Dress your child in dark clothing. Avoid brightly colored clothing or floral prints.
Remove a stinger from your child's skin by scraping it off with a credit card or your fingernail. You can also take the stinger out with tweezers or your fingernail.
Be sure to do a tick check every night at bedtime and remove the tick right away.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the use of insect repellent with a DEET concentration up to 30 percent for children who are 2 months old and older. Apply the repellent to your child's clothing. Be sure to wash the clothing and your child's exposed skin as soon as she comes indoors.