The Best Humidifier for Your Baby's Nursery.

One of the many benefits of a humidifier is that it provides continuous moisture that soothes the throat and opens up nasal passages. But, humidifiers are not just for adults! This same healthy moisture is just as beneficial to babies. In fact, many pediatricians recommend the use of a cool-mist humidifier, especially when your baby is sick.

When you start shopping for humidifiers, you'll notice many differences in the ones on the market. So, which one is best for your baby? Let us help explain some differences.

  • Evaporative humidifiers: These humidifiers use a wicking filter to absorb water. As the water evaporates, the humidifier’s fan blows the evaporated moisture into the air. These humidifiers, like our top-rated Console, are the best option for whole-house humidification so you can humidify more than just your nursery. Evaporative humidifiers also come in smaller sizes, like our Companion, have a smaller footprint that’s perfect for your baby’s room.
  • Ultrasonic humidifiers: Instead of a wicking filter, ultrasonic humidifiers use a nebulizer that vibrates at an ultrasonic speed that breaks water particles into an ultrafine mist. The humidifier then, silently, propels this mist into the air. A small-sized one like the AURORAmini is great for a nursery. In addition to providing moisture, it features a multi-colored night light (babies love lights!) and an essential oil diffuser that’s perfect for lavender oil to help your baby sleep.
  • Steam humidifiers: These models are also wickless and include a heating element that boils the water in the humidifier. This mist is then released into the air. These models are best to help treat respiratory illnesses, but they are not recommended for babies and children because the hot water can cause burns.

In addition to helping keep your baby’s airways clean and clear, humidifiers can also help your baby’s skin. Your baby's skin can become very dry and flaky, even with regular baths and moisturizing cream. It may get worse in the winter as you run your heating system, or in the summer as the air conditioning dries out the air. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends the ideal humidity for a baby’s nursery be between 30% and 60% because hydration is so important for babies. It helps their skin, lips, throat, and nasal passages stay moist and healthy.

You should also maintain and clean your humidifier regularly. It's an important piece of equipment for your baby's nursery and their general health.

When your baby is breathing easier, they are comfortable and more likely to sleep through the night, which can help you sleep a little easier as well, and that's a big benefit for any new parent.

Still have questions? We are here to help you pick the best humidifier for your little one's nursery. Give us a call at 800-547-3888. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm CST, or email us at info@essickair.com

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