When the fall and winter come along, a whole new set of problems roll in: coughing, dry and sore throats, colds, croup, stridor, and stuffy noses. The cold strips the humidity from the air, and heating your house makes it even worse, especially if you have forced air heat blowing heat into your baby’s room. All that dry air makes symptoms worse for your baby, and makes it take much longer to recover. The nighttime is when your baby’s immune system will get a chance to fight viruses and clear up symptoms. This might be the perfect time to fill up and turn on a powerful and safe humidifier to add some moisture back into the air, soothe dry throats and coughs, and help your baby fight viruses.
Summary: Top Baby Humidifiers
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What to look for when buying a baby humidifier
Doctors recommend cool mist humidifiers. There are two types of humidifiers – cool and warm mist. Both add moisture to the air, but they do so differently. Cool mist humidifiers force water to dissipate into your room without using heat. Warm mist will heat the water and then send it into the room in the form of steam. Though you might think that warm mist would be better because it will keep your baby warm and cozy at night, cool and warm mist are exactly as effective at each other for helping coughing and congestion. But warm mist humidifiers are dangerous for use in a baby’s room: they can spill hot water, and burn your baby if they get too close to the steam. They are also more expensive than cool mist because they have the added heating element
Noise levels vary across models. Some humidifiers run low quality fans and fan motors that introduce a loud drone into your baby’s room. The better quality humidifiers use quieter fans. Cool mist are also quieter than warm mist because there is no background bubbling and hissing noise from boiling the water inside the unit. The humidifiers we recommend below are some of the quietest we could find.
Germs and bacteria cause problems. If your baby is sick, the last thing you want to do is pump more germs into their room. All humidifiers, even the ultrasonic ones, and both the warm and cool ones, can build up mold and bacteria in their tanks and other components. So if you’re considering using a humidifier in your baby’s room you must be sure to clean it regularly. A solution of 90% water and 10% bleach is perfect, just make sure you rinse well after cleaning.
A humidifier for your baby is an often overlooked but important item to consider purchasing when setting up your baby’s nursery. Pediatricians tout the benefits of humidifiers, from treating eczema to soothing a sore throat and easing a stuffed up nose. A humidifier works by pumping moisture into the air in order to counteract the effects of a central heating system, keeping baby’s skin smooth, soft and clear all winter long. According to CNN.com, some studies have even shown that a humidifier can be effective in preventing the spread of influenza. Warm mist humidifiers may be more effective at killing germs and viruses in addition to the benefits listed above, and they provide the added perk of increasing the humidity in a room more quickly. Cool mist humidifiers may be safer in case baby gets her hands on them; they are also recommended for babies suffering from croup.
Baby Humidifier Reviews
Looking for a simple way to calm and freshen a room? The URPOWER Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser is elegant and easy to use. Just add 100ML of water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Advanced ultrasonic vaporizing diffusion technology quietly releases a soothing fragrant mist up to 6 hours. Automatic shut off safety system when waterless protects the product from being burned out. Keep essential oil 100% natural without burning or heating and automatic shut off safely.
The URPOWER ultrasonic aroma humidifier does double duty to make your home fresher and healthier for up to 6 hours. First, the humidifier function adds moisture to the air to help you sleep better, cough less and alleviate dry sinuses. This handy unit also diffuses your favorite scented oils without heat, so their holistic properties stay intact. The result is healthful, moist air that smells subtly fresh and clean.
- Helps with dry, chapped skin, chapped lips and dry sinuses
- Whisper-quiet operation
- Auto shutoff for safety
- Visually appealing, modern Japanese design
- No filters required
- None worthy of note
Press the “Mist” button, choose the timer from 60 mins, 120 mins, 180 mins or ON.
Press the “Light” button to turn on the LED light, the color will change automatically. Press the “Light” button again to fix the color. Press the “Light” button again to change color. If you need to turn it off please long press the button for one second.
Adjust the spray intensity (beep once means strong, twice means weak)
- Helps Purify and Humidify the Air and improves the quality
- Improve air quality
- Prevents damage from second hand smoke, stale air and allergens.
- ADVANCED Ultrasonic Diffusing technology
- 3 in 1 Function
- Oil is not included in the package
“MIST”- Press the “Mist” button, choose the timer from 60/120/180 mins or ON
“Light”- Press the “Light” button to turn on the LED light, the color will change automatically
Press the “Light” button again to fix the color. Press the “Light” button again to change color
It uses vibrating sound waves to create a soothing, scented mist. Plus, an optional LED light to enhance the mood with fixed or changing colors. Built-in LEDs further enhance the mood with 7 color-changing lights. Works with ordinary tap water, plus 2 to 3 drops of essential oil. Ultrasonic vapor technology — no heat or flames
- LED mood lighting with separate on/off control
- Operates up to 10 hours on a full tank of water
- Runs continuously or on an automatic shutoff timer(60/180/360mins)
- Modes: continuous mist,1H/3H/6H pattern, lights only and mist only
- Natural design and materials
- Light isn’t timed. While misting run times have multiple options, the lights stay on until manually turned off. UNLESS… you run on continuous mode & unit completely shuts off when out of water.
Wood grain diffuser nebulizer Happydemy, looks like a beautiful vase and will match light and dark interior. Cold air diffuser purifier, 400ml have 2 modes cool mist power which helps effectively use it in any area – small or large room, spa or yoga room, office etc. It might improve your mood with lavender, hibiscus, rose, lotus, and cedar, vanilla, lemon, eucalyptus or jasmine fragrance cool mist and led lights which create a romantic atmosphere. This great aroma diffuser humidifier may be a good Christmas or Birthday gift for your beloved or Mom.
- COMFORTABLE intermittent ultrasonic aroma diffuser works quiet with ultrasonic technology
- SAFE – diffuser for essential oils automatically turns off when water ends
- EFFECTIVE electric diffuser, with regulated mist output modes, water capacity 400 ml and up to 14 hours of continuous operation
- EXCELLENT GIFT for mother’s day, for birthday, or for another event
- Comparatively pricey