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Nebulizers? (sp?) little dugans' mommy ❤ 2 kids; Harmony, NJ, United States 2342 posts
status 14th Jan '13

DS is a little over 9 months old and he has a chest cold. The doctor gave us a prescription for a nebulizer. It came with a face mask as well as a face mask with a strap. The only problem is he thrashes around so much we can't keep the mask on him for more than a minute and his treatment is about 10 minutes 3 times a day :x. Is there any way that you found easier to give you LO their treatments? Thanks!

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
14th Jan '13

The mask doesn't have to touch him. Try to put it near his face so the medicine is still inhaled. Maybe he is scared of it. My son hated them too at that age! It was a battle but its only a few minutes. Good luck! Hope he feels better.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
14th Jan '13

We be we used the strap we just held it

little dugans' mommy ❤ 2 kids; Harmony, NJ, United States 2342 posts
status 14th Jan '13
Quoting James Mama:" The mask doesn't have to touch him. Try to put it near his face so the medicine is still inhaled. Maybe ... [snip!] ... scared of it. My son hated them too at that age! It was a battle but its only a few minutes. Good luck! Hope he feels better."


That's what I tried first, we just kind of waved it in front of his face. He squirms and moves around so much my husband is afraid he'll hurt him. He HATES it lol so we hoped the mask would be better. Thanks!

Just Andria 4 kids; Houston, Texas 915 posts
14th Jan '13

It supposed to be good when they get upset because they breath in deeper. If you are anything like me I can't do it like thatand I just chase them around with the tube attachment they get the majority of it. It's really easy when they are eating for me. Good luck.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18095 posts
status 14th Jan '13

We had a paci come with ours.

little dugans' mommy ❤ 2 kids; Harmony, NJ, United States 2342 posts
status 14th Jan '13
Quoting Just Andria:" It supposed to be good when they get upset because they breath in deeper. If you are anything like me ... [snip!] ... them around with the tube attachment they get the majority of it. It's really easy when they are eating for me. Good luck."


Yeah he was in hysterics last night. The eating is a good idea, I'll try that thanks!

little dugans' mommy ❤ 2 kids; Harmony, NJ, United States 2342 posts
status 14th Jan '13
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" We had a paci come with ours. "


What brand do you have?

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49151 posts
14th Jan '13

U can just do a breath by witch is holing it in front of there face my daughter had RSV and needed hers for about 2 months so i bought a paci for ours
they look like this the ER had no clue what i was talking about

little dugans' mommy ❤ 2 kids; Harmony, NJ, United States 2342 posts
status 14th Jan '13
Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:" U can just do a breath by witch is holing it in front of there face my daughter had RSV and needed hers ... [snip!] ... and needed hers for about 2 months so i bought a paci for ours they look like this the ER had no clue what i was talking about"


Thanks, I'll look into that!



OT you live right by my grandparents, I was thinking on moving there because the houses are cheap haha.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49151 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting Little Dugan's Mommy:" Thanks, I'll look into that! OT you live right by my grandparents, I was thinking on moving there because the houses are cheap haha."


oh and yah it was a major fight to get her to take them period.

gorgeouschaos712 2 kids; Hickory, North Carolina 596 posts
14th Jan '13

Hold him, rock him, sing to him. Do anything that soothes him while holding the mask in front of him. DD is 3 and has asthma and has had it since she was about 17 months old so I know the troubles of using a nebulizer at such a young age. She is now used to it and will sit without a problem until it's done.



Also try the paci. It worked wonders when starting out for DD as well!