As babies' and toddlers' skin tends to react worse to mosquito bites than adults, there are plenty of ways to minimise the chances of them getting bitten. These include:

  1. Dress babies and toddlers so that as much skin as possible is covered. Loose fitting clothes or muslin wraps are good in the heat and keep the mozzies off.
  2. Use insect nets over prams and cots
  3. Use a natural mosquito repellent that is safe to use on babies and small children. Insect repellents that contain DEET are generally not suitable for children under 3 (it is highly toxic!).
  4. Use soy citronella candles outdoors as they can be effective in warding off the mozzies
  5. Always apply repellent before a child goes outside to play and mosquitos are about.
We recommend our Baby Good Riddance Mozzie & Midgie Mousse as a natural insect repellent that can be used on babies three months and over, and also for children with Eczema. We recommend parents do a spot test on the baby or child before applying all over.