Article Line Long1
Lifestyle

Kid Mask Review – Our Kid’s Three Favorites (And 20 That We Crowdsourced From Real Parents That Fit Well And Their Kids Actually Wear)

We’ve been way behind on the mask game for the kids, solely because we lived in the mountains, surrounded by nature, with few friends and homeschooling. Basically: we weren’t seeing a lot of people or leaving the house much, and certainly not for long periods of time. They have had some masks, of course, for the few times they’ve gone to the dentist or inside the bathroom at Skypark, but we were very unprepared for next week when Charlie starts school and will have to wear a mask for 6 hours a day. So, I thought it would be fun to order a bunch and see which ones are the best and then share our findings with you guys.

Just to be clear, in case you didn’t know, I am not a doctor, scientist, or any kind of covid expert. Just a mom trying and asking other parents what is working for them in terms of kid masks. All we want is for our kids to be as safe as possible and feel as comfortable as possible in their masks, right?

Caitlin sourced a bunch of these masks, I got the kids to try them on by bribing them with a quarter per mask they try on. Then they negotiated ice cream into the deal which felt fair. Toward the end, we were starting to lose them for sure, but we were still able to collect the data we needed from these children. So, let’s begin with our top 3:

First Place: ODD Facemasks – The Clear Winner (But Expensive)

These are hands down our favorite. They fit REALLY well — you can actually see their eyes but it also covers their noses completely (and has an adjustable nose clamp thing so it grips). Breathable, but it still feels thick. They have a bunch of different styles that are all very fun for kids, too. The only con is that these are very expensive for a mask ($12 per mask), but I guess you get what you pay for and these certainly seem like they will last a while. They’re a really great material, even I would wear these…and I do. Birdie said it smelled bad when she put it on but we’re 90% sure it was just her breath. Anyway, these get a 10/10 in our book.

Second Place: Crayola Crayon Face Masks

These fit great and have a better price point than the ODD masks. They’re adjustable on the ears and have the nose clasp to make sure they stay on & tight. The Crayola ones came very very well-reviewed by your guys too, so I highly recommend these masks.

Third Place: Grove Collaborative Kids Face Masks

The photo on the right is me asking “why am I the same size as Charlie???” Very breathable and adjustable on the ears. Big yes. These are for big kids (5-10) so these fit well on Charlie (7), but not as well on Birdie, so they’re much better for bigger kids (like me and Charlie). I guess I have a small face?? Not sure how that worked out.

Other Masks We Tried

Capelli Smooth Fit Facemask

These were OK in our opinion…no metal nose clamp/adjuster, not very breathable, but very protective (so that’s good). Charlie liked the leopard Capelli one a lot but Brian and I both thought it looked a little too big.

Kids Care Cover Protective Mask (Birdie’s Mask)

Birdie wears this one all the time and really likes it (I mean it’s rainbow leopard, how could you not?). It’s really nice that it’s adjustable on the ears (huge plus) but it can have some gapping on the sides which is why we like the ODD ones better for her.

Old Navy Critter Face Masks

Okay as far as design goes, these are SUPER CUTE. Very breathable, the kids really liked the fun animal faces and it made them very excited. They’re highly kid-approved but Brian and I thought they looked slightly too big for them and there was some gapping.

Beanie Baby TY Face Masks (Elliot)

This was probably our least favorite. Way too big of a gap between the nose and it had a very awkward shape. Both us parents and the kids all agreed they don’t fit well & aren’t very comfortable. Even on the website it looks like it doesn’t fit the kid’s face that’s modeling the mask (what the heck). Cute idea, but a big no for us.

Wild Republic Zebra Mask

This mask was cute but was just too big. As Charlie put it: BIG FAIL. They do have some cute styles so I was bummed this one didn’t work out very well.

Colorable Kids Masks

These are a VERY cool concept and the kids thought they were awesome but it might be one of those things that’s cuter in theory?? The kids started coloring them IMMEDIATELY which was very fun, but they make me nervous about going in the wash. Charlie tried on 3 at a time (right photo) so if you’re a double (or triple) masker, you could totally do that with these. All in all a decent fit and super breathable, nothing bad to say about it.

