Insect Repellant on a 4mos.

TENISHA - posted on 07/02/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Just wondering,...is it harmful if its applied on his/her LEG considering it CONTAINS DEET?

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Amy - posted on 07/05/2009

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Our pediatrician told us to stay away from repellants that contained DEET. We found several botanical based or citronella oil based products. I know there is one made by OFF and one by Bull Frog that is Deet Free. However, you can buy Natrapel (not sure on spelling) in a lot of your baby type stores such as Babies R' Us.

Lauren - posted on 07/03/2009

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Don't forget that OFF has that new clip-on repellant!! You can clip it to baby's carrier/stroller!! Worth a try!!

Angie - posted on 07/03/2009

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You can try Avon skin so soft. It worked great on my son and it is really cheap. I don't recommend using anything that has deet in it. It can cause mental retardation in children under the age of five.I hope I helped.. Good luck!!

Rebecca - posted on 07/03/2009

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you can get deet free wipes, although it should still be after 6months. Keep them covered, mosquito net, and inside at dusk. I had this question also for my baby! Now he is 18months we both use the deet free baby spray. Keep deet off your skin also where baby might suck,or lick

Lynlee - posted on 07/02/2009

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Deet is not good to use on babies and there are even warnings for adults not to use it too much etc. Try your health shop. When our son was that young I put some citronella essential oil on a few cotton balls and placed them around the bedroom to deter mosquitoes.

Tara - posted on 07/02/2009

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try a product called cactus juice....safe for infants and small children....has to be re-applied often though....

Ashley - posted on 07/02/2009

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I would think you wouldn't wanna put any repellent on a child till they're over a year like sunblock... If anything call your pediatrics and they should be able to tell you. I would think you should just keep the baby covered.

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