That is very interesting.This is the reason why you'll struggle to find anything for children under 4. It's why little kids are contained inside a tent or capsule, rather than using a mask, usually with some form of positive pressure generating device to force air through the filter to the kid.
I'm just trying to envision every possible situation and have some sort of cheap possible solution to deal with it or manage it.
Bushfires are a very real. Smoke can be pretty acrid in Australian fires, and as the fires can be quite large, they can affect very large areas. Getting down low and go go go doesn't really work. I have a pile of P2/N95 disposable masks (not those crappy P1) for general work which are fine for short term protection in moderate conditions. I've used them in backburns and in highly dusty environments and, while not perfect, they are better than nothing, and much light and more comfortable than a half or full mask.
I've started to carry one around in my work bag. Recent high rise fires have highlighted to me that some of the threats and challenges aren't as obvious as they may first appear and smoke is often the impenetrable barrier, not fire or heat. You may only need to wear the mask for a minute, but that can make the difference between walking out alive no problems and being trapped in a fatal fire or suffering from smoke inhalation.