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  • Need To Go Out For A Checkup? 11 Shops Where You Can Buy PPE For Kids, Starting At P350

    Check here if you want an extra layer of protection when your kids go out on essential trips.
    by Grace Bautista .
Need To Go Out For A Checkup? 11 Shops Where You Can Buy PPE For Kids, Starting At P350
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  • We've been on community quarantine for almost a year now. For many families, children's visit to the doctor or dentist can no longer be postponed. Some may also need to travel locally or internationally for various valid reasons.

    The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases omnibus guidelines allow kids ages 14 and below to be outside of their residences "when indispensable under the circumstances for obtaining essential goods and services." Young children can go out under these situations provided they go together with their parents.

    PPE for better protection

    If there is a need to go out, one way parents can keep their peace of mind while their children are out in public spaces is to let them wear personal protective equipment (PPE). It is an extra layer of waterproof clothing that can catch viruses from surfaces or other people that would otherwise stick to your child's normal clothes.

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    Where to buy children's PPE

    On our parenting community, Smart Parenting Village, a mom wondered whether there are online stores that sell or customize PPE. We've gathered a list of shops where you can buy one without leaving the comfort and safety of your home.

    Korona Apparel 

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    Unisex microfiber PPE dress for kids in two sizes for ages 2 to 11 years old at Php350. Color choices are pink, yellow, blue and red. Buy from their Shopee store here.

    PPE Pilipinas

    Microfiber coveralls from Php395.00. Sizes are S (3-4 yo), M (5-7 yo) and L (8-9 yo). 

    Rundown MNL

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    Coveralls made of microfiber polyester for kids ages 1 to 12 from Php380.

    Kenshoppe

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    Dress suits and two-piece (pants and hooded top) PPE made of water repellent microfiber for children ages 5 to 11 starting at Php400. Buy from their Shopee store here.

    MNL Athletics

     
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    Coveralls for kids 3 to 10 years old from Php400. Buy from their Lazada store here.

    Naturally Baby

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    Protective coat for kids ages 2 to 12 at Php485.00

    SM Department Store

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    PPE for infants, toddlers and kids from Php499.75. You can look up the Facebook page of the branch nearest you and order online.

    Academic Regalia

    Made to order coveralls made of water repellent micro twill fabric at Php599.00. Sizes are XS to XL and color choices are navy blue, red, white, pink, aqua, green and black.

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    Yumi’s Nook 

    Made to order microfiber coveralls, dresses and rompers starting at Php700.00. They can fulfill international orders, too.

    Sew Fit Dress Shoppe

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    Custom made coveralls, dress or pants and hooded top for kids from Php750.

    Laila and Lyra

    Unisex coveralls made of taslan fabric with matching mask from Php840.

    Does wearing PPE in public places like medical clinics, airports or airplanes protect your child from COVID-19?There are no studies to prove that. However, wearing a PPE can help you easily shed and separate clothes that came in contact with potential contaminants, for example, before entering your car or your house. (Read here to learn how to properly disinfect your clothes when you arrive home.)

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    If your child wearing PPE helps you feel more secure, if it puts you and your child in that mindset of cautiousness to better follow all health and safety protocols when in public places, then wearing them could be a good idea.

    Keep in mind, though, that the use of PPE should only be added to, and not take the place of, basic health protocols like wearing of mask and face shield, frequent and proper hand washing or sanitizing, social distancing, and for kids, staying at home except for essential travel.

    The use of face masks is not recommended for children below 2 years of age. Read the guidelines here.

     Grace Bautista has had a long and varied career before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom in 2019. She's worked as an editor for print and digital media, a school teacher, a Business English trainer to French students, and a knowledge manager for a multinational company. Out of all the roles and titles she's held, her favorite one is "Nanay." She is a homeschooling mom to three boys ages 12, 10 and 2. When she's not busy writing, Grace spends her time experimenting in the kitchen or playing word games with her boys.

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