Should My Child Wear A Face Mask? Here's What The Experts Say.

Posted by Briana Miller on

If you're anything like us, you're constantly being bombarded with the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics, updates, and recommendations. We keep hearing the word "fluid" as we see how it's affecting our own communities. There have been so many changes in such a short amount of time. This can be overwhelming. While at first the CDC did not recommend wearing face masks if you are not ill, that guidance has recently changed. While we heard that children did not seem to be affected, that has also changed. That leaves us wondering, how we should be protecting our families in the face of this unprecedented pandemic?

Hopefully you are able to stay at home practicing social distancing. However, we know that is not the case for everybody. We are so thankful for the essential workers and their families who are keeping our country running during this time. If you are unable to social distance and have to leave your home, you should be covering your mouth and nose with a multi-layered, breathable mask that can be washed. But how should we be protecting our children and babies while in public? According to the CDC, "Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance." Here is a link to the official CDC guidelines for face masks that includes age restrictions. Please be safe and smart when using face masks. Practice common sense. Do not leave any infant or child who is unable to remove their masks unattended while they're wearing them.

At Cutie's we care about our friends. That's why we've been hard at work making these toddler, child, and adult sized, 100% cotton lined face masks with filter pocket. For every mask that Cutie's sells, we will donate a mask to a children's hospital in need. Check out our new "Cutie's Cooties Catchers" here. 

Spread Cutie's not cooties! Stay safe and healthy, friends!

Cutie's Cooties Catchers

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