Best Face Masks for Kids by Age

Since the start of the pandemic, our kids have tried many different masks, both cloths and disposables. Initially, cloth masks seemed great because, you know, climate change. But soon we found out that they could be more restrictive since they don’t have a lot of breathing room. With kids constantly moving around and being active, our kids need face masks that are sturdy, give high quality protection, adjustable, tight around the nose and mouth area, with plenty of breathing room. We found these qualities more in 3D disposable face masks. Unfortunately, saving the planet has to take a backseat to saving our kids lives at this time (we make sure to recycle and reuse a lot of other stuff to compensate).

What is a 3D Mask? The three dimensional masks are masks with separate panels that fold out to cover the nose and chin tightly. 3D masks usually has a bendable nose strip to ensure tightness around the nose area and panels that fold underneath the chin to ensure secure fit around the face. This is our preferred kind of mask.

Without further ado, here are our best picks:

Evergreen Premium 3D Disposable Kids KF94 Face Mask, for Kids Age 3–9 Old

Evergreen Premium 3D Disposable Kids KF94 Face Mask, for Kids Age 3–9 Old

These 3D kids masks features 3-layer filters, elastic ear loop and high elastic ear loop. The unique 3D ergonomic structure tri-folding design provides a closer, more secure fit around children’s nose and cheeks and under the chin.

KF94 Disposable Masks for Kids, Extra Small, for Kids Age 5–8 Years Old

KF94 Disposable Masks for Kids, Extra Small, for kids age 5–8 years old

- Korea Meltblown MB Filter
- Made in Korea. Individually packaged and sealed.
- U.S. FDA and Korea FDA (M.F.D.S.) Certified.
- 94% protective 4-layers premium filtration.
- Aluminum nose support wire bridge. Anti-slip. Anti-fog on eyeglasses. Anti-skin irritation test completed.
- Ergonomic 3D Design: extra room to breathe and speak

KF94 Masks for Kids with Adjustable Ear Loops, for Kids Age 8–12 Years Old

KF94 Masks for Kids with Adjustable Ear Loops, for Kids Age 8–12 Years Old

These masks solved the problem of face masks fitting perfectly on children of different ages (and face shapes). With elastic ear loops and soft nose strip, these masks ensure full and airtight protection of nose and mouth area, so you could feel safe knowing your children are protected. These kids disposable face masks have BEF filter efficiency > 94%. Click here for the adult masks version.

KF94 Certified Kids Face Mask With 4-Layers Premium for Kids Age 6 to 15 Years Old

KF94 Certified Kids Face Mask With 4-Layers Premium for Kids Age 6 to 15 Years Old

- KF94 Kids Mask, made in Korea.
- Packaged and sealed individually.
- U.S. FDA and Korea FDA (M.F.D.S.) Certified.
- 94% protective 4-layers premium filtration.
- Aluminum nose support wire bridge. Anti-slip. Anti-fog on eyeglasses. Anti-skin irritation test completed.
- Ergonomic 3D Design with plenty of breathing space.

We feel that the masks above match our non-negotiable criteria in choosing the face masks that would best protect our kids:

- Easy to put on/take off by kids without supervision
- Kid-friendly design
- Enough breathing room
- Airtight seal

We hope this post helps you in deciding which masks to get for returning back to school. Along with this, a few tips:

- Practice handwashing prior to putting on and taking off masks.
- Practice your kids putting on and taking off masks by themselves. They should be able to do so with minimum contact between hands and face.
- Add mask lanyards for more secure fit and to avoid dropping masks to the ground. You’ve already bought well made, expensive masks, ensure they last!
- For reusable masks, ensure to wash according to directions and dry well before reuse.
- You might want to consider adding mask filters for added protection.
- To increase breathing room for non 3D masks, check out these 3D mask brackets that could be inserted inside your masks. They function as an inner support frame for more comfortable breathing.

Always protect your children, and most importantly, stay safe!

You might also like:

10 Ways to Help Your Kids Virus-Proof Themselves At School

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