Why children are vulnerable to mosquito bites & how to protect them.


Babies and children are prime targets for mosquitos

Just like adults, children & babies are susceptible to bites from both Aedes mosquitoes (a clean-water species) and Culex mosquitoes (a dirty-water species).

Babies don’t breathe out more CO2 than their parents and don’t have higher body temperatures, however, babies and toddlers are always near to grown ups who are more easily detected by mosquitoes and of course babies are less mobile and have not learnt yet to swat mosquitos away… therefore make for an easier target!

When bitten, babies and toddlers don’t scratch like adults. Instead, the discomfort of being bitten will manifest into sleep disturbances. They’ll move around their cot, rubbing, wriggling and crying to try and stop the itching. Insect bites are often responsible for skin abrasions from scratching. These wounds, which frequently appear on babies’ delicate skin, can cause quite severe hypo dermatitis.

How to prevent Mosquitos biting your children.

  • When babies are in their cot, they should be protected with a mosquito net.
  • In the evening, they should be dressed in clothing which covers their skin and is suitable for outdoor temperatures.
  • Apply a suitable repellent to your childs skin. Only apply to exposed areas of skin, avoid cuts, the eyes, mucous membranes, hands and creases. Do not spray directly onto the face. (Apply with hands.) At night in their cot, babies should not wear repellent.

BODYGUARD® BÉBÉ designed especially for your little one.

BODYGUARD ® BÉBÉ doesn’t alter the skin’s pH.  It has a consistency just like water. BODYGUARD ® BÉBÉ contains a reduced alcohol content and added glycerine to moisturise and strengthen the lipid film.

BODYGUARD ® BÉBÉ can be applied to children from 1 year +  once every 24 hours and is effective for seven hours.

The fragrance used in our BODYGUARD ® range are free from endocrine disruptors and are formulated without butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT, an allergenic and carcinogenic oxidising agent) .


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