I’d consider anything to minimise Asthma in winter. As a baby Little Mister suffered from terrible asthama. Once he was blue lit to hospital in the early hours of the morning. Watching someone struggle to breathe is awful. He was hospitalised for a week; at one point less than 50% of his lung space was being used.
Asthma can be triggered by so many factors, including the cold, foggy winter weather we’re having.
According to Asthma UK, wrapping something loosely around your nose and mouth warms and moistens the air before it hits your airways, so it’s less likely to cause asthma symptoms.
This is because people with asthma have sensitive airways, which get tighter and narrower when they meet a trigger like cold air, making it harder to breathe.
Introducing Our ‘Ninja’ Scarf
It’s difficult to get my 5yo to wear a ‘traditional’ scarf. Let’s face it he barely puts on a coat when he runs out from school let alone wraps himself up with a scarf. At that age they just don’t think, do they?!
So we have our ‘Ninja scarf!’
My little Ninja doing the Winter Asthma Wrap
Little Mister uses a Buffwhich works in the same way as a scarf but for a 5yo boy it’s a Ninja mask or a Superhero disguise. Far cooler!
Luckily Little Mister hasn’t had an attack for over a year *touch wood it doesn’t happen again* but as a mum I don’t want to take any chances and would do anything to minimise asthma in winter.
That’s why we’re adding our support to Asthma UK’s Wrap. Snap. Share #Scarfie campaign. You can find out more & get involved here – oh, and look who else is involved *heart flutters!!*
Asthma UK say “wrapping up is a simple tip but it could help someone who suffers from asthma stay well this winter.”
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.