It happened to me. It can happen to you too. My kids got lice!
Even though Bunk1′s booth has been next to “Lice Treatment Center LLC” at a lot of camp trade shows, I never thought I would actually need their help. But, one day last June, I was caught unprepared…when we discovered that my child had lice. Fortunately, I remembered the names of the owners and that they claimed to work 24/7. Guess what? They do. It was late evening when I called their toll-free number (888 LICEAWAY) and immediately was connected to Liz Solovay, the principal owner and founder of the company. I felt so relieved when she said, “Of course we can help you.” And she meant it. She arranged for a professional lice technician to be at my house first thing in the morning. Sure enough before 8 am, the technician arrived with all the tools of her trade — from a magnifying lamp to the full line of all-natural treatment products, as well as her remarkably well-honed and meticulous nit picking skills.
At the end of several hours, you could hear a collective sigh of relief when the technician declared, “That’s it!”
Nevertheless, to ensure peace in my house, I called Liz and asked her to send the technician back in a week to double check! The result? We were lice free!!!
I will tell you one thing though, I won’t let it happen again—either at home or at camp! Take it from me, you don’t want your kids to get head lice anywhere. Make sure you educate your kids on ways to prevent head lice. Here are a few:
Don’t use anyone else’s hairbrush or comb
Don’t use anyone else’s helmet or hat
Never let anyone lie on your pillow or sleeping bag
Never share a cubbyhole
Also, make sure you are taking proper steps to prevent head lice, including:
Regularly clean things that your child’s head comes in direct contact with (pillows, car seats, headphones, etc).
Review pictures of head lice, so you understand what you are looking for in your child’s hair, including live lice and nits (lice eggs)
Check your child for nits and live head lice at least once a week. Lice is often found at the back of the head, near the neck and behind the ears.
Recognize the symptoms of head lice: itchy scalp, red spots on the scalp or any rash-like bumps on the back of your child’s neck.
You can also have your kids checked before they go to camp and it is also a good idea to ask your camp’s director if they do a lice check upon arrival. Some camps even partner with outside organizations like LTC’s Camp Lice Insurance™ program that checks to make sure campers and staff remain lice free during the summer. As for my kids, they use all the great smelling Jolis Cheveux™ prevention products in the“Camp Packs” I bought. They are happy not to be among the “lice group” at camp (and I am relieved we have been lice free so far this summer as well).
For more info: call the LiceTreatmentCenter, LLC @ 1 888 LICEAWAY (1-888-542-3292) and ask for Liz or visit licetreatmentcenter.net. If you purchase a product, use coupon code BUNK1 to receive 15% off your purchase!
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