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How to keep mosquitos away from cot?

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    taysty is offline Registered User
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    How to keep mosquitos away from cot?

    Does any one have any good idea of keeping mosquitos or anything similar away from their babies? My baby got bitten few times. (Me too, as I sleep beside her) Hubby suggest those fly net that drape over the cot? I've never seen such things before.

    Suggestion please? Thank you.

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    Mosquito nets are quite common in many parts of the world but my question would be how are they getting in the house? Do you have the windows open? You may want to consider screens for the windows. You can also try leaving a light on in a nearby room to attract insects away from the baby's room.

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    Mosquito net is the best way. You can get them from baby shops like Eugene.
    We also used to spend 15min before bedtime hunting down mosquitoes in my son room. And make sure all windows closed from sunset.
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    Think I will go for the mosquito net rather then closing the window. Closed window makes the room too stuffy. I dont want to introduce air conditioner to my baby unless is extremely hot.

    Will go Eugene or bumps to babe to take alook.

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    You could also use a mosquito repellant patch (I use the tiger balm ones - blue circles), and stick it to the side of the cot (away from babies reach). They seem to be quite effective. I used to also place them on the stroller while we were out as well and they worked a treat.

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    yes, definitely look into where the mosquitoes are coming in from. . .mosquito bites are extremely irritable for the little ones. i always put on the air con when the kids are asleep and close the windows. like kiwi mentioned above too, when we are out in strollers, we use the patches on the stroller for my 7 month year old and patches on my 3 year old's clothing has he is prone to bites.

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    That's a great idea. Will look into those patches. Hopefully not too expensive. Wonder how long they last?

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    Can't find those patches. Bought those battery operated insect repellant device from Wing On. Hope it works.

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