Looking for Mosquito Repellents for Babies?
Mosquito repellents do not kill but repel. There are many types of repellents available, made from chemicals such as DEET and N-N Diethyl Benzamide. There are repellents made from plant extracts such as Citronella, Neem, Peppermint or Eucalyptus, Marigold and even lemongrass.
Mosquito repellents are made in the form of creams, lotions, sprays, wipes, roll-on sticks, liquid vaporizers, sprays, mats, and the old coils.
When it comes to choosing repellents for babies, the mother needs to go through a lot of consulting with family and friends, checking with doctors, safety precautions, and tested methods. Choosing the type of repellent that works best for your family depends on the need whether it is for indoor usage or outdoor usage. Creams, roll-on, wipes and lotions applied on babies delicate skin may cause an allergic reaction. Liquid vaporizer emits fumes when heated. Sprays and foams emit noxious fumes in the spray mist may be inhaled. Coils release smoke when burnt and mats emit fumes, and are it safe to be used?
Baby Centre experts and paediatricians advice that it is safer to use repellent on babies over at least 6 months old. Chemicals in mosquito repellents could be harmful to the baby and can lead to allergic reactions. Doctors even suggest citronella candles to keep mosquitoes away from babies.
What are the best Mosquito Repellents for Babies?
The 3 Best Herbal Mosquito Repellents
that do not have chemicals are:
All these mosquito repellents are made exclusively from natural ingredients and plant extracts which you can opt for. Even better you can simply apply Mosquito Body Spray on your baby's clothes or the bedding. This could be a mother’s best bet.
No Synthetic Chemicals, No DEET, No Alcohol
– 100% Safe, Natural, & Organic Mosquito Repellents