Shayna Murphy and Nicole Briese
Reviewed.comPublished 11:24 PM EDT Aug 15, 2020— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.Face masks aren’t just for adults: Wearing a fabric face covering in public is an important step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 for anyone over the age of 2, according to guidelines established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While current evidence observed by the CDC suggests that children don’t appear to be at higher risk for contracting the virus than adults, cloth masks are still recommended to lower their chances of transmission.Looking for hard-to-find essentials? Sign up for our Resources by Reviewed newsletter. Similar to the CDC’s recommendations for adult masks, facial coverings for kids should fit securely and cover the nose and mouth completely, without causing pain. While convincing kiddos to actually keep them on can be a whole separate challenge, finding masks that will both fit and appeal to little ones isn’t impossible. Even better, many retailers are offering them on sale. Here are the best kids’ face masks that you can get at a discount.1. 50% off: This fall-worthy set Made of a triple-layer of cotton with over-the-ear straps, this Gap Factory three-pack of kids’ face masks comes in four different varieties: red plaid, white floral, yellow plaid and orange. Designed with an adjustable nosepiece for an easier fit, each of these coverings are machine washable. While this isn’t a medical-grade mask, it can keep kids’ mouths and noses covered as they head back to school, which is also recommended by the CDC (see more guidelines here). With a 5-star rating at Gap Factory, these cloth facial coverings are well-liked by shoppers who say they’re well-constructed and that the nosepiece is easily moldable. These masks tend to run small, too, which reviewers say makes them way better for younger children. Right now, you can get this set for 50% off, so you’ll be paying $7.50 instead of $15.00, making each mask just $2.50.Protection level: Non-medical gradeMetal nose bridge: YesGet the Gap Factory Kids Face Mask, 3-Pack at Gap Factory for $7.50 (Save $7.50)2. Save 10%: These versatile handmade picksStretchy and breathable, this five-pack of handmade kids’ masks from Etsy is made with a blend of cotton and spandex. Each of these non-medical masks is one-size-fits-all and has adjustable ear loops, which are made from a comfy elastic. In addition, each one has a built-in pocket, which is ideal for adding a filter (you can also purchase them on Etsy from the same seller from $8.09). Machine washable and durable, these masks come in a range of shades—there’s black, white, navy blue, purple, charcoal gray and/or heather gray. Boasting more than 16,000 sales, this 5-star-rated set is hugely popular, with shoppers saying that the mask colors are vibrant, the fit is solid and children seem to have an easy time adjusting them. Usually $29.99, this pack is on sale for a limited time for $26.99. Get the Factory Enova Kid Masks, 5-Pack at Etsy for $26.99 (Save $3)Protection level: Non-medical gradeMetal nose bridge: No3. Less than $10: This adorable animal mask Kawaii (a term meaning ultra-cute) masks featuring patterns with lots of adorable animals on them are a super fun find for kiddos, and right now, you can get one of the most popular picks on Amazon—the XGUMAOI cartoon animal mask—at a big discount. With a 4.3-star rating, they’re currently on sale from as low as $7.59 when you click the coupon box beneath the price. There’s a ton of different packs to choose from, and according to moms who have bought them, kids love ’em, too. As one shopper raved: “Love these!! My kids are tiny for their age and very particular on face masks. I have a 9-, 5- and 2-year-old. Even the 2-year-old will wear them!!!! They don’t complain about not being able to breathe, like with the others we have gotten. … Plus the designs are super cute!” Get the XGUMAOI Cartoon Animal Mask from $7.59 (Save $1 to $5.20) Protection level: Non-medical gradeMetal nose bridge: No 4. Save more than $10: This bundle pack of masks for girlsAthleta is known for selling chic athleisure apparel, but in the wake of COVID-19, the brand has also gained plenty of notoriety for its über-wearable face masks: The adult version nabbed our vote for the best face mask on the market. Right now, you can score a pack of five non-medical facial coverings for girls and save a little extra in the process. This multi-pack is $30, and though it’s not technically on sale, you can add it to your cart and enter coupon code AP192CA4T2 to drop it to $24, which means you’ll save $6. Made from a blend of polyester and spandex with a cotton liner, each of these face coverings has three layers of fabric that we found to be both easy to adjust and breathable when we tested the adult version. The company is also donating 100,000 non-medical masks to a major healthcare organization in support of essential workers.Get the Athleta Girl Everyday Non-Medical Masks, 5 Pack at Athleta for $30 (Save $11.65)Protection level: Non-medical gradeMetal nose bridge: No5. 17% off: This tiny face mask with a built-in filter pocketLooking for a little added protection for your little one? This non-medical Grifil Zero kids’ face cover features a built-in filter pocket. They’re machine-washable, reusable and are made in L.A. from 100 percent cotton. You can choose from a bunch of different patterns, and one-size fits most. These 4.3-star rating facial coverings also have the stamp of approval from more than 1,000 Amazon shoppers.Get the Grifil Zero Kids’ Face Cover With Filter Pocket for $9.99 (Save $2) Protection level: Non-medical gradeMetal nose bridge: NoThe product experts at Reviewed have all your shopping needs covered. Follow Reviewed on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest deals, reviews, and more.Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
Shayna Murphy and Nicole Briese