- Updated August 17, 2018
- Posted by: June Spencer
Your small bundle of joy needs care and affection to grow big and strong, but without proper humidity levels indoors you won’t be able to keep the baby safe from illnesses. Just like high humidity, low humidity levels indoors take a tool on our health, its effects being all the more serious in babies and toddlers as they become more susceptible to getting colds, their noses get dry, their sinuses are irritated, breathing issues appear, and the list goes on. Luckily, the market offers moisture raising devices specially designed to tackle this issue in nurseries, the rooms where babies sleep and spend most of their time. Safer in design and the way they output moisture in the air, it’s essential for you to pick a specialized humidifier when it comes to use in the baby’s room to ensure no harm is due.
Top 5 Humidifiers for Babies Comparison
Nursery Humidifiers Reviews
Perfect for a nursery which measures from 430 to 530 square feet in size, providing the perfect moisture output in this large of a space, the CF-2530A is a small yet effective product that will effectively improve air quality, making the room safer for the baby to sleep in. It measures 9 inches in length, 8.7 inches in width, and 9.9 inches in height, this small footprint making it perfect to place on the nightstand. In terms of power consumption, it only draws 25 watts to run, so energy efficiency is one of its strong points. One of its most appealing design features is the deep groove base that prevents leakage, ensuring a clean environment around it. Furthermore, the water tank features an antibacterial material which suppresses mold growth to ensure no harmful spores are released into the air.
The output of this machine is quite good, especially if you use it on the lowest speed settings, providing with up to 36 hours of runtime before the tank needs to be refilled. If you don’t run it continuously but rather only during the night, this means that a few days will pass until water needs to be added. On the highest speed setting, it provides up to 20 hours of runtime, which isn’t bad at all either. The mist steam that it releases doesn’t leave condensation or moisture build-up on the furniture or floor. However, to make sure the humidification process is completely healthy for the small one, and to help protect the device itself as well, we recommend you use distilled water for filling the tank as it is likely for your tap water to be filled with health-threatening impurities.
Sleep Soothing Features
Obviously, the nightlight feature is the most important element to make up this humidifier which actually impacts sleep quality in babies and toddlers. Small children are notorious for having trouble falling asleep in complete darkness, so a soothing ambiance must be provided for them. When you touch the sensitive key on the front of the device, the integrated nightlight gradually switches on, using different colors. The light output isn’t very bright either, but rather bright enough to provide the youngster a comfortable feel. Another feature that enhances sleep quality is the possibility for aromatherapy. Just open the cap that sits on top of the device, and put essential oils of your choice through the opening. As you do this, a refreshing fragrance will fill the room, the baby feeling more relaxed and at ease due to the essential oils lingering in the air.
Mention Worthy Details
- Distilled water of filtered water is recommended for filling the tank as it is free of impurities, ensuring clean air indoors.
- There are 6 color options to choose between for the nightlight.
- You can regulate the direction of the mist to a full 360 degrees, thus deciding what direction it should go into.
Generally, maintenance work is the last thing you want to think about, but seeing that you will use this device in the child’s room, it’s safe to not stray from regularly doing it. Fortunately for you, there is no complicated process involved with cleaning and upkeeping the Anypro, so you shouldn’t worry about this aspect. Once every couple of weeks, add water into the reservoir and a bit of vinegar. Let this mixture inside it for approximately 20 minutes and then thoroughly rinse the tank. For the narrow cut, you should use a small brush to make sure this area doesn’t remain unattended. Lastly, just piece it back together, and you can safely use it once more.
What We Like
- There are two mist output levels you can pick between, more precisely Low and High
- Produces little noise when it runs, thus ensuring it won’t wake up the small one
- Compact size makes it perfect for the nightstand
What We Dislike
- Requires regular cleaning in order to output clean mist
Considering the fact that it features a 0.9-gallon capacity tank which provides up to 36 hours of runtime on the low mist output setting, it’s safe to say that this is one of the most convenient selections out there. It comes at a reasonable price, delivers all the features you need, boasts a quiet operation, and occupies a small amount of space.
