Mouthpiece or mask?

Soft nebuliser masks make it possible to treat even the tiniest patients.

How to use a nebuliser correctly with babies, toddlers and children

Do you use a mask when using a nebuliser with your child? Then please always make sure that it is on correctly.

  • You can use PARI soft nebuliser masks for babies and toddlers.
  • While holding your baby on your arm, lean back so you can relax. Thanks to the ‘BABY bend’, you can sit in a comfortable position.
  • Your child should start using a mouthpiece by about the age of three.

Nebuliser therapy with a mouthpiece or a mask

For babies and toddlers up to the age of two, PARI has soft, well-fitting masks with a ‘bend’ available. To achieve the best therapy outcome with your child, gently hold the mask on your child’s or baby’s face for the entire treatment period. We advise that you monitor the mask continuously to make sure that a tight seal is maintained throughout the nebuliser therapy, because this is the only way to achieve the desired effect. The ‘bend’, like the one that comes with the PARI LC SPRINT Baby nebuliser, also helps you sit in the most relaxed position possible, as you can administer the nebuliser therapy with your child in your arms. The bend can be rotated to whatever position is desired, just make sure that the nebuliser is held vertically while doing so.
 

Switching to the mouthpiece is advisable

In general, a more potent therapeutic effect can be achieved with a mouthpiece than with a mask. So you should try to switch to using a mouthpiece as soon as possible, but at the latest by the time your child turns three. Keep having your child try it and when your child can keep their lips tightly around the mouthpiece, you can switch to using it. Show and instruct your child how to inhale and exhale slowly and in a calm manner using the mouthpiece. It is very easy to observe if your child is exhaling correctly through the opening of the valve on the mouthpiece.
 

From what age are children able to use a nebuliser?

In principle, children of any age can use a nebuliser with the exception of the PARI SINUS2 for the upper airways, which can only be used from the age of six years. More parents are discovering that they can help their children nebulise saline solutions to prevent colds. If medications like those used to treat bad colds and respiratory diseases need to be administered, often inhaling them using a nebuliser is the only way to transport the medications safely to a baby’s tiny airways. In general, parents should always consult their child’s paediatrician, even for colds.

Products that can be used for inhalation

Products that can be used for inhalation therapy

Isotonic and hypertonic saline solutions are suitable for nebulising. Medications are also effectively inhaled.

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Using nebulisers with children

Using nebulisers with children

Using nebulisers correctly with children requires time, a calm environment and sometimes even a soft toy. For the treatment to be successful, a positive experience is key.

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