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It’s amazing how small businesses adapted so well to quickly produce masks and improve them over a few months to make them really functional and cute! My own kids are now 2.5 and almost six and it took a lot of trial and error to find masks that both fit them well and that they want to wear.
Below are some of our favorites, as well as masks recommended by members of my Facebook deals group and NYC mom groups (you can find both groups here.
My two year old loves these masks and they fit her well. They are available in both organic and performance fabrics ranging from beautifully embroidered to camouflage print. The brand also sells a smile mask with a clear window and donates all profits from those masks to organizations that serve the deaf and hard of hearing. For 15% off your order, click below and use code MIRIAMC15.
Masks in a range of fabrics and fun patterns from an ethical brand
These are my 5.5 year old's favorite mask (and the adult version is my favorite). They're made of a soft performance fabric that's especially great for outdoor activities or for when you need to wear a mask for extended periods. My 5.5 year old can wear one for hours in the heat without fussing or complaining. While they aren't adjustable and don't have a nose wire, they have an amazing close fit thanks to the rouched sides, smart shape and the give and stretch of the performance fabric. These masks also feature a hidden pocket between two layers for removable inserts (filter not included). For 15% off your purchase, click below and use code THEBESTBBY.
Performance fabric with an effective and comfy fit from a small female-owned activewear brand
These masks are contoured and have soft adjustable ear loops, making them a great choice for active kids. While they are marketed to girls, they are a solid choice for any kid. They are recommended for age 5+ and have a hidden pocket for removable inserts (filter not included).
Athleta Girl Adjustable Made to Move Masks (three pack)
Great for active kids age 5+
These simple yet comfortable masks are made by a mompreneur and available in little kid, kid and adult sizes. They feature a hidden filter pocket between the two layers of soft cotton spandex fabric. The little kid size is perfect for my 2.5 year old. For 15% off your purchase, click below and use code MIRIAM15.
Comfy cotton spandex masks available in mommy and me styles (for even tiny faces)
This mask has a cult following among NYC moms thanks to the cute prints, soft fabric and smartly designed adjustable ear loops. The kid size fits my 2.5 year old and is too small on my 5.5. year old. They recently released a version with an infinity strap, which functions as a built in lanyard or chain to allow your child to keep his mask around his neck when he removes it. I wear the adult version but only on cooler days.
A favorite among NYC moms
Many people have told me that this is their kids' favorite mask. It's also available in lots of fun prints, including winter/holiday prints and even a heart print that's perfect for Valentine's Day! Accordingly to my followers, the kid size generally fits ages 2-5 or 6, depending on the child's size.
Old Navy 5-Pack Triple Layer Cloth Masks
Affordable masks with a great fit
Three layers of moisture wicking fabric + adjustable nose piece
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These masks offer a great fit, thanks to their pleated design, soft ear loops and adjustable nose piece. They are designed for ages three to 14. While on the site, pick up peel and stick custom name labels for all your kid's clothing and gear, and iron on name labels for masks. For 10% off your label purchase, click below and use code BEST10 (discount not available on masks, stamps or sale items).