Face Masks: Tips to Prepare Children

We’re wearing face masks almost everywhere these days, (thanks Covid) so of course companies making custom masks are springing up as well! We’ve recently tried out Mask Market and are ready to share our thoughts for your discernment.

Mask Market is a company that allows you to design your own PPE mask or they have per-designed face masks as well. We’ll talk more about them below, first I want to get to the important things.

What is a PPE mask?

PPE = Personal Protective Equipment

What do they Protect Us From?

PPE masks, when properly fitted, protect us from many air and water particulates that float through the air. Normally, those particulates aren’t a problem but right now they can, as we’ve all learned, be deadly. Neither age nor health is a true shield with this particular virus, therefore it is much better to be safe, as the old saying goes, than sorry.

Preparing Children To Wear Face Masks

In many places, school is going to open up with regular or modified classes. Some states are already requiring masks for nearly everyone. At the end of the day, we all want this to be over and doing our part will, prayerfully, get us that much closer.

  • Our children are adaptable, far more than we are, but they do need us to lead by example. It will both help and encourage them to get in the habit of wearing them if they don’t hear us complaining. Instead, we can lead them in the right direction by wearing our masks and making sure they hear us talk about the importance of doing so. Seeing us properly wear our masks will help them learn to do it as well. Simple, but effective!
  • Teach them why they are wearing the masks. Children are both happy to help and to teach others when they learn something new. There is nothing as entertaining as having a 4 year old explain things. They love to learn, so let’s teach them!
  • If possible, find masks that go with your child’s tastes and personality. This will encourage them, even excite them, to wear their favorite new mask. I love the idea of making masks that look similar to their favorite super hero masks! You can also get them with their favorite characters, or make them using cloth with those characters on them. Allowing them to choose their favorites will also lessen their resistance to wearing them.
  • Practice wearing masks during play at home. For smaller children, it may also be helpful if they have one to put on their favorite doll or stuffed animal. They can teach their dolls how to wear a mask, not to touch their face and so forth which will help them to remember the same.
  • Start by wearing the mask for a set amount of time, then take it off a while and repeat. Eventually, they will get so use to it that they forget they are wearing it and don’t mind at all.
  • Remember, the face mask mandates and recommendations are not exclusively referring to traditional masks. They simply need to have their nose and mouth covered so that air particulates can’t be inhaled so easily. Face masks that many wear when hunting would be fine, as they cover the nose and mouth, then go down to the neck so that air can’t come in so easily. I’m sure there are patterns out there so that they could be made with more breathable material in the summer heat. Scarves would be adequate as well.
  • Make sure that the mask fits properly and is a comfortable fit. Otherwise, it isn’t going to stay on at all.
  • Make a game of it. Have a child with a wild imagination? Perhaps mask wearing is a game so spies can’t see their mouth to identify them or maybe the masks are a disguise, or perhaps they provide super powers! They will run with it, you just have to start the game!

Mask Market is a US company located in Michigan, where Face Masks: Tips to Prepare Childrentheir masks are also made. One thing I do love is that they donate 1 mask for every mask they sell. If you’ve seen my love for Mission Belt, you know companies that give back is a love of mine! I also love companies here in the good ole USA!

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Mask Market face masks are adjustable so that you can make sure that it fits properly. The material is notably thin, but they come with a filter to put in the middle intended to filter the air.

Custom Designed Mask Made with our Baby’s CardioGram, modeled by her God-Mother –>

5 Layer Filters:

Each mask comes with 1 filter and you can buy extras in quantities of three. The filters are sandwiched on both sides by an anti-stick cloth with 1 layer each of a filter cloth, activated carbon and a high efficiency filter cloth.

Breathability

I will be honest and say I wasn’t certain that was a word initially. Turns out, it is. Yay me! haha. Anyway, I had made a lot of masks with 4 layers of 100% cotton for my friend who is a nurse at a local nursing home. They are thick and hot, but that is what the facility required.

The Mask Market masks are much easier to breathe in and a lot less hot. I think they would be much more comfortable for children or adults who may have breathing issues. I wore mine during a workout and could breathe just fine. (Note: I did not do cardio but I am vastly out of shape)

<-In this image, I have the mask on backwards so that you can see the filter coverage

Custom Face Masks

Initially, I made an image that was large so that it could be scaled down when I made the custom mask. The first order came and the images were off. I contacted the company and received no response. I contacted the media relations department, and was able to get the masks properly made. The second printing was not as bright but the image was centered properly and I was much happier with it.

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69 thoughts on “Face Masks: Tips to Prepare Children

  • September 24, 2020 at 9:47 pm
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    Being that Kids have to wear these so much when they are out…it’s a good idea that they have mask designed to show what the kids like…such as games.The medical community is so deserving of their own mask that shows our appreciation for their service.

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  • August 18, 2020 at 9:34 pm
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  • August 18, 2020 at 7:36 pm
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    According to the company, for each mask sold, one mask is donated. Most masks ship in 24 hours !!!

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  • August 18, 2020 at 6:45 pm
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    I really liked the Constellation Print face mask.

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  • August 18, 2020 at 10:57 am
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    I learned the more you buy, the more of a discount you receive.

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  • August 18, 2020 at 10:06 am
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    I like the custom face mask designer gives everyone the ability to create their very own custom face mask when they use our unique online design tool.

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  • August 18, 2020 at 5:21 am
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    You can create your own masks quickly.

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    • August 19, 2020 at 1:31 pm
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      That made me giggle! May God Bless You as well.

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  • August 17, 2020 at 11:57 am
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    I like that you can order custom masks. I do like their Leaf Art Pattern.

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  • August 16, 2020 at 3:15 pm
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    I totally agree kids are adaptable. My two have done well with practicing wearing masks as they will need them next week when school starts. I am returning to teaching after being a stay at home mom for 8 years and will need to mask up too. So will my teacher husband. I like that it has a two way stretch on the face coverings and that the shipping times are super reasonable to get prepared! I like the purple monster mask

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    • August 19, 2020 at 1:35 pm
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      Praying for you both! This is a rough time to be anyone, especially teachers!

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  • August 16, 2020 at 1:54 pm
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    I love that they donate one mask for everyone sold

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  • August 14, 2020 at 8:53 am
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    i love that you can put your own face on a mask!

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  • August 14, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    I love that one mask sold is one mask donated. They also have many different designs to choose from and fast shipping!

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  • August 12, 2020 at 6:12 pm
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    I like that you were able to breathe easily in it, and the designs are so pretty. I really like the milky way galaxy print.

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  • August 12, 2020 at 2:37 pm
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    My youngest would love the Doughnut Print Face Mask. He has to wear a mask to school when it returns.

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    • August 19, 2020 at 1:39 pm
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      I missed that one! Going to have to go back and check it out! I think schools everywhere are requiring masks, and I agree whole heartedly with that decision. If they absolutely must do in classroom settings, then that seems to be the best option. Praying for your son.

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  • August 11, 2020 at 6:44 pm
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    I like that you can create your own custom mask.

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    • August 12, 2020 at 9:51 am
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      Me too! I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with something witty but not too sassy. I can do witty, not too sassy is the part that is challenging! haha

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  • August 11, 2020 at 2:47 pm
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    I like the variety of masks that they have from selfie masks to gaiters!

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    • August 12, 2020 at 9:52 am
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      Yes! They are super fun! Gonna have to go back and check out the gator mask! I missed it!

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  • August 9, 2020 at 9:22 pm
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    I learned that the masks ship fast – 1 to 3 days. Thank you

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  • August 9, 2020 at 9:01 pm
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    I learned you could put your own face on a mask, but I wouldn’t chose that since I like masks to hide my double chin! LOL

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    • August 12, 2020 at 9:54 am
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      LOL. Same here. Then I thought, we could photo shop out our double chin and then, while wearing the mask anyway, we’d have no double chin! haha. Instant makeover with no surgery or work!

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  • August 9, 2020 at 5:58 pm
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    That graphic masks ship within 24hrs

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  • August 9, 2020 at 4:40 pm
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    They have really cute designs. I like the Nurse one because I think my patients would get a laugh from it.

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    • August 12, 2020 at 9:55 am
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      Laughter is certainly the best medicine when we aren’t feeling well!

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  • August 9, 2020 at 1:49 pm
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    I loved the Rainbow Flower Adult Mask. I learned that for every mask that is sold they also donate one. Very cool.

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  • August 8, 2020 at 9:30 pm
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    I like that you can search for different things. I like the Pride Rainbow Face Mask

    Thanks for the contest.

