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What (if any) bug spray do you use on your kids?

I usually do not use them due to chemicals, but the mosquitos are so bad here this year and they are eating up my kids! Do you know of any that are safer than others?

 
missanc

Asked by missanc at 1:21 PM on May. 25, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • http://www.greenerchoices.org/products.cfm?product=deet-fre

    http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/natural-insect-repellents-460608

    http://www.ehow.com/facts_7510585_chemical-mosquito-repellent.html

    http://www.dailypuppy.com/articles/the-best-chemicalfree-mosquito-protection-for-kids/1b1be646-0de6-6def-4af9-a46f8195cea8

    any one of these from Avon
    http://shop.avon.com/shop/product_list.aspx?newdept=&s=AV_GGL_NB&c=iProspect&otc=insect_repellent_sprays.BROAD&bnd=&level1_id=300&level2_id=303&pdept_id=365&cat_type=C&ym_mid=&ym_rid=

    we have used Repel; OFF Deep Woods; Cutter Advanced Insect Repellent; Cutter Family Repellent; Cutter Skinsations Repellent; Cutter Skinsations Insect
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 8:41 AM on May. 28, 2011

  • My son is allergic to Misquitos pretty bad so He has to get covered in the stuff, I buy non toxic chemical free California Baby Brand..
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 1:26 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • We use "Off" its safe for kids and clothes and works :)
    proudmommy690

    Answer by proudmommy690 at 1:32 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • Mosquitoes eat up my kids, we've always used Off Family

    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 1:55 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • I would NEVER put chemical based products on my children! I either make or buy all chemical free products for them. Through the summer, we use Neem Soap. Neem is a natural insect replant. I get mine from Soap Alchemy, because it's locally made and I know the quality is awesome. But there are other Neem based products you can use as well.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:08 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • I use OFF DEEP WOODS on myself and the kids. It is the ONLY bug spray that actually works, for mosquitos are TERRIBLE here. The kids have never had any bad reaction to it.
    KairisMama

    Answer by KairisMama at 2:43 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • Usually OFF. Last year I got the kids one of those anti-bug bands. It worked very well. It was only for a picnic, so I don't how they work for an extended time.
    nova.mommy

    Answer by nova.mommy at 4:06 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • Have you tried those clip on bug repellents (I haven't) but it is worth a try.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 4:27 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • http://www.vitacost.com/chemical-free-products?csrc=PPCADWLT-chemical_free&refcd=GO000000515502940s_chemical_free&tsacr=GO7150391531

    http://www.cedarcidestore.com/catalog/item/3580688/5368090.htm?gclid=CNC5ibzTiqkCFRG4Kgodu1DXoQ

    http://www.gardenmandy.com/5-homemade-chemical-free-bug-repellents-that-work/

    http://www.quantumhealth.com/productgroups/itchandbite.html

    http://www.google.com/#q=chemical+free+mosquito+repellent&hl=en&prmd=ivns&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=jOrgTcHjMoLL0AHfg5m4Bw&ved=0CH4QrQQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=8243c438d6fb7fea&biw=924&bih=789

    http://www.rodale.com/chemical-free-mosquito-control
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 8:31 AM on May. 28, 2011

  • I use Skin So Soft from Avon. It works pretty well.
    attap5

    Answer by attap5 at 4:43 PM on May. 28, 2011

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