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bugsLots of children (and adults) are hyper-allergic to many products. Parents have to use caution when using any type of skin products on them.

Some children even exhibit an allergic response to bug bites. The swelling can get bad enough that parents need to administer benedryl to control the histamine response.  A few ant bites have been known to nearly land some kids in the hospital!

With all these skin sensitivities, Deet and other chemicals can make a parent nervous, so we have explored alternative options. [easyazon-link asin=”B000GFY6TU” locale=”us”]Bite Blocker[/easyazon-link] primarily repels black flies and mosquitoes, but has also been reported to be effective with gnats too.

bug1Check out this benign ingredient list:

  • Soybean Oil
  • Purified Water
  • Coconut Oil
  • Glycerin
  • Geranium Oil
  • Citric Acid
  • Lecithin
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Vanillin

It smells great and works like a charm! Definitely check it out.

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An “Ism” is our coined term synonymous with a “challenge”. Many children, with or without a diagnostic label, experience various challenges throughout their developmental years which are impacting them in the classroom and at home. At Special-Ism, the Ism is our focus. We do not look at the diagnostic label, instead, we look at the Isms and offer solutions no matter the diagnosis.