How to Prevent Mosquito Bites: Things to Have in Your Bag and at Home

Learn how to prevent mosquito bites with these incredibly useful items to have in your bag and at home.

The summer season also means an increase in the number of mosquitoes flying around. You can prevent them from multiplying by making sure to keep your homes clean. This includes removing any stagnant water present. So, make sure to change the water of flower vases regularly, clean out water from plant pot saucers, and check if there are no puddles left in the shower. In addition to these, here’s how to prevent mosquito bites!

How to Prevent Mosquito Bites and Ensure Children are Safe: 5 Essentials to Have

1. Mosquito Repellent Spray or Lotion

How to Prevent Mosquito Bites

First on the list is a mosquito repellent spray or lotion. There are many available options in the market. But not all are baby-friendly. Some have scents that are too strong, while others might cause irritation on extra sensitive skin. A safe and gentle product we recommend is the Gone Away Natural Citronella Lotion (P185) by Tiny Buds. It contains a blend of natural ingredients that keep skin soft and smooth. Moreover, it doesn’t have a strong scent and won’t stain clothing. Plus, it’s free of SLS and parabens! So it’s definitely safe to use even on infants.

2. Citronella Stickers or Patches

How to Prevent Mosquito Bites

Some pediatricians don’t recommend applying anything on newborn babies’ skin just yet. If this is the case, you can buy citronella stickers or patches instead. These handy stickers can be stuck on the side of the crib to prevent mosquitoes from approaching a sleeping baby. We like MoskiShield’s Mosquito Repellent Patch (P160). These are especially useful for toddlers who love running around already. Just stick one on an area they can’t reach or won’t notice (like their backs or shirt sleeves) to prevent mosquito bites. Just be sure to keep these away from pets as they can be toxic to them.

3. Insect Killer Lamps and Rackets

How to Prevent Mosquito Bites

If your kids or pets aren’t sensitive to the loud zap that an insect killer lamp or racket makes, these are very effective in killing mosquitoes. Not to mention, satisfying! Just place a lamp in every room of your home and keep it on during peak hours. Mosquitoes are usually more active in the morning. Meanwhile, rackets are convenient to have if you often move around the house.

4. Mosquito Net

When your baby or toddler naps, place a mosquito net or kulambo around their crib or playpen. This is one of the most effective ways to ensure that mosquitoes don’t bite them in their sleep.

5. Insect Sprays

Last but not least would be to regularly spray an anti-mosquito spray in every room. However, these sprays contain chemicals that might not be baby and pet-friendly. To ensure safety, spray this when children or pets are not around. It also helps to air out the room after—before letting the kids, dogs, or cats in.

Preventing Mosquito Bites

Mosquitoes are truly annoying and can be scary as well. There are sicknesses that kids can get from their bites—like dengue, which is why it’s important to keep homes mosquito-free. With these items and tips, you can worry a little less!

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