From the day my baby was born, I have been so cautious about mosquitoes. After hearing about dengue fevers it scares the hell out of me.
There are many things I do to keep mosquitoes at bay. I have an electric bat to kill mosquitoes. Also we used a net around our bed for a few days, but it gets too hot and the baby wants to keep moving around the house.
I heard a lot about mosquito repellant patches and went to “mom and me” store to buy some. But then it was too expensive so I came back.
Next I looked up online and I found these reasonably priced patches on Baby oye.com. It costed around Rs 100 for 5 sheets, with 2 patches each.
Description: it’s infused with citronella oil which keeps mosquitoes at bay. It’s safe to use near babies but I would suggest to use it in some place where your baby cant touch, as they keep licking their fingers.
How to use: just stick it on your baby’s clothing or somewhere around your baby. I stick it on her back so that she won’t touch it and I also stick it on her cradle.
Does it work: to an extent yes as mosquitoes have not bit her when I use these patches.
But I always forget to use these. I’m planning to buy a bottle of citronella, its available at MK retail stores. For the strong ones you can ask someone who is visiting Ooty or Kodaikanal to get a bottle, I have seen very good ones there.
You can use few drops while washing baby clothes or mop the house with this solution mixed with water.
I wouldn’t say this product is a must have, but it’s good to try once. Do let me know your feedback on this product.
I’m waiting to try Chicco mosquito repellent cream in future. Ill review it once I get the product over this weekend.