Babies less than two years old shouldn’t be wearing masks because it inhibits breathing, but these nurses decided to make shields, which still offer protection but don’t hurt their breathing at all. They aren’t meant to wear long term, they are just for the car ride home, if the new mother happens to be taking a taxi or public transportation home, then it is just an added measure of protection to keep the newborn safe from germs out in public.
- The primary reason for these face shields are to protect newborns who are going to be riding home on public transportation.
- These masks are used as a way to shield the babies from any respiratory droplets that could potentially infect them with COVID-19.
- Parents who are already overworked and overwhelmed are highly grateful for the nurses taking the time to build these shields of protection for their bundles of joy.
“The shields are interesting to many people because babies under two years of age should not wear face masks. Unlike masks, these temporary shields allow babies to breathe without obstruction.”