How to keep mosquitoes away from your child
Bzzzzzzz, prick! And then itching, itching, itching! Mosquitoes and mosquito bites, it's the downside of the good weather. For babies and young children it is even more annoying because they are not allowed to use some anti-mosquito remedies. So how can you keep those annoying mosquitoes away from your child?
There are a number of odors that make mosquitoes flee, such as lemon, garlic, eucalyptus, basil and peppermint. These odors are often available in oil form that can be wiped on the skin.
Colors also affect the mosquito. For example, these annoying creatures find dark colors such as black and blue very attractive. So let your child wear light colors. Mosquitoes also feel attracted by ultraviolet, fluorescent and light blue lighting. Try to avoid this kind of light in the baby / nursery.
You can place screens in front of the windows, but also hang a mosquito net above the bed. Make sure that your child can not grab the mosquito net itself. Special safe mosquito nets are available for travel cots and strollers.
Ask your pharmacy for a mosquito lotion that is suitable for the age of your child. There are tools for children with DEET, but you can not use them for your baby. Ask the pharmacist which means are suitable for your baby.
And if your child is bitten?
If you have tried everything to prevent your child being stung by a mosquito but unfortunately did not help, you can do this to relieve the itching:
Do you make green tea? Keep the bags and put them in the refrigerator or freezer. By placing the bag on the mosquito bite, the itching can be relieved.
Research has shown that this is one of the herbs that can drive away mosquitoes but can also reduce the pain of a mosquito bite. Rub a leaf of basil on the bite or buy oil from this herb to spread on the hump.
A washcloth with cold water can also relieve the itching of a mosquito bite.
At the pharmacy you can obtain remedies that can relieve insect bites, but ask the pharmacist which is suitable for the age of your child.
Do you have any tips to protect your baby, toddler or toddler against mosquitoes and mosquito bites?