Gap Kids Masks

This was the point where my kids were starting to lose it so they didn’t try it on, but since my face is a similar size to Charlie’s, apparently, I thought I would give it a go. Here’s my review: I would totally wear this. Love the style & it’s all in all really great. Some of the facemasks (more of the accordion-style ones) gapped a little on Charlie and Elliot but if you’re an adult looking for a facemask I really liked it hahah.

Now a bunch of you guys submitted your favorite kid masks (with photos!). THANK YOU!! We had some clear winners that everyone seemed to suggest, and then a bunch of other cute masks we’ve included at the end. Let’s do it:

First Place – Happy Masks

From Jennifer: My kids and I have been wearing the Happy Mask for over a year now. The best and most comfortable mask we have tried. The parrot beak shape keeps it off your mouth so that you can breathe more freely, and (bonus as a teacher) it doesn’t muffle your voice! Super cute patterns, or plain colors. Now that the whole world has discovered them, get on the restock list ASAP!!

From Laurie: I have three kids and they have a strong preference for Happy Masks and I’ve spent more than I would like to acknowledge on masks for my kids. As a parent, they are also my favorite for filtration. The downfall is hand washing but we all make sacrifices.

From Carly: Vog Masks and Happy Masks both fit kids amazingly and are comfortable, won’t send my kids to school without filters! But they are $$. Other friends love Baggu masks.

From Emily: Hi! Happy Masks are expensive but totally worth it. Great fit, and super safe. Cute enough prints. Don’t need to wash them between every wear. Highly recommend!

From Erin: The best mask we’ve found for our 2.5-year-old is the Happy Mask Pro Series in the Kids (S) size.

  • Pros: It’s super breathable and lightweight with a rigid, beak-shaped middle so it can’t be sucked in when she’s breathing and doesn’t compress her nose. It fits her little face really well but has plenty of room to fit her as she gets older (if masks are still needed). It has adjustable ear straps and a nose wire. Several fun designs and it shipped really quickly. It’s the only mask she’ll wear for more than a few minutes at a time.
  • Cons: Pricey ($24 each) and it has to be washed by hand to keep the rigid shape and filtering capabilities.

Second Place – Baggu

From Grace: They are expensive but high quality and didn’t immediately get soaked (as all kid masks seem to do). They also have wire but still washed well- some of the ones with wire get all twisted and need to be hand washed and who has time for that? Plus she was really feeling herself in it if you can’t tell 🙂 These fit my 2.5-year-old pictured and my 4.5-year-old both very well. We also loved the adjustable Old Navy ones but they’ve been discontinued. Stride Rite has some decent ones but they do fit quite tightly and thus get wet right away (IDK what kids do behind there but their masks are always soaked). If you can’t tell I’ve spent SOME TIME on this and have bought like 8 different brands to try. So far Baggu is the best but waiting on some others to arrive.

From Emily: They have a metal strip on the top to bend for comfy nose fittings and adjustable ear straps—also best patterns and solid colors for the win. My boys love them.

From Jennifer: Best ones…. And we’ve been through A LOT!! (Jennifer’s kids also love Rothy’s)

From Erin: Baggu is our jam!

Third Place – School Mask Pack: Crayola

From Kirsten: The Crayola mask packs are the best we have found so far and have great deals! They have adjustable straps and both of our kids love them. They won’t wear any other ones I have tried! The picture is of my son Oliver who is only 4 and puts it on before we leave home!

From Alexina: Hands-down amazing fit in the age 2-5 category: Crayola Kids Mask Set, Size Small. Very affordable. Comes in a pack of 5. Fits PERFECTLY. Does not ever slip below the nose. The ears have adjusters so that you can get the perfect comfy + snug fit. Fits PERFECTLY.

This year, I also bought patches from an Etsy shop and ironed them on for a fun twist! The Etsy shop I purchased from is Honey & Apple. The other Crayola masks that are sold have designs on them, and they are…. Not cute. But buy the solid colors, and add your own sparkle, if you want!

