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Old 02-11-2020, 08:02 AM
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Does anyone use them on your daycare kids?

I have a couple that just cannot cover their mouths when they cough and sneeze. I have illness going through like crazy right now and I was thinking this would help stop the spread of germs.

My only concern is that parents will think it's okay to send their sick child because of the masks.

Thoughts?
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Old 02-11-2020, 08:07 AM
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IME, kids won't keep them on.

I'd use the "able to participate in all activities" card if it got too bad.
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Old 02-11-2020, 08:33 AM
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I am strict on my illness policy, so if a child has a frequent or producing cough, they stay home.
However, yes, I also use face masks for children who can not or will not cover their mouth with a common cold.
They take a little training to get used to but they do keep them on.
The best ones to buy are the Kimberly Clark ones (Amazon). They cost a little more AND are currently out of stock. But they stay on the best.
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Does anyone use them on your daycare kids?

I have a couple that just cannot cover their mouths when they cough and sneeze. I have illness going through like crazy right now and I was thinking this would help stop the spread of germs.

My only concern is that parents will think it's okay to send their sick child because of the masks.

Thoughts?
That would be my main concern. I think I'd go the "too sick to participate" route if a child was to the point of needing a mask.
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Make sure you put it in your policy. I was written up for that.
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:35 AM
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My only concern is that parents will think it's okay to send their sick child because of the masks.

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My concern would be not knowing when their nose needs wiping. My group is 2 and under.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:20 PM
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The best ones to buy are the Kimberly Clark ones (Amazon). They cost a little more AND are currently out of stock. But they stay on the best.
They are sold out everywhere because of the Coronovirus fear. For those interested here is a useful resource: https://wuflu.live/
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