Face masks are one practical way to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Over the past few months, companies across all kinds of industries have started to sell cloth face masks for adults -- and some are making face masks for kids with fun prints. ET Style has the low down on where to buy the best kids face masks.
If you're a parent looking for personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for your children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone over the age of two wear a face mask while outside of their home. Whether you're dealing with an adult mask or a kids' mask, make sure it fits snugly but comfortably against both sides of the face, can be secured with ties or ear loops, includes multiple layers of fabric (most have two or three), allows for unrestricted breathing and is washed regularly.
Getting your kid comfortable with wearing a face mask -- and then actually keeping it on -- might be a tricky endeavor, so try letting them pick out ones with their favorite color, a cheerful pattern or even a familiar face.
From Disney characters to tie dye to kid-designed rainbows, below are the best kids face masks that you can buy online right now. Keep checking back, as we'll be updating this story with new styles that we find.
Face masks from Manhattan-based clothing site Rocks Off via Threadless are made in the U.S. and can be washed and reused. They are also reversible, unisex and made with a two-ply cotton poly blend. Kids' masks cost $12, with proceeds going to MedShare to help provide medical supplies and equipment to people in need all over the world.
This two-pack of Cubcoats kids' face masks, featuring Kali the Kitty and Bori the Bear, are reusable and can be hand washed and dried. They are made with two layers of cotton and elastic ear loops and have a metal nose piece for a protective fit. These masks are recommended for kids age four and up.
The mattress company's triple-layered, breathable face mask comes in two adult sizes as well as kids' sizes. The mouthpiece is made with the same mesh fabric used in some of their pillows, and the ear bands are made with a soft gel for extra comfort. These masks ship for free in the contiguous U.S. -- they're currently sold out, but keep checking back for a restock.
These masks include a stretchy multi-layer fabric exterior, a high performance inner lining and elastic straps. Proceeds from Onzie mask purchases are being donated to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
These kids' masks are made with soft, double jersey fabric. For every set of Oso & Me cotton masks purchased, a set is donated to a child impacted by COVID-19 and the profits will go toward making more masks. Maisonette also offers a variety of matching adult and child mask sets, including this tie-dye one from Paige Lauren.
Each pack of these Sanctuary masks comes with two Dino prints, one camo print, one pink camo print and one baby leopard print. With every mask purchase, the company will provide masks to hospitals and organizations in need (learn more via the brand's Instagram Live). Note that orders may require up to 14 days for fulfillment and shipping.
Each four-pack of face masks includes characters like Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Stitch. Note that they will ship in late July. Disney is donating one million face masks for children and families in underserved and vulnerable communities via MedShare -- they've already raised $1 million in profits from mask sales.