Do moms get lice? I hate to be the bearer of bad news here. I’m sorry to tell you that 90% of moms discover they have an active lice infestation after their child has brought lice into the home.
Yes, you need to check yourself.
No, you don’t need to feel guilty no matter what you find. You are not alone. You are in the company of 90% of other moms who, let’s be honest, will likely never admit that they caught lice from their kids.
Do moms get lice?
Moms cuddle their kids, smother their babies with love and affection. Hugs, kisses, story times on the couch, bedtime snuggles. Countless opportunities for direct head-to-head contact which is the single most effective way to catch lice from another infected person.
Moms get lice when their kids get it first. So what can you do to prevent it from happening to you??
Step 1: Prevention
Stop lice before they even enter the house. Learn about our favorite lice prevention techniques here.
Step 2: Catch it quick and treat it fast
Early intervention stops lice from taking over the whole family. Check your kids daily and at the first sign, start a treatment plan. Don’t waste a moment of your time doing research, just buy a copy of “Uninvited: a mom’s guide to lice” where we’ve outlined the 21 day treatment plan, how to comb your child’s head (and your own!), and how to clean your house afterwards. You can get your copy of the book right here.
Step 3: Keep your own hair tied back
Nothing stops infection after direct head-to-head contact, but if you’ve discovered your child has lice and you are still clear, keep your own hair tied back during all the treatment stages!
As horrifying as it might be that your kids can get lice from school, knowing that moms get lice too and that you’ll most likely be treating yourself along with the kids is just a kick in the pants. For you and the other 90%!