Community Pediatric Asthma Service

Asthma Calendar and Diary

Many people find it helpful to use an Asthma Calendar and Diary. Here are some of the ways people use it: 

  • Hang this in a visible place (like on the fridge), so everyone involved in your child’s care will know if asthma medicines have been taken or not
  • Use it for one month to reinforce the daily routine of taking asthma medicine. Research shows it takes 21 days to create a new habit
  • Encourage your child to participate in creating a new routine. Some children are motivated by rewards for remembering to take medicine every day for a month (like stickers to put on the calendar)
  • Track medicine changes you make as outlined in your Asthma Action Plan. Bring this information to all of your child's asthma appointments
  • Track symptoms to increase your awareness of what your child's asthma symptoms are and when they happen to help you understand what well-controlled asthma looks like

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