The Best Kids’ KN95 Face Masks They’ll Actually Wear

Yes, they need to wear one. Here are the best ones in terms of fit, style, and color.

by Emily Kelleher
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For the longest time, we were told that face, whether for adults or kids, were one of the easiest and most effective ways to help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Turns out, if it’s not a KN95 mask for youths or grown-ups, it’s little more than decoration. With this pivot in mind, we’re racing along with most of the country to find the best masks for kids that will actually keep them safe. Luckily enough, there are a ton available.

Per the CDC’s current recommendation, all children age two and up should be masked while indoors. While outdoors, if your child will be in prolonged close contact, it’s also recommended. This includes vaccinated children and adults, with a special emphasis on transport, i.e. that bus-ride home.

Look, we get that keeping your child or children safe in these uncertain times feels like a full-time job that is added to your full-time. But the best KN95 and N95 masks for kids can take some of that burden off your shoulders — and really, that’s about the best we can all do.

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