The best baby bug spray uses repellents that contain up to thirty percent DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) or picaridin and should only be used on babies that have reached two months of age. And those repellents used for babies that contain DEET or picaridin are often the most highly recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) for babies of two months of age or older and adults.
Picaridin is less irritating, odorless, and a lighter chemical than DEET and is becoming common in many bug repellents. Besides Picaridin, the CDC has also recommended repellent oil called oil of lemon eucalyptus, but this oil is not for babies. Oil of lemon eucalyptus is recommended, as a repellent, for children 3 and older.
Baby bug spray that has a lower percentage of this active ingredient doesn’t mean that there is less effectiveness of the product. This lower dosage of the active ingredient just means that the repellent will not last as long as its counterparts with a higher concentration. A good comparison in this sense is that a product with 7% of DEET in it will last approximately 2 hours while a bug spray with 20% DEET in it will last for almost 4 hours. Picaridin also has a similar effect, although products with this ingredient in them only have a maximum of 10% contained in the repellant.
It is essential to not overdo the dosage of baby bug repellent so be sure to read the label and determine which spray is best for your baby. Also be aware that every product differs from another and so some can be quite strong and other not as strong. Many bug sprays cannot be washed off with water. This is why it is better to be advised it is probably better to start with a low dosage of baby bug spray and intensify the dosage as necessary.
Here are a few tips to follow when using baby bug spray:
* Only use baby bug spray on exposed skin. Do not apply the baby repellant onto skin that is covered by clothing.
* Do not apply the spray on your baby’s mouth or eyes, and also avoid any cuts and irritated skin.
* Do not apply the bug repellent on your baby’s hands as this, more than likely, will end up in their mouths.
* Also do not allow your infant to get to or hold the spray while you are busy applying it as this could lead to the repellent getting into unwanted places.
* Make sure there is an open window where you spray the repellent as it is quite toxic. And remember not to spray the repellent near open food for that same reason.
If the repellant causes a rash or irritation, immediately wash it off and if it worsens, contact a doctor.
A good alternative to chemicals in baby bug spray is going the natural way. These can often be less harmful and light on your baby’s skin. There will be more articles on natural solutions in future articles.
Also always check the label to see if it is safe for use on babies and young toddlers. It is required that repellents have to state any age limitations on the product. Read More At :
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