Wellness - Preventive Care | 0-12 yrs

Protecting Children From Insect Bites


As parents, we have profound love for our children. We go to any extent to see them happy and make sure they live safe and protected. But, there are times, when a seemingly minor thing like an insect bite to our children can keep us worried.

Although generally harmless, insect bites can be itchy and make your little one feel uncomfortable. So, what do you need to do to ensure that you toddler is protected from insect bites.

According to an article published in theglobeandmail.com, although, insect bites are harmless, some insects may transmit serious infections including the West Nile Virus, from mosquitoes and Lyme disease from tick bites.

Mosquito bites can also result in dengue, chikungunya, malaria and encephalitis.

Let us look at some ways to protect your toddler from insect bites:

  • Make sure your surrounding area is clean because dirt is an open invitation to insects.
  • Use insect repellents.
  • Keep your dustbins well covered.
  • Keep all doors and windows closed in the evening hours.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes.
  • Use mosquito nets and screens.

Some of the deadly diseases spread by insects make it a parent’s priority to ensure that their child is protected and healthy. If you have found these tips helpful and would like to read more, please flip through the pages of this ClipBook and do share by clicking on the share button.


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