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10 Supersafe Bug Sprays For Kids (Plus 1 You Can Make Yourself!)

The arrival of warm weather means we can all finally play outside again, but with it comes the downside of bugs and mosquitos. While it's easy to find a spray that keeps bugs away, it's extremely difficult to parse ingredient lists and find one that is safe for children (and even adults). Most repellents contain DEET, an effective yet highly toxic chemical that can cause rashes, headaches, seizures, and other conditions. Luckily, you don't need to sacrifice your children's health to protect them from pesky critters.

Here, 10 sprays that safely protect your tots from bug bites. And for you DIYers, we even have one repellent you can make with a few easy-to-find ingredients. Be sure to check out the Environmental Protection Agency for tips on applying repellent safely and effectively.

See the fill list by Rebecca Brown on POPSUGAR's website here.

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December 3, 2023

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