Wearing face masks in public is now a common occurrence and is, in fact, encouraged by the government.
Wearing a face masks is now mandatory in situations where social distancing isn’t possible, for example at on public transport. The government has also announce the rules will also apply to shops in England from 24 July.
Face masks are not medical devices or personal protective equipment, which is reserved for frontline key workers, but the best face masks for kids can serve as an extra way of being careful in enclosed spaces.
Professor Chris Whitty says face masks may reduce the possibility of transmitting coronavirus onwards, although washing hands regularly and social distancing are the most important ways to be careful.
Children over three can wear masks, and there’s a host of different styles to suit everyone, from playful dinosaur and doodle prints to chic stars, stripes and floral patterns.
We’ve rounded up the best face masks for kids below.
Best face masks for kids
Vistaprint has just started selling high-quality face masks for kids and adults, which are reusable, have a filter system, and are tailored for comfort.
The kids’ patterns are super-cute yet stylish, and come and include doodles, bright stripes, hearts and lightning bolts. A big thumb up from us.
Boasting ultra-cute cartoon animal characters, these cotton face masks for kids are stylish as well as useful.
They come with two replaceable filters and are breathable, washable and reusable.
They also have adjustable nose bridge and hook straps for a comfortable fit.
From elephants and aeroplanes, to ducks and dinosaurs, there’s a print here to suit every child and taste.
Crafted with high-quality cotton and gauze, the masks are reusable, washable, and comfortable. A great little buy and good value.
With so many cute prints to choose, from cars and cats to safari animals and lollipops, you’re spoilt for choice with these unisex face masks for kids.
The pads are not washable, but one mask comes with 10 replaceable pads for weeks of use if replacing once a week. Now all you have to do is pick one… Easier said than done.
How cool are these camo-print face masks for kids? The children will be asking to wear them for fun.
Ergonomically designed, they’re comfortable, washable, and reusable.
Coming in an array of cute child-friendly prints, from Frozen to Star Wars, these cotton face masks for kids are cute and clever.
Featuring a filter pocket and machine washable, they’re practical as well as cool. The kids won’t want to take it off.
Award-winning children’s clothing brand Rachel Riley has started selling face masks for kids as well as adults, and the finish and fabrics are beautiful.
Perfect for the style-conscious, the chic patterns include parrots, hearts, flowers, bows, gingham, anchors and sea life.
What’s more, 10% of profits from the sale of the face masks will go to Best Beginnings, a charity that helps parents during pregnancy and early parenthood.
Whether you’re looking for stars and stripes or flamingos and flowers, Thumbsie’s stylish face masks for children have it all.
The washable cotton face masks for kids are available in three sizes and suitable for children aged three to 16. They have an inner pocket so you can insert your own disposable filter lining, and the elastic can be altered using a side toggle for comfort.
Only available to buy in packs of four – but you’re likely to use that many anyway, so it makes a good investment.