warm or cool mist humidifier??? KECO 1 child; Ballwin, Missouri 26 posts
Jan 24th '13

Is a warm or cool mist humidifier better for baby?

RonniG Due July 19; 1 child; Plentywood, Montana 2036 posts
Jan 24th '13

Warm water encourages bacteria growth. I was always told cool mist is best but either way you have to clean it regularly.

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
Jan 24th '13

Cool mist, it opens up their breathing passages.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, CA, United States 8830 posts
Jan 24th '13

I've used both, and personally I like the cool mist...

We have the froggy 1, we got it from target, like 30.00 works like a champ... I'm 27 and use it when I'm sick lol

KECO 1 child; Ballwin, Missouri 26 posts
Jan 24th '13

Thank you guys!

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
Jan 24th '13

I prefer the warm. I've tested several and the cheap one from Vicks worked the best. By testing, I mean I let them run and measured the humidity in the air.
Also, Vicks warms the air.
It's so cheap that you can throw it away at the end of cold season and not feel guilty.

Vincent&Me (Laura) 2 kids; Moab, Utah 7847 posts
Jan 24th '13

My pedi said that it didn't matter either way. By the time they breathe in the air, it will be 98.6 degrees. She suggested cool mist just because kids are more likely to burn themselves on the heating element in warm mist humidifiers.