Baby Face Mask – Advice for Staff/Parents

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There is much being shared across social media and in the press about face coverings and masks available for babies. Many of these have been shown to have embellishments, dummies and long attachments, all of which are a safety hazard.

Face coverings and face masks should NOT be used by children under the age of three years.

Face covering are not required to be worn by children under the age of 11 years on public transport, or in shops and supermarkets (from 24th July).

Advice on face coverings can be found on the government website (this includes guidance for manufacturers and sellers of face coverings).

If you have any concerns or require advice about the sale of face coverings or face masks, please call Citizens Advice Consumer on 0808 223 1133.

[Text sourced from Norfolk Trading Standards]


The Lullaby Trust which raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and provides advice on safer sleep for babies, has urged parents to avoid using face masks on babies. 

They said: "We are not aware of any advice for babies to wear masks, whether they are infected or not. There is a potential risk of suffocation and other hazards with doing this".

The Lullaby Trust have put together the latest advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) for if you are pregnant or have a young child The Lullaby Trust.

Published 1st July 2020

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