The Sleep Center

Non-invasive Ventilation for Infants and Children

Using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine during the night will be a new experience for your child. You can prepare your child to use the CPAP machine through a gradual desensitization process.

We recommend a gradual, step-by-step approach that should start the day the equipment arrives and continue every day. By the day the titration study arrives, you should be well-prepared. If you are having trouble with any particular step, please contact us. We are here to help you with this process.

Densensitization procedure for infants and school-aged children

Daytime practice

Introducing the mask

Turning on the air

Wearing the mask with airflow while lying down

Nighttime use

Adjusting to the sounds at night

Making PAP part of your child's bedtime routine

Learn how to clean your equipment

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