How to Wear a Mask

Image thanks to Piklist

This step-by-step guide was published by The New York Times.  You may find it useful in teaching How to Help Your Child Wear a Mask.

  1. Wash the mask before the first wearing using unscented soap.  Wash it at least once a week or more often if soiled.
  2. Experiment with the straps, and adjust as needed.
  3. Can’t get the straps just-right?  Sew buttons into a hairband or baseball cap for the straps.
  4. Provide distractions such as gum if your child tends to chew on the mask.
  5. Select a mask with a favorite character or animal.  Let your child name the mask!