Keep your kids safe and itch-free with the best bug repellent for baby
Insect bites can be itchy, irritating and even transmit diseases like West Nile Virus, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. So it’s essential to protect your little one in buggy areas by dressing him in long-sleeved shirts and pants, using mosquito netting over strollers and carriers and avoiding scented soaps or sprays that can attract insects.
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In general, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends bug spray with no more than 30 percent DEET on babies two months old or older. DEET is one of the most effective bug repellents on the market, but it can irritate skin, eyes and nervous system in some people.
DEET-free formulas (also called oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol / p-Menthane-3,8-diol) work just as well. Some are safer for babies and toddlers, including those that use citronella and natural oils like tea tree and peppermint instead of DEET.
California Baby’s Natural Bug Blend is a DEET-free formula that features citronella, lemongrass and cedar pure essential oils. These essential oils are known for their bug-repelling properties, and they’re all naturally sourced and pesticide free.
The DEET-free formula has a pump action sprayer that can be locked to the side, which makes it easy to use in travel and camping. It’s also gluten-free, nut-free (except for coconut), soy-free and oat-free, making it great for any family!