At Farma2Go you can find a wide variety of protective masks against pathogens and viruses so that boys and girls can go to school or carry out daily activities without fear of contagion. Guarantee the protection of the little ones by purchasing approved masks of the type you need: surgical, reusable, FFP2... For different situations and needs, depending on whether the child is going to be in contact with other people who can spread viruses, if to be in high contagious risk environments, etc.
Great variety of colors, designs and motifs so that your children wear the mask more happily. Search among our different ranges for the ones you like the most to facilitate this essential routine at this time to take care of your health and that of those around you. Undoubtedly, making masks more attractive through their design encourages children to use them willingly and gradually acquire important hygiene and health habits to prevent infections and become aware that protecting themselves Through masks, they also protect their environment and the people around them, an act of civic awareness that can help control the spread of diseases, whether common or seasonal.
In the case of healthy boys and girls from 3 years of age and without contact with viruses, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs recommends hygienic masks in sizes appropriate to their age, up to 12 years of age. Acquiring masks of the appropriate size is tremendously important, since if they are excessively large and loose, they cease to make sense as they cannot effectively fulfill their function. It is important that the mask fits properly to the face and does not allow the escape of our breath, exhalation and aerosols, since if we are infected with a virus, we would simply be modifying the trajectory of viral dispersion. Therefore, it is recommended that adults always supervise the placement, use and removal of the mask in children, paying special attention to ensuring that it fits well on their face and does not come down easily.
How do you put on a mask?
- Avoid touching the inside of the mask.
- Adjust the elastic band around your ears until you are in a comfortable position.
- Adjust the external face of the mask to the structure of the face until it is well deployed and sealed.
- Adjust the nose clip with both hands until it fits firmly on your nose.
- Change the mask if it is wet, damaged or if you have breathing difficulties.
The effectiveness of protection will depend largely on proper handling and use.
It is recommended that adults supervise the placement, use and removal of the mask in children.
Mask purchasing guide
So that all our customers can make a responsible purchase and become informed about the types of masks , we leave you some information as a guide that we hope will help you.
All the information in this guide follows the scientific recommendations for healthy people without contact with COVID-19 and for those who have been infected , who have symptoms or who are asymptomatic positive .
Within the information of the guide all types of masks are mentioned:
- Hygienic masks : recommended for healthy people without contact with COVID-19, always together with the physical distancing and hygiene recommendations of the Ministry of Health.
- Surgical masks : for people who have been infected , who have symptoms or who are asymptomatic positive.
- PPE masks (FFP1, FFP2-KN95, FFP3) : people who care for or are in contact with symptomatic or positive people for COVID-19 , people in contact with the virus, for vulnerable groups.
In the case of healthy boys and girls from the age of 3 and without contact with COVID-19, Consumption recommends hygienic masks in sizes appropriate to their age, up to 12 years of age. It is recommended that adults supervise the placement , use and removal of the mask in children.
Masks are only a protective accessory and it is essential to continue compliance with the rest of the preventive measures recommended by health authorities.
Here we leave you a link with the recommendations of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs for the purchase of masks.
Use in Boys and Girls
Boys and girls under 3 years old do not need to use masks, but from that age onwards, it is recommended that they use children's hygienic masks according to each age range and size. This is especially important because the masks must be perfectly adjusted and secured to the face, to prevent the dispersion of particles that could promote contagion. There are three sizes, according to each age range, between 3 and 12 years old. Furthermore, at Farma2Go we have a great variety of colors and designs to encourage you to wear them with more spirit.
It is important to remember that, for their use , there must always be an adult present supervising the placement, use and removal of masks. Misuse of masks can cause counterproductive effects, favoring infections through the spread of viruses through the hands and objects that children have touched, also providing a false sense of security.
In particular, boys and girls who are positive for any infectious disease and are susceptible to infecting their environment, with symptoms or asymptomatic, should preferably use children's surgical masks, hygienic ones with UNE specification for children, or others with greater filtering protection. particles, such as FFP2, FFP3 or KN95 (all of them duly approved and in compliance with the requirements set by international health authorities and, especially, those of the European Union).
Always Choose Approved Masks
It is advisable that our sons and daughters always wear approved children's masks, to guarantee their effectiveness in bacterial filtration. The Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) remembers that it is important that this approval is reflected in the certification of their labeling, indicating the standard to which they conform. Thus, we can find:
-The UNE 0065 certification on reusable masks guarantees at least 90% bacterial filtration efficiency.
-The UNE 0064 certification on disposable masks indicates that they have greater bacterial filtration efficiency: at least 95%.
-Masks that, even having been subjected to other specifications, have not passed the UNE standard, authorized for sale but without certainty of their effectiveness.
It is important to look at the label of the masks to protect the little ones in the most appropriate way, preventing not only them from becoming infected, but also from spreading and spreading viruses and pathogens unduly, putting the health of third parties at risk. For this reason, we must always look at the certification of the masks we buy, since not even all the masks sold in pharmacies have that certification.
At Farma2Go we care about your health and that of the people around you , which is why we sell a wide variety of approved children's masks so that your children can go to school and carry out their daily activities properly protected.
Sizes and Measurements of Children's Masks
It is very important, to guarantee adequate protection , that children's masks are of adequate size, to avoid the spread of viruses and infectious agents through the folds and gaps that may remain between the face and a mask that is too large.
-Children from 3 to 5 years old should wear the small size, which usually has measurements around 5.5cm x 13cm. As they are indicated for smaller children and, therefore, more likely to touch the mask and loosen it, it is important to ensure that the elastic bands are properly placed on the ears, and the nose clip fits the nose.
-Children from 6 to 9 years old should use the medium size, 6.5cm x 15cm. Noticeably larger, it perfectly covers the parts of the face from which particles are exhaled and projected (mouth and nose, mainly).
-Between 9 and 12 years old (from that age, depending on the child's growth rate, it is most appropriate to use adult masks), it is recommended that children wear large-sized children's masks, which are usually around measures 8.5cm x 17cm.