Face Mask Lanyards Are the Latest Must-Have COVID-19 Accessory — and We Found the 12 Best for Your Whole Family
by Bethany Braun-Silva
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Face mask lanyards are about to be the “it” fashion accessory (as far as COVID-19 is concerned…).
Face masks and face shields have become part of our “new normal” over the past few months, so it was only a matter of time before we started seeing accessories to go with them. The CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 2 wear a face mask when outside, but the truth is, face masks aren’t exactly the most comfortable things for kids to wear. That’s where face mask lanyards come in.
Face mask chains and lanyards have become the latest must-haves right after, well, face masks themselves because they’re not only stylish but also completely practical, especially for kids who are likely ripping their masks off every chance they get. A face mask lanyard is an excellent way to keep your kid’s face mask from getting lost or misplaced and keeps it close so he or she can quickly put it back on when needed. Plus, lanyards keep the masks off the ground and clean, which is majorly important. We can see these lanyards surging in popularity if and when kids head back to school this fall, especially since doctors agree they can be helpful.
While parents will love the useful aspect of the lanyards, teens and tweens can take advantage of this new trend and get creative with the accessory. They can rock colorful beads or of-the-moment tie-dye, and the accessory might even entice them to wear their masks during a socially-distanced hangout.
Of course, no matter what kind of face mask lanyard your kid is wearing, make sure it can be properly cleaned every day. We found the best face mask lanyards and chains for kids (and adults) that come in great designs, below.
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