Parents are warning people to avoid putting face coverings on their kids as it could increase the risk of suffocation in infants.
'Baby facemasks' surfacing on the internet have outraged some parents who are warning other people to avoid putting face coverings on their kids. These face coverings can lead to serious problems such as suffocation and are dangerous for infants. Some pages on Facebook also shared their concern and spread awareness against the 'baby facemasks'.
Baby facemasks have panicked the parents who are warning other people not to put face coverings on their kids. These face coverings can lead to suffocation and it is very dangerous for the infants.
From 24th July, it would be compulsory for adults to wear masks on public transport as well as in shops. People who wouldn't be wearing it will face fine but there are some exceptions. One of them is children under 11 who won't have to wear masks because of their age.
One of ELHT's amazing Community Midwives has brought this to our attention, after seeing this promoted as a cute idea for babies.
Please, please, please do not do this!
Babies are too little to wear a mask, and this design looks like it would increase the risk of suffocation.
The Lullaby Trust advises that "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 latest Government guidance says that Children under 3 yrs do not need to wear masks."
They wrote; "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 latest Government guidance says that Children under 3 yrs do not need to wear masks."
Parents were shocked when they heard about this product keeping in mind how dangerous it could be.
One commented: "Why would they even produce these knowing the dangers? Let's make money but risk lives. And who allowed production and the right to sell?"
Another replied: "It's bad enough for us to have to wear masks while on public transport as its the ones that have breathing difficulties let alone having to invented for infants in which would be a big issue as this looks to be. Money making racket."
A third said: "I cannot believe what I am seeing, how ridiculous and dangerous."
One prson also wrote; "I have seen this pic multiple times since March. I think it started out as a joke fashion accessory. Then people actually liked the idea and thought it would work. And it just keeps getting shared."
However, the official statement from the UK government advises: "Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of three or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly."