Is your little one afraid of wearing a mask? These 6 tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics can help
It's understandable that children may be afraid of cloth face coverings at first.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has these six tips to help your child get comfortable wearing a mask:
1. Look in the mirror with the face coverings on and talk about it.
2. Put a cloth face covering on a favorite stuffed animal.
3. Decorate them so they're more personalized and fun.
4. Show your child pictures of other children wearing them.
5. Draw one on their favorite book character.
6. Practice wearing the face covering at home to help your child get used to it.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a list of what parents should consider if their children’s schools are requiring or encouraging the use of cloth face coverings. See more information here.
As parents and children get ready to return to school this fall, their school shopping list may include face cloth coverings and face shields. Click here to see a guide on different masks. See photos below on the masks.