When you become a parent you instantly become more aware of all the dangerous things out there that you never paid much attention to before. It’s like you develop “Spidey Senses” to protect your little one! OK, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but you definitely start to take the time to find ways to protect yourself and your little ones!
Aria is obsessed with being outside, which we love and encourage. We worked our butt’s off to completely redo our yard when Aria was first born, because we knew we wanted a great place for her to be able to run and play. Now with summer rolling in we are definitely going to be spending the majority of our time outside, which means as a parent I have to make sure we are prepared and protected to really enjoy our time together.
My arch nemesis when it comes to being outside is mosquitoes. They are hands down the most annoying part of being outside during the summer. Aside from being annoying, they are actually really dangerous. From Zika to Malaria and a wide range of other diseases, mosquitoes can pass along some awful diseases to you and your little ones. This is why I always take as many precautions as possible to avoid these nasty little guys. Bug spray is a must. I prefer sprays that are scent-free, but still provide long lasting protection.
Don’t like bug spray? Try tea tree oil instead! It has been known to be used as a natural alternative to bug spray, and also can help with treating annoying bites. If you want another natural repellent look into plants that repel mosquitoes! Marigold, lemongrass, citronella grass, and even lavender can be another great alternative to repelling insects, including mosquitoes.
This year Blake and I are going to take our protection to the next level by getting a mosquito prevention treatment. Mosquito Squad is a company that provides a “barrier protection spray program” that eliminates mosquitoes on contact and continues working for nearly a month! I am so excited to try this out and to make our time outside even more enjoyable!
Mosquito Squad is running a contest now for a full season’s worth of their Protective Barrier Treatment. Go to www.protectmysquad.com to see details and how to enter! Trust me, this is one you don’t want to miss!
Comment below with how you protect your squad and don’t forget to enter the contest!