Hot Tip for Getting Sand Out of a Child’s Hair

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Removing sand from hair by vacuuming

Use a vacuum cleaner.

Seriously.

UPDATE: I do not recommend using this technique on children with long hair. Per our discussion in the comments I tried it on my own hair and the vacuum caused my hair to tangle very quickly. It worked beautifully on the boys’ short hair. Also? Vacuums are great for getting sand out of shoes. Just sayin’.

Earnest Parenting: help for parents who have sandy children.

The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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