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The 5 Best Insect Repellents for Kids

We tested the top repellents from Off, Cutter, Sawyer, and more to find the best at beating bugs

Finding the best insect repellent for kids and your family shouldn't require a science class or intensive research. We've researched and considered the 10 top products available, considering which chemicals are recommended by experts as safe and effective for children. We tested each repellent in various circumstances for efficacy, ease of application, smell, and more to help you determine which options are the best for your family or bug-repelling goals.

Outdoor summer fun with kids takes some planning and gear. We've tested several products, from the best sunscreen for babies to top-ranked kids' water bottles, including our favorite swim goggles to ensure safe summertime fun.

1. Best Overall Insect Repellent for Kids - Sawyer Insect Repellent

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Another option is a physical filter, which takes out any debris and bacteria to make water completely safe to drink. Mejia recommends the Sawyer Squeeze, which comes with a fill bag and is incredibly easy to use.

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Everything from Sawyer is super highly rated and effective. They’re fragrance-free and dry/set nicely, too.

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Picaridin, sometimes known as icaridin, is a synthetic compound that was first developed in the 1980s to repel biting insects, including mosquitoes, ticks, and chiggers.

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