This post was sponsored by Nix® Ultra as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and I received products to facilitate my review.
I am the mom of three girls, all of which just went back to school. There are many moments over the last ten years where I am often been surprised as a parent. There are so many moments as a parent I wished other moms would have warned me about but no one prepares you for these things. Let me just start with the warning I wish I would have known, if you have a kiddo going back to school, then you should be aware of head lice.
No one is immune from super lice. No matter how clean your house, nor how impeccable your family’s personal hygiene, super lice happen to ordinary family’s just like ours. They are resistant to most over-the-counter pesticide treatments, spread like wildfire from head to head.
I had never experienced head lice until one of my children brought it home from school. Only after the fact did I discover she had head lice and just hearing the words super lice totally creeps me out. I wish someone would have given me tips like keeping your child’s hair up and in a braid when they go to school. It’s something we now do every day when I send my girls off to school because just having dealt with lice once is enough for a lifetime. It happens though, especially here in California. I had no idea that head lice was such a problem but the dry climate and optimal survival temperatures make California a great place for these super lice.
That’s why you need the new Nix® Ultra System to treat lice. It’s a safe, non-toxic, and pesticide free over-the-counter remedy specially designed to kill both traditional and super lice, and their eggs.
Nix® wants to make sure schools, parents and nurses are well prepared as we head back to school. They’ve introduced the Nix® Lice Tracker which will tell you if there’s an outbreak in your area. You can also report an outbreak and alert others in your area. This is a very useful tool and can alert you as a parent when to watch for things like lice.
I wish that someone would have warned me about things to look for and what to do. My child was itching her head for days before it occurred to me to check her head and look very closely to see what was happening. Plus it never occurred to me that it could be lice and these are things that parents should know. Girls need to be especially aware of how to protect themselves from head lice. Simple tips like keeping a braid and not sharing things like hats, hairbrushes are great reminders. Even for middle schoolers and high school kiddos too, teaching them to avoid these situations is something that will help protect them from getting lice. No one also tells you about the time it takes to treat head lice and how costly it can become, that’s why using a product like the new Nix® Ultra System is important, it works and it gets rid of them the first time!
Is there any advice you wish you would have gotten when sending your kiddos off to school?