From Amanda: Yes! The Crayola 5 pack for back to school. One for every day and the kids get to pick their color. Comes with a mesh bag for washing. My kids are PICKY, and said it’s breathable and comfortable (adjustable nose and ear grip) and it’s the best one we’ve had! I’ve bought them tons of all varieties so I’m shocked and really happy they love them. Going to get more for sure.

Honorable Mentions

LUCIFER KF94 Kids Face Mask

From Katie: These are the best ones for little faces 🙂

Vistaprint

From Zoe: We love the Vistaprint masks because they come in so many cute patterns, are very comfortable, adjustable with a nose piece, don’t move around when you talk, fit tightly to face, and have a pocket for a disposable filter which they also sell. We just went back to school mask shopping on their website! My kids actually get excited to pick out their daily mask and then forget they are wearing it. And nope, I don’t even work for this company. Just love it and want to share 🙂

From Oona: We love the VistaPrint masks- they have a wire over the nose (non-negotiable in a good mask), adjustable ear loops, and fit really snugly on the face. Plus a pocket for filters, which they sell as well. Highly recommend! Here are both my kids wearing them.

Athletica

From Skye: My 10 & 13-year-old both wear Athleta Women’s sized masks. Our whole family uses them exclusively. My 13-year-old has a slimmer face than our 10 year old and they fit her well too due to the pleats, nose wire, and adjustable straps. Hands down best mask out there.

From Kristina: Hi! Athleta youth masks are the very best. Our son has worn them for a year and a half now. He’s almost 4.5 now, they grow with kids because they are adjustable straps around the ears. He actually wears it “upside down” with the little cup that is intended for the chin as a better notch on the nose. It never falls down and that makes it the best kid mask ever.

Joah Love

From Allyson: Hello! We just got these from Joah Love and LOVE them. Aven calls them the comfy masks. They have some with lanyards (not the right name) already attached. We only got three and I wish we’d gotten more. They are just a little pricey. I also ordered some Henry masks, but still waiting for those to arrive.

From Lauren: Can’t recommend the Joah Love masks enough! They are soft, cinch on the ears to get a comfortable, custom fit (no gaping) and have washed and worn beautifully over & over again throughout the pandemic. My kids wear them without ever complaining! Kids ages 4-5 and 7-8 both have a great fit in the kids 2-6 size. I also wear these and have ordered them for other adult family members – so good & universally beloved by all who’ve tried them.

Henry Mask

From Tiffany: I absolutely swear by these masks. My kids loooooove them. Even with school starting, they say how comfortable they are to wear all day. They are called Henry Mask. It’s a black-owned company. There’s a monthly subscription and each month you select different colors/patterns of masks. Either two or four. You can always pause the subscription if you like. They sell adult masks as well. These masks have a unique shape so they do not touch your mouth or nose. There’s also two different ways to wear the mask. Around your ears or behind your head. The best part is the masks are also washable and they are perfect for glasses, you don’t have to worry about them fogging up. Although the subscription is a better deal they do have their masks on Amazon. The choices are more selective.

More Great Options That Came Recommended

Ok, that’s it! I hope this is helpful. I know this is all my friends and I have been talking about so figured I would do a little extra legwork to help you in case you needed it. Also THANK YOU again to all the parents that submitted. I really appreciate you. xx

0 0 vote
Article Rating

WANT MORE OF WHERE THAT CAME FROM?

Never miss a single post and get a little something extra on Saturdays.

69 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Karen
1 month ago

we’re 90% sure it was just her breath.” Hahaha


Katie
1 month ago

My 10yo likes the Gap ones you reviewed but her absolute favorite are the ones from Pottery Barn. Not many patterns available but they fit her well and don’t fog up her glasses.

Lucy
1 month ago
Reply to  Katie

I second GAP masks. They are my BIG 8-year olds favorites. They are comfortable, have an adjustable nose piece, adjustable ear elastic, are reasonably priced, and are fashionable. Some also have a filter pocket. I give them for gifts and everyone loves them: both adults and kids. If you have a taller/bigger child or a tween, the adult sizes can even fit. They also run great sales. I have picked up a family pack of 8 masks for .99 cents (yes, you read that right)! Currently three adult masks are on sale for $4.99 in select patterns. Look how cute these colorful designs are: https://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=662339072&cid=1158590&pcid=1157839&vid=1#pdp-page-content
Perfect to brighten up a day!

