Top-Rated Humidifiers That Can Help Your Baby Sleep Better When It's So Dry Out

by Karen Tietjen
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The best humidifiers for Baby’s room are safe, easy to use, and effective at keeping them comfy as they slumber. Some even serve multiple purposes by moistening the air, illuminating as a nightlight, and diffusing essential oils to help with sleep (calming lavender or sinus-clearing vapor drops, anyone?).

Do babies really need humidifiers?

But before we get ahead of ourselves, you may be wondering: Do babies really need humidifiers? The short answer is yes if you’re looking for a gentle, effective way to enhance sleep and overall health.

While it may not be as high on the priority list as nontoxic diapers and baby bottles, a baby humidifier definitely deserves a spot on your virtual baby shower registry or holiday gift list. Humidifier benefits for babies include moistening skin, hair, and airways, especially during dry seasons or if they have allergies or a cold (and remember, they can’t blow their little noses themselves). Because it’s 2021, the best humidifiers for Baby and Kid’s rooms are built with technology that can multitask; all that’s left to do is decide which features are best for your family.

Which kind of humidifier is best for babies?

For safety reasons, you’ll definitely want to choose one that’s cool or no-mist — the rest of the features are up to you. Consider whether you want a unit that’s bigger and holds lots of water, smaller and easy to move around and refill, and whether you prefer a top-fill option. Also, you’ll defintely want one that’s easy to clean (and P.S., we have a unit on this list that’s actually dishwasher-safe!).

Below, we’ve rounded up the best baby humidifiers for the nursery, kids’ rooms, and heck, your room, as well. From easy top-fill units, to those with rainbow LED lights, to the vapor-diffusing Vicks’ humidifier, the right pick will help Baby breathe easy … which means you will, too.

Best Humidifiers For Baby’s Room

Best Cool Mist Humidifiers For Baby

Best Humidifiers For Baby Congestion

Did this list make your life easier? We hope so. Check out more mom-approved baby gear picks; we’ve done the research so you don’t have to.


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