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How do I Keep my Child Safe From Insect Bites?

Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician
January 3, 2019 . 1 min read

Dress your child in lightweight long sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, and closed toe shoes when your child will be in an area that has a high population of insects.

Avoid pools of standing water, garbage cans, and flowerbeds where insects tend to populate.

Avoid hairspray and perfumed products, which can attract bugs. Instead, use unscented soaps and lotions when your child will be outdoors.

Check your child from head to toe at the end of the day after playing outdoors in an area where there is a high population of ticks.

Use netting over strollers if your infant is in an area with a lot of mosquitos.

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