Gentle lavender oil is one of the best home remedies for bed bug bites on baby. Dilute the oil in pure coconut or olive oil and apply the blend on the rash. Repeat application 2-3 times a day until the swelling goes down and there is no more itching.
To prevent bed bug bites in the first place, you can even use certain organic soaps and lotions that help repel these pests. Bathing with chamomile soap or applying calendula lotion to the body can help prevent bed bug bites. These products are also gentle enough for use on baby's skin.
Insect Repellant Pregnant women should protect themselves from mosquito bites, and insect repellant can help when used properly. Apply insect repellants only as directed by the label instructions. If you want to avoid using insect repellant, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect your skin and stay away from mosquito habitats.
If your baby gets bitten by bed bugs, you can handle it by controlling the itching and discomfort and eliminating the bed bugs. According to Skin Sight, bed bug bites appear as red or pink bumps in lines or clusters on your baby's skin. If your baby has sensitive skin, the bites can be large welts.
How to Treat bed bug Bites on Babies If your baby hasn't already begun to itch the bites, your first step should be to clean them with soapy water. To reduce the itchiness, try using calamine lotion or fresh aloe vera. Both provide immediate relief, but the aloe is perfect for bites that have already been scratched, as well.
Whenever I've gotten a bug bite before, I've always tried making an X indentation directly in the bite with my finger nail to help control the itching when I dont have anything handy to put on it. I might also suggest maybe putting witch hazel on it - it's a natural astringent, so it should help clean it out, but at the same time its really soothing on the itch.