15 Tantrum-Proof Face Masks for Kids (Thank Us Later)
We can't believe it, but back-to-school season is nearly upon us. And although we don't want to speak too soon, it looks like your kiddos will be saying goodbye to virtual learning and heading back to their school classrooms for in-person instruction (*insert happy mom dance here*).
As you head out in the coming weeks to stock up on the usual pencils, notebooks and erasers, it's safe to say that one thing you should also include on your school supply lists are face masks. To continue in ending the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control maintains that people wear cloth face masks in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, i.e. a school classroom. 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).
By now, you probably have the whole mask thing down, but although your little ones are used to slipping one on to go into a store or restaurant, having to wear one for a full school day is an entirely different story. Itchy fabrics, ear straps that are too tight or too loose, or materials that makes your mini me feel hot and claustrophobic are all a recipe for disaster.
But never fear, here we have complied 15 kid approved face masks that they'll actually want to wear to school. From fun colors and cool prints to lightweight and breathable fabrics, these will have your student covered from the classroom to the kickball field—literally.
1. Christmas Feeling 50 Count Disposable Masks
Ideal if you are constantly on the move and may need to grab a mask at a moment's notice. Keep 'em stocked in your mom mobile or purse for easy access. Plus, your kiddos are going to love all of the fun patterns on these...
2. WeCare Disposable Face Masks for Kids
Score triple-layer protection, and a dozen prints to choose from, making this a great combo of form and function.
3. Tucker and Tate Assorted 4-Pack Kids' Print Face Masks
These come in the cutest prints and the cheerful, eye-catching colors are sure to bring a bit of joy with her wherever she goes. Bold and bright, just like your little miss.
4. Tucker + Tate Assorted 4-Pack Kids' Print Face Masks
Soft ear straps and snazzy prints will have your little guy feeling too cool for school.
5. Corevival Kids Face Mask
Does you kiddo wear glasses and subsequently despises face masks because of how they fog up the lens? Here's your solution: With a built-in strap acting as barrier on the bridge of their little noses, no air is getting out (or in). And the adjustable ear straps and anti-microbial fabric are added bonuses.
6. Rafi Nova Sensory Mask
Given the stamp of approval by kids, adults and therapist alike, this sensory-friendly mask ensures a comfortable fit for those who have different sensory sensitivities, making them (and you) much happier.
7. Andy & Evan Kid's Peek-Through 3-Piece Face Mask Set
If your little one, or one of their classmates, struggles with deafness or a hearing impairment and relies on lips to successfully communicate with others, then this one needs to be added to your mask collection ASAP. The mask's window allows for a clear "view" making reading lips infinitely easier. Or if you just want them to show off their cute lil smile, then this works too.
8. Honest Protect the Fam Cotton Face Masks
How can you resist having matching masks with your mini me?
9. Uncommon Goods Face Mask Tie Dye Kit
Not only is this the perfect activity for a rainy day, but your kiddos are going to love making their own unique masks. We doubt you'll have to beg them to wear one ever again.
10. Uncommon Goods How I'm Feeling Children's Face Mask
Not only are the prints so gosh darn cute, but teaching your kid ways to express their feelings in a positive, healthy way is always a win in our books.
11. Rafi Nova Little Kids Everyday Organic Masks
If your little is a two- or three-nager, finding a mask that isn't too big is way harder than it should be. These are a perfect fit for their tiny face and the 100 percent organic cotton means no tantrums over uncomfy fabric. Win!
12. Mason Me Gingham Masks
Because gingham is having a major moment right now, and these are simply too sweet to pass up.
13. Gift Craft Animal Face Masks
If you've got a future zoologist or veterinarian on your hands.
14. Fedciory Kids Face Mask
Adjustable ear straps plus breathable fabric equals no fuss.