While there are many good products available to repel most bugs and that are safe for baby; mosquito repellent does not seem to be one. Yet, you don’t want to let your baby suffer from bites for long. It’s important to read labels and be very careful what you spray on your baby. Doing some research online will aid you in choosing the correct mosquito spray for your baby. Children under two months of age should not ever be sprayed with any insect repellent; their skin is developed or ready to handle insect spray. After 2 months of age, most products are safe for baby if stated on the package as such. Following the instructions, as silly as it may sound, is very important when using mosquito spray on baby. |
Never apply repellent to open wounds or irritated skin. If it happens, flush the area with water and call your doctor. Do not apply to facial areas of the mouth, eyes, and hands. Baby often puts his hands in his mouth, so avoiding putting repellent on baby’s hands is a must. Do not apply repellent on clothing or skin covered by clothing. Avoid using repellent more than one time a day. Keep repellent out of baby’s face. If baby ever appears to have a reaction to repellent, wash the area immediately and contact your baby’s doctor.
If you choose not to use repellent products on baby, do not keep baby in areas where they are likely to be bitten for more than a short time. Covering as many areas as possible with clothing will also help. You should do your best to keep babies and children protected from insect bites. Following repellent instructions, using properly, and taking other precautions to protect baby will insure that outside times with family remain enjoyable and a treat for the whole family.
Keeping children protected from insect and mosquito bites is vital and should be done to preserve your child's happiness, so it is important to follow the instructions of such a practice. If you are unsure about using certain mosquito repellent baby products or how to use them, consult a doctor to help you.
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