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Montreal Families

A local ‘fairy” tackles lice

It’s one of the worst parenting moments: looking at your child’s head and realizing that there are little creatures crawling around on his or her scalp. Yuck!

However, if you feel overwhelmed by the lice problem, help is at hand thanks to Wendy Schaffer-Berenbaum and her service “Wendy the Lice Fairy.” She will come to your home, wash your child’s hair with a lice-killing product and then pick out any nits with a special comb. As she’s doing this, Schaffer-Berenbaum also gives adults tips and techniques for preventing a reoccurrence. (She doesn’t do any washing or cleaning at the house). The lice shampoo she uses is non-toxic and parents can purchase it and the special nit comb from her. She recommends combing the infested child’s hair once a day for two weeks. A typical home visit lasts about two hours and Schaffer-Berenbaum can come back for a check up the following week. She has tackled lice on children of all ages, including teens.

Costs vary depending on the severity of the case as well as the travel time. For more information, call (514) 880-3969.

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