By now, your kid is probably an old pro at wearing masks, but chances are they’ve lost a few of the face coverings they had at the start of the pandemic (which feels like 300 years ago). If you’re in the market for some great new face masks for kids, you’ll find them on this list.
Stocking up on new masks may be especially important now, as Dr. Fauci recently said it was a good idea to double mask. “If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told TODAY. “That’s the reason why you see people either double masking or doing a version of an N95.”
You can think of double masking as you would layering clothes: you put the thinnest layer on first, so typically the best way to double mask is to wear a surgical mask under a cloth mask. If that’s a lot of layers for your little one, a mask should have at least two layers of fabric or paper. If you’re not sure if you’re kids’ make is effective enough, you can try the candle test as suggested by NPR (assuming they’re old enough). Basically just light a candle and have your child wear their mask and try to blow it out; they should not be able to. Read on for the best comfy but protective masks for kids.
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