Warmer weather means baby is spending more time outside. Here's what you need to know.
First things first
The CDC says to avoid insect repellents on babies younger than 2 months old. Period. Dress baby in clothes that protect arms and legs. You might also want to consider a mosquito net to cover your carrier, stroller, etc.
For children older than 3 months
It's safe to use 10% to 30% DEET according to the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics. Also, do not put repellent on your child's "hands, eyes, mouth, and cut or irritated skin."
Sounds like a good idea, but the CDC and EPA recommend only using EPA-registered insect repellent. More details from the EPA here.
Pregnant and breastfeeding mamas...we didn't forget about you
If you're expecting, the CDC says products containing DEET and Picaridin are safe.
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