7 Best Baby Humidifiers In 2022

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best baby humidifiers currently available. Browse my guides to the best newborn baby essentials.

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Best Baby Humidifier

If your little one suffers from congestion, coughs, colds, has allergies or eczema, then a baby humidifier could help to relieve symptoms and give them a more restful nights sleep.

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Not sure of the best temperature for your babies room? See this excellent guide from The Lullaby Trust.

How We Selected

We’ve selected the best humidifiers on the market, focusing on those which are particularly good for babies.

All of our selected products have 4-5/5 star ratings and excellent buyers reviews.

So here is my list of the best baby humidifiers.

Crane Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

  • This humidifier comes in the form of a cute unicorn, which is appealing to little ones and perfect for a child’s bedroom.
  • Capacity: 3,800ml.
  • Runtime: 24 hours.
  • Pros: Runs for up to 24 hours, auto-off button when tank is empty, super cute design, whisper quiet ultrasonic technology, filter free.
  • Cons: Some buyers mention it’s a bit fiddly to clean.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers love this baby humidifier with 75% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Cadrim Ultrasonic Humidifier

  • A cute whale shaped humidifier which can be used as an aromatherapy diffuser or as a humidifier. It has a colour changing night light incorporated into it which is perfect for a nursery.
  • Ultrasonic technology makes it is extremely quiet so that it won’t disturb baby.
  • Capacity: 180ml.
  • Runtime: 5-7 hours.
  • Pros: Auto-off button when tank is empty, can also be used as an aromatherapy diffuser, night light, extremely quiet.
  • Cons: Short run time before it needs a refill.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers like this baby humidifier with 77% of buyers giving it 4-5 stars out of 5.

VICKS Mini Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

  • Compact cool mist humidifier ideal for use in a child’s bedroom, feel easy breathing
  • Ultrasonic technology for quiet operation
  • Cool Mist: Safer to use around children, as there are no risk of burns
  • Compatible with VapoPads scented pads with essential oils – one menthol pad included
  • Capacity: 1.8 litres.
  • Runtime: 20 hours.
  • Pros: Adjustable mist output, long running time, compatible with VapoPads scented pads with essential oils, ultra-quiet, filter free.
  • Cons: A little more expensive than some alternatives.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers love this baby humidifier with 85% of buyers giving it 4-5 stars out of 5.

Rio Dream Time Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser, Humidifier, Night Light.

  • This humidifier combines an aroma diffuser, humidifier and projector night-light all in one, for a really affordable price.
  • The changing colours, soothing aroma and gentle stream of mist aim to create a calming atmosphere which should help to relax your little one at night.
  • Capacity: 100ml
  • Runtime: 3-4 hours.
  • Pros: Automatic shut-off function when tank is empty, affordable, 3-in-1 product.
  • Cons: USB powered, short running time.

Babymoov Hygro Plus Humidifier With Nightlight

  • This humidifier has an integrated night light with colour change and the digital display can be set to provide just the right amount of moisture into the air. There is a separate space to add essential oils.
  • Capacity: 2.5 litre 
  • Runtime: Up to 22 hours.
  • Pros: Integrated colour changing night light, you can control the humidity level, long run time, really quiet, steam outlet can be rotated through 360 °.
  • Cons: Pricey, essential oils must be added in a separate tray; don’t make the mistake of adding to water as this can lead to problems with the humidifier.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers like this baby humidifier with 65% of buyers giving it 4-5 stars out of 5.

Renogy Mini Humidifier

  • This small humidifier is portable and lightweight so it’s ideal for travel.
  • Designed for small spaces and powered by a USB port, it can even be used in your car.
  • Capacity: 280ml.
  • Runtime: 8 hours.
  • Pros: Can be used when travelling, almost silent when in use.
  • Cons: USB powered, made for small spaces.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers really like this baby humidifier with 70% of buyers giving it 4-5 stars out of 5.

Asakuki Smart Wi-Fi Humidifier

  • The most stylish looking of our picks, this smart humidifier is perfect for both baby’s room or any room in the house.
  • It can be controlled using the smart app to easily turn it on and off and change the settings and mood light.
  • With 7 different LED light colours, multiple mist timer modes and an auto off switch that prevents it from overheating.
  • Capacity: 300ml.
  • Runtime: 6-10 hours.
  • Pros: Automatic safety shut-off, LED light integrated, essential oils diffuser, stylish.
  • Cons: You need to check the essential oils you use are suitable for babies.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers like this baby humidifier with 71% of buyers giving it 4-5 stars out of 5.

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What To Consider When Buying A Baby Humidifier

Room Size

Choose a humidifier which can cover the space in the room you are using if for.

Find out the humidifier tank capacity and coverage range as you don’t want to create too much moisture in the air for the room to cope with as this can lead to mould.

How Easy It Is To Clean

If you’re using the humidifier in your baby’s room you are going to want to keep it in tip-top condition, so regular cleaning is essential.

Therefore look for one which is easy to clean and won’t take ages to pull apart and put back together.

Running Time

Some will operate all night long while others only last for a few hours before refilling is needed, so decide how long you want it to stay on for or get one with an automatic turn off so that you don’t have to worry about it going on too long.

Extra Features

Some humidifiers, especially those designed for babies and children, can have added features to make them more appealing, such as projectors, vaporisers or nightlights.

Think about whether you actually need these features, which may add to the price, as you may well be fine with a simple design.

Baby Humidifier FAQs

Should I use a baby humidifier?

A humidifier can help to put moisture back into the atmosphere, especially during the winter months when the central heating is on and our skin feels on the dry side.

Babies can benefit from added moisture in the air which can help to ease the symptoms caused by allergies, eczema, coughs or colds.

What kind of humidifier is best for babies?

Cool mist humidifiers are the preferred and safer option for babies and children as they can help to ease coughing and congestion.

Warm mist humidifiers can burn a child if they get too close, so they are not recommended for children’s rooms.

If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

Nicola

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