Best Baby Humidifiers for Nurseries

Review & Comparison, Last Update February 24, 2020
Expecting a baby and making a checklist for the future nursery? If so, don’t forget to include a baby humidifier. By keeping the air clean and duly moisturized, this appliance will help create a favorable environment in your child’s room and keep your little one healthy. Not sure how to choose the best humidifier for your baby? Check our review and make your pick. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
COVERAGE AREA
WATER TANK CAPACITY
MAXIMUM NOISE LEVEL
EXTRAS
DIMENSIONS
WARRANTY
 
PROS

The unique PCBA Nano-film coating prevents the destruction of the internal elements of the humidifier, prolonging the uninterrupted and serviceable operation of the device for many years. A built-in filter ensures effective air cleaning.

CONS

The built-in handle is not very ergonomic.

OUR VERDICT

The ultra-quiet TaoTronics Cool Mist Humidifier can also be used as a night lamp in the children's room - it will not disturb your baby’s sleep. The device has a well-thought-out design with a large tank and a wide top opening, which simplifies the filling of water and cleaning the device. Excellent value for money for large homes.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Ultrasonic cool mist

COVERAGE AREA

Up to 430 sq. ft.

WATER TANK CAPACITY

1.59 gallons (up to 60 hours)

MAXIMUM NOISE LEVEL

26 dB

EXTRAS

Adjustable intensity, 360-degree swivelling nozzle, Built-in nightlight, Auto shut-off, PCBA Nano-film coating, wide opening, Handle, Water level window

DIMENSIONS

9.9 x 6.6 x 16.2 inches

3.91 lbs

WARRANTY

1.5 years

PROS

A clearwater container will let you easily determine the water level and refill it when necessary. Despite a relatively low water tank capacity, the unit can humidify the room up to 16 hours before a refill. 

CONS

Pretty narrow tank opening.

OUR VERDICT

A reasonably powerful humidifying device that combines style and substance, offering a slew of useful features such as the automatic shut-off, energy-conserving mode, and a 360-degree nozzle for even mist distribution. It's not going to cover a huge area but will work perfectly fine as a little bedroom or nursery appliance.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Ultrasonic cool mist

COVERAGE AREA

Up to 250 sq. ft.

WATER TANK CAPACITY

0.4 gallon (up to 16 hours)

MAXIMUM NOISE LEVEL

~35 dB

EXTRAS

2 comfort levels, 360-degree swivelling nozzle, Built-in nightlight, Auto shut-off

DIMENSIONS

8 x 6 x 9 inches

1.7 lbs

WARRANTY

2 years

PROS

Despite its 1-gallon tank capacity, this model can continuously run at maximum intensity for 24 hours. Meanwhile, if operated at a medium humidity level, it can last for 2-3 days without the need to add water.

CONS

Some of its parts are inconvenient to clean.

OUR VERDICT

If you're looking for an easy-to-use and high-performance humidifier for your kiddie's nursery, this model is just what you need. Simply pour water into the tank, adjust the humidity level to your comfort, and let the unit do its job. It will quickly deliver optimal air humidity and maintain it for several days, saving you the trouble of keeping an eye on it.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Ultrasonic cool mist

COVERAGE AREA

Up to 500 sq. ft.

WATER TANK CAPACITY

1 gallon (up to 24 hours)

MAXIMUM NOISE LEVEL

37 dB

EXTRAS

Adjustable intensity, 360-degree swiveling nozzle, Auto shut-off

DIMENSIONS

8.6 x 8.6 x 13.4 inches

4.5 lbs

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

A well-thought nozzle design allows precisely directing the cool mist flow, which is important if you place the unit next to the wall or in the corner. Meanwhile, a long power cable makes the device connection a lot easier. 

CONS

It will take you some time to adjust an optimal intensity. 

