Review of Mosquito Repellent for Pregnancy
I was asked an interesting question by a friend recently: “Is it safe to use mosquito repellent during pregnancy?” This made me stop and think and then I had to do a little research before I could give her an accurate answer.
There is some research to suggest that DEET, one of the main ingredients in mosquito repellents, can be toxic to pregnant women but this is quite heavily debated by scientists and doctors.
There are a number of natural DEET free, pregnancy safe mosquito repellent products on the market – some in the form of bracelets which give you the added benefit of not breathing in unpleasant sprays when you apply it. Personally, I think I’d rather be safe than sorry, particularly when there are natural alternatives out there.
So, today we’ll take a look at one natural alternative to traditional repellant sprays and welcome our wonderful guest reviewer, Deanna Briggs. Enjoy!
Introducing a pregnancy safe mosquito repelling solution from MosQuitO:
MosQuitO bug and pest repellent bracelets keep bugs away the natural way, without DEET or toxic chemicals. They are ideal for children and adults who don’t want to slather nasty chemicals on their skin and are also recommended as a safe mosquito repellent for pregnancy.
Bug and pest repelling ingredients include:
These all natural ingredients have been proven to be more effective at repelling insects than strong chemicals. There’s no irritant smell and no fumes from aerosol sprays, making this mosquito repellent safe for pregnancy, asthma, eczema and any allergies or skin sensitivities.
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Guest Review by Deanna Briggs
There are lots and lots of mosquitoes in the area I live, especially on summer evenings! I’m really conscious of not wanting to expose my unborn baby to any more chemicals than the ones already floating in the air! I know that the repellents themselves are safe to use on the skin but it’s very hard to avoid breathing in the chemicals as you spray it on. And whatever you breathe, your baby is forced to breathe, too.
So I was in a bit of a dilemma: either resort to chemical mosquito repellents or put up with being eaten alive by mosquitoes all summer.
I was really pleased when I found out about these natural repellent bracelets and decided to give them a go. They seem to work really well. Perhaps one or two more brave bugs get through than would have if I was using the sprays. But that’s a small price to play and it’s far better than the alternatives!
My conclusion is that, while it is probably relatively safe to use most mosquito repellent during pregnancy, breathing in chemicals or having them leach into your skin should be avoided as much as possible. I think the best mosquito repellent for pregnancy is a natural bracelet repellent like these citronella ones from MosQuitO. And, this natural product really seems to do a great job of keeping most of the bugs at bay. I’m giving it a four-star rating.
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