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I need a safe Insect Repellent for 14 month old.....

Can anyone recommend a insect repellent with natural safe ingredients? I refuse to put all these chemicals on my baby that some of these brands have.


Asked by wood1980 at 3:04 AM on Jun. 10, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • There is some stuff at wal-mart back in the sporting/hunting section that has a device called "Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repellent Appliance" There isn't any cream or spray stuff and it works a 15X15 space. They are kinda pricey klike $21 or so. But they WORK soooo good! OI put mine out when my dd goes out on the porch. It blocks 98% of mosquitios andf other little annoying bugs. They are very nice and alot less messy!

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 3:47 AM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • My husband has one of those for hunting, I never thought of using that for the baby. Thanks for the great idea. Hey neighbor, we live in Wisconsin. :)

    Comment by wood1980 (original poster) at 4:20 AM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • can make it....cintronella, lemograss, and lavander (to smell nice) and witch hazel...pour in jar, shake, and pour into can google that recipe for excat mesurments.

    Answer by Jazmineamomma at 6:12 AM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • Look into Avon's skin so soft not sure of ingredients but im certain its much better then a normal repellant, its not meant to be bug spray but mix it with some water and it smells great and works great. Good luck

    Answer by JenzAmomOf2 at 9:55 AM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • we use the portable mosquito repellent appliance thing, and it works great.

    Answer by Kat1990 at 10:46 AM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • u know all those annoying insects will be even worse cause of all this damn rain and storms in the last few months!!

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 7:06 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • You can put some different plants in your landscape to help repel them.  Catnip is an herb that is most commonly used to stuff in toys or feed to cats for their enjoyment. However, the oil from this plant has actually been found to be more than ten times better at repelling mosquitoes than DEET. Rosemary This garden herb also has an oil that repels mosquitoes. While they are attractive plants that both repel mosquitoes and can add interest to your cooking, they are truly tropical plants that are not hardy in cold climates. Marigolds have a particular smell that many insects and humans find objectionable. They are a good plant for repelling mosquitoes as well as insects that can attack vegetable plants and aphids


    Answer by SharPei2 at 10:16 AM on Jun. 21, 2011