Given the current situation with the pandemic and heightened restrictions in Singapore, face masks are still very much our ‘normal.’
As parents, our top priority is to ensure that our children are safe from the infection by providing them with the best protective gear when outdoors.
Although, many kids may mask-wearing uncomfortable, it is still the need of hour. Which is why you must ask yourself: which is the best Covid face mask for kids, especially for those who don’t like wearing them?
Lucky for you, we found the answer.
We spoke to the experts at Enro who recently just launched the highest filtration reusable masks in Singapore, to get some insight into the best Covid mask for kids.
They also shared expert tips for parents to ensure their children are comfortable while wearing face masks.
What Is An ‘Appealing Face Mask’ To Children?
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When finding the best Covid mask for your kids, you should consider the qualities of a mask that would appeal to them. As Enro experts point, there are several qualities an ‘appealing mask’ should have in order for children to want to wear them. These include:
- Something they can wear comfortably all day long
- A fun and interesting design to brighten up the mood of your child having to wear a mask
- Offers the best protection, ideally with 3-layers
- Has a variety of styles for them to choose from
- A perfect fit for their small faces
- Reusable for at least 100 washes
They add, “Kids also tend to touch their masks a lot and then touch themselves, a mask with anti-microbial surface provides additional security. Another factor to consider is that many colourful disposable masks have issues with dyes, however we offer the design vibrancy while ensuring safety.”
How Reusable Face Masks Are Better For Families
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There are different types of face masks available for families to use. But what makes reusable face masks the best Covid mask for kids to use as compared to disposable ones?
Less wastage compared to disposable ones
According to Enro experts, there have been recent reports that say “disposable masks have a serious impact on the environment as they take 450 years to decompose, which is a major risk to wildlife.”
“Enro masks are the first masks that last at least 100 washes and have the highest-grade PM0.1 filtration – considered the best on the market. These reusable masks provide a fashionable yet sustainable alternative to the billions of masks discarded across Asia each day,” says Enro’s spokesperson.
So not only would be protecting your family, but you would also be doing the environment a huge favour!
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The cotton material of reusable masks makes them more breathable and is gentler on the skin
The cotton inner layer of a reusable mask can absorb moisture better which makes it gentler on your child’s delicate skin. Meanwhile, the special weave of the outer layer gives “additional breathability.”
You can opt for a mask with Enro’s Dupont Silvadur anti-microbial treatment on both sides. “It allows safe all-day wearing while typical disposable masks need to be replaced every four hours due to bacteria build-up on the surface,” says the spokesperson.
Best Covid Face Mask For Kids: 5 Tips For Parents
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In choosing the best Covid face mask for your kids, you should also ensure that they’re comfortable wearing them. This is especially if they have to wear it all day long.
1. Ensure that it is specifically designed for kids
Of course, you should find the best Covid mask that perfectly fits your child’s small face. As Enro experts tell us, “adult sizes are too big for their small faces, and won’t offer full protection.”
2. Use a lightweight face mask
Not only does your child’s mask have to fit their face, but you should also ensure that it isn’t too heavy for them to wear.
Since Singapore does have a tropical climate, it’s best to let your child use a lightweight mask that won’t be too much of a burden for them to wear all day.
3. Find a mask with sun protection
“Kids spend a lot of time outdoors, so find a mask that also offers sun protection,” note Enro experts.
4. Look for masks that offer the highest protection
The Ministry of Health advises that the best Covid face mask for you and your kids is one that offers higher bacterial filtration efficiency of 95%. Enro face masks for instance have a PM0.1 filter, which is the best on the market.
5. For the best comfort, the covid face mask should have adjustable straps and a flexible nose bridge
The best Covid mask you could provide for your kids is one that has adjustable straps and a flexible nose bridge “to prevent glasses fogging up,” according to Enro. This also makes it more breathable and comfortable for little kids to wear.
Stay safe and don’t forget to wear your mask!
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