You can ask any Filipino today what they dread the most about their day and guaranteed they will respond with one thing and one thing only – the heat. The temperature nowadays goes as high as 30°C. If we can stay indoors for as long as we can, we will for as long as we can avoid public enemy #1 a.k.a. The Heat.
But, do you know who loves heat and thrives in hot and humid areas? Mosquitoes. In every corner, crook, and cranny of the country, you will find those buzzing little insects looking for fresh blood to nourish their tiny bodies with.
They pick no special time too. At any time of the day, mosquitoes are ready to attack. There’s no waiting in the wing for them at all.
Back then, that wasn’t the case. There was always a season during the school year when students are asked to wear body-covering clothes for months to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. Today, students are expected to protect themselves from mosquitoes all year round.
If they’re not picky with their preferred time for attacking, trust that they won’t be picky with their targets as well. No matter what age you are or what type of skin you have – they’re going to come for you. So, even your little one can be a huge bull’s eye for these flying pests.
The big deal about these mosquitoes is that they are known to be carriers of different kinds of diseases. So, knowing how to protect yourself and your baby is of utmost importance. Learn all this and more in this article.
- Mosquitoes – The Carrier of Bad News
- Getting the Right Protection
- OFF! – The Queen at Repelling Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes – The Carrier of Bad News
Dengue is only one of the many diseases that mosquitoes can potentially harm your kid with. It has become so rampant and concerning all over the world that, some diagnosed patients might experience severe symptoms of infection, will need intensive care, and even meet death. At one point, the country recorded a total of 167,607 dengue cases.
Dengue is an even bigger concern for parents because, according to global studies, young children, more specifically infants under one year of age, are more at risk of dengue than adults are.
Another fear unlocked by these mosquitoes is a disease that has yet to have a cure – the Japanese encephalitis. One study found that Japanese encephalitis “predominantly affected children under 15 years of age and 6% to 7% of cases resulted in death.” This was in 2015. A vaccine has already been developed since then to prevent children from catching this disease. But, vaccination is not enough to ensure protection.
That’s why getting the right protection is highly important to ensure your child avoids getting infected.
Getting the Right Protection
We made enough emphasis on the Whys of protecting your child from these flying pests. Now, let us focus on the How.
1 – Don’t Leave Buckets of Stagnant Water Everywhere
Any container or pail you have at home that is filled with stagnant water is a breeding site for mosquitoes. If you can nip the breeding of these pests in the bud, you leave them with no reason to hang around.
2 – Get Fogging or Spraying Done Regularly
Doing this step regularly ensures mosquito numbers are kept at bay. And, the good news is it’s not just mosquitoes you are keeping out but other pests as well.
3 – Make Putting Insect Repellent on your Kids a Daily Habit
Since your kids are going to be a bigger target for these disease-carrying buzzers, you want to make sure they are covered with insect repellent. To clarify, these products do not kill mosquitoes but they are formulated to keep such pests away from your kids.
“Dengue exists all year round in the Philippines, so there’s no room for us moms to put our guard down. That’s why a good insect repellent should be part of our daily arsenal to protect our kids,” said Mommy Camille from Cavite.
OFF! – The Queen at Repelling Mosquitoes
Many parents all over the world trust one name when it comes to protecting kids from mosquitoes, and that is the OFF! Baby mosquito repellent lotion.
Anne from Parañaque says OFF! has been her family’s trusted brand for protection against mosquitoes. She shares: “My mom used OFF! for me and my sisters growing up. So, I use it for my kids as well. Even I use it. There’s just instant relief when I have it on.”
Protective moms make sure to include OFF! Baby lotion in their baby bags
Marjerrie, a mom from Las Piñas, says OFF! Baby is an absolute must-buy whenever she is in the groceries. “Especially where we live, mosquitoes are everywhere. And, I can’t risk my son getting dengue. So, after every bath, I always make it a point to put OFF! Baby mosquito repellent lotion on his arms, neck, and legs.”
This product is meticulously formulated to ensure its effectiveness. It has been dermatologically tested, so parents won’t need to worry about the product harming their children’s skin. You can start using this product on your baby as soon as they become 6 months old. Apply the product on your baby’s skin after bath, and they can get protection for up to 4 hours.
Need to stay out longer? No problem OFF! Baby mosquito repellent lotion comes in different sizes, so you can easily carry them in your bag whenever you need to reapply. Whether you’re at home, on a family vacation, out camping, or on the commute with your child, this product is for sure going to ward off those mosquitoes.
So, what are you waiting for? Don’t let those bugs get to your baby’s skin before you do. Only you get to get a bite of those chunky infant arms. Stock up on your OFF! Baby mosquito repellent lotion now. Available at all Supermarkets, Drugstores, Shopee and Lazada.
Make sure to include OFF! Baby Lotion to your child’s daily routine.
Mommy Camille putting OFF! Baby Lotion on her child’s arms after bath time.
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