17 Best Places to Buy Cute, Comfortable Kids Face Masks
Despite the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, face masks will likely continue to be a part of daily public life. Due to the Delta variant, cases are once again surging, and, while the vaccine is available to everyone over the age of 12, young children are not yet able to get vaccinated. Experts are still recommending that everyone—including kids who are 2 and older—wear a face mask when out in public to help curb the spread of coronavirus. But what kind of kids face mask should you look for? And where can you find them? Keep reading to learn what to consider when looking for the best face masks for kids—and check out some of the places to buy them.
According to CDC guidelines, everyone over the age of 2 who is not yet fully vaccinated should continue to wear face masks. For fully vaccinated folks, the CDC recommends wearing masks if you have a weakened immune system, if you’re indoors or if you’re outdoors in a crowded area.
When buying, look for a mask that has multiple layers of fabric, is breathable and washable, fits snugly and secures with ear loops or ties. Your child may not be excited to wear their mask to school, but ensuring the right fit can make them less likely to take it off. Some other tips for getting young kids to wear (and keep on) their masks? Explain why they’re necessary in simple terms and give kids some sense of control by letting them pick the mask they’re most excited to wear. But, most importantly, set a good example.
So where can you buy effective kids face masks? To help you with your search, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite retailers selling comfortable, affordable and, most importantly, safe face masks for kids. While wearing one may not be something your child is entirely enthusiastic about, these cute options might convince your little one to keep it on.
Disney debuted their FDA-approved kids face masks in 2020. They include all your child’s favorite Disney characters, including the classic Disney princesses, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Anna and Elsa (of Frozen fame) and more. Sizes include small, medium, large and extra large, so you can find the right fit for even your littlest ones.
Buy it: $20 for a 4-Pack, ShopDisney.com
Janie and Jack
These kids breathable face masks are 100 percent cotton batiste, designed per CDC recommendations and come in several cute prints (including bunnies, stripes and plaid) that your little one will want to proudly show off.
Buy it: Cotton Kids Face Masks 2-Pack, $5, JanieandJack.com
Maisonette makes several great options for kids reusable face masks. Plus, all their styles are breathable and come in a vast array of colors and prints. Shop by age range (including 2 to 4 years old and and 4 to 6 years old), brand, price and more.
Buy it: Assorted Kids Face Masks, from $14, Maisonette.com
Made from soft, stretchy fabric, Gap’s face masks for kids are comfortable, cute and suitable for kids 4 years and older. They come in several prints, including Hello Kitty, Spongebob, Batman and more.
Buy it: Gap Kids Face Masks, $18 for a 3-Pack, Gap.com
The Honest Company
The Honest Company is offering some of the best face masks for kids around. Available in both adult and child sizing (for adorable family matching), they’re machine-washable and fully adjustable for the perfect fit. Plus, the interior lining contains a pocket for optional filters. Shop sets for kids, adults or the whole family.
Buy it: Assorted Kids Face Masks, from $23 for a 2-Pack, Honest.com
Old Navy’s face masks for kids are one size, 2-ply, reusable, breathable and designed according to CDC recommendations—and they’re so popular, they’ve already sold out several times. They come in packs of three and are available in an assortment of kids face mask patterns, including a Mickey Mouse, Paw Patrol, Baby Yoda and more.
Buy it: Face Masks for Kids (3-Pack), $13, OldNavy.Gap.com
Made from upcycled fabrics from Onzie’s yoga apparel, these kids breathable face masks are suitable for ages 5 to 10. They’re one-size-fits-all and come in a 2-pack of assorted kids face mask patterns, including leopard, floral and more. Plus, not only has Onzie already donated thousands of masks to local hospitals in Los Angeles, they’re also donating proceeds from the sales to healthcare works across the country through the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
Buy it: Mindful Face Masks for Kids (2-Pack), $12, Onzie.com
Uncommon Goods has gift ideas for pretty much any event you can imagine, and now they also sell some of the best face masks for kids. Their rainbow face mask set, good for kids 4 to 10, will have your kids looking forward to wearing them for every outing. (Pro tip: If you’re struggling to get your little one to wear their mask, opt for this color-in mask set–they’ll be way more enthusiastic about something they made themselves.) You’ll also be doing some good as you shop, as Uncommon Goods is donating 100 percent of the profits from their sales to COVID-19 response efforts across America.
