At present, the world is experiencing the peak of the fourth wave of the new crown epidemic, and insisting on scientific wearing of masks is still one of the most effective ways to prevent and control the epidemic. Many parents find that it is difficult to put on masks for their children, and they finally put them on, and their children can't last long, and they always want to take them off.
There are many reasons why children are reluctant to wear masks, such as wearing masks will make children feel breathless, stuffy, strangled ears, etc., and even some children will feel that wearing masks is not good and refuse to wear masks.
So, how to effectively protect children and let children wear masks when they go out? Hopefully, these 6 tips will help you.
01Buy masks that are safe and your child will love
When parents purchase masks, they should pay special attention to checking the applicable age, implementation standards and product categories of the product through formal channels, and select the appropriate category of children's masks according to their needs.
Due to the individualized differences in children's growth and development, parents should choose masks that meet the size of the face in addition to referring to the age groups applicable to children's masks when purchasing.
Most children's masks will have some patterns, patterns and different colors on the outside to reduce children's resistance and make them more acceptable. Parents can take their children to buy masks together, respect their children's aesthetic preferences under the premise of ensuring compliance with safety standards, and make an agreement with their children, and wear them well when they buy it~
02Know it to your children
For older children, parents can give them the knowledge of the new crown virus, so that children can understand the rapid spread and mutation of the new crown virus; Take your child to read some stories related to wearing masks and the epidemic, and tell your child why they should wear masks at this stage? What can happen if I don't wear a mask? Let children really realize the importance of wearing masks and learn to wear masks well.
03Wear a mask in front of the mirror
Some children have high tactile sensitivity, and it is easier to reject things such as washing hair, washing face, brushing teeth or wearing masks, because children cannot see the shampoo on the head, nor can they see the mask on the face, and they are wary and afraid of "foreign objects".
When parents wear masks in front of the mirror with their children, let the children observe their appearance wearing masks, and it is easier to overcome this fear when the child sees something specific against the nose and mouth.
04Create a situation where you wear a mask
For younger children, you can use situational games, doctor-patient role-play and other methods to guide children to wear masks, such as letting children play doctors and nurses, to wear masks for dolls, or let children and dolls take turns wearing masks in family games. Let children regard wearing masks as a fun game and naturally accept wearing masks.
05Lead by example and praise your child's wearing behavior
First of all, parents should lead by example and wear masks with their children. Parents can give their children examples of wearing masks around them, for example, "your good friends xxx are obediently wearing masks", generally, children have a tendency to imitate, and when they see their peers wearing masks, they will also wear them.
In addition, don't rush in the process of wearing masks for children, because wearing masks is uncomfortable in itself, we adults are like this, don't coax the child to say that wearing it is good for him, you can replace it with, "You can do such a difficult thing, and stick to it, you are awesome!" and other relevant praise language, repeated several times, so that the child gradually adapts and accepts.
06 Do not wear it, you need to take a passive protection method
Some children, due to their young age and other reasons, may be reluctant to wear masks by how their parents guide and educate. At this time, the protection of children should be mainly passive protection, including reducing taking children out, appropriately increasing or decreasing clothing according to the weather, doing a good job of daily cleaning and disinfection at home, strengthening indoor ventilation, parents paying attention to personal cleanliness, strengthening hand washing, wearing masks when going out, and avoiding coughing and sneezing at children.
In the current epidemic, in addition to helping children wear masks, parents should also fully cooperate with kindergartens and do a good job in epidemic prevention and control. Let us strengthen our confidence, scientific prevention and control, active prevention and control, and believe that we will usher in the final victory of the epidemic. Finally, I wish everyone good health and a happy life!