Mosquito are tiny but dangerous. Even a small mosquito bite can transmit dangerous germs and virus that causes dengue, malaria. That's why bite prevention is so important.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests below prevention:
* Apply insect repellent to cover your child's skin.
* Use insect repellent with DEET concentration of no higher than 30%.
* Do not use combination of sunscreen and DEET product because you will need to reapply the product again and again frequently, which could be harmful.
* Don't use insect repellents with DEET on babies under 2 months of age.
* When applying DEET repellants on older infants, don't use the product on cuts or around eyes or mouth. Apply lightly around the ears.
* In summer heat, dress your child in long pants and sleeves so that they should be covered. Also cover babies a mosquito net.
* Keep your child away from areas where mosquitoes gather, such as near standing water, rotten vegetables etc.
* Fix any holes in window screens.
* Do not let your child play outdoor when mosquitoes are most active i.e. at dawn, dusk and early evening.