Dear Families,

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone older than age 2 wear a face-covering in public unless they have significant breathing problems. Whether you’re coming to the hospital for an appointment or are simply trying to enjoy more time outdoors, your child will likely need to wear a mask in public. To help your child get used to the idea, try these tips from the experts at Boston Children’s Hospital. 

Mask Densensitization Materials
– The Social Story:
https://extapps.childrenshospital.org/EFPEC/Home/Sheet/6310
– The Desensitization Tip Sheet:
https://extapps.childrenshospital.org/EFPEC/Home/Sheet/6309
– Mask Toleration: 
https://discoveries.childrenshospital.org/kids-masks-covid/

Reminder, this takes practice, lots of practice! 

All of us at Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics
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