OUR VERDICT

Want to rest assured your baby sleeps soundly at night? A functional and reliable humidifier from TaoTronics is what you need. Distinguished by a whisper-quiet operation, the unit won't disturb your little one, meanwhile ensuring proper air humidification for the whole night. It is ideal for nurseries and any small rooms.  

detailed parameters
TYPE

Ultrasonic cool mist

COVERAGE AREA

Up to 220 sq. ft.

WATER TANK CAPACITY

~0.47 gallon (up to 8.5 hours)

MAXIMUM NOISE LEVEL

32 dB

EXTRAS

Adjustable intensity, 360-degree swiveling nozzle, Auto shut-off

DIMENSIONS

~5 x 6.5 x 12 inches

2.4 lbs

WARRANTY

1.5 years

PROS

The special Spiral Air-Duct Technology releases the smallest particles of water <8um in size into the air and contributes to the faster spread of water fog throughout the room in a short period of time, without unwanted fogging of windows or waterlogging of wooden floor coverings.

CONS

You can feel some plastic smell during the first uses.

OUR VERDICT

If you tend to leave the humidifier on overnight and in the morning, often end up with excess moisture in the air, this humidifier from Levoit is for you. In the intelligent sleep mode, it maintains relative humidity at 60% with all light indicators off. Hence, nothing will disturb your baby's comfy sleep.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Ultrasonic cool mist

COVERAGE AREA

Up to 260 sq. ft.

WATER TANK CAPACITY

0.48 gallon (up to 20 hours)

MAXIMUM NOISE LEVEL

28 dB

EXTRAS

3 comfort levels, Intelligent sleep mode, Spiral Air Duct Technology, Auto shut-off, Wide opening, can be used with essential oils

DIMENSIONS

7 x 7 x 10.6 inches

~3.3 lbs

WARRANTY

2 years (registration required)

TaoTronics TT-AH025

Extremely Durable

Humidifiers aren't often known as being the most durable of devices. They often require special cleaning and maintenance in order to keep them in top working order, and even then that will often not prevent them from not working properly, or even breaking. Many of the older humidifiers were often made of cheap plastic parts, which only exacerbated the problem, and many more recent models are still made on the cheap, which typically doesn't lend itself well to high durability. Finding a model that is very durable is often not easy, as most users don't know how durable it will be until they have used it at least several times.

With the TaoTronics TT-AH025 Cool Mist Humidifiers for Bedroom, you no longer have to worry about the durability of your humidifier. The unique PCBA Nano-film coating on the structure of this device prevents the destruction of the internal elements of the humidifier, prolonging the uninterrupted and serviceable operation of the device for many years. Furthermore, this model doesn't utilize too many moving or cheap-feeling parts, making it a model that should last you for a long time without the need for constant maintenance. This fact alone will help pay the price of the humidifier, costing you much less in the long term than it would with most other models.

Review of TaoTronics TT-AH025 Cool Mist Humidifiers for Bedroom

A Complement for a Nursery

In addition to its main use as a humidifier, the ultra-quiet TaoTronics Cool Mist Humidifier can also be used as a night lamp in the nurseries - it will not disturb your children's sleep, letting them dream peacefully while breathing healthy air. The device has a well-thought-out design with a large tank and a wide top opening, which simplifies the filling of water and cleaning the device. These features all make it an excellent value for the money for large homes.

Speaking of large homes, this device is rated for rooms of up to 430 sq. ft., making it one of the more prominent models available. The 6 liter (1.59 gallon) water tank provides enough water for up to 60 hours of continuous use, meaning that you won't have to constantly check it to see if it needs to be refilled. The nozzle of the device has a 360-degree swivel that lets you aim it in the most optimal direction for ensuring the room is properly humidified. This unit even contains an auto shut-off feature for maximum protection.

In the end, this high capacity humidifier for large rooms will prove itself to be an excellent value for those who want a highly durable and highly effective humidifier.

