The difficulty of getting kids to wear masks during coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 8:59 AM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 13:45:23-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Wearing a mask is a necessity these days, but when it comes to our kids, the real challenge is getting them to leave it on.

The good news is that if your child is under the age of 2, the CDC doesn't recommend a mask.

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For children older than 2, experts say it's important to explain to kids why we wear masks.

The best thing to do is to lead by example.

Another helpful way to show your kids how to wear a mask is by putting one on their favorite stuffed animal. Be sure it fits properly, covering the nose and all the way under the chin.