Insect Repellants for Children

It is summer time and time to be outdoors.  We at Associates in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine along with the AAP advocate for the use of insect repellants on kids over 2 months of age.  Insect repellants containing DEET up to concentration levels of 30% are safe to use in children over 2 months of age.  Apply DEET only once per day, sparingly on exposed areas of skin, but not around face, mouth or eyes.