Choose the Correct Insect Repellent for Children

Children love to play outdoors, but are they safe outside? Outdoors children are exposed to dust, dirt, mosquitoes, ants, flies and other alike things which can be harmful for them. How to protect children from these conditions? Should we stop them from going outdoors? No, children should never be stopped from playing outdoors. To keep children safe outdoors, we should take preventive measures.
Insect Repellent is one of the best preventive measure to keep children safe from insects.  Insect Repellent is a substance that is applied on clothes (not on skin) to form a protective layer that keeps insects away. Insect Repellent can be used for children who are above 2 years old. You need to apply 2-4 drops at different corners of clothes before your children go out for play. These drops of insect repellent keeps insect away and your children play without the fear of mosquito or fly bites. Now, the question arises that which Insect Repellent to use? Let me share few top Insect Repellents that are safe for your children.

Mamaearth Natural Insect Repellent
Mamaearth Natural Insect Repellent

Mamaearth Natural Insect Repellent is 100% natural. It is made of lemon eucalyptus oil, castrol oil, citronella oil, soyabean oil and peppermint oil. These three unique oils blend well and work to repel all the insects away from your children. The ingredients of Mamaearth Natural Insect Repellent are certified safe and natural for children. This Insect Repellent is non-greasy and has natural fragrance that is loved by children. You can use Mamaearth Natural Insect Repellent on clothes as well as skin and even at four corners of rooms.

Quantity : 100 ml
Price : Rs. 299/-
Shelf Life : 24 months
Availability : Mamaearth, Amazon

Mother Sparsh Natural Insect Repellent
Mother Sparsh Insect Repellent

Mother Sparsh Natural Insect Repellent is 100% natural. It is made up of citronella, eucalyptus oil and lemongrass oil. These ingredients work well to keep insects away from children and keep them safe indoors as well as outdoors. Mother Sparsh Natural Insect Repellent is herbal armor and deet free. It also keeps the bad odour away and children enjoy while playing with friends. You should use Mother Sparsh Natural Insect Repellent on clothes and at the four corners of rooms.

Quantity : 100 ml
Price : Rs. 249/-
Shelf Life : 24 months
Availability : Mother Sparsh, Amazon

Good Knight Fabric Roll On Personal Repellant
Good Knight Fabric Roll-on

Good Knight Fabric Roll On Personal Repellant is made by using 100% natural and plant-based ingredients. It contains citronella and eucalyptus oil that keeps insects away. It has non-staining formula which keeps the clothes clean after application. It is certified by paediatricians and safe for children of all ages. You need to apply one coin-sized dot at four corners of the clothes (two at upper part and two at lower part).

Quantity : 8 ml
Price : Rs. 75/-
Shelf Life : 12 months
Availability : Goodknight, Amazon

Bug Off Mosquito and Insect Repellent
Bug Off Insect Repellent

Bug Off Mosquito and Insect Repellent clinically proven mosquito repellent. It contains the world-famous ingredient DEET (20%). This ingredient is known to protect from mosquitoes that spread malaria and dengue. Bug Off Mosquito and Insect Repellent can be used by children as well as adults. It gives guaranteed protection for 8 hours.

Quantity : 100 ml
Price : Rs. 200/-
Shelf Life : 12 months
Availability : CareNow, Amazon

Do's and Don'ts for Using Insect Repellent
Children are sensitive, so before using an Insect Repellent you should keep the following points in mind:
1. Apply Insect Repellent only on the outer side of the clothes. Don't use it on the inner side of clothes or skin of children.
2. You should not let children use Insect Repellent. An elder should apply Insect Repellent over the clothes of children.
3. Before purchasing an Insect Repellent always read the label and ingredients. Use a natural and safe Natural Repellent for children.
4. Spray the Insect Repellent in open or spacious areas so that they don't intake it through breathe or they don't get irritated with the fragrance.
5. Never use Insect Repellent for children who are below 6 months of age.
6. Avoid using Insect Repellent over or near cuts, wounds or irritated skin.
7. Always wash the clothes after using Insect Repellent on them. Never let children wear it again the next day.
8. If Insect Repellent comes in contact with skin then wash it with soap and water.
9. Few Insect Repellents are safe to use on skin too. Don't spray them directly on the skin, spray it on your hands and then apply on your child's face, neck and hands.
10. Though Insect Repellent keeps mosquitoes, flies and ants away, but you should tell your children to stay away from places like garbage bins, stagnant water, etc. Some extra prevention is always better.
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I hope this is a useful post for parents to keep choose the correct Insect repellent for their children and keep them safe from Insects and related diseases. Share the piece of information among your family and friends. Also drop a comment sharing your experience with Insect Repellent.

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Amrit Kaur (Amy)

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21 comments :

  1. I could use some insect repellents myself. Your list will come in handy, thanks for sharing!

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  2. I really appreciate the research you have done here, but I find Tiger Balm Insect Repellant more effective than all these options (though it is more expensive). It is also available on Amazon!
    www.nooranandchawla.com

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  3. We have been using mamaearth insect repellents over a year now. It works well for us. Spray is more effective than roll ons, acc to me.

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  4. I use Goodknight roll on for my kids. It is easy to use.

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  5. I have heard a lot of positive feedback and review about the Mamaearth Natural Insect Repellent. Due to monsoon and mosquito my daughter is skipping her outdoor playtime. Thankfully not anymore , Mamaearth Natural Insect Repellent seems promising.
    www.zenithbuzz.in

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  6. i have tried mothersparsh and mamaearth insect repellents, and really like both of them. they make our park trips a lot easier, specially during this season.

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  7. We dont see much mosquitos here in monsoon but I think this list would be helpful during winters!

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  8. For kids it's always important to carry insect repellent and in this season it is highly required ...I always carry 4 dots fabric roll by Godrej!!

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  9. I have used a couple of these for my little one, goodnight and Mamaearth works best for us. It is very important to use these mosquito repellent especially in changing weather.

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  10. In this season, insect repellent is must, you have mentioned the list of repellents with all details, helpful post.

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  11. My son loves to play tennis and when in outdoors mosquitoes are do prevalent, my God, I use Goodknight fabric roll on and patches.

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  12. You have enumerated all my favorite brands of mosquito repellents that I used for my baby! Right now I am using good knight.

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  13. These are some good and safe choices. A good mosquito repellent is important for kids and their sensitive skin.

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  14. When outdoor I generally put the goodknight roll but I will switch soon to Mamaearth or Mother Sparsh one soon as they are better for kids.

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  15. These are some really good choices. I will like to try Mamaearth one sometime soon.

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  16. A spray..now that's a good alternative to the creams we have been putting on ourselves which sometimes burn on sensitive skin or just wash off.

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  17. I don't know about children but my mom was really irritated with mosquitoes biting her throughout the day... This is really helpful... Sharing with her!

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  18. It's very important to know what insect repellent we are using...especially for kids. This post is comprehensive and I now know which one to choose carefully

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  19. I've tried Good Knight it is very strong for sensitive nose people. I'm going to check the other ones for sure especially Mother Sparsh as I trust that brand :)

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  20. That’s quite an interesting list of repellents. I have used good nights fabric roll on and I feel it’s the easiest to apply though I am keen on trying mama earth too !

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  21. U love mama earth products...my friends were looking for insect repellent for their kids . i shall refer this one

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