Dengue fever cases have increased 50% this year in the Philippines making it doubly important for moms to protect their children (and themselves) from mosquitoes. In a recent visit to a hospital in Quezon City, nurses told us that at one point, the hospital was full with majority of the patients suffering from dengue fever.
In relation to protecting our children (and ourselves) from mosquitoes, I recently discovered these wonderful mosquito repellant patches being sold in groceries and drug stores nationwide. I think this is an awesome idea. Using citronella oil as main ingredient, these patches create a barrier between your children and mosquitoes. My children willingly put it on. I couple it with mosquito repellant lotion for extra protection. I know there are no guarantees but I feel more secure that my they are protected. One patch is good for 24 hours. I bought a box of 24 patches at around PhP120.00. There are several brands available in the market but I found that MoskiShield is the best one out there.