Masks for under 5

Geomom

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May 17, 2010
I would assume no masks while sleeping, just distancing from other children. The CDC said no masks while sleeping (even within the 5 day period following quarantine), it is listed in the early childhood education guidance. My own experience is with girl scouts. When our local council started camps/overnights back up, they required masking except while sleeping and want distancing and ventilation whenever possible while sleeping.
 

tvguy

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Dec 15, 2003
You have time to get him used to a mask. My Granddaughter will be 3 next month and has no issues wearing a mask all day at her daycare. She wants to be a big girl and wear a mask like mom and dad and Grandpa and Grandma.
 

Eloiseontheseas

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May 1, 2022
My little one will be 2 and 2 days when we cruise in August. There is not a chance in the world that he will keep a mask on. I could probably hold it on him to get on board but unless I'm basically holding it on his face he is just going to continue to rip it off.

I saw a rumor that nurseries are going to be opening up. I assume they will require masks for him, but how does this work if we plan to have him go in for nap time? Is he expected to sleep in a mask? That doesn't seem safe...
When he is awake he will need one, not if he is having a nap.
 

TinkLoverSam

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Oct 10, 2009
My experience this week on the Wonder was that they didn't even ask for a mask for my 2yo. I tried a bit at the first day open house and he kept ripping it off. Some kids did have masks on in the nursery but they never asked me to mask him.
 

Freeman867

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Mar 25, 2021
Most likely vaccines will be available before August for a 2 year old, so prepare yourself for that possibility as well. If it becomes available, DCL will likely require it shortly thereafter to cruise.
 

RedHead0186

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May 6, 2021
You have time to get him used to a mask. My Granddaughter will be 3 next month and has no issues wearing a mask all day at her daycare. She wants to be a big girl and wear a mask like mom and dad and Grandpa and Grandma.
My niece, who is about to turn 4 and so was 2 when pandemic started, is the one telling us (and perfect strangers, lol) to put on masks. She is so darn good about it. I actually got her and I matching masks from Disney World and she loved it!
 

CaptainAmerica

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Oct 12, 2018
My niece, who is about to turn 4 and so was 2 when pandemic started, is the one telling us (and perfect strangers, lol) to put on masks. She is so darn good about it. I actually got her and I matching masks from Disney World and she loved it!
2 at the start and turning 4 now is miles different than born at the start and turning 2 now. Most two year olds are non-verbal. They can't be reasoned with.
 

RedHead0186

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2 at the start and turning 4 now is miles different than born at the start and turning 2 now. Most two year olds are non-verbal. They can't be reasoned with.
That's valid. I wasn't trying to provide any argument one way or another. I was merely responding to the poster who talked about their granddaughter liking to wear a mask and was sharing a similar anecdote.
 

TinkLoverSam

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Oct 10, 2009
My 6yo is a pretty good mask wearer. My 2yo will often ask for a mask when the rest of us are wearing them but tends to pull them off quickly especially as we live in an area where he doesn't need one in his day-to-day life (in that they are not required of him).
 

tvguy

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2 at the start and turning 4 now is miles different than born at the start and turning 2 now. Most two year olds are non-verbal. They can't be reasoned with.
Well, my Granddaughter is 2 and has been verbal for at least a year. As for be reasoned with, I can't disagree. But they love to mimic what they see adults do. Lead by example.
 

CaptainAmerica

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My 6yo is a pretty good mask wearer. My 2yo will often ask for a mask when the rest of us are wearing them but tends to pull them off quickly especially as we live in an area where he doesn't need one in his day-to-day life (in that they are not required of him).
Yeah we're:

7 - Perfect, no complaints, happy to do it, did Hawaii direct from Boston no problem
4 - No complaints, but a messy eater/sneezer. Mask gets soggy and gross very quickly. Needed 6 masks to get to Hawaii
2 - Rage monster, no chance, not going to bother training him

Well, my Granddaughter is 2 and has been verbal for at least a year. As for be reasoned with, I can't disagree. But they love to mimic what they see adults do. Lead by example.
It has nothing to do with "lead by example." My two older kids have been wearing masks the whole time with no problem. It's not a matter of parenting style, some kids are just different than other kids.
 

TinkLoverSam

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Oct 10, 2009
Yeah we're:

7 - Perfect, no complaints, happy to do it, did Hawaii direct from Boston no problem
4 - No complaints, but a messy eater/sneezer. Mask gets soggy and gross very quickly. Needed 6 masks to get to Hawaii
2 - Rage monster, no chance, not going to bother training him
I will caution you that my parents' flight to Vancouver the flight attendants claimed that everyone over 2 needed to wear a mask. I did not have the same experience on my flight to Vancouver operated by the same airline (or my flight home, also the same airline) and that government policy is 6 and over but YMMV and I don't know that I would start a discussion with the flight attendant over the policy and risk being removed.
 

CaptainAmerica

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I will caution you that my parents' flight to Vancouver the flight attendants claimed that everyone over 2 needed to wear a mask. I did not have the same experience on my flight to Vancouver operated by the same airline (or my flight home, also the same airline) and that government policy is 6 and over but YMMV and I don't know that I would start a discussion with the flight attendant over the policy and risk being removed.
Which airline? Pre or post the US dropping its own mandate?
 

EliOliAli

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May 26, 2022
We are cruising September and am going to try and prepare my toddler with the mask. If she won't use it she won't be able to join in.
 




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