the idea of him possibly having nits was playing on my mind and making my head itch!! So I decided to get some lotion from the chemist and treat him anyway.

So tonight I followed the instructions, applied the lotion, waited the 15 minutes stated and began combing through his hair.............................OMG there were loads of the little critters coming out!!!! I am mortified that I had not noticed that he had been scratching and that there were so many on him when I had checked earlier today and saw nothing.

How long have they been there??

I am going to repeat the treatment in 10 days as stated and just hope that there are not any more.

From now on I am going to be checking the boys hair every day!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. My son has had them once and I had the same reaction as you. I'm not a big fan of chemical treatments (although they are great in an emergency) but get a Nitty Gritty comb from your local supermarket. Comb through with conditioner every few bath times and you will catch any lurkers!