Protect baby from insect bites

Publish at 17/06/2019
17/06/2019

Summer is upon us, mosquitoes too! Here are some ways to guide you to protect your little one from insects:

1- Use a mosquito net on the stroller or on the car seat (such as the Sherpa anti-mosquito cover)
2- Dress the child with long, tightly woven and closed clothes around the neck, wrists, ankles and waist, ideally in pale colors or khaki.
3- Wear a hat or cap and cover your neck (see Sherpa sports hats)
4- Avoid outdoor exits during periods when mosquitoes are most active: at sunrise and sunset.

The mosquito repellents:
These products should be used with caution and only if the risk of complications from insect bites is high. Use in case of allergy to bites or when diseases may be transmitted during trips abroad.

Before 6 months: Do not apply ANY product

6 months to 2 years: Icaridin, DEET and soy oil products protect against mosquito bites. Icaridin and DEET also protect against tick bites. The products used should not contain more than 20% icaridin, 10% DEET and 2% soybean oil.

Apply only once a day, in small amounts, only on exposed parts of the body. DO NOT put on face or hands. Ideally, if the fabric allows it, apply the product on a hat or cap. Once protection is no longer needed, wash the skin that has been in contact with the mosquito repellent with soap.

Did you know?
Avoid using products that are both mosquito repellent and sunscreen, as sunscreen needs to be applied more generously and more often than mosquito repellent.

Apply the lotion or sunscreen separately, first. Then wait 30 minutes to allow the product to penetrate, then apply the insect repellent. Thus, you will limit the absorption of mosquito repellent through the skin.

Lemongrass oil, lavender and eucalyptus oil products with lemongrass scent are not recommended for children under 2 years because their duration of action is very short.Good walk!


Source: https://www.inspq.qc.ca/mieux-vivre/sante/bebe-en-securite/proteger-votre-bebe-des-piqures-d-insectes