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    The Best Face Mask Lanyards For Kids Right Now

    These mask holders won't prevent lost shoes, but they'll definitely help them keep track of their masks.

    Hey there! By now you've probably seen the CDC's new guidelines recommending people wear nonmedical face coverings in public.

    Two cartoon people wearing masks

    After a challenging year, the kids are *finally* back in school. But, with the Delta variant on the rise, the CDC is now recommending all students (age 2 and older) mask up indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

    Like many parents, I've been scrambling to stock up on masks for my 4-year-old, who declared she'll only wear a Frozen mask to school (whatever it takes, right?). Anyway, problem is she keeps losing her masks and I did the math: It can get costly to replace one mask, on average, per week.

    Imagine sending your kid to school with a cute SpongeBob face mask and they come back with a Spiderman face mask because they traded with their best friend during lunch 😭

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    So here are a few practical *and* cute lanyards to help your kiddos make it through the school year with (almost) no masks lost:

    1. A pack of washable, multicolored lanyards you can conveniently match with any mask you already own. Reviewers say they adjust easily to hang comfortably around your little one's neck, keeping masks handy at all times.

    Seven multicolored lanyards

    2. A pack of lanyards with adorable animals to prevent masks from ending up on the playground when the kiddos are ~monkeying around.~

    Six multicolored lanyards with cute animal character charms

    3. A mask saver equipped with two snaps at each end to make it easy peezy for little hands to attach to a variety of face mask styles. Plus, several reviewers remarked that they're the "perfect fit" on kids.

    4. A pack of lanyards with safety breakaway clasps so parents can breathe easy knowing there's no risk of choking (because sometimes play can get rough).

    5. A pack of smiley acrylic chain lanyards that look like necklaces and will make little divas want to show off their cute accessory to all their besties.

    6. A pack of adjustable lanyards with heck of a lot of glowing reviews about the durability of the fabric and the clips. Not to mention, they come in sooo many adorable colors (and also in basic black if that's what you're looking for.)

    Six multicolored face mask lanyards

    7. A personalized mask strap with vivid letters so teachers will always know who the mask belongs to and make it near impossible for kids to accidentally trade masks at lunchtime.

    8. A lightweight lanyard in a chic, muted color with kid-friendly snaps that are easy for kids to open and close on their own. Reviewers say it's well made so you can rest assured it'll do the job of keeping masks off germy surfaces.

    9. A dreamy beaded mask necklace with unicorn charms that's a ~stinking cute~ option to get any reluctant kids excited about wearing a mask all day.

    Just remember — masks are not a substitute for social distancing! You should still maintain a minimum of 6 feet of distance between you and other people when possible, and continue washing your hands and avoiding touching your face. Stay safe!