Why do we Need to Use DEET Free Mosquito Repellents for Kids?

The world is trying to go green for the simple reason that the environment pays us back with interest. The deteriorating environmental conditions have prompted policy makers and societies to change their attitudes towards the environment. There was a time when DEET based mosquito repellents were at good demand, but, now-a-days people are turning towards DEET free mosquito repellents that are effective as well as conducive to the human body and environment. This is a clear-cut sign that the societies have understood the worth of a safe and natural environment.

This approach becomes even more important when we deal with safety of babies. Every product that we use needs to be looked at through the angle of baby safety because they might have a deleterious effect on the child’s body in long run. Safe-o-Kid, is a baby safety company that has tried to address this issue and thus has come-up with safe and natural mosquito repellents for babies that are built after consultations with child-experts.

This article is an attempt to help parents understand why they need to use DEET free mosquito repellents for kids and how safe-o-kid can provide them alternatives that are equally effective and safe.

Understanding the Basics of DEET and DEET free Products

What is DEET?

N, N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, also called DEET or diethyltoluamide is an active ingredient/chemical used in most of the mosquito and bug repellents. The active ingredient was invented during the World War II and was registered for public use in the year of 1957. DEET is derived from coal tar and found very effective in paralyzing the senses of mosquitoes. Since it is a synthetic chemical and a powerful solvent it poses threat to human body as well as the environment.

How DEET Works?

DEET functions by blocking insect olfactory receptors for 1-octen-3-ol, a volatile substance that is contained in human sweat and breath. In other words we can say is that DEET effectively “blinds” the insect’s senses so that the biting/feeding instinct is not triggered by humans or other animals which produce these chemicals.

What harmful effects DEET can have on Babies?

  • DEET is neurotoxic means it can have negative impact on the nervous system of babies
  • It can damage DNA and can lead to mutations that are detrimental
  • It can affect the environment negatively
  • It can cause muscle and joint pain in babies
  • It can cause weakness
  • It can cause temporary numbness
  • Can cause Disorientation
  • Can cause memory loss

Why should parents buy safe-o-kid products than DEET based mosquito repellents?

The products that we offer are free from any kind of harmful chemicals like DEET, Picardin and Alcohol. We believe babies have a tender and delicate body that needs to be given extra care and the journey starts with DEET free mosquito repellents. The products are designed especially for kids and are tested by international experts for lasting effectiveness and zero side effects.

Our repellents target and block mosquitoes’ sensory mechanism by which they find kids and make kids invisible to mosquitoes.   Being a brand totally dedicated to children’s safety, Safe-O-Mos does NOT use any ingredients harmful for kids (No Eucalyptus extracts and No DEET/ Picardin/Alcohol like chemicals) as such ingredients might interfere with child’s nervous and respiratory systems and cause discomfort or severe side effects like seizures.

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