Any ideas for a natural Mosquito repellent, my 4 month old is getting eaten alive ?

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Nichole - posted on 07/28/2009

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I recently did a ton of research on this very topic because I live in Va Beach and the mosquitos are terrible here. I found a product called Bite Blocker. Haven't ordered it yet, but the reviews are all positive, no matter where I checked. Just do a search for it, I know they sell it on Drugstore.com

Dana - posted on 07/09/2009

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I heard about dryer sheets just being in the vicinity would keep them away. Probably b/c of all the chemicals that are toxic to us even, so I wouldn't recommend rubbing it on you or your child. I guess just putting one in your back pocket works wonders.

Amy - posted on 07/09/2009

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badger balm has a natural/organic bug balm and they have sunscreen too so if baby rubs eyes or puts hands in mouth, it is okay. My doc told me about repel lemon eucalyptus insect repellent ( online or at REI).

Anna - posted on 07/09/2009

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Sallye Ader makes an all natural mosquito repellant called "no bite me", she actually made it for her own children and now sells it. It works great, gentle and all natural ingredients. It's a preventive and after bite lotion. I love it!

Sabrina - posted on 07/09/2009

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There is a company called gentle naturals that makes a mosquito repellent for babies it works good. also i am going to buy that new mosquito fan. that way i can clip it on the stroller when we go for walks and keep the mosquitos away.

Stephanie - posted on 07/08/2009

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Tea tree oil! Mix a few drops with water and spray or rub onto skin. Don't get it in the eyes, but it's non-toxic if she puts her fingers in her mouth or something. (I actually use it as a mild antiseptic and mouthwash as well) It's kind of strong smelling, but it keeps the bugs off. I use it while camping and everyone makes fun of me for smelling like it, but pretty soon, after many bug bites, they all end up using it too.

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We have citronella plants. I know they aren't actually called that but I can't remember the real name. We bought ours at Whole Foods. It's working great. We can sit on our deck without being eaten alive.

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