Erin
1 month ago

We have been on the waitlist for Happy masks, but who knows when we can order? (Last I checked I was number 20,000, so…) Enro is as well-reviewed as Happy, and has a really powerful built-in filter. We love them for the whole family. Also, Blue and BOTN and Posh, on http://www.behealthyusa.net, are KF94 and are really well-reviewed by a friend in infectious disease. They’re disposable, though.

Sheila
1 month ago
Reply to  Erin

Yeah, and the LA Times just ran an article on the Happy Mask company so I can’t imagine them becoming more readily available anytime soon.

Jess
1 month ago

These look great! Wish many of my students would come in masks that are durable and fit! Unfortunately so many masks are too big for them. Wish the schools would give me a budget to purchase nice masks for all students!

Cristin
1 month ago

For everyday use, we love the Primary.com masks! Organic cotton, very breathable, have a filter pocket, and go around the head vs behind the ears so it’s not as annoying for my two year-old to wear. For travel/riskier situations, the Vida N95s actually fit him pretty well (and me!) and are the only N95-type I’ve found that fit smaller kids. Definitely expensive for disposable masks, though.

robin
1 month ago
Reply to  Cristin

The Vida masks rock!!

1 month ago

I busted out my sewing machine when masks were first recommended but hard to find, so my kids have mostly worn ones from home, with a few of these that we’ve modified. My biggest tip to help with fit and comfort of any kids mask is to convert them from ear masks to around-the-head elastic! You can cut the ear loops in half and hand sew them to make a little loop at each of the 4 corners of the mask. Thread 20” of elastic ribbon (available by the yard on Etsy) through them – up one side and down the other – then tie at the bottom! My older son wears glasses so he hates anything extra on his ears, and my younger son (4) can put his own mask on much more easily this way, plus they can keep it around their neck when they’re eating, walking to school, etc. Let me know if anyone wants pictures 💛

Professor
1 month ago

Are any of these masks KN95 or KF94 masks ? If not please don’t do a disservice by recommending them. Cloth masks don’t work as well. You really need to have one with a filter.

Rusty
1 month ago
Reply to  Professor

The CDC says three-ply reusable masks are good as long as they are made of the correct material. The details are on their site.

Professor
1 month ago
Reply to  Rusty

Can you please point me to where they say that? Here is what CDC says: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html
There have been articles on NYT, WSJ and WashPo where they give details on what masks work. Cloth masks are not on these lists. https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/where-to-buy-n95-kn95-masks-online/

Kara
1 month ago
Reply to  Professor

Uhh you just argued against your original statement with that CDC link. The illustrations clearly show cloth masks and the criteria they describe are all fulfilled by the masks recommended in this post. I follow a ridiculous amount of public health experts, and none of them would agree that this post is a “disservice.”

Emma
1 month ago
Reply to  Professor

Sure, happy to help! On the webpage you posted, it says the following, just under the intro paragrpah:
“DO choose masks that have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric” and in the same graphic: “DO NOT choose masks that are prioritized for healthcare workers, including N95 respirators.” You also seem confused about your second link – it’s a list of where to buy N95/KN95 masks online, so naturally there are no masks on the list that aren’t within those classifications. I hope this helped clear things up!

Professor
1 month ago
Reply to  Emma

The KN95 and KF94 masks have been recommended by many experts on various platforms. I did my research on this a year ago and I don’t really care to try and dig that up again. I didn’t have time to search for links – that’s why I linked the first one that popped up. There are also articles on why KN95 and KF94 masks are *much* more effective than 3 ply cloth masks. But I stand by what I said. Multiple experts have iterated that KN95 and KF94 masks are the safest. Does that mean cloth masks are not better than nothing? No. Cloth masks with multiple layers are better than wearing nothing. But their effectiveness is far lower than others mentioned above. Anyway, that’s all I will say about the subject. I sincerely hope that parents compare the effectiveness of masks before they send their kids out to school.

