See full answer • Have multiple masks, so you can wash them daily and have back-ups ready. Choose masks that • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face • Completely cover the nose and mouth • Are secured with ties or ear loops • Include multiple layers of fabric • Allow for breathing without restriction • Can be washed and machine dried without damage or change to shape • Label your child’s masks clearly in a permanent marker so that they are not confused with those of other children. • Practice with your child putting on and taking off masks without touching the cloth. • Explain the importance of wearing a mask and how it protects other people from getting sick. • Consider talking to your child about other people who may not be able to wear masks for medical reasons (e.g., asthma). • As a family, model wearing masks, especially when you are in situations where physical distancing is difficult to maintain or impossible.