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The Best Bug Spray for Babies and Kids

Wondering what’s the best baby-safe bug spray out there? Get all the deets here.

Spending time with your little ones in the Great Outdoors is wonderful—that is, until the mosquitoes come out to play. No parent wants to see their kids covered in itchy bug bites, but if you happen to be in an area where insect-related diseases are an issue, keeping bugs at bay becomes an important health concern. Which is why parents consider bug spray a medicine cabinet must-have. But what’s the best bug spray for babies and kids? Here’s what to know about baby-safe bug spray, plus our top picks for mosquito repellent for babies and kids.

Read the full article by Ashlee Neuman on the Bump's website here.

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May 8, 2022

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Of all the creepy crawlers, ticks keep me on high alert. They can be very tiny in the nymph stage and difficult to see. They love to hang out in tall grasses along the trail and hitch a ride on hikers passing by. I plan on treating most of my clothes and gear with Sawyer Permethrin.

Joanne Gigliotti

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Ultra-compact and lightweight

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I would often just drink directly from the sawyer squeeze if I was feeling lazy- which by the way works wonderfully.

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