Tracy
1 month ago
Reply to  Professor

I’d love to get my kids KN/KF-95 masks, but they’re not even made in sizes small enough, so …

BeckyB
1 month ago
Reply to  Tracy
BeckyB
1 month ago
Reply to  BeckyB

there *are a number…” ugh, typos. sorry!

Eliot
1 month ago
Reply to  Professor

This may be true for older kids, but the best masks for young children are the ones they will leave on their faces. A KN95 wouldn’t last five minutes on my three year old, so he and his preschool classmates are better served by the sort of soft, comfortable masks recommended here.

SUSAN VOGEL
1 month ago
Reply to  Professor

Correct! Cloth masks DO NOT WORK! If so, then why don’t the medical hospitals in to see your loved ones. And why are KN95 and KF94 masks only for health personnel??

Professor
1 month ago

Just to add – if you care about the looks then you should have a KN95 or KF94 mask and then a cloth one on top for a tight fit. That’s the only way to have good protection.

Meg
1 month ago
Reply to  Professor

Actually experts only recommend double masking with surgical or cloth masks, not kn95.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This post’s timing does not seem to be quite right. Everyone I know has already started the school year (public, private, and homeschool pod groups alike). Not to mention summer care / summer camp mask requirements. Even if someone didn’t have their mask situation sorted by now, waiting for shipping would certainly surpass the date they’re needed by.

Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous

School in the PNW typically starts after Labor Day – it just depends on what region you live in. My spouse is from the lower Midwest and they start at the beginning of august which always surprises me. I am guessing that they are recommending based on their kids schedule which makes sense to me as a reader.

Alexina Alonso
1 month ago
Reply to  Rose

And for us, in North Carolina, lots of preschools (including the one my two year old goes to) will start after Labor Day.

Caitlin Rose Low
1 month ago
Reply to  Rose

Yep! I’m in Oregon and our first day is Sept 9!

Alexina Alonso
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Wait I disagree! Finding great Masks have been ALL about trial and error for my family. I am willing to bet that there are lots of families out there whose first set of masks for this school year DONT work. This blog will be SUCH a gift for families looking for masks that DO work!

Emma
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous

So what, they should just give up altogether? Lmao

Andrea
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous

On the East Coast most public & private schools start after Labor Day. In fact some places mandate that school can not begin until after Labor Day.

Rusty
1 month ago

Emily, this is such a great post!! I’m sure your research wil, help a lot if people. 🤗

Please, please, please … when disposing of face masks, CUT THE ELASTIC BEFORE DISPOSING.
The elastic is killing birds and sea life.
Sad fact: The disposable masks take 450 years to break down and there are already many billions washed out to sea. 😶 This is another good reason to use reusable masks.

I’m a little uneasy about one mom’s comment “Don’t need to wash them between every wear”.
I understand that “reusable” masks are wear once only and then wash with soapy water. ???
Hence, why we need more than one reusable mask.

I like the advice about changing the elastic to go around kids’ heads instead of the ears, because those little ears…ouch! A great idea.😊

***(Emily, I’m waiting to hear back from you regarding my email to you re: your offer of a venmo budget from the Pen+Napkin project and making over my mentee’s Safe House room)***

Lia
1 month ago

Better than masks would be really pushing your school to show that all adults are vaccinated and that the school has a good ventilation system. There is no evidence that children masking in school is anything other than theatre. It just annoys the kids and adds garbage to the environment, as Rusty says.
This is a good article that goes over the facts – including why no countries in Europe are doing this: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/08/the-science-of-masking-kids-at-school-remains-uncertain.html

Elisabeth
1 month ago
Reply to  Lia

Whether or not you agree with a masking mandate in schools, Lia, the reality is that many districts have these guidelines in place. What Emily and Co are doing is reviewing kids’ face masks for those who need to, and/or want to, use them. You’re obviously entitled to express yourself, but not sure how this comment is helpful.

