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Wearing a non-medical face mask does not replace hygiene standards or guarantee protection from COVID-19. You should still avoid touching your face, wash your hands frequently using warm water and soap and practise social distancing.
With students heading back to school this week, the last-minute rush is on for parents looking to outfit their child for the school year. In addition to kid-friendly laptops, dependable backpacks and regular school supplies, those headed for in-person learning will require a face mask — you can check out the current rules and regulations around face masks for kids in school in Canada here.
For parents of little ones, shopping for masks can be all the more challenging as children not only require special sizing but may have difficulty communicating while wearing opaque cloth masks.
What is it?
This semi-transparent face mask is one option for kids heading back to school, daycare and after-school activities. The mask's clear plastic film makes it easier for little ones to communicate as their lips aren't concealed as with traditional face coverings.
The reusable mask comes with adjustable silicone toggles to fit smaller ears and a bendable nose clip that perfectly fits the nose bridge.
The mask is made of polyester fibre and plastic film and, according to reviews, won't fog up while in use. Shoppers can choose between ten kid-friendly designs, including dinosaurs, mermaids and hearts, and each $24 pack comes with four reusable face masks.
What people are saying
With an average rating of 4.4 stars, parents rave that the semi-transparent face masks are a "hit with the family" and laud their soft and flexible design.
These are the "best masks ever," according to one reviewer, saying they're "incredibly comfortable" and "actually fit" their child's face.
"Finally a mask that fits!" echos another parent. While most masks are "too small or too big" for little ones, this one "[is] perfect" and, as it's adjustable, has room to grow.
Amazon shoppers also say they are impressed by the quality of the face masks and affirm they stand up to multiple washes; "they're as good as new," according to one parent after washing their child's mask "more than 10 times."
While reviews primarily lean positive, some shoppers note the mask's metal nose clip tends to "shift around inside the fabric," so it has to be "pushed back into place" after washing it.
With hundreds of five-star reviews, this reusable face mask has earned the trust of Amazon shoppers for its comfortable, adjustable and lightweight design — but some reviewers have noted issues with sizing.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.