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  • August 8, 2020 at 3:11 am
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    There are so many different designs! I love that they are machine washable and have two way stretch! 🙂

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  • August 7, 2020 at 10:12 am
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    I also really like the gaiter face covers. I think they would work well in the winter.

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  • August 7, 2020 at 12:59 am
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    My daughter would love this one: Paused My Game to Be Here Adult Face Mask

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    • August 12, 2020 at 9:57 am
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      haha! Mine too! When I saw that one, I remembered my days with the original Nintendo. That would have been the mask for me then! haha

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  • August 6, 2020 at 10:30 pm
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    They have a large selection! I like the Chibi Cats Adult Face Mask. I also like the Tiger Face Face Mask.

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  • August 6, 2020 at 4:48 pm
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    I love one mask sold and one mask donated what a great company if everyone would do something like that it would be wonderful

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    • August 6, 2020 at 5:12 pm
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      I love that too! I’m all for companies that give back!

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  • August 6, 2020 at 3:59 pm
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    Love the Pink Grunge Sky Adult Face Mask. Such a bright cheerful color! Brings a little bit of cheer to a bad situation

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  • August 5, 2020 at 10:17 pm
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    I learned that Mask Matters has several different types of masks like masks with filers, customized masks, and face covering gaiters. I really like the Blue Streaks Adult Face Mask.

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    • August 6, 2020 at 5:15 pm
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      I missed that one! Will have to go back and look!

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  • August 5, 2020 at 9:20 pm
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    Face Covers and Graphic Masks Ships within 24 hours

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  • August 5, 2020 at 7:37 pm
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    I learned that these masks are made in the United States. That animal masks are available and the masks ship fast!

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    • August 6, 2020 at 5:17 pm
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      Yes they are! I love that they are made here! So many great designs!

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  • August 5, 2020 at 2:58 pm
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    I love the idea of custom masks! Makes people more invested in wearing a piece of their work and more compliant with public health guidelines.

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    • August 6, 2020 at 5:16 pm
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      Me too! Plus it’s a new accessory for every outfit. haha. Maybe that will be enough for people to stop complaining so much.

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      • August 11, 2020 at 4:09 pm
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        “A new accessory for every outfit” Haha I love it! Mix and match as you please

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  • August 5, 2020 at 2:10 pm
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    I learned free ship on large orders, custom designs..ship in 1-3 days. Donate one with purchase of one.

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  • August 5, 2020 at 12:37 pm
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    The custom face masks ship in as little as 1-3 days. Wow.

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  • August 5, 2020 at 10:11 am
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    I like that you can make your own designs. Although I’m not good at that it’s nice to know they have graphics made you can choose from.

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    • August 6, 2020 at 5:19 pm
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      You could always have a photo printed on them! Or a drawing!

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  • August 5, 2020 at 9:27 am
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    I liked that you could put your own face on a mask.

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    • August 6, 2020 at 5:19 pm
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      I missed those! Heading over to look again!

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  • August 5, 2020 at 9:07 am
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    My favorite is the Standard Deluxe Adult Mask. I learned that with every one mask sold, they donate one PPE face mask to an organization that is in critical need of personal protective equipment. I also leanred that the masks are made in the USA

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  • August 5, 2020 at 6:39 am
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    Whoa! I learned you can have a photo of your face on the mask. Super freaky! I wouldn’t like that for me, but it might be nice for my daughter to wear to school, a tad toward more normalizing of mask at school.

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  • August 5, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    I learned that you can order a face mask with your on mouth printed on it, the more you purchase-the bigger the discount and shipping is fast.

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  • August 4, 2020 at 9:45 pm
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    I really like the Blue & Purple Galaxy Adult Face Mask.

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  • August 4, 2020 at 5:28 pm
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    Learned it ships within 1-3 days.

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  • August 4, 2020 at 5:02 pm
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    I went to the sponsor’s site and I learned that they have great coupon codes on the site. I love that these masks are make in the USA that is super important to me. I also love all of the masks that they have to chose from and some of them are funny.

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  • August 4, 2020 at 4:56 pm
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    I like that you can design your own. They have a lot of cute designs. I especially like their Chibi Cats design.

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  • August 4, 2020 at 4:56 pm
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    I like they have a mask donation program

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  • August 4, 2020 at 3:49 pm
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    Wow….they have a lot of different designs! I like the ones that are colorful and cheerful.

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  • August 4, 2020 at 1:22 pm
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    I think the rainbow flower adult face mask is really cute.

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