Back when face mask guidelines first came out, we may have thought this was a fleeting thing we’d be doing. That’s why many of us made do with haphazard methods of putting face masks on our children — giving them scarves, bandannas, and grown-up surgical masks without really hunting for something perfect and kid-friendly. But now that it looks like masks are here to stay, and may even be a requirement for schools, it’s time to get serious about our shopping for kids face masks.
For our ultimate convenience, the many, many retailers of Amazon are offering up a wide selection of masks that will fit our children from age 2 (the youngest-recommended age for masks) to teen (the age most likely to ignore mask requirements until you put your foot down). Some manufacturers have been in this game a while, since people in Asian countries adopted mask-wearing after the SARS pandemic of the last decade. Other masks in stock look like they were created with the dust storms of Burning Man in mind. Then there are the companies who snatched up this opportunity just a couple months ago and are moving quickly to supply us with cute, breathable, face mask protection.
None of these kids face masks are guarantees against virus transmission, but researchers believe they go a long way to helping us flatten the curve. We’re hoping that in this list, you find the masks that will fit your kids’ perfectly, and appeal to them aesthetically.
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