TaoTronics TT-AH025 Cool Mist Humidifiers for Bedroom in the use

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Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

Elegant and Efficient Mini Humidifier

While a humidifier is mainly valued for how much mist it makes, passing water through an antimicrobial filter and providing relief for dry skin, stuffy nose, and other respiratory ailments, you wouldn’t want this kind of device to look bad either. For an appliance that’s always on display, the design is important and that’s exactly why we like the stylish Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic. Its transparent-blue tank not only looks good but also gives you a full view of how much water is left thus letting you know the approximate runtime. 

In fact, the Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic is quite a utility as it also has very soft lighting and can practically be used as a bedside lamp. Of course, you can turn it off at any time but your kiddie will like the idea of napping with the dim light on. Speaking of utilities, we’d be remiss not to mention the automatic shut-off function, which is engaged once the water level gets too low for safe operation. Quite useful, really, since it’s tough to predict precisely how long the liquid will last if you tend to switch between the two speeds available to the user. 

Few devices can boast flawless design and so even the Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic has its Achilles heel. The water tank is refilled via rather a narrow opening, which means that you must have pretty steady hands or you’ll end up with a rag in your hands, wiping up the water that trickled past the tank. Still, that’s not such a big problem as you can simply use a funnel if necessary.

Review of Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier Quiet Operation

Surprisingly Long Performance

Humidifiers aren't typically known for their efficiency in operation. Many of them have rather large water tanks that will work only for a few hours, filling the room with heavily humidified air and leaving dampness all over the place. Not so with the Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier. This device is surprisingly efficient, having only a 0.4-gallon water tank, but with enough efficiency to operate continuously for up to 16 hours on the standard speed setting before the tank needs to be refilled. This ensures that the unit can thoroughly clean and humidify the air while also preventing everything in the room from getting damp. 

Such performance is true for single-room humidification in the area of 250 square feet and the humidifier does its job just great. 

In conclusion, we wouldn’t have minded more control options or functions but even as it is the device is quite impressive and one of the best in its price range. 

Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier Quiet Operation in the use

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Crane EE-5301CW

Best Humidifier for Baby's Comfort

Due to their relatively low tank capacity, portable humidifiers will normally moisturize the air in the room for about several hours before all the water evaporates and you end up having to add some more. That said, there are tabletop appliances that feature a running time similar to some of the more high-capacity models. The baby humidifier from Crane is just that type of appliance.

Despite its 1-gallon tank capacity, this model can continuously run at maximum misting intensity for up to 24 hours, which is a truly impressive time for a compact humidifier. Moreover, if operated at a medium humidity level, it can last for 2-3 days without the need to add water, thus giving you some peace of mind about an optimal air humidity level in your baby’s room.

And when the water gets empty, the unit automatically turns it off. Hence, there is no need to constantly keep an eye on it. Another merit to the Crane humidifier, along with its long runtime, is a generous coverage area of about 500 square feet. It makes the appliance suitable for smaller nurseries, medium-sized dens, larger family bedrooms, and playrooms alike.

The Crane EE-5301CW is a cool mist humidifier with an ultrasonic technology. Dispersing fine cool water mist into the air, the appliance doesn’t heat up during the operation. So if your little one tends to crawl and scamper around, touching and grabbing everything, there is absolutely no risk of burns to small hands and fingers.

This model will become a real find for busy parents of twins or several small kids who can easily forget to check the water level in a humidifier every now and then. And with the appliance from Crane, they can rest assured, knowing that the nursery will stay duly humidified for several days.

Review of Crane EE-5301CW Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier for Baby Bedroom Nursery

Created With the Ultimate User Comfort in Mind

Distinguished by its top-notch performance, the Crane EE-5301CW model features a straightforward design created without intricate controls and sophisticated options. Yet, there are still several noticeable perks adding extra comfort and convenience of use.

A simple mechanical dial knob will let you adjust the misting intensity with maximum precision. You can choose between several levels to set up the most favorable and comfy atmosphere for your baby. The 360-degree swiveling nozzle allows changing the mist output direction as you wish. Though this model doesn’t require a filter, there is still a separate compartment for it.

