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Mosquito Repellent for Kids: Know Your Options Well

With the monsoon rains knocking on our door, most people across the country will heave a sigh of relief on hearing the news. Finally, the gods have smiled and the heat wave is finally on its way out in the days to come. That being said, a breed of people called the parents will now have new things to worry about in addition to the sending of the kids for a new year at school. The new trending worry in parenting town will be mosquitoes and mosquito bites!

New experiments will be conducted with mosquito repellent products in an attempt to keep kids safe from the tidal wave of mosquito borne diseases that the monsoon will surely bring. Let’s take a look at some of the best mosquito repellent in India to help you make the pick for your child.

First come in the nets, vaporizers, coils and mats that have traditionally been used to keep kids’ mosquito safe. Nets are perfect for use at night when sleeping while vaporizers and mats work well in closed rooms. While effective, they also have chemicals that most parents would prefer their little ones don’t breathe in! The same with mats and coils and their fumes.

Then come in the mosquito sprays in the race to be the best mosquito repellent in India, that most of us have grown up using. Using the sprays in a closed room to kill the mosquitoes is again effective but only as long as the room remains closed. Additionally, they smell a lot and it’s not pleasant. While more pleasant smelling products have been launched, they have also grown more hazardous due to ever evolving mosquitoes and the products chemical nature.

Next come in the creams lotions and gels that need to be applied directly on the child’s skin to keep them safe from the annoying stingers. These are convenient to use, effective and easy on the budget. The only drawback is that they wash away with sweat and water leaving the kids vulnerable and unprotected beyond a certain point of time and that these need frequent reapplication.

The new entrants are the mosquito repellent patches and bands. The active product in these products are completely natural, they are fun to use, safe for the kids and don’t come in direct contact with the child’s skin. Most of these good quality bands work well enough plus the kids love them too and are more likely to wear them when out playing. The heart breaking thing about these is that they don’t last as long as most parents would like them too. The patches usually need to be replaced every 2-3 hours or so to keep the kids safe from the pesky mosquitoes.

When it comes to keeping your kids safe from mosquitoes, its best to stick to natural repellents or at least products that use natural repellents like citronella oil simply given the fact that kids and chemicals are best kept away from each other.

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