A congested bub can mean chaos for the entire household. There’s the interrupted sleep, attempts to extract snot from tiny noses, and let’s not even start with all that coughing.
If all of the above is common in your home, dry air could be the culprit. This is where a baby humidifier can be a saviour. Cool mist humidifiers disperse moisture into the air and gently restore what heaters and air conditioners tend to sap. This extra humidity can help loosen mucus in littlies, soothe throats and even calm itchy skin.
What to look for in a baby humidifier
Here are some of the features to look for when you’re scouting out the best humidifier for baby:
Cool-mist dispersion – Unlike warm-mist vaporisers, cool-mist humidifiers don’t involve hot water, so they are considered a safer option for use around children.
Automatic shut-off – Helps save energy and give you peace of mind that it won’t accidentally be left running all night.
Low noise – Ultrasonic humidifiers are known to be some of the most peaceful because they don’t use a fan to disperse mist into the air. So, if there are particularly light sleepers in the house, this is the style to look for.
Humidistat – By displaying the current humidity, a humidistat ensures the air is neither too dry nor over-humidified in baby’s room.
Aromatherapy capabilities – If you love adding fragrance to a room, look for an air humidifier that is compatible with essential oils – then stock up on your favourites!
Extra features – Some humidifiers come equipped with night lights, projectors and even white noise features. However, consider what you actually need and whether the extras will be useful, as they can add to the cost.
9 baby humidifiers suitable for the nursery
To help you find a suitable humidifier for you and your babe, we’ve compiled a handy list of ten popular options available in Australia. In no particular order, here they are:
This smart, energy-efficient helper features NanoCloud technology to release pure water molecules, free of bacteria and nasties. It humidifies in all directions for even distribution making it fab for placing in the centre of a room.
This ultrasonic cool-mist humidifier is super quiet and perfectly sized for nurseries. It comes with an LED display, automatic shut-off and a thermo-hygrometer showing room temp, time and humidity. It’s easy to clean and can be used with fragrant oils. Brilliant!
3. Euky Bear
This clever sleep solution combines the benefits of coloured lights, soothing sounds and aromatherapy to settle bubs and help them reach the Land of Nod sooner. To sum up, you’ll probably want to use this one yourself!
Perfect for the whole family, this 5L remote-control unit comes with both warm and cool mist generation. In addition, it comes equipped with aromatherapy capabilities for filling the home with deliciousness.
These award-winning pals are super-efficient at humidifying even larger living spaces. Easy to clean and whisper-quiet, they have 360-degree mist lids for excellent dispersion and can run for up to an entire day.
This baby-friendly humidifier glows all colours of the rainbow. It comes fitted with a stone filter that fills bub’s room with healthier mist, simply add your choice of essential oils for next-level relaxation.
With a huge 6L water tank, the ability to switch between warm and cool mist and an aromatherapy option, this humidifier offers versatility for the whole family. Last but not least, the remote control means you can operate it without disturbing bubba in the wee hours.
Ticking all the boxes, this 4L cool-mist humidifier comes with an LED humidistat display, auto shut-off and even a soft-glow night light for baby to enjoy at sleepy time. Plus, it’s low on noise and can run for up to 30 hours on one tank.
A sleek, rounded unit that will look fabulous in the modern home. It features a handy dry-burn prevention function for extra peace of mind, three cool-mist modes and a 2.2L tank that’s perfect for humidifying bedrooms.
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