As Australian children continue attending school during the Covid-19 pandemic, adults should continuously monitor their children’s health and keep them home with even the slightest of flu symptoms.
Parents and guardians should teach good hygiene and health practices to their children, including wearing a facemask, appropriate handwashing, hand sanitising, coughing and sneezing into a tissue or elbow, and avoiding touching face, eyes, mouth and nose.
Face Masks for Children During the Covid-19 Pandemic
A medical mask controls the spread of the virus and protects the wearer. Face masks provide a physical barrier that blocks germs from your body through your mouth and nose while also preventing germs from spreading from your body to others.
The incubation period for children is the same as in adults. The time between exposure to COVID-19 and when symptoms start is commonly around 5 to 6 days and ranges from 1 to 14 days.
WHO and UNICEF advise that children aged 12 and over should wear a mask under the same conditions as adults. However, in countries like the USA, which have higher cases, children aged two and above must wear a face mask. In particular, children should wear face masks when a 1-metre distance from others cannot be guaranteed, or if there is widespread transmission in an area.
Children who are in general good health can wear a non-medical or fabric mask. But it is important to note that not all coverings are effective such as scarfs, bandanas and face shields. You should make sure the face masks you use for children are medical-grade fabrics to certify maximum protection.
The adult providing a face mask to a child must ensure it is the correct size which sufficiently covers the child’s nose, mouth, and chin. At Biomed, we proudly hold one of Australia’s best medical grade textile ranges for reusable face masks. Using complex and sensitive fabric combinations, our designs provide maximum comfort and versatility, perfectly comfortable for any age.
Our range of face masks are available in various sizes, layers, and specifications. Biomed can assist with custom designs such as logos, colours or prints, which might be more attractive for children. We offer five types of reusable medical masks which suit different price ranges and different usages.
Children’s Support Braces
Besides the medical accessories that safeguard children during a pandemic, Biomed also specialises in mineral embedded health care fabrics that aid injuries and assist in a fast recovery. Using nanotechnology to infuse medical materials with coppers and silvers, the minerals have an abundance of health benefits.
Biomed has introduced a new range of sporting compression goods with embedded mineral fabrics, to help you and your children recover faster and perform better. The most significant benefit of copper fabric support braces is FIR reflection, which promotes blood circulation and increases oxygen levels in the blood.
Sleep Disorders in Children
It is expected that young children go through phases of difficulty sleeping; however, this period should be temporary. When sleeping disorders in children are not fixed, they can have permanent effects on their general well-being and functioning. It is best to see a paediatrician if your child exhibits extended signs of sleep problems.
Depending on the type of sleep disorder – parasomnia or dyssomnia, the length and severity of the condition, will affect what treatment is best suited for the child.
Specifically, if a child’s sleep disorder is caused by obstructive sleep apnoea, CPAP therapy is a standard treatment which alleviates discomfort. Biomed offers three variations of CPAP therapy, including full face masks, nasal pillows and nasal masks. Biomed also provides a range of CPAP accessories that will improve the effectiveness of CPAP therapy and are very cost-effective ways to provide comfort to patients.
Keep Children Safe with BioMed
Biomed’s mission is to create high-quality medical textiles, which is why we ensure that our business operations always align with our ISO 9001 certification for quality management. Our dedication to strict Australian standards demonstrates our products’ reliability and our commitment to providing our customers with superior products that offer a high comfort level by minimising skin irritations, alongside antibacterial and hypoallergenic properties safety and comfort.
By preventing germs and bacteria, the life of medical products such as CPAP masks can be prolonged. The build-up of bacteria and germs can cause fabric that is not of a medical-grade to deteriorate over time and become unsanitary and uncomfortable to wear.
At Biomed, we have a longstanding partnership with ResMed to supply medical grade fabrics for their products, which have offered superior patient comfort for decades. To find out more information on our full range of medical-grade fabrics, please contact our team of Biomed medical fabrics and materials experts on (02) 9758 3855.