After almost 5 months of confinement, activities in educational establishments will be resumed with increased responsibilities for all. Parents are the most concerned and those who try to be as informed as possible about the rules and care of their children.
As regards the use of protective masks, doctors and specialists warn that babies and children up to two years old should not wear them. This is because the airways are small and the masks can make it difficult for them to breathe to the point where there is a risk of asphyxiation.
From the age of 10, the use of protective masks on children is compulsory in schools as well as other enclosed spaces such as supermarkets or public transport where this measure applies to everyone.
At home or outdoors there is no indication for wearing a mask on children as long as they maintain social distance.
As this is a new accessory in children's lives, it is important to help them adapt to its use while searching for quality products and scientifically tested.
Protect Others has masks suitable for children with colours and sizes designed for the little ones. They are level 2 masks, designated as textile articles, reusable up to 50 times.
These masks that can be purchased at https://protectmove.com/ are composed of 3 layers with antibacterial and antifungal finishing and validated with covid-19 seal by the Equilibrium laboratory.
In addition to this, there is another very important aspect, which is that we explain to the young people why we are experiencing this new phase.
It is good to have the lesson studied for the "whys" and more "whys", with clear, logical and age-appropriate answers.
When that moment comes we can, for example, say that the use of the mask allows them to keep the "bugs in the air" away or, in case it is an older child, explain that the mask serves so that the microbes do not settle in our body.
You can also try these accessories on your favourite soft toys or dolls and exemplify in them the correct use of masks. This will make children feel more familiar with the mask and even end up finding its use funny.