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Insect Repellent for Babies

Once you’ve adjusted to life with a new human, you may be excited to share outdoor adventures (or just a picnic in the backyard) with your little one. It’s no secret that time spent in nature is great for baby’s developing brain and your well-being.

However, when nature gets a little too — natural — pests such as mosquitoes, ticks, and biting flies can make your time outdoors downright uncomfortable and even dangerous.

Depending on where you live, there are risks of bug-borne illnesses like Lyme disease and Zika virus, which can be serious. According to the CDC, bugs are spreading more infections than ever in the United States.

There are a number of options when it comes to protecting your baby, including insect repellent. We’ve compiled some helpful info about bug repellents for babies, as well as our top favorites, to help keep your little explorer safe and comfortable outdoors.

How we chose

We polled a number of parents, read extensive online reviews, and researched products to curate a list of baby bug repellents that are safe, effective, easy to use, and budget-friendly. We have not personally tested every option on this list (although we have tried some).

We hope this list can help narrow down the options and give you some peace of mind as you enjoy the outdoor world with your little one.

See the full article by Megan Dix on Healthline's website here.

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May 8, 2022

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