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How to choose an insect repellent for babies and kids

How to choose an insect repellent for babies and kids

You’ll want to ensure your family is protected against pesky insect bites both at home and abroad. It is also essential to protect babies if taking them into areas where Malaria and other diseases may be a risk. We know choosing an insect repellent for babies and kids can be a tricky and confusing business. Are some active ingredients more suited to young skin than others? What age can you start using an insect repellent on a child? How often should you apply it? Which format is best? There sure is a lot to consider, so to help you decide which insect repellent might work best for your children we’ve compiled this handy guide.

Which? Rates Mosi-guard® Best Natural Repellent

Consumer interest group Which? has rated Mosi-guard® Natural ‘best performing’ natural insect repellent in its product comparison tests published this month (July 2012). Which? tested both DEET and DEET-free products from 12 well known brands with results, unsurprisingly, revealing ‘big differences between the most and least effective repellents’. Mosi-guard® Natural earned a maximum five star efficacy rating for providing up to eight hours protection against multiple insect bites which, the report states, ‘ is on a par with our best-performing DEET products’. Mosi-guard® Natural out-performed all non-synthetic products including Jungle Formula Natural, Lifesystems Natural, and Incognito which received the lowest protection rating of all products tested by Which?.