The National Parenting Center

SEAL OF APPROVAL WINNER

Spring 2021

Bug Bite Thing


This is one of those products where you ask yourself, “Where has this been all my life?!” Finally, a relief product for bug bites that actually works. Lightweight, compact, portable, easy to use, and, most importantly, it does exactly what it claims to…it sucks bug venom out from your skin. If you are wondering or concerned if the process hurts, forget it, not a bit! It is actually fun and so easy to use that kids can do it on their own. It can be used on any part of the body, and the results are instantaneous (whether you use it right after you get bitten or even a few days later). Parents appreciated that the Bug Bite Thing was an alternative to messy, smelly creams and the awful smells that often accompany them. They also loved that it can be used over and over. Despite that, parents told us that they planned to buy several “Things” to keep handy in the car, at home, and on the go for camping trips, visits to the park, gardening, hiking, around any bodies of water where mosquitoes like to invade. Kids and parents consistently expressed delighted amazement when they realized that the relief came so quickly. It isn’t only about sucking out the venom. If your child (or you) suffers a bee sting or even a splinter, you’ll turn to this for relief as well. Its ingenious design includes a stinger scraper which leaves parents prepared for when their child (or adult) gets stung. The package is so well done. It displays the product with an easy-to-read description of what it does and how it works. At just $9.95, this is a no-brainer as summer approaches.

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Recommended Age: All Ages
Price: $ 9.95

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