Lia
1 month ago
Reply to  Elisabeth

Hi Elisabeth – I should have been clearer – I am not an anti-masker, and I understand there are mandates in place. And I am a big fan of knowing the facts – and wearing masks for hours in a classroom is just as effective as the adults being vaccinated. I just read a story in the WP about a teacher who infected half her class (all masked) when she took off her mask for story time – because she wasn’t vaccinated. She should have been vaccinated! https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/08/28/delta-variant-unvaccinated-children-elementary-schools/

Lia
1 month ago
Reply to  Lia

*NOT as effective*

Elisabeth
1 month ago
Reply to  Lia

Lia — totally agree with you that all teachers (in fact, any worker who has any contact with the public, including me!) — should be vaccinated. xo

Kara
1 month ago
Reply to  Lia

No kids I know are annoyed by masks (or if they were, it was at the very beginning of getting used to them but now it’s just like any other article of clothing)–and I know kids with sensory processing issues–it’s just the entitled adults who are annoyed by them and project their feelings onto kids.

K
1 month ago
Reply to  Kara

Totally agree, Kara! I have a preschooler, a high schooler and a college student, none of which complain about wearing a mask.
It baffles me to see parents protesting and excusing their bad behavior because supposedly their kids are the ones with the issue over masks. Um, okay! Our kids are watching and being influenced by our words and actions everyday…if a global pandemic isn’t the time to teach them about respect, community, and their impact on the world around them- when is?

MJ
1 month ago
Reply to  K

Do you remember when our parents would not let us buy a Halloween mask that would not let us breathe or see well? It is an upside down world today, isn’t it? Commonsense has been kicked to the curb and just follow whatever you are told like sheep. Sad.

K
1 month ago
Reply to  MJ

Why is it that it’s always the anti-maskers/ vaxxers wanting to ridicule about common sense? Pretty sure these are the same people filling the ICU’s and taking anti-parasitic vet medications because they “followed what they were told like sheep.”Now THAT is sad. Save the common sense speech…

Anon
1 month ago
Reply to  MJ

MJ, do you think a rubber 1980s Halloween mask is comparable to a piece of cloth or breathable filter that fits over the nose and mouth? This is just hilarious. Those of who call yourselves sheep are simply serving a different “shepherd” than those of us who follow scientists. I know which herd I’d like to be part of….

Anon
1 month ago
Reply to  Anon

…Call *others* sheep

Sheila
1 month ago
Reply to  Lia

Lia, I agree that vaccines for adults and good ventilation are key and that there’s not a ton of good in-school masking studies out there yet especially with the delta variant but I think we need to use all options and masks are one. Are cloth masks the ideal protection from high concentrations of virus? No, that’s the place for an N95 or comparable. But from a basic air quality perspective, if EVERYONE in a space is wearing a mask and there is halfway decent ventilation and air changes, simple cloth masks can reduce the kinds of locally high virus concentrations that result when someone sneezes, coughs, yells, speaks loudly, etc. Listen to what air quality expert Rich Corsi has to say in this episode of In The Bubble podcast. There’s a link to Rich showing how to use a cold mirror to test for mask links and a link to his website where there’s a DIY air filter suitable for classrooms. https://lemonadamedia.com/podcast/toolkit-kids-school-and-delta/

MJ
1 month ago
Reply to  Sheila

Compare our schools to the schools in Sweden. Who is on the right path….

Rusty
1 month ago
Reply to  Lia

To clarify…I believe the kids should wear masks.

The point I madewas sbout cutting theelastic on the masks before disposing of them.

1 month ago
Reply to  Lia

No countries in Europe are doing this?? I live in the Czech Republic and my elementary age daughter was required to wear an N95 mask to school last year. This year they’re doing three covid tests within the first ten days of school and after that may be allowed to take masks off altogether, but I bet the delta variant will hit us soon and that will change. And I don’t think at all that CZ is an outlier in Europe in this.

Tracy
1 month ago
Reply to  Lia

Vaccination should absolutely be the priority. In my not-at-all-scientific study (having a preschooler and 1st grader in in-person school last year masked) masks ABSOLUTELY work! If not against Covid, certainly against the common cold. For the first year since I’ve had children, we all went through the school year cold free. As someone who catches everything they bring home so is sick 5-7x during your average school year, as far as I’m concerned, masks should stick around forever just for this reason. MIRACLE.

