I was going to post this first thing this morning, but I didn't have the heart to subject you to talk of nits and headlice over breakfast! Before you read on, I apologise for any itching feelings you experience as a result of what I'm about to say...
If I had a pound for every hour that I've spent going through my daughter's hair with conditioner and an ordinary nit comb, or the money back on A L L the different off-the-shelf and over-the-counter headlice treatments I've bought over the years then I'd be seriously in the money by now!
If there's on thing guaranteed to get me ranting and raving on my soapbox it's the subject of headlice! They are hideous things and whilst I'm sure there must be a reason for their existence on the planet, I cannot for the LIFE of me see what positive contribution they make to civilisation and therefore they are NOT WELCOME!
Gone are the days when 'Nurse Nitty Nora' came round to school and checked through everyone's hair, sending anyone home who was playing house for these pointless little bugs, thus keeping the rest of us safe from infestation (is your head starting to itch yet...?). The only thing that gets sent home these days is a letter telling you there is an outbreak of headlice in your child's class - great! thanks for that fantastic piece of school news!
Fear not intrepid parents! The ULTIMATE comb and weapon in the war against headlice is here and if you're prepared to 'fight' for it you can get one free from your GP as it's available on prescription (make sure they write it out in your child's name) and has been since 2004!! WHY is this not common knowledge!? The cynic in me knows why but that would be a whole other post!
Simply click on the link above, read what to do, print off the letter and give it to your GP. It will show them you mean business and aren't prepared to be fobbed off - they don't like giving these away but this is WAR against bugs and all's fair in bugs and war!
The Nitty Gritty comb quickly and easily removes ALL head lice, nits (empty egg cases) and even the 'live' eggs which other combs and chemicals leave behind to hatch a new generation of little monsters in your children's hair (I used to have to drag these off one by one with my finger nails, urgh shudder!).
Spending entire evenings and weekends combing through hair and picking out crawling bugs is one of THE most horrendous parental jobs I've had to endure to date! It's NO fun for you or your child! So BE PREPARED, get the comb from your GP and take the 'War on Headlice' to new levels!
You can stop itching now and I'll get off my soapbox and b r e a t h e.
Thanks to katya1971 over at HUKD!