What is a lice cape?
A lice cape is a plastic cover that is placed over your child’s coat. The cape protects children’s coats on classroom coat hooks which provide an easy opportunity for lice to pass from one child’s coat to another’s. If there is an outbreak of head lice at your child’s school, the lice cape will prevent its spread.
What is this product used for?
Shared spaces can be breeding grounds for lice. That’s why lice capes are indispensable in places such as schools, sports club changing rooms and day-care centres. Head lice are very contagious. They live on the scalp where they suck up blood and lay eggs. This results in itching. It is very important to treat head lice immediately so that infestation does not spread any further, for example by using a lice comb or a lice killing product. Head lice don’t only spread through head-to-head contact, they also crawl from one collar to the other. The lice cape helps prevent head lice from spreading to your child’s coat and hair. The cape is made from smooth nylon, a material that lice cannot penetrate or latch onto. It is an easy and effective tool to stop the spread of lice.
How to use the lice cape
Simply place the cape over the coat and tie the top by pulling the string or fastening the button. Make sure the coat is completely covered (the coat should not stick out at the bottom). Then simply hang the coat on the hook. Write your child’s name on the name card so that they can easily identify their lice cape. It is important to use the cape every day, even when there is no lice outbreak. You should also regularly check your child’s hair for lice or nits with a lice comb. This way, you can take action at the first sign of lice.