Also, my kids never complained about masks unless there were other kids not wearing them (the eternal toddler refrain of how that wasn’t “fair”).

Carris
1 month ago

Wow! So delighted to see Beego Handmade! I was not one of the nominators but agree 100%!

Our whole family loves these masks and these are the only ones my kid will wear. They are 3 layer of high quality tight-woven cotton. With replaceable copper nose wires and super soft elastic. The quality is superb (and the cuteness can’t be matched).

My favorite part is that Beego is owned and operated by a former teacher and Mom (and all-around wonderful human being). Each piece is lovingly and masterfully made by her and a small team. I love following her funny and beautiful posts on IG and all the eye candy new products she is working on: check her out at
https://instagram.com/beegohandmade?utm_medium=copy_link

Extra points for Beego’s sustainability focus: Orders arrive packed in recyclable or compostable materials.

F422A6D2-2898-4ED2-B2A5-344BEE7CD5FB.jpeg
Kara
1 month ago

Here to add another vote for Baggu. My entire family wears them and loves them! 3yo and 6yo forget they have them on.

1 month ago

Great post, ive got lots of inspiration!

Alma
1 month ago

My kids (ages 9 & 6.5) love Uniqlo kids masks. They are made from a breathable sports fabric and super easy to clean. I bought the white ones so I can see any dirt left on them. The adjustable ones with the bead on the back really hurt the back of their ears after sometime and so did any other masks that looked like they’re “pulling” their ears the minute they put them on. We are supposed to fly soon, so we bought them disposable KN-95 ones for the flight. Feels much safer, but for school – just use whatever is comfortable for them, as they need to wear them for many hours. My kids started school 3 weeks ago. Their school has mask mandate and all the teachers have to be vaccinated (thank you, CA). So far there have been 3 positive Covid cases in the school, but nobody was tested positive after exposure. All thank to the masks. No matter the brand or the fabric, as long as they sit comfortably on their little faces, so they don’t have to touch them, they will be safe. I asked my 9 years old if the mask is bothering him,… Read more »

MJ
1 month ago

Basics: Carbon dioxide is a waste product made by our body, just like poop and pee.
Too much or too little can indicate a health problem. It takes 12 minutes with a mask
on a child’s face to be breathing 3 times the amount of carbon dioxide they should be.
The cloth masks are made out of woven fabrics that have loose enough threads that
the infinitesimal covid-19 virus can pass right through. Masking alone is not a panacia.
Will your schools require meticulous hand hygiene, how about eye protection to keep
the covid virus from entering that way. Consider that research has that learning is
hampered with masks on faces. There is no win win to letting others make such important
decisions for our family’s health. We are the ones in control, not them, pull your children
out of such schools faster than you can say red apple. Watch what will happen when they
understand who is in charge of your kids! We only want to continue to raise happy and
healthy children.

1 month ago
Reply to  MJ

Interesting that you think a literal molecule made of three atoms can’t pass through the mask while a you say a virus made up of approximately 200 million atoms can…

Tracy
1 month ago
Reply to  MJ
krkrkrkr
1 month ago
Reply to  MJ

Emily Henderson Design, please remove MJ’s comment. It contains misleading and dangerous assertions regarding the transmission of COVID-19. It also misspells “panacea,” a moderately cringeworthy indicator of their medical expertise.

Grrrrrr
1 month ago
Reply to  krkrkrkr

This is a discussion NOT CENSORSHIP. Who appointed you the ‘control police’ for this blog?
A typo is NOT cringeworthy indicator of anything but a an error. What planet do you live on?

krkrkrkr
1 month ago
Reply to  Grrrrrr

Grrrrrr, if you’re going to attempt to insult me, please do so with correctly referenced insinuations.  

By referring to me as the “control police,” you are likely trying to reference George Orwell’s “thought-police” (Thinkpol) of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, as “control-police” isn’t a thing. 

Like the misspelled “panacea” above, your error demonstrates, again, a lack of expertise. 

But… if you leave an address, I would be delighted to send you a copy of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. After you’ve had a chance to read it, we can have a lively discussion of dominant ideologies and their corroding affects on truth and individualism versus communal identity formation and political/social stability. 😊😊.

