Cool or warm mist humidifier?

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Cool or warm mist humidifier?

Postby MotoX Mom » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:25 pm

I think I need to get a humidifier for DD's room (well she is still with us in the bassinet, but hopefully will be in her crib soon). I know the warm mist helps with bacteria, and the cool mist can put stuff from your tap water into the air. Which is better or more effective?

I had a cool mist once, and it kept the room really cold, so do you have to use a heater with it? What about the warm mist one?
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Postby stacywacy » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:06 pm

I have heard to use a cool mist humidifier with a newborn b/c a warm mist one can cause burns. :dunno:

I read that somewhere so I don't know how accurate it is.
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Postby MotoX Mom » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:21 pm

i think the burns are from touching it? which would be more of a problem for older kids?
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Postby Nikkijames » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:49 pm

I was wondering this too....and I think you are correct about the burns OP. I hope someone knows :)
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Postby stacywacy » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:56 pm

http://www.yourbabytoday.com/features/h ... index.html

I think you're right about the warm mist humidifier...^this^ says it could cause burns from spilled water or steam.
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Postby MotoX Mom » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:31 pm

I would be worried with a toddler, but I really dont want to put a heater AND and a humidifier in her room. Sounds like i might end up buying 2 in the long run?
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Postby stacywacy » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:36 pm

Well, we have a cool mist humidifier in our room right now (we co-sleep) and our heat is on 70*, and it doesn't get too cool at all. :dunno:
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Postby london » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:59 pm

I just brought one and ask the pharmacist what was the difference and he said that the warm one can keep bacteria the cool one is the best
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Postby maggiemay » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:27 pm

Lurking~but from prev exp I would go with the cool mist one. The warm one can cause bacteria to grow. Both my pedi and pharm said the cool mist is the best.
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Postby NicoleK03 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:18 pm

We have a cool mist one and a heater in our room but our heat in the house isn't the best. The cool mist one really seems to help. There is a huge difference in stuffiness now than before we had one.
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Postby MotoX Mom » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:34 pm

Ok, so I talked to our Pedi, and he recommend the cool also. He said they worked a little better than the hot and he was concerned about a LO burning themselves.

I ended up getting this one http://www.target.com/Vicks-Ultrasonic- ... tailbutton I liked it cuz it was the only cool one that let you put the Vicks menthol pad in it if you wanted and it has a great filter to prevent the "white dust" commonly seen in the cool mist ones.
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