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We are about to take our new infant camping for the first time. We're concerned about mosquito, and putting any repellent on her. We were thinking about using Off Clip-Ons near her.

We're curious what others do around infants?


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Skin so Soft is about as gentle as you can get. Not quite as effective as Deet and doesn't last as long but it does help.


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We have used Skin so Soft from Avon on our children and grandchildren with great success. Our pediatrician said it was safe to use.

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Good advice from the Center for Disease Control... courtesy of EHOW.com


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Find a repellant that has a low percentage of DEET and treat the baby's clothing before putting on. Avoid putting on baby's skin. The clip-ons should help as well.


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If the infant is going to be in a playpen, stroller or seat cover it with netting.

Battery operated fans also help as the bugs dont like any wind.

There are wipes that have a small amount of bug dope on them.

Cutter® All Family® Mosquito Wipes
•Perfect for use on the entire family
•Lightly scented protection against mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, gnats, no-see-ums, chiggers and fleas
•The 7% DEET formula meets the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for use on children
•Repels mosquitoes that may carry West Nile virus
Protects against mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, gnats, no-see-ums, chiggers and fleas.

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"Avoid the Mosquitoes",some advice from a forum to help keep mosquitoes under control.
link herettp://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981206646

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X3 on the Skin So Soft. I use it on the dog too!


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In my experience, if it isn't DEET and strong DEET at that, it isn't worth a fart as a repellant. The best thing we've found when camping with an infant is moving air. Skeeters don't like moving air. We camped with my daughter for a week in 80-degree temps when she was just 6 weeks old. She spent the better part of that week in a bouncy seat or swing chair next to a fan and didn't get a single mosquito bite. (Wish I could say the same for us!)

We'll be making the same trip this July with what will likely be an 8-week old. I expect wwe'll be doing much the same thing with him/her again!

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I have no idea in the world if this will work, but I just read it the other day.....put some regular Listerine in a spray bottle and spray around the area that you are going to be in and on your clothing. Replenish about every 30 minutes.

Figure it's worth a try. If it works, great and if it doesn't, our clothes won't have bad breath.

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