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Old 06-05-2011, 02:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We live in a nice, hot, humid area, and the mosquitos are officially out and biting! I am a mosquito magnet, and I have to put on some pretty strong stuff to keep the little beasties away when I am out working in the garden or walking the dog. But I don't know what to use on my 7 month old DS (with eczema) to keep them from biting him. I can almost guarantee that if he gets a mosquito bite it will swell up and be extremely irritating to him, since I get quarter sized welts from them myself, and my skin is not nearly as sensitive as his. I am not opposed to using something with chemicals, if it means it will keep the bugs away...but I am concerned about making his eczema worse. Any suggestions?


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Not sure what is safe to use with eczema but we are looking into purchasing California baby bug repellent when we head out for our camping trip next week. 

Also, check out this awesome site for a list of other "safe" bug repellents for children:http://safemama.com/2008/07/07/safemama-report-safer-bug-repellents/

 

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Thanks for the link! I will have to look into some of those, just not the ones with soybean oil, since I think he may be sensitive/allergic to soy. I thought about trying CB's bug repellent, but I've had mixed results with their products. Their diaper cream works fine for DS, but the Calendula Cream made his eczema worse, which is the opposite of what it is supposed to do. I am not sure what ingredients he will react to yet, so right now it's just alot of trial and error, I guess.


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I was just about to post this question. Thank you! Mosquitos love me. I was very worried about DD, but didn't want to slather her in chemicals.  


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I LOVE the OFF clip on fans. I get attacked by mosquitos and this works for me, and you can just set it near baby and it keeps them away. Plus, no chemicals on the baby or you. Walgreens has a dollar off coupon  this week and if you buy 1 there is a coupon in it for more.

We have like, 6 of them so when we have friends over everyone can have one.

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We use CJs bug banisher http://www.cjsuniqueboutique.com/?p=2265 - none of my sensitive kids have had a negative reaction

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