Making life easier with asthma

If you have a child with asthma, there are lots of things you can do to help make everyday life easier.

Making life easier with asthma

Caring for a child with asthma can be challenging sometimes, especially if they don’t have a definite diagnosis, the diagnosis is new or if they’ve been having a lot of symptoms lately.

All the ideas and insights from experts and parents in this section are designed to help make life easier – for your child and for the whole family…

Family life

Looking after a child with asthma can be tricky when you’re juggling other children’s activities and your work and social life with medicine routines and appointments with health professionals. This page is packed with tips about ways to fit asthma into family life.

Asthma and your child’s sleep

We know from calls to our Helpline that asthma can affect your child’s sleep – and in turn disrupt the whole family’s sleep and wellbeing. See our expert advice and tips from other parents on what to do and how to cope…

Wellbeing for parents

A long-term condition doesn’t just affect the person with the diagnosis, but those caring for them. We look at the things you can do to make sure you’re getting the help and support you need.

Asthma at school and nursery

From early years through to secondary school, we’re here to help you and your child manage their asthma well so they can get the most out of the school day. 

Leaving your child in other people's care

Leaving your child in other people’s care – from nursery or childcare to grandparents and babysitters - is a big deal for any parent, but can be especially challenging if your child has asthma. We’ve put together a list of all the things you might want to think about plus there are some helpful practical tips, too.

Help your child stay active

Regular physical activity is good for your child’s asthma. This page is full of easy ideas to help you keep them moving – and also looks at how you help prevent symptoms and asthma attacks when they’re exercising…

Last updated May 2016