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Best Bug Sprays for Babies of 2021

Keep baby's sensitive skin protected from biting bugs with these spray, cream and wipe insect repellents.


No one likes getting bug bites. Even worse? Seeing your little one suffer from itchy mosquito bites (or a latched-on tick–yuck!). And with the different diseases that insects can transmit (including Zika and West Nile virus from mosquitoes and Lyme disease from ticks), insect repellent should be top-of-mind before any outdoor outing–especially in the summer.

But what sorts of insect repellents are available? Hint: it’s not just in spray form. We’ve broken down all the main repellent types as well as safe-use recommendations for pregnancy, babies and children. Before your next jaunt outdoors, arm yourself with the anti-bug supplies you need to keep yourself and your family safe from annoying bites and potential disease.

Explore the full list of bug sprays to find what is right for you. You don't want to miss out on exercising, playing, and enjoying the outdoors.


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December 3, 2023

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Effective against a wide range of insects: Sawyer Permethrin is known to be effective against mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, mites, and more than 55 other kinds of insects.

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Sawyer Products SP5432 Picaridin insect repellent spray is also very small and compact. You can easily take this insect repellent anywhere you want. This makes it an ideal option for any traveler and adventurer who wants to have a safe journey.

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Depending on where you travel, you may want to pack bug spray, too. In places like Florida and North Carolina, summers get buggy, and you’ll be happy to have packed a spray on nights when you want to sit on the porch or dine outdoors.

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