Lice primarily come from head to head contact. I volunteer in the classroom and see how often children have their heads touching. Lice cannot fly or jump, but they can crawl.
Here are my top prevention tips:
• Teach kids not to share hats, brushes, combs or hair accessories.
• Tell kids not to pile their jackets or coats on top of other kids' jackets.
• If there is an outbreak at school, I find it's best to send long-haired children to school in ponytails or buns.
• We use tea tree oil shampoos during school outbreaks - there are several brands available at beauty supply stores and often, Target.
How do YOU protect your kids from a lice outbreak? Share your tips below.
A former state deputy attorney general and current stay-at-home mom, Recession Mama Michele Ashamalla has three kids and ten years of experience stretching one salary to cover the necessities and more. She's all about saving money whenever you can, so you have it to spend on whatever you want!