7 Best Humidifier for Babies of 2018
Having a bundle of joy at home is a wonderful thing. However, if our little ones are having colds or flu, we tend to panic and rush immediately to the pediatrician, right?
You probably just need a humidifier to help fight off these problems. After all, a healthy and sound asleep baby means you’ll be getting yourself a good night sleep, too!
Top 7 Humidifiers for Kids
Aside from being a well-known and trusted brand, Vicks Starry Night comes with a nighttime display of stars. The rotating starry night will provide a soothing environment in the nursery and help lull your baby to sleep.
It can run up to 24 hours before the next refill with its 1-gallon tank capacity. The device comes in green, blue and pink color.
Another awesome feature is its VapoPad Scent Pad Heater that diffuses the freebie menthol or lavender scent in the room.
It doesn’t only relieve cold symptoms, but also provides refreshing natural essential oils to soothe and comfort your babies! Lovely!
Pros and cons
- Has scent pad heater
- Lasts 24 hours
- Night time display of stars for babies
- The filter must be replaced once a month
- No option to dim or turn off the night light
It seems like our second humidifier is not gonna be playing catch up with our first (or with the rest for that matter) because it has its own striking feature that the former doesn’t have!
It may not have aroma diffuser and nighttime projector, but what it has are two 360° rotating nozzles. Thoughtful, huh?
This is perfect for parents who have two kids in bunk beds since you’d have no problem directing one nozzle to each kiddo or wherever you want it.
It can operate continuously up to 12 hours, has a variable mist control that lets you choose the mist output level and an auto-shut off feature. Definitely safe and ideal for babies!
Pros and cons
- No filter to be maintained
- Very affordable
- Easy to refill
- Frequent cleaning of the tank
This time, our pal, HCM350W, is quite popular for being a “killing machine.” The good kind, of course.
It appears that this humidifier is here to save the day (or the babies)! With its germ-killing technology, it disposes of 99% of any bacteria, mold, fungus, and the virus it may come in close contact with.
Moreover, the unit practically does not build up molds all thanks to its germ-buster feature and the UV light inside.
It runs well for one whole day on low setting (and 9 hours for high) due to its 1.5-gallon tank capacity. Since it is an evaporative humidifier, this also entails to having a filter that needs to be cleaned and replaced regularly.
But don’t let that get to you because washing its parts are made easier and safe through the use of your dishwashers. It’s a great compromise, right?
Pros and cons
- Helps cut down your utility bill
- 25% quieter than other humidifiers
- Very easy to clean
- Regular replacement of the filter
The Crane Drop Humidifier comes in 15 colors. YES! Fifteen amazing colors to light up your room and entertain your babies.
Not to mention the device’s cool and stunning teardrop shape! I say these two are quite an enticing features. At least enough to convince me to think of buying one.
Its tank is able to hold a 1-gallon water and is capable of running for 24 hours. Other attributes include; variable output control, automatic shut-off and a transparent glass to check the water level.
This humidifier has a night light, too and comes in lively colors such as aqua, lime green, hot pink, etc. This could be a great addition to your nursery or kid’s bedroom!
Pros and cons
- Ultra-quiet operation
- No filters to replace
- Highly affordable
- Refilling can be tricky
- No LED screen
Next on our list is Anypro featuring its variable timer settings and antibacterial material. The timer allows you to pick from one, three, or six hours of operating time before it will automatically shut off.
For the antibacterial material, the device is crafted to prevent molds from growing. This is something closely similar to the Honeywell HCM350W, right?
Although, obviously both are unique on their own, so I honestly can’t 100% certify which one is better.
Anyway, moving forward, the optional soft blue nightlight is a good bonus together with the sleek design of the device. It’ll look good on any room!
It also offers longer run time than other humidifiers, operating between 20-36 hours.
Lastly, this device has a separate aromatherapy drawer meaning you can use oil pads to diffuse fragrance in the room or nursery. Another superb bonus feature!
Pros and cons
- Visible water reservoir
- Ease of operation
- Detachable power adapter
- The aromatherapy drawer can be hard to open
- Leaves a fine white powder
Behold, a three-in-one device has entered our competition! It’s a humidifier slash aromatherapy diffuser slash light device. Surprised? Or maybe not.
Sporting a modern design with its fun colors, babies, and kids will surely love this humidifier. They may not know the benefits it offers but I’m pretty confident it’ll look like a cool furniture to them!
With its 7 changing mood lights, it’ll certainly help lighten their moods. And of course, its aromatherapy will release a relaxing fragrance in their room that can give them a smooth, uninterrupted sleep. Sweet!
Pros and cons
- Automatically shuts off when empty
- Very portable
- The light feature is optional
- Very small water capacity (100 ml)
- Status lights can be too bright
For our last and seventh humidifier, we have another distinct feature. This Seneo model works both as a humidifier and aroma diffuser with a whisper-quiet operation.
It can run for 6 hours straight on its highest mist level with just a 1.3-liter tank capacity. The unit is also designed to shut off on its own once all water is used up completely. Hence, ensuring the safety of your baby and the device itself.
Aside from this, the device has 7 changing rainbow-colored LED light that can also be utilized as a night light and will fill your nursery with a nice glow.
Furthermore, the top spout can be rotated 360° that will enable you to focus the device in any direction you want. Talk about convenience!
Pros and cons
- Long operating time
- Whisper quiet operation
- Automatic shut off
- The essential oils cannot be added directly into the water tank
- Smaller capacity than others
Cool Mist Vs. Warm Mist – Which to choose as the best humidifier for baby?
As we all know, there are two categories of humidifier; cool mist and warm mist. But how do we know which one is better for babies?
If we talk about the ability to moisturize a room or house and alleviate respiratory and skin problems, both are pretty much on par with each other in the effectiveness department.
As for which of the two is safer for babies, I’d have to say it’s the cool mist. For one, it’s more recommended by most doctors than warm mist humidifiers.
Moreover, it’s safer because you don’t have to worry about getting themselves burned, unlike warm mist humidifier. Warm mist models can get hot and increases burn risk.
Nevertheless, if you can ensure that your warm mist humidifier is holed up somewhere out of reach of your kids, then go for it.
Features To Look For In The Best Humidifier For Baby
Since babies are much more prone to congestions and skin allergies than adults are, it is of paramount importance that we take good measures in finding the best humidifier for baby.
Below are some features that you should look for in your nursery humidifier.
Bacterial control features
Your humidifier should have a built-in germ buster in the form of cartridges, nano or silver eon technology, or filters that will fight off and reduce any likelihood of bacteria and other harmful substances from going into the water.
Auto shut-off system
This does not only save you energy but most importantly, it will prevent any damage that might happen to your humidifier and reduce the chance of the device overheating.
Having a humidifier that has a whisper-quiet operation will ensure that your baby will be having his good night sleep.
Ease of maintenance and refiling
Taking care of a baby is never easy so a humidifier that has simple and easy water reservoir is what you need to make your life easier.
A humidifier should be equipped with an automatic humidistat that will help regulate the right amount of moisture in the nursery to keep your baby comfortable.
Writer for Homefaith.com