This Face Mask is for children. Whilst not hospital grade, a face mask, even a home made one, may offer some protection against droplets from coughs and sneezing. Any protection is worthwhile in our view.
More importantly it can stop you passing the virus on. If everyone wears a face mask, you protect others and they protect you.
Vladimir Zdimal PhD (Head of Chemistry and Aerosol Physics, Czech Academy of Science) says that even home made masks can catch 95-100% of droplets (from the wearer).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are also “now recommending the wearing of cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.”
Designed and produced by a professional costume and clothing seamstress with a Degree of Fine Arts in Production (Costume Design & Construction). Our face masks are made extremely well, with attention to detail and comfort.
The elastic straps can be easily shortened if needed, by tying a knot in the elastic each side.
The face mask is a good cough and sneeze catcher.
Fabric and Construction
The lining is a poly cotton. Which means it will be breathable, light weight and easy to wash.
The front is a cotton. It is slightly heavier, but has similar properties to the lining.
The fabric has been pre-shrunk.
The masks are reversible. So you can choose which colour/design faces outward.
It also means you can be sure, if you remove your mask, which side needs to be facing outwards when it is put back on.
In terms of construction, they are very hard wearing and durable, as all of the internal seams have been overlocked.
Some recommend having 2 masks so you can always have one in the wash.
To wear the mask:
- Simply place the “pointy bit” or peak at the top, which covers the nose.
- The elastic straps go around each ear.
- The mask should come below the chin, as the mouth needs to be fully covered.
Designed to suit a child from 3 – 8yrs (depending on the size of the child). 8yrs+ would probably be better suited to an adult size face mask to give full coverage
For younger children 2yrs+, we recommend using an additional lace or ribbon at the back that joins the two elastic bands. This can help ensure the face mask is secure and a good snug fit.
The Face Mask fabric itself is approx 20cm x 10cm (from nose to chin).
For younger children, you might also consider purchasing a mask specially made for dolls and teddy bears. These can help children understand and come to terms with wearing a mask. They can also help with learning how to put a mask on and wear it properly. Please see our website for Doll/Teddy designs available.
It is important to highlight that we must continue exercising social distancing, using strict hygiene and staying at home unless essential.