Children’s Face Masks – a review on popular face masks
Face masks are a hot conversation topic among many parents these days. The continued question is what mask should I get for my child? The TDSB Health and Safety regulations indicate that “[a]ll students will be required to wear a face mask or reusable cloth masks…”. In anticipation of this, we went ahead and put together a review of the masks that we have tried and different things to consider prior to purchasing.
Pros: reusable, machine wash, multi-layered 100% cotton masks
Cons: one size (4” by 6”) – reviews say they fit small, final sale
Envy Copper-Infused Face Mask
Pros: 2-sizes, uses anti-microbial Copper fabric, breathable mask, soft ear loops, good for sensitive skin, adjustable nose wire
Cons: suitable for >6 years (based on sizing), pricey
Pros: reusable, machine wash, adjustable ear loop straps
Cons: one size (8” by 6”), final sale
Pros: large selection/ variety of masks, antibacterial technology to keep mask fresh, 100% cotton, adjustable fit, metal strip to pinch at the nose, reusable, machine wash
Cons: one size – reviews say it fits large
If your child is having trouble understanding the reason why they must wear a mask, try explaining to them the reasons rather than saying “just wear it because I said so”. “I think if you explain to them and they understand the reason behind this practice, I think they’ll be more likely to keep the mask on and I think if everybody has a mask on at school, the likelihood of having a dramatic increased will be quite low”, says Dr. Emma Bartfay, PhD in Epidemiology.
If you have any great suggestions on children’s masks, please let us know so that we can let others know!