4 Tips for the Best Baby Room Humidifier

4 Tips for the Best Baby Room Humidifier

Posted by Emma, Snotty Noses HQ on 21st Feb 2024

Expecting a baby? Or maybe you have a new addition in the house and now you’re looking for the best baby room humidifier?

As a mum, I’ll do anything to get a good night's sleep. When the kids are sick and sleep is compromised everyone feels it. 

I’ve found a humidifier is helpful to get us all feeling comfortable again and back to sleep faster.

When my son was a baby, I was so overwhelmed with the list of things everyone was recommending I buy for my nursery and what was truly essential for being a new mum.

Here are some of the things I found out when researching which humidifier to buy.

Turns our, humidifiers have amazing health & sleep benefits for all people & they look amazing in your nursery, bedroom or home. 

Here are the top 4 things I found out you should know about humidifiers and choosing the right one for your child.

1. COOL MIST technology is the ONLY option that is safe to be around children. 

Recommended by Paediatricians for safety. “Cool mist humidifiers may ease a child's stuffy nose during a cold. But heated humidified air doesn't seem to have the same result.” 

“Hot water or steam from a warm-mist humidifier or steam vaporiser can burn a child if he or she gets too close. Hot water might also cause burns in the event of a spill.”

Steam can make the room hot and stuffy, which is not a safe sleeping environment. 

Cool mist humidifiers won't change the temperature of the room. They are simply turning tepid tap water into vapour.

2. Humidifiers can ease problems caused by dry air, but they need upkeep... 

Dirty humidifiers and health problems

Dirty water tanks and filters in humidifiers can grow bacteria and mould. This mainly can cause problems for people with asthma and allergies. 

But dirty humidifiers can be trouble even for healthy people when they release mist or steam tainted with bacteria or fungi into the air. That may trigger flu-like symptoms or even lung illnesses.

3. If you or your child has asthma or allergies, talk to your health care provider before you use a humidifier. 

The mist from a dirty humidifier may worsen asthma and allergy symptoms. So can the growth of allergens caused by high humidity.

4. Humidifiers should run all night

To maximise the health and sleep benefits, look for a humidifier that runs all night. No tired parent wants to get up in the middle of the night to refill a humidifer. Cheaper brands only run for 4-6 hours. Hush Vaporiser runs for 12+ hours.

The HUSH Cool Mist Vaporiser from Snotty Noses makes it easier in so many ways...

• Best for congestion 

• Quickly raises the humidity in the nursery, which may offer fast relief when your baby has a stuffy nose. 

• Best easy-to-clean — To help prevent the buildup of mould and bacteria. Plus no tricky filter to clean or change. The design of this humidifier also allows you to add water while it runs.  

• Best with air purifier. Not all babies need air purifiers, but if your child has allergies or asthma it may help them.

Hush has smart nursery tech including —

  • inbuilt red-light therapy
  • rainbow light settings
  • remote control & Bluetooth speaker
  • air purifier
  • full range of built in sounds for sleep comfort including brown noise, rain, meditation, and shusher heartbeat

Hopefully, this blog has answered your questions: why should I have a humidifier in my baby's room? — Why use a humidifier?

Now you know the basics of humidifiers and children.

We’re mums, we get it. The best thing is you can add this to your baby shower wish list and one of your besties could buy this for you because of the reasonable price point. 

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Good luck! xx

Disclaimer: We are not doctors or healthcare professionals or aromatherapists. Our products are offered for sale with general use guidelines provided by the manufacturer. Should any sensitivity to our products occur, please discontinue use. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, and/or take the place of medical treatment prescribed by a doctor or medical professional.