What kind of mask is safer for children at school?

KARACHI: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) both recommend that any child over the age of 2 should avoid coronavirus, or covid 19. Must wear a mask inside the school.

According to the CDC, a mask should be chosen which has two layers of washable and breathable fabric and also has a nose clip so that the nose and mouth can be completely covered and at the sides. There is no space left.

Some health experts have also suggested using N95 or KN95 because of the extremely dangerous Delta virus.

Which mask to choose for children?

The most important thing when choosing a mask for children is to find a mask for them that is comfortable for your child to wear all day at school.

This mask should fit properly, so buy a baby-sized mask and get them used to it.

However, if your child uses glasses, then use an adjustable nose mask so that the glass does not get wet and it is not difficult to see.

Sarah Bode, head of AAP’s Council for School Health, says she only discourages the use of masks that are designed to be worn loosely and around the neck and have to be applied repeatedly to the face and nose.

“Once you find the right mask for your child, make sure the child knows how to wear and remove it properly,” he said.

According to experts, children should wash their hands before and after taking off their masks, and should avoid touching the masks while wearing them. When removing masks, they should be removed by pulling from the back and avoiding touching the front (layers).

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