Choosing the Right OFF!® Product for Your Kids

When the weather is warm, the number of outdoor activities and pursuits seems endless. Unfortunately, at the same time the conditions are ideal for camping, fishing and barbecues, they’re also ideal for biting insects like mosquitoes and black flies.

To protect yourself and your family from insect bites, it is important to choose an effective insect repellent. Select an appropriate insect repellent for your chosen activity and for the length of time you expect to be enjoying yourself outdoors. Use the chart below to find the right OFF!® Repellent that is right for you and your child.

If you are... For... Select... For Use on Children Under 12
  • Playing outside with the kids
  • Taking a walk through the neighbourhood
1-2 hours*
  • OFF!® familycare® Tropical Fresh® Spray. Do not use on children under 6 months of age.
  • OFF!® familycare® Eucalyptus Lotion. Do not use on children under 3 years of age.
Yes**
  • Doing work in the yard or garden
  • Enjoying a backyard barbecue with the family
  • Relaxing in the park
2-3 hours*
  • OFF!® familycare® Summer Splash® Spray. Do not use on children under 6 months of age.
  • OFF!® familycare® Towelettes. Do not use on children under 6 months of age.
Yes**

When using insect repellents to protect children, always apply the product yourself. Read the product label for application and use details. Do not spray repellent on the face; instead, spray into your palm and apply to the face with your hands, avoiding contact with your eyes and mouth.

*Times recommended by Health Canada - Pest Management Regulatory Agency in their Re-Evaluation of DEET in Personal Insect Repellents document dated April 15, 2002.

**Safety Tips for Children Under 12 Years of Age from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency.