5 Tips to Entertain Children Through a Head Lice Treatment

naturallicetreatmentforkidsHere’s a head-scratcher (ok, there’s a little pun intended): how can something so tiny create such massive misery? Minuscule though they are, head lice still can wreak months of havoc on a household.

While lice have a high ick factor, the bugs themselves are fairly harmless. They don’t carry diseases. They just really gross most people out.

We know having head lice can be very stressful for Moms & Dads, but it can be stressful for the kids too! They actually seem to take it a lot better than Mom really, but having to sit through a nit picking process can be tough.

Here are 5 things to keep the kids entertained during a nit picking:

(These aren’t for the little ones – little ones are quick to check with their usually fine, short hair and they seem to entertain themselves!)

1) A portable DVD is really a no brainer. It keeps them busy and still for the 30 to 60 minutes we need and wa-la

2) Any hand held portable gaming device, we supply a DX (children who don’t own DX’s are mesmerized the entire time)

3) Pipe cleaners. For the kids who has to move his or her hands these are a life saver. You can mold them into anything you want. You can make jewelry, chains, robots etc.

4) We love the question game. It’s super simple. The asker quick fires simple questions to the kids.

Would you rather be a mouse or an elephant?
What is your is favorite fruit?
Would you rather be a fairy or a princess (don’t say this to the boys – they get mad)?
Bubble Gum or Berry toothpaste?
Top 3 ice cream sundae toppings?

Before they know it they are all finished siting still and can go play!

5) I Spy. It’s a classic. Start off the game by picking an object in the room and saying “I Spy with my little eye something…blue” and then everyone takes turns guessing what is spied. The winner of the round chooses the next object.

It’s best if you incorporate some help to get some of the games rolling. Nit picking is a tedious process and it takes some concentration. So if you are the nit picker you’ll need help to play 4 & 5.

We bring a treasure box that the kids can pick from when they are done (if they are good – of course every child gets to pick – we think they are all good!) and they really look forward to it! We see Mom’s & Dad’s spoil them while they are going through this tedious process, they get candy they don’t usually get to eat or soda they don’t normally get to drink, some get games on their wish list and the list goes on…it’s endearing and if you need help we want to be the gift to Mom & Dad. Call Let’s Be PALS if you’re in the Virginia Beach area and find you need help with head lice treatments – we want to spoil you!

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Nit Terminator Lice Comb and The Best Lice Combs

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Best Lice Combs – A $15 Comb Can Save you Some Big Lice Headaches.

Early detection of head lice is the best prevention.  Most experts agree that nit, or lice egg, removal is the single most important part of every head lice control treatment and using the proper lice comb is at the heart of the whole process. Removing nits from hairs by whatever means is called “nit-picking”.

Lice combs are made from either metal or plastic. Metal combs, with stiff tines, or teeth, and narrow slots between tines, will effectively remove or crush nits while plastic combs tend to “skip over” nits and are not as effective. Plastic combs can be used to untangle long hair before nit-combing with a metal comb. You’ll find the combs provided in the OTC boxes inefficient.

A lice comb is a great diagnostic device. Studies have found that a lice comb is the best tool for finding live lice.

wetheadchecksDo a wet head check with a professional lice comb like the Nit Terminator for early detection.

Simply get the entire head wet and comb through the hair with a professional nit comb swiping on a damp paper towel after each section of hair is combed. If your child has lice you will see nits or live lice come out onto the paper towel. Don’t know what your looking at? Send an email to look@virginiabeachlicetreatment.com and they’ll access the situation for free!

How to find a good lice-removal comb

A high-quality lice comb has long, fine, metal teeth that are very close together. Most experts will advise not to bother with plastic combs or the ones that come in the lice medicine packages (and we agree). Just because it’s a metal comb it doesn’t mean its the best and a professional lice removal comb.

This comb is purchased by many families because it’s metal, but its not the best as the teeth are not long enough.

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There are only two professional lice combs on the market The Nit Terminator and the Lice Miester

You may see or hear about electronic combs, but according to Richard Pollack, a lice expert at the Harvard School of Public Health, the electronic versions probably offer no advantage over a traditional, well-designed lice comb and we find that the electronic combs tend to identify anything in the hair, lint, dirt, or any type of particles not necessarily lice.

best lice treatment virginia beachA good professional nit comb is imperative to getting rid of lice. We feel like you really can’t do the job without the proper tools. If you have questions or need other tips and tricks if you’re going it alone, Let’s Be PALS lice treatment of Virginia Beach offers free advice or you can purchase our lice eliminating products online for half the price of other big name brand lice product companies.

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Contributor:  Let’s Be PALS

Author:  Julie B