Post # 1
What are everyone’s thoughts on having a humidifier for the baby room? Is it a necessity? Someone recommended one to me, but I’m not sure if it’s a must have or a wait and see type thing. Thoughts on a regular or warm mist humidifier? Brands? Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
DZMeadowz: They can be of real help if you have a stuffed up or croupy baby. It’s nice to have on hand so you don’t have to go on a midnight shopping trip when your child has symptoms. A cool mist humidifier is preferable.
Post # 3
I have one for her, it’s a cool mist humidifier. It was mine and I just put it in her room when she seems a little stuffy or it’s really dry weather.
Post # 4
DH had to go buy one when DD was a few days old because she was soooo congested! I don’t think it’s a necessity to buy in advance as long as you can obtain one easily if needed.
Post # 5
We’ve never needed one and DD is 10 months old
Post # 6
I think it’s a necessity in my own room! It makes me and my boyfriend so much more comfortable on winter nights and some summer nights as well. I would imagine it would be very helpful for a baby’s sensitive system. But, it depends on how dry your house/climate are. I’ve lived in some houses where it’s a necessity and others where it depends on the time of year or it’s not necessary at all.
I’ve read reviews on them extensively. I previously had the Crane penguin and now I have the hot/cold model. Both work well.
Post # 7
I didn’t think is need one so I wasn’t too dissapointed when I didn’t get one at my shower. But we ended up buying one when the boys got their first cold around 1.5 months old, and now we sleep with it on all the time. It’s helped us all sleep better this summer. We have the Vicks one with the stars, etc. it’s cute, works well.
Post # 8
We had to buy one when DD moved into her own room. it was much drier in there, and she immediately developed a bad cough that cleared up the first night the humidifier was in there! Just a cool mist one on low every night has done the trick.