Protect the baby against mosquitoes and insects Summer time means that your family has more time to enjoy the outdoors. However, being outdoors exposes your family, especially her baby, a number of mosquitoes and other insects usually leave nothing more than an itchy bump on the skin of your baby. However, mosquitoes and other insects are known to be carriers of serious diseases such as dengue, West Nile virus, arbovirus encephalitis and malaria, among others. Here's how to protect your baby against mosquitoes and biting insects. First, do not bring your baby to places where there are lots of insects and mosquitoes. Standing water is often a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects. Other places where insects and mosquitoes thrive include lakes, forests, gardens, parks and the food. Find a repellent against mosquitoes and insects that is safe for your baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises parents to use an insect repellent or a baby that only contain 10 percent DEET, the chemical most effective repellent on infants, especially in children. However, there are mosquitoes and repellents on the market that do not contain chemical DEET and others like parabens, sulfates, phthalates and other toxic substances, however, remain effective to repel insects and protect your children against insect bites. These insect repellents contain the babies safe non-toxic, all natural ingredients to keep your baby safe from pests. Before leaving home, make sure to spray only the amount of repellent on your clothes or your baby, and more on your hands and apply on the skin of your baby. Choose tightly woven clothing for your baby to wear. Choose which covers most of the exposed skin of your baby. It was also found that light-colored clothing repel mosquitoes better than dark clothing. Do not forget to protect your baby's feet with a pair of socks and / or shoes. Avoid being outside at dusk and dawn that it is the times of day when mosquitoes are most rampant. You can also consider getting the nets to strollers, cribs, mattresses game, strollers and other baby products on the outside. Do not forget to reapply repellent after swimming or after activities that cause sweat baby. There are several things you can do to protect your baby and the rest of the family from mosquitoes and other insects. For example, you can try: Cover leftovers and cleaning, immediately after eating to avoid attracting insects in your home. Clean up spills immediately and dirt as they swell. Install screens on windows Avoid using perfumes, lotions, soaps and aromatic oils that attract insects, especially when wearing your baby outside. Spray rooms with insecticides to kill the parasites. You can also try using an electrical device that releases repellent in their room at night. These devices are usually connected to an electrical outlet. The repellent, which is often permethrin, is contained in a bottle or a small pillow.