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SEAL OF APPROVAL WINNER

Fall 2012

Skeeter-eez wearable pouch

The picture seen here does not properly indicate how small, yet powerful this little mosquito repelling pouch is. Filled with natural repellants, the pouch, which can be worn like a necklace or attached to clothing, really does work. We have all tried the oily, greasy repellants that you slather or spray on but none were more effective than this. Our testers put these little pouches to the test in some brutal condition, where mosquitos thrive. The scent given off by the little pouch not only kept those nasty blood suckers away from the child wearing it, but the radius of protection kept others safe as well. There are no harmful chemicals and it lasts. While there is a resealable bag to put the pouch in and extend its life, we got reports of its effectiveness lasting as long as six days straight with no storage at all. For $5, that’s less than a dollar a day to stay mosquito bite free. Parents thought that was a bargain.

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Recommended Age: 8 and Up
Price: $ 4.99

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Parents and children, experience and review submitted products and services either already released or coming to market.

Participants fill out questionnaires for each product or service they test. They score based on 13 levels of criteria including quality, appeal, design, price, packaging, directions, desirability, stimulation, replay factor and more. Results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received by testers.

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