Use insect repellent?
Tropical repellents are recommended for use by children of all ages unless the label states otherwise. Products containing DEET are considered safe for use on children over two months old. For PMD repellents, always follow the recommendations on the label.
Repellents should be applied by an adult to ensure even coverage and so that it does not get onto the child’s hands and into their mouths. Parents should always read the label, wash off the repellent before putting children to bed and ensure repellents are applied correctly. Children under two months should be protected from mosquito bites by using an infant carrier draped with mosquito netting with an elastic edge for a tight fit.