Best Humidifier For Baby Review 2018Last Updated: June 1, 2018
Our team took a look at a wide range of humidifiers for babies, and concluded that units from Crane, Honeywell, Air-O-Swiss and Safety 1st were the best baby humidifiers available currently. Read our review for full details.
If you have a baby or small child, and are concerned that humidity levels in your home may be too low, then it’s important to nip it in the bud, and one relatively low cost way of doing it is to consider investing in a quality baby humidifier from the range of best humidifier appliances available.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the ideal range of relative humidity (water vapour) in the air is 30-50%. Less than 30% humidity is likely to cause conditioners that will be incredibly uncomfortable for a baby or little tot, including colds, dry skin, irritated nasal passages and throat, and itchy eyes.
The best baby humidifier appliances deal with a humidity deficit tackle the low humidity problem by adding moisture to the air, providing a customisable, adjustable flow of evaporative mist into the bedroom, nursery and other areas of the home where baby will need it the most.
Baby Humidifier Review 2018
Our team took a look at a wide range of humidifiers for babies, and after assessment, considered that the following units from Crane, Honeywell, Air-O-Swiss and Safety 1st to be the best baby humidifiers available currently.
The Crane Drop Shape humidifier, with its 1-gallon water tank will produce 2.3 gallons moisture output per 24 hours, most ideally in a space of up to 250 square feet. Not only does it provide relief from coughs and colds and other conditioners that may be the result of low humidity, it also does so with minimum frustration or nuisance for the user, as it has an automatic shutoff when the water reservoir empties.
It’s also light enough (4.8lb) to be easily carried from room to room in your home, and measuring just 9.8in x 9.8in x 14.2in, is compact enough for easy storage when not in use. This humidifier has a one-year warranty, and has no anti-germ or anti-bacterial filters, although the lack of these filters means that the unit is more low maintenance than others on our list.
With its whisper quiet operation, a better night’s sleep for your baby is all but guaranteed, and its user-friendliness is another big point in its favour, including its 360-degree mist nozzle and variable controls.Check Price >
According to manufacturers Honeywell, the HCM-350 baby humidifier has QuietCare Performance technology that makes it up to 25 percent quieter than other evaporative humidifiers. With three speed settings for adjusting moisture output and sound level, the Honeywell HCM-350 can produce two gallons a day of soothing invisible moisture from its 1-gallon water tank.
The appliance, which works most efficiently and effectively in spaces of up to 360 square feet (and will run for up to 24 hours on the low power setting) does not have an automatic shut-off feature which means that this is a unit that should be monitored to ensure that the tank does not run dry.
This is also one of the heavier units that we reviewed by some margin, weighing 9.8lbs, making it that little bit more unwieldy for moving from room to room. Of course, this should not be an issue if you need the humidifier for one room and don’t plan to move it, and its 14.4in x 9.5in x 11.6in dimensions will present no significant challenges for placement or storage.
This machine uses Honeywell’s replaceable Wicking Filter, which removes impurities from water and reduces white dust residue, and with its Protec antimicrobial treatment, inhibits the growth of up to 99.99% of moulds. Best of all, for complete peace of mind, the Honeywell HCM-350 comes with a whopping three-year warranty.Check Price >
BONECO is a Swiss company that has been in business for more than 50 years, and its products have been available in North America since 2001. The firm is renowned for using techniques and components such as the non-corrosive titanium membrane that helps to ensure years of no-hassle operation of its products.
There are many pros for the BONECO/Air-O-Swiss Warm or Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier, which, with its 1.5-gallon water tank, can provide up to 3 gallons of moisture per day, most effectively in spaces of up to 600 square feet. While this attractive appliance with its digital display and programmable hygrostat (which measures and controls humidity) is whisper-quite and can facilitate fully automated operation, the lack of an automatic shutdown when the tank fully empties is a bit of a downside.
There is a replaceable demineralisation cartridge that removes limescale or mineral residues from the water and resulting in a purer warm or cool mist, while Hydro Cell technology helps to ensure your humidifier remains fresh at all times. Unlike the Honeywell products, there is no anti-bacterial or germ-removal filter, but the 3-year warranty on this product is another major factor that will, for many, make up for any operational shortcomings.Check Price >
With its 0.8-gallon water tank producing up to 2 gallons of mist per day most effectively and efficiently in rooms of up to 215 square feet, the Safety 1st Ultrasonic 360 is one of the most flexible units that we reviewed. Its two misting outlets rotate through 360 degrees, ensuring a high degree of customisation in its bedroom or nursery coverage.
Operation could not be simpler. The tank is easy to fill and can provide a maximum of up to 36 hours humidification for your nursery. Another bonus is the automatic shutdown and ‘fill tank’ indicator, which helps to cut down on the possibility of overheating or shorting when the water tank runs dry.
The Ultrasonic 360 Degree Cool Mist Humidifier weighs just 3lbs, definitely the lightest of the baby humidifier appliances that we reviewed, and its 14.5in x 8.75in x 8.75in size makes for easy placement in operation, and storage when not in use.
The tank is extremely easy to clean, and the lack of filters to replace means a less costly operation than most, but of course, this means that the machine lacks the degree of bacterial and mould elimination of appliance by, for example, Honeywell. And the warranty is for only one year. However, this is still all-round one of the best baby humidifier appliances.Check Price >
The second Honeywell product on our list, the Honeywell HCM-890B, with its 0.8-gallon tank, produces up to 2 gallons of mist per day, and its operation is perfect for rooms of up to a hefty 700 square feet, making it the unit with the most humidification power on our list.
While it does not have automatic shutoff, the humidifier will run safely and quietly overnight on a single filling, according to the manufacturer. Its weight is a middle of the range 5.8lb, which is pretty handy for lifting around the house, and its dimensions 18.6in x 10.4in x 13in will also present few difficulties for storage, although its width is the largest of the units we reviewed.
Like its sister product on this baby humidifier review and buyers guide, the Honeywell HCM-350, this appliance comes with an impressive three-year warranty. And while it uses filters which must be replaced from time to time, their anti-bacterial germ-free properties will make this appliance one of the most attractive options on this roundup of the best baby humidifier products.Check Price >