With UF Readers' Picks WeChat project, Urban Family hopes to relieve shopping of all the fuss and frantic research and bring back the good old days when the market options were valuable and straightforward. UFRP will let you find the best of the best without the hassle.
Last month, we asked you to tell us about your favorite kid-friendly mosquito repellent brands. It can be a spray, an ointment, an electronic device or an incense; anything that will keep mosquitos away from you and your sleeping baby.
Thanks to all of our participating readers, we've now received over 80 comments on the best brands. Based on your contributions, we've come up with a list of your most popular choices. Without further ado, here are the top five, along with comments from our readers.
We love bebebugs for my two-year-old and for myself as well, I used it when I was pregnant too. We also love [their deet free, all-natural insect bug repellent] that is spray-based, so I can apply liberally over the whole body and face. I've also kept eucalyptus plants and citronella oil with water. We also have the tennis racket (fun to kill the little blood suckers, vengeance at last!) UV light ray lamps work best when there are no humans around and at least a meter off the ground. Mosquitoes love me and my son so we are always never without mosquito killing options!
- By Reader Anna
Purchase Bebebugs here.
Off is fantastic, you can always trust Johnson & Johnson. The smell doesn't offend and it's a bit more pricy than the usual Chinese stuff.
- By Reader Tim
Purchase OFF! here.
I like the refreshing mint smell of Florida water. It might suit kids better over three but I just love it!
- By Reader Wind17
Purchase Florida Water here.
I'm a mosquito magnet. No seriously. This is great to carry with me in my bag. Just a quick spray on the wrists, ankles and neck helps me a lot. It's almost always part of my daily routine during the summer months. Not too stinky either and perfect for my little one. Just make sure you wash your hands if you touch it so you don't ingest it... directions say that as well.
- By Reader Kalua85
Purchase Badger Anti-Bug Balm here.
Love it. Product works great. I spray a squirt into my hands and rub my hands together then I pat his belly and inner legs, he is fine and the bugs do not bother him. It's one of the only safe options of bug repellent you can safely use on your pets as well.
- By Reader Brittany
Purchase Burt's Bees Herbal Insect Repellent here.
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