Where to Buy Face Masks for Kids
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control recommends that people wear cloth face masks in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (like in the toilet paper aisle at the grocery store or in your doctor's waiting room). And per the Academy of Pediatrics, this recommendation extends to kids older than two years old (babies and toddlers under the age of two should not wear masks, which could pose a choking hazard).
While you could sew your own mask, for those of us lacking in craft skills (*raises hand*), there are plenty of cute options available to purchase. Note: According to the CDC, surgical masks or N-95 respirators should be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders. Here are nine not at all scary and actually kind of cute face masks for kids.
1. RibbonsGoods Face Masks for Kids
Let your kid choose from fun prints like Disney princesses, The Incredibles and Marvel comics. These child-friendly masks are made from two layers of cotton, feature soft elastic ear loops and are ready to ship in three to five business days.
Featuring lots of kid-friendly prints like Looney Toons, Batman, Care Bears and unicorns, parents can choose to buy a one-off mask or subscribe for $10 to get one sent each month. And for every mask purchased, MaskClub will donate one to the First Responders Children’s Foundation to distribute to frontline workers.
3. CarolinaBabyLLC Face Masks for Kids
Made in North Carolina, these fun prints might just make wearing a mask less scary for kids. Designs include cars, whales, castles and more. Made with two layers of breathable cotton and elastic that can be knotted to adjust the fit. Ships in two weeks.
4. Mixed Up Clothing
Handmade in Los Angeles, these brightly-colored masks feature elastic ear loops and adjustable nose wire. They also contain a pouch for optional filters. Bonus: For every mask purchased, makers will donate one mask to medical personnel, first responders, essential workers and/or vulnerable populations.
5. Alex and Nova Face Masks for Kids
They're made from organic cotton and with a pair of ear loop ties that adjust to different head sizes for a snug fit. Also available in animals prints.
6. Washable Matching Girl And Doll Protective Face Masks
Designed for kids up to 12 years old, these washable masks come with a matching face covering for your mini's American Girl doll. (Adorable, right?)
7. Rafi Nova
Giraffes and elephants and bears, oh my! These are more sweet prints available in three sizes (ages 2 to 6, 6 to 12 and adult) from this family-owned company that's named after the couple's four children. (So yeah, they know a thing or two about making comfy items for kids.)
9. MustHeadband Face Masks for Kids
Get your car, teddy bear or dinosaur print mask in the mail one to two weeks after ordering.