How to convert adult masks into children’s masks

How to convert adult masks into children's masks

On Sunday, April 26, the doors of houses throughout Spain are opened so that children can go out for an hour a day to ease confinement by the coronavirus. The face masks they are not compulsory in these exits, since the little ones should not interact with others and at all times they must maintain the safety distance of two meters with people who cross them.

However, there will be parents who want to take extreme measures of protection and who find no solution when going to the pharmacy. Children’s masks, which do exist, are usually provided in hospitals and health centers for children with immunological or oncological diseases.

The solution to this problem is to adapt adult masks for children to use. The viral video from the beginning shows the steps to follow to change a mask size and can be used by a child without moving or exposed areas.

  1. The first and most important thing is to wash your hands well when we go to do the maneuver. If they are not clean, we run the risk of contaminating the mask that the child will later put on.
  2. The next thing is to take the mask at one end and fold inwards. To hold that fold, you have to tie a knot.
  3. The operation must be repeated at the other end. It would be ready for a minor to carry.


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