These sleepover lice prevention tips should be followed so your child doesn’t come home with a head full of lice. Indeed, the perfect sleepover is about kids getting together braiding each others hair and playing dress up.

Can you send your Child to a Sleepover

In the first place, many parents wonder whether they should send their child to a sleepover after either they had a bout with head lice; or another kid attending the sleepover had lice.  All in all, it is fine for your child to attend – just make sure you take precaution.

Since most kids don’t understand the importance of not sharing things; it is important that you have many discussions with them so they don’t end up a victim to lice. No matter how many sleepovers kids attend; there always seems to be reports of lice.

Sleepover Lice Prevention Tips

With school out, most kids are invited to sleepovers. In the summertime, lice are much more prevalent. Be sure to read my Peak Lice Season post.

Before your child heads to a sleepover, make sure you let them know the importance of not sharing hair brushes, barrettes, hair accessories, hats and towels. While girls love to play dress-up, it is important they understand the risk of sharing things with others

Unfortunately, sleepovers provide a louse to crawl from one head to another easily. At the same time, this can be avoided by sending separate things with your child to use when attending a sleepover. For example, send your child with their own:

  • Barrettes
  • Headbands
  • Ribbons
  • Other hair accessories
  • Sleeping bag,
  • Hairbrushes and combs
  • Pillow

In addition to sending your kids with their own belongings; make sure you use Nitflix and make this part of your family’s routine when shampooing and conditioning.

As always, I welcome your comments.

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