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Humidifiers and Vaporizers

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Updated October 19, 2008

Guide Picks - Top 5 Humidifiers and Vaporizers

Young children commonly get about 6 to 8 colds and upper respiratory tract infections each year. Increasing the air moisture is a common way to help your child feel better when he is congested and for other cold symptoms. 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. A cool mist humidifier can be especially helpful for kids that have croup.

1) Vicks V3100 Mist Humidifier
The Vicks V3100 Mist Humidifier is a cool mist evaporative 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.

2) Vicks 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.

3) Honeywell QuietCare Cool Mist Humidifier
The Honeywell QuietCare 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.

4) Vicks Nursery Cool Mist Humidifier
The 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.

5) WindChaser Ultrasonic Humidifier
The WindChaser Ultrasonic Humidifier is an inexpensive cool mist humidifier that can run for 8 to 10 hours.

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