I swear that's what the mosquitoes say when I walk outside. I'm eaten alive, I tell you. And my poor kids seem to have the same sweet blood running through their veins, especially my Ellie.
I wish I loved going in the backyard, but it's particularly bad out there. Because we live at the bottom of the hill, we tend to collect the rain from our yard and the yard behind us. The mosquitoes think we set it up that way just for them, and watching my kids come back inside and itch for days just isn't much fun for any of us.
If you are thinking that I have a solution for the mosquitoes....I don't. Sorry. I've seen something floating around Pinterest about a penny in a bag of water, but I don't know if that works (it sounds weird to me...) But I do have a solution for the kiddos after the mosquitoes enjoy their feast!
BeKoool has a new product on the market for itches resulting from poison ivy and insect bites, including that of the dreaded mosquito! Normally, I don't go for product pitches like this, but let me share with you why I like this product for kids over the bug bite creams on the market.
At our house, this is the issue:
Does anyone else have children who feel the need to lick everything?! I really thought we would be past the phase of putting everything in our mouths at this point.
With that still being a major issue at our house, I worry about putting bug bite cream on them since they will lick it off. And I'm certainly not going to keep them in the house all summer.
BeKoool has these little medicated patches that cover bug bites and do two things: They keep my kids from licking any itch cream and also keep them from itching the bite until it bleeds. Since the patches are medicated, no additional itch cream is needed. They are also clear, so they aren't noticeable on the skin.
In an effort to fully vet the product, I stood outside and told the mosquitoes to come at me. The bad news is that it doesn't look like the mosquitoes will be giving up their free meal ticket anytime soon. The good news is that the patches really do stop the itching, and since I couldn't get to the bites to itch them, they healed more quickly than usual. I'm happy to say that it worked for the kids too!
~Giveaway~BeKoool is offering a big prize pack to one A Beautiful Ruckus reader! It includes:
- Their full line of products:
- Itch Relief Patches
- Cooling Wipes
- Fever Sheets for Kids
- Migraine/Headache/Fever Sheets for Adults
- Copy of The Travel Mamas' Guide book
- Year long subscription to Family Fun Magazine
- BeKoool bag
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The contest ends at 11:59pm on Monday, August 19th. The winner(s) will be randomly chosen and contacted by email on Tuesday, August 20th. The winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond to the email with their information so that the prize can be forwarded to them. A Beautiful Ruckus is not responsible for the delivery of the prize and is not responsible if the sponsor does not deliver. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States. A Beautiful Ruckus received complimentary item(s) for review in exchange for hosting this giveaway from Tommy Nelson. This post may contain affiliate links. For more info, please see my disclaimer page.