Mosquito Repellents For Babies

Most parents are worried in choosing a mosquito repellents for their babies or toddlers. There are not sure whether it is safe to use any mosquito repellents on young babies. According to American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that repellents with DEET are safe to use on kids as young as 2 months old. Though AAP recommends that products for children should contain no more than 30 percent DEET.

Mosquito Repellents with DEET

Experts believe that DEET based mosquito repellents are the most effective and provides the best protection against mosquito bites and other insects such as ticks and fleas. Choosing the best mosquito repellent for babies can be confusing, though. Here are some of them.

Cutter All Family Insect Repellent Mosquito Wipes 7.15% DEET

Cutter All Family Insect Repellent Mosquito Wipes
This mosquito repellent contains 7.15% DEET and provide upto 2 hours of protection against mosquito and other insects. Cutter wipes are safe for kids as the 7.15% DEET formula meets the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for use on children ages 2 months and older. The wipes are soft and pleasant to use,the wipes are packaged in a resealable pouch, so they won’t dry out after opening.


  • Convenient wipes allow controlled application on faces, ears and necks
  • Perfect for the entire family
  • Cooling clean scen
  • 7.15% DEET

Cutter 51020 Unscented Insect Repellent 10-Percent DEET

Cutter 51020 Unscented Insect Repellent 10-Percent DEET
This mosquito repellent has very little of any scent. It contains 10% DEET and works well against mosquito bites. It’s safe to use for kids. It’s a very easy spray to apply without the greasy feeling of many other insect repellents and you don’t have to rub it in and get it all over your hands either. There is no odor to it so you don’t have to worry about smelling like toxic chemicals.


  • Long lasting protection against mosquitoes and other biting insects
  • Convenient aerosol formula
  • 10% DEET

Off! Deep Woods Insect Repellent V, 25% DEET

Off! Deep Woods Insect Repellent
Off! Deep Woods Insect Repellent provides long protection from mosquito bites. The spray leaves a slick layer of protection on the skin, but can also be sprayed on non-synthetic clothes. Deep Woods Off is quite effective in warding off not just mosquitoes but other bugs such as ticks, biting flies, gnats & chiggers.


  • Effective protection that won’t stain and resists perspiration
  • Aerosol spray allows for even coating
  • Provides long protection from mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, gnats & chiggers.
  • 25-Percent DEET

Cutter 54010 Skinsations Insect Repellent Pump Spray 7-Percent DEET

Cutter 54010 Skinsations Insect Repellent Pump Spray 7-Percent DEET
Cutter Skinsations insect repellent is soft on skin but tough on bugs. The crystal-clear spray soothes skin with conditioners like aloe and vitamin E–providing a clean, fresh scent–yet boasts a 7% DEET formula that offers dependable mosquito protection for hours.


  • Non-greasy formula
  • Clean, fresh scent
  • Contains aloe and vitamin E to moisturize skin
  • 7-Percent DEET
  • 360* spray pump sprays upside down

DEET-Free Insect Repellents

Although mosquito repellents with DEET work great and are thought to be safe to use on babies, there are many parents who still prefer DEET-free mosquito repellents. A DEET-free insect repellent is fine to use if it works for your child. Here are some popular insect repellents that are DEET-free:

OFF! Botanicals Plant-Based Insect Repellent

COFF! botanicals products have a unique formula that uses a plant-based ingredient. They contain the insect repellent found in eucalyptus plants. OFF! botanicals products are effective, dependable protection that feels great on, not sticky or greasy, and they have a light, clean, fresh fragrance.


California Baby Bug Repellant Spray

California Baby Natural Bug Blend Bug Repellent Spray contains ingredients like citronella, lemongrass and cedar to keep you safe from bugs without DEET. Designed for babies and pets, it has a mild, natural scent.

Coleman Skin Smart DEET-Free Pump Spray Insect Repellent

SkinSmart is our DEET Free insect repellent formula with active ingredient IR3535. IR3535 is a bio-pesticide proven to be as effective as DEET, Picaridin, and other common repellents. It is odorless, long-lasting, rapid drying, non-sticky and safe for use on the entire family, including children.