(Closed) Please recommend your humidifier!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We tried a cheapy one first and it was SO LOUD.  So we sucked it up and dropped some cash on this bad boy since it was ratest highest by Consumer Reports.  It’s silent and all sorts of programmable.  Does warm or cool mist.  But the warm I don’t think is warm enough to burn.  We only use ours at night (or if she’s napping and is sick) so she’s never out of her crib to get to it.  We’ve used it for over a year and it still works great.

Post # 5
4324 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Hot mist can also cause Legioneer’s disease. I wouldn’t get one. 

I don’t have babies, but I DO have a nose that gets stuffy. I have this fun friend. I recommend it. You can set how much mist you want, and it holds a little over 2 gallons. 

Post # 6
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We use a Vicks cool moisture humidifier; you could pick it up at any big box store like Wal-Mart, Target, etc…   It is loud, but we’ve been using it with Dirty Delete since she was a baby for white noise, and it helps block noise in the rest of the house so her room stays pretty well insulated from noise.  Also, I agree with pps who said not to use a warm mist humidifier; if you use it often, there’s also concerns about the warm mist contributing to mold growth.

Post # 7
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We currently have a warm & cool one from Bionaire. We’ve had it for about two years now and love it. Basically you either turn on the mister (cool) or turn on the mister and heat (warm). We got it from BJs I think for about $70 (it was $90 but on sale)?

I love it because the mister comes from a revolving fabric in the back of the unit. You can take this fabric out and wash it. It ensures that the “mist” you’re getting is always clean!

Something also went defective less than a year we used it and customer service was great about sending out a whole new unit!


I’ve read as well that cool mist is actually preferable for babies.

My SIL got us a cool mist one that we’ll use in the nursery but I don’t think we’ll need to use it since we have a boiler system so moisture won’t be an issue.

Post # 8
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We got the Crane teardrop shaped one with cool mist for pregnancy/nursery.  We LOVE it.  It was a gift, but I think they run about $45 on Amazon.  Previously had one from Walgreens that is deafeningly loud (like have to crank up the tv even if it’s running in another room!).  The Crane is pretty much silent, has adjustable mist controls, and has a big reservoir – felt like it’s a good compromise of price and quality.

We decided against a warm mist option since we thought it might be more of a breeding ground for bacteria.  Also, I find the Crane mist fairly neutral in temp, definitely not cold.

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