Mom guilt: Is it a thing?
Yes, the famous “mom guilt” is a thing and happens far too often.
Before you start criticizing yourself, it’s important to know that it’s very common and it’s very easy not to know your child has lice!
Regular Head Screenings
Lice eggs are very small and very hard to see, which is why lice can go unnoticed for several weeks. Depending on the colour of the hair, they can blend in, or be easily mistaken for dandruff.
As for the bugs, they’re also very small and move very quickly. When you’re inspecting your child’s hair, they will move quickly to get out of sight, which makes it difficult to find them.
The best way to check your child’s hair is with a professional, metal lice comb. Section the hair and do small sections one-by-one. We recommend doing this at least once every two weeks, or anytime you’re around someone with lice, or a lice letter is sent home from school.
If you’re not confident in your head screening abilities, book an appointment at Lice Clinics of Canada and one of the highly experienced technicians can take care of it for you.
Once an active case of lice is suspected or detected in the hair, it’s important to treat it immediately to prevent it from becoming an extreme case.
Many parents rush out to the nearest drugstore and grab an over-the-counter treatment. But what they don’t realize is that most of these are insecticides and are not the best option to treat your children. In addition, there’s a good chance many of these won’t kill the bugs, but there’s a 100-per cent chance that none of them will kill the eggs. The only way to get rid of the eggs is to comb them out.
This can be very time-consuming and stressful for some parents, especially if the hair is longer and thicker.
Lice Clinics of Canada offers a one-and-done treatment that ensure you and your family leave the clinic lice-free in just 90 minutes! We do all the work for you, so all you have to do when you get home is wash the bedding and any clothing you’ve worn in the last 48 hours. We also recommend soaking any hair accessories like brushes, combs, clips, etc., in boiling water for at least five to 10 minutes. That’s it!
Lice Clinics of Canada has two convenient locations in Kitchener and Oakville and offers same-day appointments. So, don’t let that mom guilt consume you—call us instead!