Sunday, January 20, 2008

All You Need is A Little Extra Humidity

Last night we discovered that Humidity really does serve a purpose other than flattening your hair during the dog days of summer in TX!

While visiting with our friends they too noticed that Cookie was congested and offered to lend us one of their humidifiers and said that it always does the trick when their little ones have colds. So we graciously accepted the humidifier, filled our wine glasses and headed back home to give it a shot. Because that is what you do when you live in a cul-de-sac you always make sure that kids are safe, wine glasses are filled and lend a tip and/or tool to one another when you can.

[Everyone should be so blessed to have neighbors like ours!]

Also, it seemed appropriate to head back home since Cookie had marked Mr. Eric by not only spitting up on him but also filling her Diddy to the max. Thankfully, Mr. Eric didn't realized the Diddy situation or was just being very gracious because it was a dozy.

The Humidifier worked like a champ and little Miss. Sniffles was breathing so much better this morning! So you can only imagine what we did first thing... we head to Wal-Mart to buy one. Being a Rookie in the Humidifier arena, I wasn't sure which one would be the best, so I did a little research and discovered that the following came highly recommended:

1) Vick's V3100 Mist Humidifier The Vicks V3100 Mist Humidifier is a cool mist evaporating humidifier that works for 18 hours before needing a refill. Other features include a wick that removes impurities and prevents white dust and a low-noise level so your child will be able to sleep well with it on. Price Range $35.

2) Vick's Ultrasonic Humidifier Includes a 1.5-gallon, 20-hour tank and a whisper quiet variable control function to fine-tune mist output. Plus, with this Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, you can direct the mist to where your child is sleeping. Price Range $32.95 - $53.99

3) Honeywell Quiet Care Cool Mist Humidifier The Honeywell Quiet Care Cool Mist Humidifier humidifier is a high output humidifier that can run for 24 hours without a refill and is capable of humidifying up to 2300 sq ft. Price Range $79.99 - $137.41

4) Vick's Nursery Cool Mist Humidifier Vicks Nursery Cool Mist Humidifier is an inexpensive cool mist humidifier that can run for up to 18 hours and is designed for use in a baby's nursery. Price Range $28.95

5) WindChaser Ultrasonic Humidifier The WindChaser Ultrasonic Humidifier is an inexpensive cool mist humidifier that can run for 8 to 10 hours. Price Range $21.00 - $25.99

Per additional research it was recommended that in general, a cool mist vaporizer or humidifier is preferred over a warm mist one because of the risk of your child getting accidentally burned.

We settled on the first one in the list. If you Veteran Mom's have any suggestions on additional humidifiers or tips for clearing up congestion please let me know. Your suggestions and tips are always appreciated!

Wishing everyone a great week.

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