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    Default Mosquito repellant

    I'm pretty sure this gets asked every year and I'm sorry for asking again!

    We have a street party next weekend and we will be outside most of the evening. DS gets something similar to a small welt when he is bitten by a mosquito. We've managed to fix the problem inside but we don't go out a lot in the evenings so this is a new problem lol

    What do you use to protect your child from these horrible things? I am a target for them. They seem to love me and DS is the same. He is 2 and a half and I'm not sure what can be used? It's going to be warm as well so being covered up isn't really going to work.

    Thanks!!

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    You can by rubber mosquito bands for their wrist and ankle and then we also spray the kids with the 'OFF' brand repellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by bel2466 View Post
    You can by rubber mosquito bands for their wrist and ankle and then we also spray the kids with the 'OFF' brand repellent
    Oh thanks! Do they work well? In small sizes? DS is a skinny little twig lol
    Oh excellent! I will get some OFF where can u buy the bands?

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    If they are a bit big for wrists then just put on the ankle. I've bought them from chemists and also online

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    Quote Originally Posted by bel2466 View Post
    If they are a bit big for wrists then just put on the ankle. I've bought them from chemists and also online
    Excellent! Thank you! I will have a look at some chemists. Don't think they'd get here in time.. knowing my luck lol

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    Last year I used Moogoo tail swat and vanilla Mozi. Both were really good. X

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    I used plain old unscripted aero guard a few weeks ago. I was getting bitten left right and centre but as soon as I sprayed that all over me, I didn't get any more bites, it didn't smell and I couldn't feel it on my skin.

    I think they say the higher the DEET the strong/better it is but I find those ones can be very greasy and stink.

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    Ok...so science has only proven 2 mosquito repellents that actually work (that are available in Australia )...and there has been bucket loads of research in the area due to mosquito borne disease. The products you need are a DEET based repellent (preferably 30%, but if less it will need reapplying every 2hrs) or a Picaridin based product. Both are available at the supermarket and are safe for use on a 2.5yo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaybaby View Post
    Ok...so science has only proven 2 mosquito repellents that actually work (that are available in Australia )...and there has been bucket loads of research in the area due to mosquito borne disease. The products you need are a DEET based repellent (preferably 30%, but if less it will need reapplying every 2hrs) or a Picaridin based product. Both are available at the supermarket and are safe for use on a 2.5yo.
    Do you mean 2 repellant ingredients or 2 repellant brands/types?


 

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