Buy it: Children’s Rainbow Face Coverings (Set of 2), $10, UncommonGoods.com
Carpe Diem Workshoppe
Look no further than Etsy when shopping for back to school trends. Carpe Diem Workshoppe offers kids face masks in four different sizes (extra small, small, medium and large) and are suitable for kids 2 and older. Not only do they ship quickly, but they also come in fun character prints, including favorites from Frozen, Trolls, Avengers, Harry Potter and much more.
Buy it: Face Masks for Kids, Teens and Adults, from $11, Etsy.com
It doesn’t get cuter than these kids adjustable face masks from Green Sprouts. Each has three layers: a water-resistant outer layer, an inner, moisture-wicking lining and a middle layer for extra coverage. Plus, the ear loops can be tightened for a custom fit. The best part? Ten percent of all the proceeds go to groups and organizations dedicated to helping those in need.
Buy it: Kids Adjustable Reusable Face Mask, $10, GreenSproutsBaby.com
Designed by a nurse, Swaddle Designs’ kids reusable face masks are composed of two layers of soft, lightweight cotton flannel. They’re available in one size, which is suitable for ages 2 to preteen, and have a reversible design, which is plain white on one side and features playful blue polka dots on the other.
Buy it: Cotton Kids Face Masks, $3, SwaddleDesigns.com
Vida offers kids disposable face masks suitable for ages 3 years and older. The company’s kids FDA-registered KN95 masks have a five-layer filtration system, soft ear bands and adjustable metal nose-piece. Vida also sells kids FDA-registered four-ply masks, which have four breathable, hypo-allergenic layers. To ensure their commitment to the planet, Vida also provides a prepaid return label so customers can return used masks for recycling.
Buy it: Vida Kids Face Masks, from $16 for a 20-Pack, ShopVida.com
Vistaprint makes some of the best face masks for kids aged 4 years and older. The masks have built-in pockets for replaceable filters, adjustable ear loops and bending nose bridges, and are machine washable. Plus, they come in a variety of adorable kids face mask patterns, including dinosaurs, unicorns, sharks, smiley faces and much more. Bonus: Vistaprint is continuing to support and donate to local communities.
Buy it: Assorted Kids Face Masks, from $10, Vistaprint.com
Sanctuary’s kids breathable face masks are available in one size and suitable for ages 2 to 8. They come in a five-pack of assorted prints, including a dinosaur print, pink and green camouflage print and a baby leopard print. Added bonus? Sanctuary is giving back with each purchase and providing face coverings to organizations in need. The masks are now available for pre-order.
Buy it: Fashion PPE Kids Face Masks (5-Pack), $25, SanctuaryClothing.com
These face masks for kids are available in two sizes, 2 to 5 years old and 6 to 10 years old. Made with three layers and soft fabric, they’re washable and come in fun prints, ranging from Mickey Mouse to all the classic Disney princesses.
Buy it: 3D Printed Kids Face Masks, from $10, Etsy.com
The kids face masks from Cubcoats are made of 100 percent cotton, machine-washable and come in a two-pack. Not only are they available in cute animal designs, but they also have shapeable metal nose-pieces that ensure a comfortable and secure fit.
Buy it: Cubcoats Face Masks (2-Pack), $5, Cubcoats.com
This trendy maternity line pivoted to making face masks for the whole family soon after the pandemic began. Their cloth masks are machine-washable, double-ply, available in four different sizes (adult, teenager, small child and large child) and suitable for kids over the age of 2. Plus, the brand is donating all profits to Los Angeles Unified School District’s meal program, which works to feed hungry children based in the area while they’re out of school.
Buy it: Kids Face Masks—But Make It Fashion, $10, ShopBuru.com
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