Pure Enrichment MistAire
Generally, a positive input from a large mass of customers is the best proof that a certain product is worth acquiring, and seeing how the MistAire is the best-selling machine in its niche, it’s safe to say that it is a smart purchase to make. In addition to coming at a cheap, affordable price, it delivers all the features you could ask for, and performs up to the highest standards. Its water tank might not be the largest out there as it has a 0.4-gallon capacity, but considering that on the lowest speed setting it provides up to 16 hours of runtime, you shouldn’t refill it all that often if you use it only when the baby sleeps. It delivers a 150-milliliter mist output per hour, ensuring that dry air related issues will be a dreaded memory of the past in no time. As it uses the ultrasonic cool mist technology, you are provided with a silent operation, the machine not presenting a nuisance during the child’s sleep. It automatically shuts off when the water level is low or when you remove the tank to ensure overheating or other unwanted incidents don’t occur. To soothe the small one to sleep, it features a helpful nightlight that creates a pleasant ambiance in the room. Furthermore, the product is backed with a lengthy 2-year warranty on parts and workmanship, so you are covered in case anything goes wrong with it.
What We Like
- High moisture output of 150 milliliters per hour ensures it provides a rapid solution for dry air related issues
- Nightlight feature provides a soothing glow that helps the small one fall asleep faster
- Features a 360-degree mist nozzle that allows you to direct moisture flow in the areas where it is needed the most
What We Dislike
- Small water tank capacity requires you to refill it quite often
This is the best-selling product on the market right now for all the good reasons, its high mist output, reliable performance, durable construction, and feature-rich profile making it a desirable acquisition for parents of newborns.
Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic 6L
An ultrasonic machine that produces little noise when it operates, the Everlasting Comfort makes for a perfect addition to the nursery as it won’t wake up the small one. However, we must admit that the aspect which impresses the most with it is the 1.6-gallon capacity of its water tank that ensures you won’t be filling it often, even when it runs continuously. Speaking of which, it provides with up to 50 hours of runtime between refills, which is more than what most machines in its category offer. With a high 270-milliliter mist output per hour, regardless of how dry the air in the room is, it will effectively raise it after only one day. It features a 360-degree rotating nozzle that you can adjust to your liking for the mist output to go in the direction you want it to. You can even customize its operation as you like, the mist and steam output being controllable at the turn of a knob. It produces a soothing blue LED nightlight that creates a friendly ambiance in the room. As it features an oil tray where you can add essential oils, there is the perk of benefiting from aromatherapy sessions with this machine. It is designed to prevent leaks, and it automatically shuts off when the water runs out to prevent overheating or any type of damage. When it comes to quality assurance, it is backed with a 2-year warranty against defects.
What We Like
- Lacks of a filter ensures an almost maintenance-free operation, and reduces upkeep costs
- You can adjust the steam and mist output as you like by simply turning a knob
- Comes with an oil tray where you can add essential oils for aromatherapy sessions
What We Dislike
- A bit more expensive than other entries on this market
It might cost a bit more upfront than other machines do, but seeing how it lacks a filter or expensive to replace components, it’s safe to say that you actually end up saving money in the long run with this acquisition.
The lacks of a filter makes the EE-5301 a cost-friendly option to go for as there are no parts to replace as time passes. It does lack one feature which would have made it more desirable for the nursery, more precisely the nightlight that adds a soothing ambiance. However, this isn’t necessarily a big loss as it compensates through other features and specs. The large capacity of its water tank ensures you won’t be refilling it all that often, its 1-gallon volume ensuring up to 24 hours of continuous runtime. It provides an optimum performance in rooms of up to 500 square feet, thus granting a more generous coverage than its competitors. As it features a sensor that enables it to automatically shut off when the water is depleted from the tank, you needn’t worry about leaks or overheating. Its whisper-quiet operation is one of the aspects that please the most, this silent profile being a result of the ultrasonic technology it utilizes. When it comes to power consumption, as it only draws 45 watts to operate, you won’t have to worry that the bills might be affected if you run it. Its 360-degree lid enables you to point the mist output direction where you consider it is needed the most. Additionally, a 1-year warranty is offered for it, so you won’t have to pay for repairs during this period of time.
What We Like
- Provides a whisper-quiet operation that makes it ideal for use overnight
- Tank is made with an anti-microbial material that reduces bacteria and mold growth to output clean mist
- Draws little power to run – energy efficient machine
What We Dislike
- Does not feature a nightlight
Although it lacks the nightlight feature which is quite common with these machines, the Crane is still a worthwhile investment as it provides a hearty area coverage and features a large capacity water tank that doesn’t require refilling too often.
