Is there such a thing? We are off to france in a month and there are loads of mozzies about esp at night. Now, i can get a mozzie net for the cot, but is there anything you can safely put on babies skin? I know you can get those zapper type things to put on the pram - do they work?
The chemist told me there is nothing for dc under two (at least here -Germany, maybe in the UK there is something?). I was also told that Autaun or something which you can use from the age of 2 is not something you should put on dc's skin on a daily basis,i.e. overnight for a couple of nights in a row
I make my own for all the family, just make it weaker for babies, I use essential oils in a base oil then transfer to a spray bottle.
100ml base oil, sweet almond or similar
1ml (20 drops) citronella
1 or 2ml lavender
Should work reasonably well and is safe enough for babies
Yes and you should use it. DEET is proven to keep mesquitos away while other are not. They have mesquito repellents with less DEET for younger children. You can also spray the outside of her clothes. Never ever put it on your babies hands as thier hands are likely to go into the mouth.
I actually just did a little quick research and it appears that alot of products including some of Autaun do have DEET in them. The problem is they appear to contain a very high percentage. The baby friendly repellents usually have much less. I believe I read 50% DEET while the childrens brand in the US only has 7%.