My twins were extremely premature (born at 26 weeks gestation). As a result, they had some lung and breathing problems for the first fe years of their life. They've been intubated, on CPAP low-flow, on ventilators at home and finally given aerosol inhalers when they were about 2 years old. Try getting a 2 year old to breathe in while you squeeze down the puffer - impossible!
Here's where Aero Chamber Plus with Child Mask comes in. It is for use with aerosol inhalers (salbutamol, ventolin, etc.). One end of the device is open, this is where you insert the mouth part of the inhaler. There is then a cylander chamber and a mask at the other end. The mask a soft latex-free padding so it is comfotable. You place this mask over your toddlers face and allow them to breathe in the inhaler you've squeezed into the chamber. This works great as there is no way to get young children to understand how to use an inhaler properly. It gave me piece of mind knowing that I was able to administer the required inhaler dosages to my twins and know that they were actually getting the medication properly.
Here's the 'offical' description of the product:
ComfortSeal Mask - latex-free, easy to clean and provides a secure seal
Exhalation Valve - allows easy exhalation while mask is in use, visually demonstrates exhalation
Bright colours - fun and child-friendly, AeroBear logo
Universal Inhaler - fits most commonly prescribed inhalers
Aerodynamic Chamber - made from a shatter-resistant polymer blend, maximizing fine particle dosage by allowing medication to be suspended in chamber
This product is also endorsed by the Lung Association as they believe that the use of Aero Chamber plus with puffers is helful in delivering medication to the lungs. Additonal information could be obtained from their website: www.trudellmed.com