A humidifier is a common item in a nursery.

The main purpose of a humidifier is to spray water very finely in a small area. This provides extra moisture in the air of the space which has been shown to be beneficial to many different ailments.

Types of Humidifiers

Humidifiers are so common in nurseries because many believe they can help prevent babies from catching a cold. A humidifier puts extra moisture into the air which moisturizes the baby’s nasal passages. A baby is more likely to get a cold if he or she has dry nasal passages so therefore a humidifier may help to reduce the likelihood of catching a cold. Humidifiers also benefits babies’ skin. Another benefit of certain humidifiers is that the gentle hum may help the baby fall asleep.

Humidifiers can be categorized into two main types: warm air or cool air. Warm mist humidifiers are also known as steam humidifiers or vaporizers. Warm mist humidifiers spray warm air into the room. Cool mist humidifiers release cool water into the space.

There are humidifiers that are gender-specific. For example pink humidifiers for girls and blue for boys. They may only vary in color. There are other colors as well; for example, yellow and green that are gender-neutral.

Different shaped humidifiers are also becoming quite popular for nurseries. Some humidifiers may come in a shape such as a tear drop or most commonly, in the shape of different animals. These humidifiers can fit in quite well in the nursery décor. 

Regardless of the type of humidifier bought, there are some substantial benefits to running one in a nursery. Some models are better for running just when needed and other models are meant to be kept running all of the time.

Humidifier with ionic air purifier

Brand Names of Humidifiers

There are a few brand names of humidifiers that are well-recognized. Vicks, Disney Baby and Crane are all such brand names.

Vicks makes basic and standard humidifiers. They manufacture cool or warm mist ones. Their children’s line is called Starry Nights. These humidifiers are of a certain shapes and come in different colors such as blue, purple, green and so on to match the nursery décor.

Disney Baby offers a line of humidifiers for the nursery also. Their line consists of only cool mist humidifiers. Their three most popular humidifiers are: The Lion King, Winnie the Pooh and Disney Princess.

Crane is also a manufacturer of nursery humidifiers. Crane offers many different kinds of humidifiers for the nursery in both cool and warm mist. Crane’s humidifiers come in many different shapes, specifically animal shapes. Some of these shapes include: an owl, a frog, an elephant, a shark, a panda bear, a dog, a tiger, a duck, a penguin, a cow and a pig. It also produces a drop shape in both pink and blue as well as a gender-neutral color white. Themed characters that are available include Hello Kitty and SpongeBob Squarepants. Other humidifiers produced by Crane include ones that are stainless steel and have a slim tower shape. Crane also produces liquids that can be used for vapor steam. The most popular vapor steam liquids are menthol and citrus.

Price of Humidifiers

The price of humidifiers depends on features, quality and the complexity. Simple, warm steam vaporizers such as the Vicks one is fairly cheap – approximately $15. That is about the cheapest humidifier and the price rises from that to upwards of a few hundred dollars for those that can work for an entire floor. The average price of humidifiers is between $25 and $50. For this price point, a good quality humidifier can be purchased. Humidifier accessories, such as filters, vapor steam liquids and so on can be purchased, typically under ten dollars.