Please help with my babies(5 posts)
I have my infant, born june 2011, and my 4 yr old. I was wondering if any of you have some tips to keep them from getting bitten... Anything will help
The best way to keep them from getting bitten is to identify whether you have bed bugs, and if you do to get prompt treatment from a knowledgeable professional. Repellents don't work and you must always exercise extreme caution before applying any pesticides to a baby's sleeping area.
If you haven't yet, read through the FAQ's, there is a lot of good advice there. If your kids are having severe bite reactions, you could consider isolating the bed, but many experts advise against doing so because it can make the infestation harder to treat. In the long run, prompt effective treatment will result in fewer bites for everyone.
I feel for you I also have a newborn 6 weeks and a 2 yr old. And i am going threw this the only thing you can do is get professional help I understand you can't afford it but its the only way. But you also can try to keep the population down until you can get the help you need by having clean sheets and blankets every night vacuming. But this isn't something you can self treat I'm sorry I know how you feel everytime you see your child with a bite..
One good thing about a child's small bed is that it is not difficult to inspect. Do that thoroughly to see if any bugs are harboring in the crib or bed. It could help to spray the mattresses with 90 + proof alcohol and let them dry and air thoroughly before placing the child in the bed. As the other poster said--clean sheets and blankets dried on HOT for an hour at least. Double-sided sticky tape around the legs of the beds--that doesn't cost much and helps to prevents the bugs from crawling up from the floor. The beds have to be isolated by not touching the walls at all. Bedbugs can't jump. Climp-ups under the legs [sold on this site] would be very useful, too. I know for a fact they trap bugs because several houseflies [another recent invasion] have been found dead in them by me. But no bedbugs--thank God.
thank you all really appreciate all the help
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