Baby-Safe Bug Repellant Options
You're probably already well aware that mosquitoes are everywhere and they have quite the knack for ruining outdoor activities. Until we can figure out a way to remove them from reality completely, luckily there are still a variety of safe and natural ways to keep your children safe from them.
If you've ever asked yourself "Why does my child get so many mosquito bites?", then check out some of these baby-safe bug repellent options to keep the pesky bugs away from you and your little ones.
What is Bug Repellant?
Citronella, geraniol, eucalyptus or tea tree oils are all-natural oils that have been used for many years to repel insects. Natural oils are safe for humans, but they can contain a rather strong scent that some people don't like. To address this, many companies have created products that mask the scent of the oils.
DIY Bug Repellant
If you're a do-it-yourself type, then you may enjoy making your own insect repellent. You can easily do this by placing a few drops of essential oil in a spray bottle filled with water. While this isn't the most effective form of bug spray, it is among the safest.
Natural Bug Repellants
Citronella has been buzzing around for years, but some science suggests that it may not be as effective as we thought. It's all-natural, but it's also expensive and not expected to work as well as we had once hoped.
Instead of using citronella, try using eucalyptus oil as a mosquito repellent instead. It's safe for humans and has a strong scent that mosquitoes dislike. It's also easy to extract from the eucalyptus plant, so it's not too expensive to buy. You can use eucalyptus oil to make your own natural mosquito repellent. This will also keep your little ones safe from any harmful toxins associated with some of the other kinds of repellents.
What To Do if Your Baby Gets Bitten By a Mosquito
While there are many ways to avoid getting bitten by flying insects, it does happen. As adults, we can shrug it off. But for babies, it's not so easy. They have tender skin and a low tolerance for pain and discomfort. If you're wondering what to put on your baby's mosquito bites, here are a few helpful pointers.
If you see a mosquito that's in the process of biting them, brush it gently away and then apply a cold compress to the bite to reduce the swelling. A one percent hydrocortisone cream should temporarily help with the itching.
Then, mix baking soda with water and apply it to the bite a few times a day. Soon enough, the pesky encounter will be a distant memory.
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