Here are several repellent tips:
— Choose products in the form of sticks, lotions or unpressurized sprays.
— Read the label and follow all directions and precautions.
— Only apply insect repellents on the outside of your child's clothing and on exposed skin — not under clothing.
— Use just enough repellent to cover your child's clothing and exposed skin. Using more doesn't make the repellent more effective. Repellents such as DEET should only be applied once a day.
— Use spray repellents in open areas to avoid breathing them in.
— Help apply insect repellent on young children. Supervise older children when using these products.
— Wash your children's skin with soap and water to remove any repellent when they return indoors and wash their clothing before they wear it again.
— Keep repellents out of young children's reach to reduce the risk of unintentional swallowing.
— Avoid sprays in pressurized containers to avoid inhaling the product or getting it into eyes.