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The 9 Best Bug Spray for Babies to Keep Mosquitos and Insects Away

Did you know that babies can get impetigo, cellulitis, and even lymphangitis as the result of a mosquito bite? Not to mention the risk of West Nile Virus or even the Zika virus.

Since babies can’t protect themselves, it’s up to us parents to make sure that they are safe from all insects. But how do you ensure your baby is fully protected from biting bugs like mosquitoes and ticks?

Check out our list below of the best bug spray for babies. You’ll find a great option that will be safe and effective at protecting your baby’s health every time your family goes outdoors!

Always consult with your pediatrician before starting any new products.

Best Natural Bug Spray:

California Baby Bug Repellent Spray

Best DEET-Free Bug Spray:

Babyganics Natural Insect Repellent

Best for the Whole Family:

Cutter All Family Insect Repellent

Longest Protection Time:

Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent

Learn more about each of these bug spray suggestions, Medically Reviewed by Jennifer Trent, MD FAAD here

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May 9, 2022

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