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The Best Baby Gear of 2021: Top 75 Products

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#1 Best Mosquito Repellent

Sawyer Premium Mosquito Repellent.

Your diaper bag needs some safe mosquito repellent if you're going to venture into the woods this summer. Fortunately, mosquito and insect repellents have come a long way, no longer using DEET, and incorporating innovative and effective ingredients that do a great job repelling mosquitoes and ticks without feeling greasy and possibly having negative health effects. This Sawyer mosquito repellent using Picaridin, a new weapon in the arsenal against mosquitoes and ticks, and lasts for up to 8 hours after first application. In our testing, it worked really well without having too strong of an odor, too greasy of a feel on the hands or body, and we felt confident in its ability to protect against pesky bites and even more dangerous mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika.

Head here to read the entire list of top 75 best baby gear products of 2021 put together by Tal Ditye, PhD.

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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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