The need for anti-mosquito protection is always there to protect human health, especially for young children whose resistance is still weak. So how to choose mosquito spray and insect killer so as not to endanger the baby? Consult now!
firstDo not use any sprays or mosquito repellents on babies under 2 months old
Babies under 2 months old do not use any mosquito repellent for babies
Please keep this note in mind if you want to ensure the safety of your baby’s health.
Instead of using sprays and mosquito repellents for children of this age, you should apply the following mosquito repellent measures for your baby:
– Dress your baby in long, light-colored and loose-fitting clothes.
– Put your baby to sleep on a mosquito net, even during the day.
– Use mosquito nets, close windows and doors in the early morning and evening (the time when mosquitoes are most active).
– Clean the house and the areas around the house to ensure that mosquitoes do not have a chance to hide and breed.
– If possible, spray insecticide regularly in batches. Note when spraying, burning mosquito incense, you need to take the baby out, cover the food …
Babies over 2 months old can be exposed to some sprays and mosquito repellents with ingredients that are safe for babies.
2Mosquito spray is safe for babies
Mosquito repellent containing DEET
Mosquito sprays containing DEET are very safe for babies.
DEET is a chemical commonly known as N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide, effective in keeping mosquitoes away from babies for 3 to 8 hours depending on the DEET content in the drug. And the safe DEET content for babies is 10%, mosquito sprays with higher levels of this should not be used for babies.
DEET is quite safe for babies but not you can use it arbitrarily, too often on people and objects around the baby. Avoid contact with the baby’s mouth and eyes.
Note, DEET is insoluble in water, so do not spray on wet surfaces, including on the skin.
Mosquito spray containing Permethrin.
Permethrin is a synthetic chemical that kills mosquitoes and protects babies from ticks and fleas (suitable if you have pets).
Mosquito spray containing Permethrin should not be used directly on the skin, only on clothing or around the baby, using the same mosquito catcher.
Organic mosquito spray.
It is an insect repellent that does not contain any chemicals, including DEET. Common ingredients often used in organic mosquito sprays are lemon peels, lemons, peppermint oil…
This medicine can be used on the baby’s skin, but avoid contact with the baby’s eyes and mouth.
Organic mosquito spray does not contain any chemical ingredients, highly safe for babies
Mosquito spray from essential oils
There are many essential oils that can be used to kill mosquitoes such as eucalyptus oil, lemongrass oil, cedarwood oil, lavender oil, and clove oil.
You can make your own mosquito spray for babies from these essential oils by mixing a mixture of water and essential oils into a spray bottle in a 1: 1 ratio.
Essential oils can repel mosquitoes but are not as effective as specialized mosquito sprays, you need to use them again after a few hours. Can be sprayed on baby’s skin and clothes, blankets to repel mosquitoes and insects.
Can use essential oils capable of repelling mosquitoes as mosquito sprays for babies
Some useful information for you to find, choose or make your own mosquito spray that can be used safely and effectively to help your baby avoid mosquito and insect bites.