Encouraging Your Child to Use a Nebulizer

October 24, 2012 by  
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A nebulizer can be an effective method for giving your child his/her asthma medicine.  Typically, you’ll only need to use one for five to ten minutes to get a full dose.  All your child needs to do is stay still with the facemask strapped to their face (or holding the mouthpiece in their mouth, depending on the type of nebulizer you have) and breathe in normally.

Now, some parents may read this and think, “Ah, but there’s the problem.”  And indeed, it can be hard to get some children to stay still for five to ten seconds, much less minutes.  Also, holding a device up to their face for that length of time could potentially make them uncomfortable.  Here, then, are a few tips for persuading your child to use their nebulizer as often and as regularly as they need.

 

Routine

Set a specific time each day for your child to take their medicine and stick to it.  This will help condition your child to using the nebulizer regularly.

 

Positive Reinforcement

Praise your child for using the nebulizer correctly.  Remind them how using it will help keep them healthy and enable them to do more things.  You could also give them a small treat after they’ve finished using it.  Another good idea is to engage in some activity to make the time that your child is using the nebulizer more pleasant (read to your child, play some music, watch a DVD or a TV show, etc.).  If your child is older, encourage them to help you set up the nebulizer so they’ll feel more responsible and in control.

 

Make It Fun

If your child shows some reluctance, you can make a game out of using the nebulizer.  For instance, pretend that the facemask is a scuba mask or a jet pilot’s mask.  Encourage your child to decorate the nebulizer with stickers and possibly draw on it using non-toxic markers.  Of course, you should be careful not to do anything that could potentially damage the compressor, hose or facemask/mouthpiece.  Also, don’t do anything to the inside of a facemask.

 

Using a nebulizer doesn’t have to be a chore.  With a bit of planning and creativity, you help your child grow comfortable with using one and managing their respiratory problems.

 

Ken Stanfield is a writer and blogger who specializes in respiratory health and healthcare. He currently writes for the nebulizer systems supplier justnebulizers.com

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Great Crunch Sit Ups Workout Exercise Routine for Flat Abs Washboard Stomach Weights

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Your child’s diet and her/his IQ

February 10, 2011 by  
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What your child eats can have an effect on his or her IQ. And the earlier you start them on the healthy diet, the better. Results from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children show that what a 3-year old toddler is eating now would be partially determinant of his or her cognitive performance 5 years hence.

The early years are the years when the brain is developing very rapidly and the fastest growth rate occurs during the first 3 years of a person’s life. In these formative years, the brain needs all the right nutrients it can get.

Foods packed with vitamins and minerals are good for the brain. Foods rich in sugar and fat as well as processed food on the other hand are IQ destroyers.

Okay, so toddlers are notorious for being fussy with their food. But the eating habits of many kids improve as they grow older. How does this improvement affect IQ? Well, according to the study, this helps a bit but the healthy-eating toddler still keeps the head start.

According to the authors

“This suggests that any cognitive/behavioural effects relating to eating habits in early childhood may well persist into later childhood, despite any subsequent changes to dietary intake.”

The Avon Study is following up “the long-term health and well-being of around 14,000 children.” This part of the study was conducted by asking the parents to fill up a questionnaire on diet and by asking the kids to take an IQ test. The authors found a strong correlation between dietary scores and IQ levels.

“Every one-point increase in the study’s dietary pattern score – a record of processed fat intake – was associated with a 1.67-point fall in IQ.”

With the increasing trend of childhood obesity, the results of this study underscore an urgent need for drastic measures to improve diet in early childhood. It is not only the body that suffers but the mind as well.

According to Michael Nelson, the School Food Trust’s director of research:

“Given that around 23% of children start school either overweight or obese, it’s absolutely clear that healthy choices as part of their early development will stand children in good stead – not only for keeping a healthy weight as they grow up, but as this evidence suggests, improving their ability to do well at school. These findings also demonstrate the importance of helping everyone involved with children’s early development to get the information and advice they need on good nutrition.”

My resolution: Eat as well as my kids

February 3, 2011 by  
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“Do what I say, don’t do what I do.”

Is this the rule we set for our kids at home?

It seems that many parents, while being particular about providing a healthy diet for their kids, are actually neglecting their own, according to a report in the USA Today. Am I one of them?

Sadly, I may be guilty as charged. I make it a point to prepare something healthy when the kids have lunch at home – and that is 3 days a week. The rest of the week I lunch on my own – on leftovers and whatever fast thing I can cook. Just a few hours ago, I had a lunch of spaghetti and had to force my self to eat half a red capsicum. And yes – I would sneak and grab a chocolate or a gulp of coke when my kids are not looking.

Back to the report, this trend seems to be quite common among busy working parents, even among the most health-conscious.

According to David Ludwig, director of the Optimal Weight for Life Program at Children’s Hospital Boston:

“We use the metaphor from airlines: You put your oxygen mask on first before assisting others. We have to take care of ourselves as parents before helping our children. A mother who is overly stressed and malnourished herself will never be able to provide the best nutrition for her child.”

Indeed I am guilty as charged. My only consolation is the fact that I haven’t resorted to fast food or microwave food yet. And in exchange of cooking a real meal for myself, I go jogging

But definitely there is much room for improvement in my dietary habits when my children are not around. This is why I making this one of my New Year’s resolution.

In relation to this, the updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans was recently released. According to a speech by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius:

“It represents concrete steps that families can incorporate into their everyday lives to improve their overall health and well-being.

Steps like controlling your calorie intake.

Increasing the calories you burn by moving more and sitting less.

Eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

And eating less sodium, sugar, and saturated fats.

If we want to become a healthier, stronger, more competitiive country, we need to give the American people the tools to make healthy choices.”

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