Remember the countless times you have shooed away those little flying creatures trying to feast on your blood? But, little ones don’t even notice as the pesky mosquitoes sink into their chubby little thighs. Those bites bug big time to the kids and parents alike. Here are some tips for treating and preventing bug bites and keeping those itches away.
However vigilant you may be, babies tend to get bitten by insects more frequently. As they are not aware of the surroundings, they fall prey to those dangerous bugs. To avoid any kind of serious diseases, what you can do is to take precautions to keep your baby protected in every manner, be it out-door or in-door.
As well said “Prevention is better than Cure”, its better to take these measures and minimize the risk of bug bites.
Small babies, especially the sleeping ones and kids playing outdoors are easy victims. So they should be entirely covered, as mosquitoes usually bite at areas like ankles, neck and hands. Also don’t forget to cover your sleeping baby with a light weight blanket for that extra barrier.
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Go for a good insect repellant that is baby-safe and natural to prevent bug bites.
Spray repellent on your hand and apply it lightly over the baby’s clothing to create an extra coating against mosquitoes.
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Many mums swear by home remedies of repelling mosquitoes. However, there’s not enough evidence to prove how efficient they are. If at all you want to go for some home remedies, do install a mosquito net.
One of the best available option, this folding mosquito net can be carried along to ensure peaceful sleep of your baby.
Keep mosquitoes and other flying insects out of your house by using screens or window nets.
Apart from all these prevention techniques, it’s important to avoid places where mosquitoes may thrive. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. So make sure that any water drums, buckets are all covered to prevent mosquitoes to breed in.
All said about the prevention hacks! Now what if the tiny yet deadly creature has already done its job on your little one. Treat him immediately with the following:
- Use a cold or ice pack to relieve pain and swelling from mosquito bites. You can also use calamine lotion on your baby, but avoid applying it to the eye, mouth, and genital areas.
- Discourage itching as the bacteria may sink in
- A natural remedy – use a tea bags on the affected area. Thanks to the high content of tannins which is an astringent that reduces itchiness quickly by removing fluids in the bite.
- If nothing works and the condition worsens, call your family doctor immediately
Mosquito bites can cause bumps and may even lead to serious illness, if not taken care of immediately. It may leave your little one painful and you would never want to see your baby cry in pain. So make sure that you follow all preventive measures and stay safe.
We hope this article is beneficial to you and, do share your tricks and tips, if you have any.