Bug Smarties Clothing Protects Your Child from Bug Bites

The bugs this summer have been the worst I have seen in years! All of the rain early in the season brought in a ton of mosquitoes in our yard, which tend to take a toll on the tradition of bonfires and spending evenings playing outside. On top of all of the mosquitoes, I have been worried every time my daughters wander into the woods in our backyard to play because of the increase in ticks and fleas this year.

I hate putting on the strong chemicals in insect repellent, especially on my kids’ sensitive skin! When I heard about One Step Ahead’s new line of clothing called Bug Smarties, I couldn’t wait to give it a try! Not only are the clothes cute and fashionable, but they are also great for active play.

My girls even wore their Bug Smarties clothing in the middle of summer, because the clothing is light weight and breathable.
My girls even wore their Bug Smarties clothing in the middle of summer, because the clothing is light weight and breathable.

I received product to facilitate this post.

Insect Shield Technology Makes Clothing Resistant to Insects

So, I was curious what Insect Shield Technology is all about, how does it actually work? Bug Smarties clothing are treated with permetherin, which is used primarily in lice shampoo and flea shampoo for dogs.

To get the best coverage, you would need to wear larger items to cover more exposed skin, smaller items cover a smaller area, therefore leaving you more exposed. Exposed areas of skin would still need a small amount of repellent to be completely covered.

How long does Insect Shield last, you might be wondering? It lasts 70 washes, which is also about the normal life of any other piece of clothing.

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Bug Smarties are the perfect for any outdoor activity this late summer and fall. Take them with you on a family camping trip, to the park for a picnic, or put them on your kids for a hike in the woods. Bug Smarties really will give you the peace of mind that your children are protected.

So take the time to get outside with your family!

You can purchase Bug Smarties clothing for your children online at One Step Ahead and on Amazon.

This is not a paid post. All opinions and views are my own. Thank you One Step Ahead for providing the product for this post. 

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Megan is a stay at home mom of 2 girls, 5 and 4 years old. Currently, Megan lives in the Youngstown area. Megan grew up overseas with parents who were missionaries. She hopes to give a global perspective to her writing, as well as ideas of how to bring different cultures into your home in a fun way. Megan likes to spend her time crafting, creating DIY gifts, cooking, and discovering new fun places to go with her family.
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