Updated June 04, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Humidifiers for Babies

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in May of 2018. Dry air can wreak havoc on children, damaging everything from their immune system to their sensitive skin. With one of the humidifiers for babies on our list, you can control the amount of moisture in youngsters' rooms, keeping them healthy and allowing them to sleep more soundly. We've ranked them here by their efficiency, noise level, run times, and ease of cleaning. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best humidifier for babies on Amazon.

10. Safety 1st 360 Ultrasonic Seafoam

9. TaoTronics 4L Ultrasonic

8. Honeywell Filter Free Medium

7. Crane Adorables

6. Pure Enrichment MistAire Silver

5. TaoTronics 2.5L

4. Air Innovations Large Capacity

3. Avalon Warm Cool Mist

2. Vicks Filter-Free Visible Cool Mist

1. Pure Guardian H4810AR

Special Honors

Miro NR08M Neat freaks will rejoice over the ease with which this model can be taken apart and thoroughly cleaned, helping to ensure there's no mold hiding in a crevice somewhere you couldn't otherwise reach. Its attractively curved base contains an LED light that can be set to a specific color or allowed to cycle through each one. It only runs for eight hours on maximum power, however. mirohome.com

Editor's Notes

June 02, 2020:

With an immense selection of humidifiers on the market, figuring out which one is safe and ideal for use in a nursery can be a challenge. We looked at a number of criteria, with running volume among the most important, as anything that runs the risk of waking your child up or preventing them from falling asleep is a non-starter. We also looked at size, as models with larger tanks like the Pure Guardian H4810AR would require less frequent refills and could tackle small rooms on their lowest settings — again, keeping noise at a minimum.

Among slightly smaller options, you can find things that are liable to be visually pleasing to children, like the Crane Adorables which are available as a bunch of friendly animal shapes including an elephant that shoots mist out of its uptunred spout, as well as the TaoTronics 2.5L, which resembles a fun whale and doubles as an effective nightlight.

Lastly, there's the issue of cleanliness, which is approached in two ways. First, you've got the ease with which a given model is cleaned, which is the one big downside in those Crane models. Second, there's the use of anti-microbial treatments and materials designed to reduce the development of mold and mildew, including the silver ion and ceramic filter in the Avalon Warm Cool Mist.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on June 04, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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