Getting Rid of Fleas in a Toddler's Hair?

October 11, 2013

A toddler itching her head.My daughter got fleas from my mom cats when they were infested (all but one has been treated now). The one cat not treated yet, keeps scratching herself open, so she can't be treated until the sores heal. Otherwise it could get in to her blood stream and poison her. I keep trying to pick them off, but her hair is so thick that it is very hard to get them unless they are at the hairline.


I need a shampoo recipe that I can quickly make at home to help her. Before someone says to make sure it is fleas and not lice, my daughter is only 19 months old and not in daycare. No one else in the house was exposed to lice so, I know it is fleas. I vacuum multiple times a day, and we keep the house as clean as possible. Please share a recipe to help my daughter, please!

By Deedra A


October 13, 20132 found this helpful
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I would use Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth on your daughter's hair and on your cat at the same time. It is safe for humans and animals. And it works. My dog and I had fleas and also my carpet. This worked like a charm. I had to use it twice. Use a lot of it. I guarantee it will work. Vaccum every other day for 2 weeks. Hope this helps.

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October 13, 20132 found this helpful
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It's a recipe for pets as well as humans.

1/2 cup of cider vinegar
1/2 cup of Dawn dish soap
1/2 cup of water

Mix together, then saturate hair being mindful of avoiding eyes.


Let sit for 2-3 minutes, then rinse well with warm water. That should do it!

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February 4, 20160 found this helpful
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Make a paste of baking soda and water. Rub this into her ahir and scalp. Leave it on for 10 minutes nnd rinse thoroughly. Then towel dry

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August 21, 20162 found this helpful
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You can also use baby shampoo it kills fleas. I use it on my dogs so if it gets in their eyes it won't burn.

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September 18, 20160 found this helpful
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Dawn dish soap nightly. Mane and Tail conditioner. Leave Dawn in her hair during bath. Rinse. Condition. Works great leaves hair super soft. Good luck.

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