One more thing worth mentioning about this model is its sleek and stylish appearance. The unit resembles a big water drop with a delicate streamlined shape. Plus, the model is offered in a number of various colors, ranging from bright yellow and red to moderate gray and pure white. So, you can find the one that will perfectly match the individual style of your baby’s nursery.

Crane EE-5301CW Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier for Baby Bedroom Nursery in the use

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TaoTronics TT-AH026

A Choice for Smaller Areas

Due air humidification is essential both for hot and for cold seasons. With a variety of whole-house humidification systems available, room-by-room air moisturizing still proves to be more convenient as well as energy, effort, and money-saving. So, if you follow this scenario and seek a good humidifier for some smaller areas like a nursery, playroom, home gym, den or a man cave, we strongly recommend turning your eyes to the TaoTronics TT-AH026 air humidifier.

In TaoTronics product range, they have a lot of air humidifiers and this is not the most feature-packed one. Yet, backed by great experience in indoor air humidification, they know everything about the air moisturizing technology. Hence, you can be sure you’ll get the best of it even in a simple model like this one under review.

The unit applies ultrasonic technology with high-frequency vibrating plates turning water into the fine clear mist that is dissipated via the nozzle on the top to saturate the air and level out the humidity rate in the room. The misting intensity is adjustable and you can vary it from min to max through multiple settings in the middle. A well-thought nozzle design allows precisely directing the cool mist flow, which is important if you place the unit next to the wall or in the corner.

A 0.47-gallon water tank is not the most capacious out there, yet, this water volume is enough to efficiently humidify the area of 220 sq.ft. within 8.5 hours. So, it’s a perfectly functional addition to maintain proper air moisture in the baby room, bedroom, or any other smaller premises.

The unit design is also very straightforward and minimalistic. Packed in a white or black all-plastic body, it reminds a drop by shape. There is no excessive controls, only a single dial knob. Yet, in its simplicity, the device looks very sleek and modern and will blend with any contemporary interior style.

Review of TaoTronics TT-AH026 Cool Mist Humidifiers for Babies [BPA Free]

Quiet Little Moisturizer

Distinguished by an elegant look, the TaoTronics air moisturizer is also fairly compact and will easily fit onto your bedside table, vanity dresser, work desk, or on the small cabinet next to your baby’s crib.

One more feature that makes this model stand out is the whisper-quiet operation. At the highest speed setting, it will produce the noise level somewhere about 30dB. And if you select lower intensity settings, it will work even quieter. Owing to almost quiet operation, it won’t disturb your or your kid’s sound sleep and can be safely used in bedrooms and nurseries to maintain proper air humidity level at night. And the auto shut-off feature will switch the unit off when the water tank is empty.

All in all, the TaoTronics is a reasonably priced, practical, functional, and modern-looking air humidifier ideal for smaller rooms.

TaoTronics TT-AH026 Cool Mist Humidifiers for Babies [BPA Free] in the use

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Levoit Dual 100

Ultra Fine Mist

One of the biggest problems with most humidifiers is that many of them are simply not very efficient with providing proper humidity to the air. With the way that many humidifiers work, much of the water that is vaporized will end up clumping together in larger water droplets, making them too heavy to be carried in the air. This results in the falling to the floor instead of hanging around in the air, which explains why many humidifiers often leave a trail of dampness on the ground in front of them. While a lot of water may end up in the air, there also tends to be just as much that just ends up on the floor.

The Levoit Dual 100 Humidifiers for Bedroom solves this problem in a unique way. The special Spiral Air-Duct Technology releases the smallest particles of water of less than 8um in size into the air, which contributes to the faster spread of water fog throughout the room in a short period of time, without unwanted fogging of windows or waterlogging of wooden floor coverings. This means that a much higher percentage of the water released into the air stays there instead of ending up on different surfaces, which in turn increases the effectiveness of the humidifier. Those who hate having to clean up the room after using a humidifier will certainly love how this model operates.

