Helping Your Child Wear a Mask During COVID-19

**By Rebecca Partridge, MD**

If you are a parent of a young child188 体育 世界杯 , you know firsthand how hard it can be to explain what is going on and why your child must wear a face covering when in public places or around people outside of your household. I’m sure many of you have felt like giving up on having your little ones mask up.

As a parent myself, I recognize that teaching children the importance of wearing a mask has its challenges. Still, I’m here to tell you that even if your child is struggling with this new directive, youcando it! It’s just going to take time and persistence.Current CDC guidelines说明任何人都能够戴面具,不包括2岁以下儿童的面具,应该这样做,以便保持彼此安全。对于年轻儿童的建议包括优先考虑持续时间的优先考虑距离距离其他6英尺的距离,例如拼车或符合线路。

mom-maskAs a mother and a physician who sees many parents struggling when it comes to teaching their young children why and how to wear their masks, I’ve come up with a few kid-friendly tips.

Get them excited about it

I’ve found that kids respond well to masks featuring their favorite cartoon characters or other designs that excite them. By providing your child with different choices in terms of the color, shapes, styles and features on the mask, you can turn something that is foreign and uncomfortable into something exciting and actually fun. Many children love to look like Spider-Man or Minnie Mouse; if their mask gives them an opportunity to “become” their favorite characters, your child is more likely to wear it. Parents should also express their own enthusiasm for masking up when around their kids to serve as an example that hopefully gets followed.

Gradually increase mask time

我从许多父母那里听到他们的孩子愿意尝试面具,但他们只能在他们厌倦之前保持一秒钟,然后把它拿走。父母应该在戴着面具的时候与他们的孩子在短时间内开始,然后毕业到更长的面具穿着。尝试与孩子们做倒计时,通过玩他们最喜欢的视频来分散他们的注意力,或者给他们他们最喜欢的玩具。当他们保持面具时,提供赞美和积极的关注。这样做,直到你的孩子能够在公共或其他活动中跑一个差事所需的时间来保持面具,或者你想和家人一起享受。

Read stories with your child that include mask-wearing characters

对于那些真正艰难的宽容佩戴面具的孩子,请考虑阅读本书的主题。书籍人物可能进入放置面具的步骤或重要性以保护一个人的健康状况和周围的人。以儿童友好的格式听到和看到这些行为可能会与您的孩子共鸣,帮助他们更好地了解为什么戴着面具是如此重要。

Don’t give up!

It will take time to get your child used to wearing a mask. Continue to employ these steps and your efforts will pay off. If your child is still having trouble after trying some of the advice above, you might consider a face shield. Although a mask is the best way to keep your child and others safe, a face shield is a good option for parents of kids who might be more sensitive to touch or having things touching their faces. In these cases, a shield can be a good introduction in teaching your child to wear a mask later on.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to give yourself credit for everything you’re doing to support your family during such a challenging time. Good luck and be well!


Rebecca Partridge

Rebecca Partridge, MD, is a Pediatrics specialist atVirginia Mason Issaquah Medical Center。Partridge博士是美国儿科委员会认证的董事会。她的医疗利益包括一般儿科,Down syndromeand emergency pediatrics.

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