When your baby is not feeling well, you want to do anything you can to better the situation. Baby humidifiers are one tool you can have on hand when your child starts sniffling, sneezing, and coughing. Designed with a range of useful features, baby humidifiers available here at Walgreens can offer a variety of benefits for your baby. Talk to your doctor about your baby's symptoms and ask if a humidifier can help.
How Do Humidifiers Work?
Baby humidifiers available at Walgreens come in two styles: warm mist and cool mist. Humidifiers work by blowing an ultra-fine mist in the air to increase the moisture content of the room. Over the course of a day, these humidifiers can release up to several gallons of moisture into the air. Many are designed to quietly run so that they do not disturb baby's sleep. Baby humidifiers can run for several hours, up to as long as 10 hours. Many humidifiers are controlled by an automatic shutoff, which turns the humidifier off when the water runs out. Convenient indicator lights show you when the humidifier is running. At Walgreens, you can find baby humidifiers in a variety of colors and styles -- even in kid-friendly designs that include panda bears, ducks, frogs, dragons, and more.
Do Humidifiers Help?
The moisture released by humidifiers may help babies suffering from cold and flu-like symptoms. The extra moisture in the air may work to soothe nasal passages and dry coughs, which can help children breathe and sleep more easily. Baby humidifiers can also help to soothe dry, itchy skin, chapped lips, nose bleeds and dry throats caused by dry air.
How to Care for a Humidifier
Keeping your baby humidifier in good working condition is important. The filter should be replaced regularly to ensure clean, fresh moisture is being released into the room. Replace the water for each use as well. Read your manufacturer's directions for use to ensure your baby humidifier is well maintained. If your child has asthma or allergies, be sure to talk to your doctor before using a humidifier.
Be sure to keep the area around the humidifiers dry. If humidifiers run too long, room surfaces may get damp or wet. This may allow mold and mildew to grow. Cool mist humidifiers are commonly recommended for children. If a warm humidifier is used, always place it in an area where your child will not be in danger of being burned by the steam.