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