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How do you moms deal with bugs and your baby.
My son is almost a year old and we're going to spending our summer in St Croix.
Im concerned about him getting eaten alive. What do you do for bug prevention. Preferably something that can be used on a daily basis.
Bugs love him - were in North Florida currently and the mosquitos are out to get him!

Any ideas and suggestions are WELCOME!!

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My post count won't allow for links, so do a Google for "bed canopy". You should be able to find one locally. Just hang it over your crib or whatever. No chemicals, and takes up very little space.

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Awesome. But what about out and about and when he isnt in the crib?

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To be honest, my youngest is 27....so not real up to date on the technology. :-) But I have seen similar things for strollers.
I half remember one that went on a backpack baby carrier. My best advice is to "Google" with differing search terms for baby netting and even look at the search results for "images". Something will present itself.

Again, good luck. :-)
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Awesome. But what about out and about and when he isnt in the crib?
Wind traveler has 3 toddlers. She would probably reply on twitter to any question you have.
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Avon Skin So Soft lotion is gentle and repels bugs without DEET. It worked when our kids were little but I could not stand the icky sweet smell of it.
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We use Odomos, which can be used on children, but I've only found it in the British West Indian islands. Perhaps it is available in the BVI? Non toxic to humans, kids or pets and has no Deet.

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DEET or permethrin on clothing (especially hats). Spray before you put them on. It envelops you in a cloud of the stuff without any appreciable skin absorption. Take hats off, reapply 2-3 times a day and it'll cut way down on bugs. No badness as long as you're not applying directly to skin and you pay attention to keep the little one from eating the hat.
Permethrin probably better/less toxic for the age group.

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They make electronic bug repellers ,battery operated...Dale

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I use home remedies, apply creams that fight from bugs, you get them at many stores.
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