Alma
1 month ago
Reply to  MJ

Maybe you need to watch this experiment with mask and oxygen saturation.

https://fb.watch/7JzGlwNSDE/

1 month ago

I am definitely getting them to my son who is not vaccinated yet. Thank you for showing them.

Karen
1 month ago

I highly recommend Beau Ties Ltd of Vermont! Their kid masks are great for bigger kids (probably age 5 up to pre-teen), and their adult masks are all I wear. They actually stay on my kids’ faces and have a filter pocket.

MissGrit
1 month ago

No mention of Halo masks here so I’ll toss them into the ring. Pricey but they have sales all the time and everyone in our family wears them, including a teen and a nine-year-old. They come with a filter and a flexible nose guard to secure the seal at the top of the face. We love them.

Kirsten
1 month ago

I am a teacher with two school age kids. My 6 year old and 13 year old are very comfortable in these level 3 surgical masks https://www.armbrustusa.com/products/child-surgical-masks?variant=34779748270213
My older son can play baseball in one with no complaints. My 13 year old wears the Lutema 5 layer to school https://lutema.com/collections/made-in-usa-masks/products/kids-5-layer-disposable-face-mask-with-95-particle-protection-made-in-the-usa-5-pack
I do not think cloth masks are sufficient with the delta variant. A person positive with Delta can infect 5 to 8 people in under 15 minutes, whereas with the alpha variant, it was 1.5 to 3 people.
Per recommendation from Linsey Marr (after her lab tested K95s and found many inconsistencies) last spring I switched to level 3 surgical mask with snug fitting cloth mask on top to close the gaps. Armbrust now has adult size N95s in stock (made in USA)

Daniella P DeLozier
1 month ago

My 6 year old daughter really likes the kids H&M masks.

Heather A
1 month ago

I am deeply concerned about the lack of cute children in this post. It’s tragic. Also, I am going to lose sleep about the size of Emily’s head. Ha, ha, just kidding. GREAT post. Thank you Mask Researchers of America. Gave me some great ideas.

Liz M
1 month ago

Makes me laugh – lets eat healthy soup and use all natural products and buy sustainable resource products….. and lets make our kids wear masks. Ridiculous! Virtue signaling at its best.

Erin
1 month ago

Excellent! I wish the post had come two weeks sooner, before I did my mask shopping, but this will still likely be helpful.

I’m wishing now that I’d gone with VistaPrint for my middle schooler. I got Jaanuu based on recommendations and they don’t have nose wires! Luckily she doesn’t wear glasses and is happy with them. They are quite breathable.

For my elementary age kids, I bought from Lands End, which has 3-packs for $2. I was ordering their school clothes there anyway, so it was a steal. They are comparable to the Crayola, and the kids are happy so far . The fit’s not ideal, but it’s a B. I have not heard of Odd, but now I’ll check them out! The fit looks great.

1 month ago

We have some of the Old Navy Critter masks too and they are SO cute, but I find that my toddler is always grabbing for his ironman and marvel masks because he likes the theming. He will only wear the critter masks if nothing else is clean…

robin
1 month ago

The vida masks are great, adjustable and wash and resume shape perfectly. Lots to chose from and options on adding filters. http://www.shopvida.com. Also popular have been the mask holders from amazon to keep them around your neck when not on for easy use.

Mary
1 month ago

Yes, KN95, KF94, and N95’s are available in the US to the general public. Yes, they are effective for even the aerosol transmission that occurs with the COVID-19 virus. No, we don’t a shortage of these right now for US healthcare workers.
Yes, there are KN95, KF94, and even N95’s that can fit snugly against kid faces and work to reduce infection and transmission. No they do not harm children.
Yes, other things such as filtration and vaccinations are important too for infection control. You want to “layer” multiple approaches together to reduce spread. But of course, for kids <12 years in the US they are 100% unvaccinated so then the approach is to vaccinate the adults, improve filtration, and use the best face covering they’ll like and thus keep on (kind of like socks 🙂
For more information:
https://www.projectn95.org/
https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abd9149
https://healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed/postings/2021/08/_masks-in-schools.php

Go To Top