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Joined: 11/21/07
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Do you guys use insect repellents containing DEET on your kids? At this point I don't but wasn't sure when it was ok to start. Currently we are using Burts Bees Insect Repellant on the kids. What is everyone else doing to keep the mosquitos away?

Joined: 06/04/07
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We haven't needed to use them yet, but we bought the Off Clips that we can attach to their clothing. Hopefully it works!

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Joined: 01/22/08
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I know Deet is terrible stuff but we have been using it since she was 10 months old. the mosquitos are so terrible here that i had to. I wish i c ould show you a picture of what she looks like with mosquito bites. She swells up so terribly bad so i decided it was better to use the repellant that worked. However DF swears he put it on her twice yesterday and she looks like she has the chicken pox today!!! I so HATE mosquitos..... they are brutal!!

Joined: 11/12/09
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We use California Baby insect repellent. It's all natural, no chemicals, works great and it feels good on your skin (i.e. you don't feel like you need a shower!). And we definitely have bad mosquitoes in our yard.

I shy away from the other brands just because I feel uncomfortable with the chemicals. Some of the studies I read worry me a bit so I just opt to go with a natural repellent.

Joined: 12/22/07
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We use mosquito bracelets. Carl picks a new one each week. Some are bright colors or have design. Not sure how it works but it does. And he doesnt smell funny because of it. lol