My Favorite Bug Sprays For Kids – Prevent Nasty Bites and Stings
Spending your day outdoors is just what we all enjoy as the weather warms up. That is, until you get bitten, or stung, by pesky insects that leave itchy rashes or worse. Many people are allergic to wasp and bee stings and can suffer from anaphylactic shock – a potentially fatal reaction. Insect bites can also result in a number of harmful diseases, including Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and Dengue fever – all things to be seriously avoided.
While it’s difficult to get rid of bugs, especially during the summer season, there are other solutions available to protect the little ones being at risk. Bug sprays and creams should be top of your arsenal.
With the ability to repel insects that both crawl or fly, and also to kill off certain species, a decent bug repellent can keep your kids safe.
To come up with our list of top bug sprays, we considered the safety and effectiveness of the ingredients, as well as the price range and affordability.
If your family is going picnic or traveling to a new place it is better to be safe than sorry. You need to OFF! Family Care Insect & Mosquito Repellent I, Smooth & Dry Bug Spray in your list of must-haves during travel and outdoor activities with the family. It is a great mosquito repellent because it is in a spray formula and the formula dries into a powder-like consistency. It feels dry and not greasy compared to other cream or lotion type mosquito repellent. The spray formula makes it easy to apply and you get an even and light coating.
Make sure the kids are protected whenever they go outside and when they play outdoors. The REPEL Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, Pump Spray is a lemon and eucalyptus insect repellent that is perfect for outdoor adventures with the kids. It can protect your kids for up to 6 hours so there is no need to spray in between games and activities. It also smells fresh and light so your kids will feel cool and refreshed with the spray. The spray formula is also easier to apply especially for sweaty kids and it is not sticky or greasy when they start sweating.
$4.97 in stock
Insect repellent in lotion formula is the traditional option for insect protection but it is not always efficient and comfortable to apply. The OFF! Deep Woods Insect & Mosquito Repellent VIII, DryTouch Technology, Long-Lasting Protection is a spray type insect repellent that is formulated with 25% DEET. It provides long-lasting protection when you are outdoors with your kids especially near the river or lake or even just the playground. The powder-dry formula of this spray is not oily or greasy especially for kids who are active and sweat a lot so they will not feel sticky or icky after playing.
$7.97 in stock
Everybody swears by this mosquito repellent that comes in an unusual form of wipes. Yes, you read that right. The Cutter All Family 15 Count Insect Repellent Mosquito Wipes is formulated with 7.15% DEET. It is in the form of convenient wipes similar to baby wipes that make it very easy to apply. You just wipe it on your skin and you are done. You can use it on your face, neck, arms, and legs and even in small nooks like your ears and fingers. It is the perfect mosquito repellent on the go so you do not have to bring bulky spray bottles or creams.
If you are looking for a fragrance-free insect repellent then you should try the Sawyer Products 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent. Although it comes in a lotion formula it is still not greasy and it is fragrance-free. It is formulated with 20% Picaridin which is more effective than DEET when it comes to repelling insects and even ticks. This is great for long outdoor activities such as hiking or camping with the family. With its 8 hours of effectivity, you can have as much fun with your kids without worrying about bites from unknown insects that might bring disease in your family.