Whether you’re looking to relieve your baby from the stuffiness that night time brings, or just add some moisture back to its skin, adding a humidifier to your baby’s nursery has endless health benefits. These include the following:
Reduces Risk of Illness
When the air inside your home gets dry, it can cause health issues for a child. These include colds, flu and bloody noses. Humidity allows tiny hairs in the nose to move and thereby filter out bacteria and viruses which cause colds and flu. Adding moisture to your home also allows those tiny hairs to do their job and keeps your little one healthy.
Soothe Colds and Flu Symptoms
If your baby is already suffering from colds and flu, the moistened air that this appliance provides can soothe the symptoms. When the air is too dry, your baby’s sinuses cannot drain and function correctly which leaves them feeling blocked up and in pain.
For babies and young children, skin protection is one of the most important benefits of a humidifier. Dry air can remove the moisture from your baby’s skin – causing dryness and flaking, especially on the lips and hands.
Preserve Your Baby’s Voice
Your bundle of joy’s vocal cords are very sensitive and need to be supple and well-lubricated to vibrate and produce the best sounds. By introducing moisture into the air with a humidifier, dehydration can be prevented which affects your baby’s voice.
Provide Warmth to Baby
Without turning up the heat that essentially dries out the air, a humidifier also makes the room feel warmer. For this reason, your baby won’t feel cold. By adding more moisture into the air with the appliance, you can automatically make your baby feel warmer.
Babies are prone to allergies, especially in the winter. However, by increasing the humidity within your household or in the baby’s bedroom, you can ease its breathing as well as your own. This is extremely soothing for babies who have allergies or asthma.
Providing moisture to the air in your baby’s room is one way to make sure your child is more comfortable, especially if you can tell that he or she is fighting a cold. The moisture provided by a humidifier can help in loosening congestion.
A Comfortable Baby Sleeps Better
During winter, the air inside your home can become uncomfortably dry because there is less humidity in the outside atmosphere. The heat from your central heating system pulls all the moisture from the air inside your home making it very uncomfortable both you and your baby. The lack of moisture makes the baby’s skin itchy, chaps its lips and dries out it nasal passages as well as causes a lot of stuffiness. Because of all these factors, both adults and babies find it very difficult to sleep.
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