Tips and talking points for parents to help keep everyone calm when an asthma episode occurs.
Help her find a comfortable position as well. Sitting propped up with pillows is often easier for breathing than laying flat out on her back. If she has a favorite snuggy, only let her hold it if it is clean and allergen-free. Dust-mite ridden blankets and bed toys will only make the asthma worse.
You can use a meditation technique called visualization where you try to get your child to think of soothing things, like a taking a nice walk by a lakes, swimming in a lake, or floating in the ocean, anything that will relax and calm her.
To help your young kids prepare for an attack, give them this Yo Gabba Gabba Asthma Tool Kit, it's loaded with activities to help kids better understand and manage their asthma.