Review of Levoit Dual 100 Humidifiers for Bedroom

Good Value for the Buck

This is an excellent humidifier for small rooms, such as bedrooms, cabinets, and nurseries. It has compact dimensions and does not take up much space on any table, making the optimal placement of the device much easier than it often is with other models. It has the necessary adjustments, can be used with essential oils, and also has an Intelligent Sleep Mode, which will automatically maintain a comfortable level of humidity for your sound sleep. The sleep-mode operation of the device is also very quiet and all of the lights on the device are turned off, which should contribute to a peaceful and noise-free atmosphere that is perfect for getting the best quality sleep.

As this model is made for small rooms of up to 260 sq. ft. in size, it has a smaller water tank capacity of only 0.48 gallons, which is much lower than many other competing models. Despite this, it can run for up to 20 hours of continuous use, thanks to how efficient it is with humidifying the air. One other small disadvantage of this unit is that it does have a lot of small parts when taken apart, which can make cleaning and maintenance a bit of a chore at times, but thanks to its efficiency, it should require neither of these very often. On the other hand, this device comes at a very reasonable price point, making it an excellent value for anyone who needs a highly efficient humidifier for a small room.

Levoit Dual 100 Humidifiers for Bedroom in the use

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What Is a Baby Humidifier?

Parents of newborns strive to provide their precious babies with maximum care. Hence, when furnishing and fitting out a nursery, they try to create the most comfortable and convenient conditions, and, what is more important, set up a healthy environment for their kiddies. Nurseries are usually equipped with baby cribs and bouncers, changing tables and crib bumpers, baby monitors and rocking chairs, night lights and baby mobiles, etc. However, there is an appliance that is often overlooked but is of no less importance than other nursery essentials. It’s a baby humidifier. This relatively simple device will help set a safer and more favorable atmosphere, making tiny noses feel comfier and promoting better sleep.

By operation principle, baby humidifiers are similar to conventional house humidifiers. They turn water into fine and clean vapor and infuse it into the air to maintain an optimal humidity level in a living area. The only difference is that baby humidifiers are usually smaller in size, so that they can be placed on a tabletop. Some of them also come in a variety of funny designs (resembling animals, toys, cartoon heroes) to match the nursery. Other than that, baby humidifiers often come fitted with a night light option and air purification functions.

What Features to Compare

How to choose the best humidifier for your baby? There are a few important aspects to consider when making a choice. Let's take a look at some of them.

Type

When choosing a humidifier for your baby's room, we recommend considering its dimensions. The device should not be bulky or heavy and you should be able to easily carry it from one location to another when a need be. After that, consider the type. Generally, humidifiers fall into two most common types: cool mist and warm mist humidifiers. Let's see how they compare.

  • Warm mist humidifiers (or steam vaporizers as they are also called) are fitted with a heating element which converts the water into hot steam by bringing it to a boil. When the vapor cools a bit, the device disperses it into the air, thus moisturizing the space around. One of the main advantages of warm mist humidifiers is that they emit safe and clean vapor void of bacteria and germs, making it an excellent choice for nurseries. Another strength is that you can use them together with essential oils and inhalants to relieve cold and flu symptoms. Not surprising, pediatricians around the world recommend warm mist humidifiers for people that are prone to respiratory diseases.
  • Cool mist humidifiers, in turn, feature no heating element and generate cool spray instead of warm. Cool mist humidifiers fall into three types - impeller models that disperse water broken down to microscopic drops, evaporative models that come with a fan, and ultrasonic humidifiers which use the vibrating diaphragm to disperse the mist. Of these three types, ultrasonic humidifiers considered the most suitable for nurseries as they generate cool mist and produce virtually no sound ensuring a peaceful sleep for your little one.

Tank Capacity and Coverage Area

Both types may come in different capacities, varying from 5 ounces ( a cup volume) up to 1 gallon. This parameter is important to consider since it determines how long the device will operate and how big area it will be able to cover. If you have a small or mid-sized bedroom, a low-volume device might be enough for you. They usually operate for up to 3-5 hours on one refill and can efficiently moisturize areas up to 250 square feet in size. High-capacity units will work for around 22-24 hours and suit areas as big as 400 square feet.

