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Like A Breath Of Fresh Air – It’s A Humidifier Roundup

Whether it’s summer’s heat or winter’s cold and flu season that has us barricading our doors and windows, time to rejuvenate our homes with fresh air is so often limited. A humidifier helps to restore some balance in the air, read on to find the types of humidifiers for your nursery and some of our favourites!

 

Types Of Humidifiers

 

  • Evaporative humidifiers (Most recommended for babies): These humidifiers work by absorbing water into a wick and then expelling it into the room with a fan.

 

  • Impeller humidifiers: These humidifiers use a spinning disc that disperses droplets of water into the air in the room. Unfortunately, these humidifiers are known to expel micro-organisms and minerals into the air if used with regular tap water. Demineralized or distilled water should prove to be no issue, though.

 

  • Warm-mist humidifiers: Generally the least-expensive of all humidifiers, these use a heating element to evaporate the water into a steam. These tend to be quieter than everything but ultrasonic humidifiers, but they also use by far the most electricity.

 

  • Ultrasonic humidifiers: These are the most modern type of humidifier. They use a high-frequency sound wave to vibrate the water, in turn creating a mist. These humidifiers are very quiet as they use no fan at all. Also of note is the fact that ultrasonic humidifiers generally don’t use a filter, but instead use demineralization cartridges that need to be replaced every few weeks. The downside? They’re known to leave a white dust on all surfaces, which is from the minerals in the water. There are ways around it, but it’s really more of a pain than it’s worth.

 

Warm Mist Vs. Cool Mist

This is probably the most divisive issue, and one of the first questions that you’ll need to answer when choosing a baby humidifier. Warm mist humidifiers produce heated water vapor to create a cozy environment for your baby, and, according to some doctors, also help to promote good health by killing airborne germs and bacteria in your nursery.

 

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Features To Look For in a Humidifier For Your Nursery

 

  • Noise Level
  • Auto-shutoff feature
  • Coverage Area & Tank Size
  • Adjustable humidistat
  • Easy to clean and refill
  • Antibacterial features

 

Other Benefits of Humidifiers

Humidifiers are also wonderful because they help babies sleep better through the night. Most babies tend to sleep better when the room isn’t completely silent, and some humidifiers emit a soft humming sound known as “white noise” which can be very soothing.

 

You might also be happy to know that you don’t just have to use your humidifier in the winter. You can use it all year-round in some parts of the world; maintaining a humidity level of about 50% can prevent your baby from getting a dry, stuffy nose at night, which also helps them sleep better.

 

Our Favourite Humidifiers

 

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VICKS FILTER FREE HUMIDIFIER  

This cool mist humidifier won’t need replacement filters, & it’s 1.2 gallon tank can give up to 30 hours of soothing mist. Vicks cool mist humidifier is quiet, making it great for your bedroom or baby’s nursery. The auto shut off feature makes it super convenient.

(CON) : Can only work with distilled water,else blows out minerals in the room.

 

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HONEYWELL HCM-350 COOL MIST HUMIDIFIER

It does almost everything right: It humidifies the air quickly, it runs quietly (emitting only a soft “white noise”) and has no beeping buttons or bright lights to interrupt sleep, it’s durable, and its tank is extremely easy to fill and clean

(CON)This humidifier does not have an automatic shut-off control.

 

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CRANE ULTRASONIC COOL MIST HUMIDIFIER

They come with a 1 Gallon tank which puts out up to 2.1 Gallons of mist per day, a nightlight, humidifies rooms up to 250 square feet, have an automatic safety shut-off sensor, and use less energy than a standard light bulb.

(CON) Very low trickling noise, Hard to clean

 

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SAFETY 1ST 360 ULTRASONIC HUMIDIFIER

The large tank itself is easy to fill and is big enough to allow you to use the humidifier for up to 24 hours with ease. Plus, the mist that comes out is cool rather than too warm and the tank is filter free, which makes it simple to clean when not in use. There are two mist outlets that each rotate around 360 degrees.

(CON) : The cool mist decreases over the 24 hour use time

 

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VAVA COOL MIST HUMIDIFIER

 

This ultrasonic, 1.8L/60oz tank , filterless humidifier is a great choice for those who want effective power and lessened footprint without sacrificing whisper-quiet operation. The stronger fan and reworked internals allow for quieter operation.  The controls are simple and straightforward

(CON)Cannot be used with essential oils

 

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That’s it for our  humidifier round up, let us know which is your favourite humidifier!

 

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