How to Protect Your Baby from Insect Bites
For most areas, insect season is near end, however it’s not time to completely put your guard down. This year’s warmer temperatures may lead to a longer insect season, as insects, like mosquitos, do not start to die off until temperatures hit 50°F or lower. Actually, places like South Florida harbor a climate that is favorable for mosquitos year-round.
While insect bites are common, it does not mean they are not harmful. Some insects carry bacteria and viruses like Lyme disease, West Nile, and most recent, the Zika virus which is particularly harmful for pregnant women. Though disease is not always the result, bug bites do bring discomfort such as itchiness, redness, rashes, and bumps, which can be particularly irritating to a baby or small child’s sensitive skin.
Protecting your baby or toddler from insects can be challenging because of the limited types of protection available on the market. For instance, most people opt for creams or spray-on insect repellents that may be safe for adults but are harmful to the soft skin of a small child.
Luckily, there is a safe alternative – insect repellent clothing. Instead of putting chemicals directly on your baby’s skin, the protection is built into the fabric and stays on the fabric – not your baby’s skin. The cloth, known as Insect Shield®, is scientifically tested technology and proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies, chiggers, and midges. The material is breathable, keeping your baby not only insect-free but also comfortable. Now you can spend the day outdoors with your little one without worry.
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