Noise Level

You should also check the noise level of your chosen humidifier. Doing so is especially important if you buy a humidifier for a baby's bedroom. Kids sleep more than adults, to say nothing of newborns who can sleep through most of the day, and the rattling, buzzing or clinking unit will likely prevent them from falling asleep and/or wake them up at night. So, it is best to choose models the operating noise of which doesn't exceed 40 dB.

Extras

Finally, humidifiers can have additional features such as the option to adjust the spraying intensity, a rotating sprayer nozzle for better coverage and more efficient humidification, an auto shut-off function to prevent overheating of the device, and built-in night lights for improved visibility in your baby’s nursery at night.

Did you know?

Baby Humidifier Health Benefits

Once born into this world, babies are exposed to numerous impacts. Being helpless, not only do they need their moms and dads to be near them but also some form of protection from those negative external effects. A baby humidifier is one of the most efficient and affordable solutions that offers a whole bunch of benefits for your baby’s health.

  • Little noses will feel good. Dehumidified air can dry sinuses, causing soreness and congestion. Tiny nasal passages get stuffed very quickly, making it difficult for a child to breathe. Adding moisture to the air helps prevent this and create more favorable breathing conditions.

  • Humidifiers help ease cold symptoms. A warm duly moisturized air will help suppress a cough and clear mucus from nasal passages.

  • Humidifiers prevent skin dryness. Baby’s skin is extremely sensitive. Hot climate, cold winters, and household heating systems provide a drying effect on the baby’s skin, causing irritations, itchiness, and even cracks. Humid air will help maintain natural moistness and softness of your baby’s skin.

  • Humidifiers improve night’s sleep. Whether your little one is sick or not, whether a teeny-tiny nose is stuffed or not, humid air is easier to breathe in, so this kind of appliance creates a comfier sleeping environment for your little one.

Yet, to bring all of the above-mentioned benefits to your baby’s nursery and get the most out of a baby humidifier, there is a number of precautions to follow.

  1. Thoroughly clean and sanitize the humidifier water tank, filter, and wipe it from the outside on a regular basis to prevent dew, molds, fungi growth, and bacteria build up. It’s recommended to clean the unit at least once in a couple of days.

  2. Avoid using tap water for a baby humidifier and give preference to distilled water. Free from bacteria and minerals, distilled water will turn into a pure, clean, and safe vapor. Besides, it won’t produce scale, thus reducing the risk of the humidifier malfunctions.

  3. When using a warm mist humidifier, take it out of kids' reach since it can potentially cause burns if the baby suddenly decides to play with it.

Essential Oils That Are Safe for Babies

There are tons of information about essential oils and the numerous benefits they bring to our health. Not only do these fragrance-packed plant extracts can help treat certain physical conditions but they can also lift our spirit, calm our nerves, boost our vital energy, and improve the quality of sleep. Essential oils can be used not only for adults but also for kids and babies over 3 months old. They are especially good at treating anxiety, relieving colic symptoms, and encouraging sleep.

  • Chamomile and lavender are great at soothing a fussy baby and treating insomnia and sleeping disorders in infants.

  • Distilled lemon will cheer up your little one's sleepy head after a midday nap.

  • Eucalyptus and frankincense oils will become real saviors for relieving cough and treating colds symptoms.

  • Dill oil is perfect for alleviating spasms and indigestion problems.

  • Tea tree oils are a natural remedy against bacteria, germs, fungi, and infections.

To let your kiddies enjoy the benefits of essential oils, you can add them to a nursery humidifier or dilute them and apply to the skin. However, be wary of side effects and unwanted reactions in babies, choose only pure top-quality oils without any admixtures, alcohol, and synthetic fragrances. Consult a pediatrician before using essential oils for your little one and remember to use them in moderation, strictly sticking with proper mixing ratios.

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Publish Date: 2018-10-05 08:00:47