HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Tips to protect your babies from mosquito bites this year

As parents, we all love our children and can do anything to ensure their protection and safety from their surroundings which is why protecting them from mosquito bites.

However, we must also ensure that they do not get infected from the outside environment. The best example is mosquito bites which affect many children and can be quite an irritable experience for them.

Additionally, we also know full well that our babies’ skins are very sensitive and hence can feel irritability quickly. Therefore, choosing the best mosquito protection strategies can help save our babies and toddlers.

Says Dr Swathi Ranamurthy on protection from mosquitoes,

Although at first glance these bites may not seem to be a big deal, they have the ability to turn into a greater cause for concern and result in deadly conditions like dengue, malaria, and chikunguniya. Even while it is nearly impossible to shield your child from mosquitoes completely, there are few ways to keep them safe from the sight of these little dangerous insects.

Choose the best protection for your toddler against mosquito bites

Here are a few useful tips that you can easily use to protect your toddler against mosquitoes and not make them victims of pesky bites.

Using a mosquito net

Firstly, use a mosquito net to protect your child from the pesky insects. Ensure you also cover their pram with a mesh covering to ensure that apart from mosquitoes, other crawlies don’t interrupt their sleep or playtime.

Excellent covered clothing

When it comes to mosquitoes, ensure that your toddler is fully covered in comfortable cotton clothing. This also makes sure that their soft and delicate skin is protected from bites and is also a good fit for their bodies. Moreover, this clothing ensures maximum air exposure, thus keeping your baby at ease.

Use an all-natural mosquito repellent

Use a mosquito repellent that is free from toxic chemicals and uses all-natural ingredients. Ensure that it is DEET and alcohol-free as well so that it speeds up wound healing and also soothes dry, itchy, or irritated skin.

Don’t leave water stagnant

It is a well-known fact that mosquitoes breed well in stagnant water. Therefore, steer clear of any still water in and around your home.

Avoid scented products

Another reason for mosquitoes to get attracted to babies is when they are applied scented products. So, refuse to use these products on them and also ask your family members and friends not to gift you the same. Use organic and natural products such as shampoos, body washes, soaps, and the like. This not only ensures the protection of the skin but also repels insects.

Thus, these are some of the effective and proven methods that you can use for your toddler and protect them from pesky insects.

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