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A Guide to Safe Use of Baby Mosquito Repellents

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A slight buzz in the summer breeze and among the swaying leaves reminds us of mosquitoes. However, among the many anti-mosquito products, how do you choose an anti-mosquito liquid suitable for babies? Will mosquito repellent liquid cause poisoning? How can you repel mosquitoes safely and effectively? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the ingredients in different types of mosquito repellent and their safety so you can protect your baby from mosquitoes while keeping their skin healthy and safe.

Conventional mosquito repellent ingredients

With the arrival of summer, mosquito repellent has become a necessary “homework” for every family. The most popular mosquito repellent products currently available on the market are mosquito coil products.

When some citizens buy mosquito-repellent incense products, they will find the words “low toxicity” and “slightly toxic” written on the packaging. This makes them worried. Is mosquito-repellent incense toxic? There is a wide array of mosquito repellent products available in the market. Are they suitable for babies?

Baby Mosquito Repellent

Look at the commercially available chemical mosquito repellent and mosquito-killing products first! Nowadays, there are so many mosquito repellent products for babies that it’s wild! Mosquito-repellent liquids, mosquito-repellent oils, mosquito-repellent creams, mosquito-repellent rings, mosquito-repellent buckles, and mosquito-repellent roller balls are all available in endless varieties. However, see the essence through manifestation. The natural active ingredients in them basically cannot escape these five: pyrethroids, DEET, DEET (IR3535/BAAPE), Picaridin, and oil of lemon eucalyptus.

Pyrethrin:

The vast majority of mosquito-repellent incense products, such as traditional disc-type mosquito-repellent incense, as well as electric mosquito-repellent liquid and electric mosquito-repellent incense tablets that have become popular in recent years, contain water-soluble pyrethroids and other ingredients, which are highly efficient, broad-spectrum, low-toxicity Synthetic pesticides with toxic and biodegradable properties.

mosquito repellant and coils

Although mosquito coils contain pesticide ingredients, citizens do not need to worry too much about this. According to doctors, pyrethroids are pesticides recommended by the World Health Organization that can be used to prevent and control sanitary pests. According to relevant national standards, there are strict regulations on the amount of pyrethroid ingredients contained in mosquito coils. In mosquito-repellent incense products regularly sold on the market, the pyrethroid content is generally between 0.31% and 1.2%. Manufacturers will conduct toxicology tests before production to ensure safety before obtaining a registration number for production.

DEET:

For almost six decades, it has been utilized as a mosquito repellent. It stands as the most extensively researched and employed ingredient for mosquito repellency, acknowledged by both the U.S. EPA and the AAP. The protective effect of 10% concentration is about 2 hours, and the protective effect of 30% concentration is about 5 hours. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children use no more than 30% DEET, and infants under two months should avoid using it. Health Canada’s requirements are more stringent: it is recommended that children aged 2-12 years use DEET at a concentration of less than 10% and no more than three times a day. Infants under six months of age are advised not to use it.

Details on DEET

Insect Repellent (IR3535):

DEET is an excellent mosquito repellent. Compared with DEET, it has lower toxicity, less irritation, and longer repellent time. It is a reliable and updated product and has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The safe concentration range of DEET is 7.5%- 20%.

Picaridin:

Approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), it provides up to 8 hours of protection. The recommended concentration for babies over two months old is 5% to 10%. Babies under two months old should avoid using it.

Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines Australian eucalyptus extract as a natural, non-toxic ingredient that can control pests. A 30% concentration can repel mosquitoes for 6 hours.

Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus

How to prevent mosquitoes for babies under six months old

How can people safely and effectively prevent mosquitoes in their daily lives? The first step is to clean the home environment—mosquitoes like dark and humid places. If you have aquatic plants in your home, you should change the water frequently in summer, remove indoor water on time, and cover the floor drain tightly.

Mosquito-repellent methods are mainly divided into physical methods and chemical methods. For babies under six months old, physical mosquito repellent should be the only method of mosquito repellent. Physical methods include closing doors and windows, installing window screens, using mosquito nets, wearing long sleeves and long pants, etc. 

prevent mosquitoes for babies under six months old

Chemical mosquito control methods use drugs. Common anti-mosquito medicines on the market can be divided into repellents and insecticides. For example, mosquito coils are insecticides because they contain pyrethroids. Repellents include mosquito-repellent bracelets, toilet water, mosquito-repellent liquid, etc. The repellent ingredient in the repellent is DEET, which can form a gaseous barrier around the skin and interfere with the chemical sensors of mosquito tentacles, preventing mosquitoes from sensing volatiles on the surface of the human body, thereby preventing mosquito bites.

Xiran Baby Plant Protective Mosquito Repellent Oil

It is made with a unique blend of natural oils and extracts; this plant-protecting mosquito-repellent oil is formulated to reflect Xiran Baby‘s dedication to quality. It comes in a convenient bottle and releases a pleasant fragrance, making application a breeze.

Portable Baby Mosquito Repellent Oil

With plant extracts and a hefty 49% citronella essential oil, this repellent provides strong protection against mosquitoes for up to 90 days, keeping them away and avoiding those irritating bites. And it’s DEET-free, ensuring it’s gentle on your child’s delicate skin.

It is simple to use and does not require electricity or flames, making it perfect for home use. Bid farewell to buzz nuisances and itchy skin and welcome the peace of mind that Xiran Baby’s Plant Protective Mosquito Repellent Oil brings to your family.

VIE Healthcare Anti Mosquito Spray

This natural DEET-free formula is specifically designed to protect babies from bites. Using the oil of lemon eucalyptus, it promises adequate protection for up to 6 hours, and as it’s made from all-natural ingredients, it even smells nice. Natural, suitable for sensitive skin, and super easy to use.

vie healthcare anti mosquito spray

Toddle Insect Repellent for Children

Toddle’s insect repellent isn’t just child-friendly; it’s also eco-friendly. It’s non-toxic to wildlife and aquatic animals, meaning fish and algae are unaffected if your child enters the water.

The spray features a non-sticky formula, providing up to 8 hours of protection for your child. It’s also water resistant, so it shouldn’t come off if your child chooses to go for a swim.

How do you customize your baby mosquito repellent?

When starting a baby mosquito repellent business, you should decide what makes your brand unique. Begin with a primary product, decide on the ingredients you want to focus on, set a budget, and find a reliable supplier to help you make and improve your product.

Who can help you?

Xiran Baby is well-known for its excellent baby care products. They offer customizable baby care products to suit different preferences. Xiran Baby has a team of 10 R&D chemists who create more than 10,000 formulas. From raw materials to finished products, they conduct more than ten strict quality inspections to ensure they provide you with high-quality products. So, the product formulas and ingredients are all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. Their unique line of mosquito repellent is customized to your needs, giving you the best products to help you start your business.

Conclusion

Based on the above article, you should know how to choose the most effective and safe repellent for your baby. I’m sure you can find a baby mosquito repellent product that meets your needs and personal feelings, including smell and skin feel.

If you are a private label importer, beauty salon owner, or brand shopping mall owner wanting to create your babycare line but avoid the hassle and cost, then Xiran Baby is your best choice.

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