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Baby care tips: 5 ways to keep your toddler safe from mosquitoes

Published on Jan 29, 2024 01:00 AM IST

Attention parents! Check out these five useful ways to protect your toddler from mosquitoes

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Welcoming a child and creating your own little world within this big one is undoubtedly a delight but it also comes with a great deal of responsibilities where from choosing something as basic as clothes to hair care, food items or something as specific as an insect repellent cream, it is crucial for parents to go all out and look for nothing less than the best. Despite our best attempts as parents to keep our kids safe, tiny things like mosquito bites that might appear to be insignificant end up finding their way to our young children, harming their sensitive skin. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 29, 2024 01:00 AM IST

Welcoming a child and creating your own little world within this big one is undoubtedly a delight but it also comes with a great deal of responsibilities where from choosing something as basic as clothes to hair care, food items or something as specific as an insect repellent cream, it is crucial for parents to go all out and look for nothing less than the best. Despite our best attempts as parents to keep our kids safe, tiny things like mosquito bites that might appear to be insignificant end up finding their way to our young children, harming their sensitive skin. (File Photo)

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In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, Dr Swathi Ramamurthy, Head - R&D at Herby Angel, shared, “Although at first glance these bites may not seem to be a big deal, they have the ability to turn into a greater cause for concern and result in deadly conditions like dengue, malaria and chikungunya. Even while it is nearly impossible to shield your child from mosquitoes completely, there are a few ways to keep them safe from the sight of these little dangerous insects.” She suggested the following five useful ways to protect your toddler from mosquitoes - (Photo by Sidhesh Gavali) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 29, 2024 01:00 AM IST

In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, Dr Swathi Ramamurthy, Head - R&D at Herby Angel, shared, “Although at first glance these bites may not seem to be a big deal, they have the ability to turn into a greater cause for concern and result in deadly conditions like dengue, malaria and chikungunya. Even while it is nearly impossible to shield your child from mosquitoes completely, there are a few ways to keep them safe from the sight of these little dangerous insects.” She suggested the following five useful ways to protect your toddler from mosquitoes - (Photo by Sidhesh Gavali)

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1. Must-have mosquito nets: Whether taking out your baby for a walk or putting him/her to sleep, it is crucial to cover their carrier or cot with a mosquito net. Acting as an additional layer of defense, mosquito nets prevent pesky crawlies while maintaining a smooth airflow and protecting your child.(Photo by AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 29, 2024 01:00 AM IST

1. Must-have mosquito nets: Whether taking out your baby for a walk or putting him/her to sleep, it is crucial to cover their carrier or cot with a mosquito net. Acting as an additional layer of defense, mosquito nets prevent pesky crawlies while maintaining a smooth airflow and protecting your child.(Photo by AFP)

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2. Comfortable covered clothing: Given that a baby's skin is extremely delicate, comfortable cotton clothes that cover their arms and legs are the perfect fit. Cotton-covered clothing not only repels mosquitoes but also allows for maximum air exposure, putting them at ease. (Photo by Sanjeev Sharma/HT) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 29, 2024 01:00 AM IST

2. Comfortable covered clothing: Given that a baby's skin is extremely delicate, comfortable cotton clothes that cover their arms and legs are the perfect fit. Cotton-covered clothing not only repels mosquitoes but also allows for maximum air exposure, putting them at ease. (Photo by Sanjeev Sharma/HT)

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3. Add all-natural insect repellent cream: The best insect repellent cream to protect your child from bothersome mosquitoes and insect bites is one that comprises natural components, organic herbs, and essential oils. In addition to providing protection against creepy crawlies, a natural dermatologically tested repellent cream with DEET and alcohol-free formulation also soothes dry, itchy, and irritated skin and speeds up wound healing. (Photo by Twitter/pinecrestfl ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 29, 2024 01:00 AM IST

3. Add all-natural insect repellent cream: The best insect repellent cream to protect your child from bothersome mosquitoes and insect bites is one that comprises natural components, organic herbs, and essential oils. In addition to providing protection against creepy crawlies, a natural dermatologically tested repellent cream with DEET and alcohol-free formulation also soothes dry, itchy, and irritated skin and speeds up wound healing. (Photo by Twitter/pinecrestfl )

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4. Get clear of stagnant water: Stalling water is an ideal environment for mosquitoes to grow and could lead to an infestation of insects inside your home. Therefore, it is crucial for us as parents to remove any still water from pots, pans, air conditioner trays, and even water buckets in restrooms. (HT Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 29, 2024 01:00 AM IST

4. Get clear of stagnant water: Stalling water is an ideal environment for mosquitoes to grow and could lead to an infestation of insects inside your home. Therefore, it is crucial for us as parents to remove any still water from pots, pans, air conditioner trays, and even water buckets in restrooms. (HT Photo)

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5. Refuse scented products: Scented oils, lotions, shower gels, and shampoos, all lure mosquitoes, exposing your child to deadly mosquito bites. Natural and organic products, free of toxic chemicals and harsh ingredients, rich in nutritional elements, thoroughly nourish babies' skin, enhance texture, and guard against infections. With fragrance-free, natural and healing disposition, organic baby products keep a child's skin safe from mosquitos and ensure adequate hydration in return. (Photo by Nataliya Vaitkevich) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 29, 2024 01:00 AM IST

5. Refuse scented products: Scented oils, lotions, shower gels, and shampoos, all lure mosquitoes, exposing your child to deadly mosquito bites. Natural and organic products, free of toxic chemicals and harsh ingredients, rich in nutritional elements, thoroughly nourish babies' skin, enhance texture, and guard against infections. With fragrance-free, natural and healing disposition, organic baby products keep a child's skin safe from mosquitos and ensure adequate hydration in return. (Photo by Nataliya Vaitkevich)

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By utilising the proper measures and products, you can effectively protect your child from mosquito bites and the diseases they transmit. So, this year, say “yes” to a mosquito-free season by taking the necessary precautions, assuring happy days and nights for you and your munchkin. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 29, 2024 01:00 AM IST

By utilising the proper measures and products, you can effectively protect your child from mosquito bites and the diseases they transmit. So, this year, say “yes” to a mosquito-free season by taking the necessary precautions, assuring happy days and nights for you and your munchkin. (File Photo)

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