Mosquito Patches, an Overview
Before we answer the question: Are mosquito patches safe for babies?, let’s first clarify a few things.
The first one being the instructions for mosquito patches vary.
You might be familiar with the cute patches that you need to stick to your children’s clothes. We also have the actual skin patches, which we stick directly to our skin.
But for babies, you usually stick the patches in their crib, stroller, or any surface near them. Never place anything on your baby’s skin unless approved by their pediatrician.
Another bit of information worth noting is that mosquito patches contain different ingredients. Those for babies and kids most likely have natural ingredients such as citronella, a known repellent. On the other hand, skin patches probably contain vitamin B1.
Are Mosquito Patches Safe for Babies?
Answering this question is quite tricky, seeing that there are very few references focusing on mosquito patches for babies (the ones parents need to stick to their crib or stroller).
Baby patches sold by reputable manufacturers are probably safe for babies as long as you use them accordingly; that is, they wouldn’t be able to reach for it and then put it accidentally in their mouth or eyes.