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Humidifiers haven’t landed on the top of the nursery gadget list by an accident you know. As a future parent, you should know that having a baby nursery that is properly humidified means that your baby will have plenty of health advantages.
For starters, your baby’ delicate skin will be much more resilient, and healthy. Also, that tiny nose will work much better and your baby will sleep longer and deeper, meaning, you will also have a better chance or “recharging your batteries” properly so that you are ready for the following day.
And, since you will be spending a lot of time in the nursery room, you will feel the benefits as well. For example, your skin will be moisturized better. Also, if you suffer from sinusitis, the symptoms will become much milder, especially during the winter, when the heating dries up the air in your home.
So, let’s see what are the main benefits and why you should add a humidifier to your baby nursery gear shopping list.
Keeping the little nose clean
Dry air is something that neither our nor the baby’s nose love. When the winter starts and the heating kicks in, the dry air causes congestions and flare-ups in sinuses and knowing how you yourself feel if this situation, imagine how even worse your baby feels.
But, with a humidifier in the nursery room, you will prevent this horrible discomfort and to allow your baby to breath normally and sleep comfortably. The warm mist that your baby breathes in not only hydrates and moisturizes your baby’s sinus cavities and nasal passage walls but also allows faster drainage of amniotic fluid that has been left over from the birth. This way, your baby will start using its lungs at full capacity much sooner than without a humidifier.
To learn more about the benefits of humidifiers with babies and overall sinusitis advantages, we recommend checking out the Humidifier Geek Sinus buying guide.
Cold symptoms are much easier to get rid of
As a parent, you will discover that there isn’t anything more painful than having to watch your baby suffer from flu or a cold and not being able to do anything. Babies can’t use antibiotics, so what can you do to help?
Well, a humidifier will help drastically. The mist makes your baby’s nasal passages “slippery”, meaning that there will be no congestion, and the bacteria-filled mucous will exit much faster and the recovery time will be shorter. Your baby will feel much better after spending just one day in a properly humidified room and recover from the cold in a matter of 2 or 3 days.
Dry skin prevention
Soon to be parents aren’t actually aware of how sensitive and delicate newborn skin is. It will easily dry up and scale, especially if your baby is born in the winter when the air is much drier than normal. But, there’s no need to raise the alarm because this is completely normal and happens to every baby.
But, to make sure it doesn’t get complicated, you need to moisturize your baby’s skin. Normally, you would use creams for that. However, during the winter, using just creams will not be enough.
Therefore, we recommend using a humidifier. It will richly moisturize your baby’s skin and make it elastic and healthy. Your baby will adjust to the outside world much faster, and you will prevent the painful cracking of the dry skin.
If you are soon to be a parent for the first time, you will discover that there still is some amniotic fluid left in your baby’s lungs after birth. This is normal and all babies cough it up in the first week or so. However, this means nasal congestion, and unfortunately, not so much sleeping…
So, in order to help your baby sleep better and deeper (yourself included), using a humidifier in the nursery room is highly recommendable. The nasal passages will be moisturized and slippery, allowing your baby to get rid of the amniotic fluid much faster.
And, that nearly silent humming sound the humidifiers produce, is like a sweet lullaby for babies as it reminds them of the time they were in your belly. This sounds calms them down and helps them fall asleep faster. You will also be able to get a decent sleep time and feel much better and more rested in the morning.