The improved functionality of this machine makes it one of the most appealing products on the market right now. It comes with sleep-friendly features that greatly enhance its quality, like a power light that automatically turns off after 10 seconds. The beeps it produces when it turns on and off are much quieter than with other devices, thus not being noticeable by the small one’s ears. When it runs, it produces less than 32 decibels, meaning that you can let it on during the night without worrying it might wake up the baby. Between tank refills, it provides with up to 25 hours of runtime, which is quite impressive seeing how the tank has a 0.4-gallon capacity. It measures 7.9 inches by 5.7 inches by 8.1 inches, not occupying a lot of space on the nightstand. As it can cover an area of up to 250 square feet, it is sure to handle raising the humidity in this generally small space. It provides a hefty 4-ounce mist output per hour to ensure moisture levels will be raised as rapidly as possible, and the 360-degree rotating nozzle allows you to adjust the output in the direction you please. One of its most appealing traits is energy efficiency, the machine consuming only 12 watts when it runs, which is less than even a light bulb. When it comes to the warranty provided by the manufacturing company, Pure Enrichment really outdid themselves on this one as it is backed by a 5-year warranty against defects.
What We Like
- Provides up to 25 hours of continuous operation between refills
- Provides 2 different speed settings that allow you to customize its operation as needed
- Backed by an impressively long 5-year warranty
What We Dislike
- Some customers have complained that the cleaning brush it comes with isn’t qualitative
Delivering a small footprint yet a high mist output, this is one of the best additions you could make to the nursery. Even though it doesn’t have the largest capacity tank out there, it still provides an impressive continuous runtime, and its baby-friendly features make it a must-have for any conscious parent.
How We Rated Our Picks
Seeing how these devices are intended for use in the room where a small baby sleeps and spends most of the time, it’s important to look into all the aspects that can affect their performance to ensure only quality entries are provided. When picking and ranking our products, there were some factors that weighed more than other specs and features, factors that we will list and explain immediately.
|Rating Criteria||How It Impacts Performance Quality||Product to Receive the Best Score|
|Area coverage||Although the nursery isn’t generally the largest room in a house, it is still important for the device to cover as large of an area as possible for it to be usable in other circumstances as well, like use in the living room, your bedroom, or other areas of the house. Furthermore, there are cases where the baby’s room is quite large itself, so a wide coverage would be obligatory.||Anypro CF-2530A|
|Water tank capacity||The capacity of the integrated water tank is one of the main indicators of a machine’s performance quality and convenience in use. A large capacity is more desirable as it indicates that the water won’t deplete fast, thus meaning that you won’t tend to the tedious chore of refilling it too often.||Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic 6L|
|Runtime between refills||This is an important spec to look into as it shows what is the amount of time that passes between refills. Obviously, with devices that have variable speed settings, the biggest span between refills is provided when they are used on the lowest operating speed. The bigger the time lapse the better as it shows that you won’t have to refill the machine all that often.||Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic 6L|
|Presence of a nightlight||Creating a soothing ambiance in this room is quintessential as babies are pretentious when it comes to the environment they sleep in. The presence of a nightlight helps soothe them to sleep as the dim light it produces makes the room and the objects inside it visible without being too bright that it wouldn’t let them fall sleep.||Anypro CF-2530A, Pure Enrichment MistAire, Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic 6L, MistAire PEHUMGRY|
|Noise level||Regardless where you would have placed the device, the amount of noise it produces when it runs is an important aspect to look into as it shows whether or not it is usable during nighttime. The quieter the machine is, the better as it shows that you won’t be able to hear it when you sleep or try to fall asleep, thus not presenting a nuisance. For it to be whisper-quiet, it should produce less than 40 decibels when it runs.||Anypro CF-2530A|
|Rotating nozzle||A rotating nozzle offers you the perk of being able to adjust the direction in which the moisture output goes. Thus, if you consider that a certain area of the room needs more tending to than the rest, you can direct the nozzle towards it. Of course, seeing how you will use the device in the nursery, you will have the advantage of pointing the mist away from the child for the small one to not directly inhale what the machine outputs.||Anypro CF-2530A, Pure Enrichment MistAire, Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic 6L, Crane EE-5301W, MistAire PEHUMGRY|