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Tips to get two year old to take/accept/use asthma inhaler?

(4 Posts)
Nightfall1983 Tue 02-Dec-14 17:27:07

Not sure the correct terminology tbh. DS is 2.3, have been prescribed an inhaler/spacer/mask for his persistent cough - not how do I get him to use it? Just showed it to him and he was quite interested but resisted letting it anywhere near his face...

Sirzy Tue 02-Dec-14 17:31:15

I would let him play with the spacer. Practise giving teddies/toys/you inhaler (pretend obviously)

SwivelHips Tue 02-Dec-14 20:38:20

Agree play with spacer...we also do counting games. DS 2.6 barely registers when we do it now

mrstowers Fri 05-Dec-14 22:38:42

Yes we do the practising on teddies too and also counting games. Show him it's OK and put it on your face too.

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