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Mosquito repellant bracelets

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SubParbanMum · 01/06/2022 22:17

Has anyone used them? Do they actually work?
and are they suitable for babies? (Worn around the ankle?)

trying to work out how to protect my children on holiday as best we can.

thanks!

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SubParbanMum · 02/06/2022 09:44

Hopeful bump!

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Imtoooldforallthis · 02/06/2022 09:48

Where are you going, in Spain they sell baby cologne I put it in spray bottles and spray liberally, also not sure it's suitable for babies but the wipes they sell in places like b and m and home bargains are brilliant so maybe you could wipe the pram over with them.

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Imtoooldforallthis · 02/06/2022 09:48

I've used the bracelets but not sure they do any good.

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Imtoooldforallthis · 02/06/2022 09:51

Also mosquito clickers are fab sold on amazon, work brilliantly I allways carry one in my bag.

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CornishPorsche · 02/06/2022 09:51

The only thing I've ever used that actually works is DEET. Tropical strength.

They recommend using lower strengths on children though.

www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/malaria/mosquito-bite-avoidance

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Georgyporky · 02/06/2022 10:04

I've used the DEET bracelets/anklets in Africa, & they work - nothing else does.

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GoldenEclipse · 02/06/2022 10:09

I’d be concerned that a baby may chew it.

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SubParbanMum · 02/06/2022 21:06

Thank you all! Super helpful. Seems like they’re too good to be true but I have found some toddler insect repellant without deet. Not sure what to do about the baby but I’ll figure it out.

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