Keeping Liam from getting bitten by mosquitoes is one of my main struggles as a new parent. News of rising dengue cases are really scary. In fact my own brother was admitted for dengue a couple of months ago :( So glad he’s recovered.
It doesn’t help matter that I do take Liam along for my dog walking sessions daily in a nearby park where mossies thrive!
It’s a weekly occurrence that he gets bitten at least a few times and it pains me to see the bumps on his skin :(
Thing is, while I could use powerful mosquito repellant on myself, I can’t do so for Liam as he’s just a baby with delicate skin. Lets not even begin on the risks of his skin developing allergies.
There are plenty of products out there in the market for babies and kids but my favourite currently is from the trusted brand name, Tiger Balm.
Coming in packs of 10s, each patch is individually packed to ensure its efficacy.
I love that the patches have only natural active ingredients and no scary chemicals such as DEET.
It’s very easy to use. Just open the packet, take the patch out and peel off the back layer and stick it on clothes, prams/strollers or baby carriers. It’s sufficiently sticky and works best on fabric material.
No worries about it leaving sticky residue, not on my stuff anyway.
I use the patches on our walks, sticking one to Liam’s baby carrier. I swear it keeps both of us from mossie bites. There’s no need for skin contact, a huge plus.
I also stick the patches on Liam’s clothes when he’s playing in his play yard, which is located in the corner of the living room, a favourite hangout place for nasty mosquitoes.
And of course, Liam has been mossie bites free since I started using the patches.
That to me, is the biggest reason why I love Tiger Balm’s Mosquito Repellent Patch.