Do you have a child that does not tolerate keeping his/her mask on throughout the day? Just like kids, adults are finding it hard to go about the day with a piece of cloth stuck to your face.
In this day in age, masks are a new way of life and required to enter public spaces. Here are some tips for both children and adults who are having trouble with their masks.
Tip #1: Check to make sure your child’s mask is properly fitted. Tight masks cause friction behind the ears, bridge of the nose, and restrict breathing. If your mask causes you pain on the top of your nose, put a band-aid as a barrier.
Tip #2: Take frequent breaks, making sure you’re clear and socially distant from others. For example, designate a mask break room in the office, school, or go outside for 5-10 minutes each hour (if possible).
Tip #3: A soft, breathable, mask made out of cotton can make a great difference. Some children are sensitive to certain materials and do not react well to all textures. Make sure to note if your child’s (your) mask is too rough or thick for their liking.
Tip #4: Get masks with adjustable ear strings. Just like clothes, masks are not one size fits all. Over time, you might need to adjust those strings for your comfort!
Tip #5: Wash your cloth masks, and throw away your disposable ones! Reusing masks on a daily basis causes skin breakouts and dirt buildup. Make sure to throw those masks in the washer (with fragrance-free detergent) and use a face cleanser (or soap and water for children).