What are the best bug spray to use on kids?

Our top pick, OFF! Family Care Insect & Mosquito Repellent, is effective and comfortable for kids, as it applies like a powder with no greasy residue. For a DEET-free alternative, we recommend Repel Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent.

What is the healthiest bug spray?

Here is a short list of some of the Earth-friendly ingredients you might find in your natural bug repellent:

  • Citronella oil.
  • Tea tree oil.
  • Lemon eucalyptus oil.
  • Peppermint oil.
  • Cedarwood oil.
  • Lemongrass oil.
  • Soybean oil.
  • Geranium oil.

Is bug spray safe for toddlers?

Insect repellents containing DEET have been tested and approved for kids when used as directed. You can use DEET-containing bug repellents on children ages 2 months and older, but there are some guidelines to follow: Products containing DEET should be used only once per day on children.

How do I keep bugs off my toddler?

The American Academy of Pediatrics says that insect repellents containing deet are safe for children as young as 2 months. Bug repellents with deet come in varying strengths — some contain up to 30-percent deet. A higher concentration of deet doesn’t mean a product is stronger, only that it lasts longer.

Is DEET safe for toddlers?

Insect repellents containing DEET have been tested and approved as safe for kids older than 2 months. But take care when you use them: Choose a repellent with no more than 10% to 30% concentration of DEET (look for N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide on the label).

How do I protect my toddler from mosquitoes?

Cover the baby with loose, lightweight clothing that leaves minimal skin exposed. Hats, shirts with long sleeves, pants, and socks are ideal. Tuck the pant leg into socks to prevent mosquitoes from finding their way to your baby’s skin.

What can I put on my toddler to prevent mosquito bites?

Apply lotion or cream. Talk to your child’s healthcare provider first, but some common creams that they may recommend include calamine lotion and nonprescription hydrocortisone cream. You could also use a paste made with baking soda and water.

How do I keep mosquitoes off my toddler?

Purchase EPA-registered insect repellent that has DEET, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus as the active ingredient. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends products with up to 30% DEET for children over 2 months old. Do not use products containing DEET on children younger than 2 months old.