Humidifier “yes” or “no”?

We leave in Michigan, temperatures are getting low... started to use the heather on regular basis and felt that my toddler started to cough and demand more water than usual. This will be our first winter in such type of condition. Thought about using a humidifier to help her. But I also learned that humidifiers are not good for allergic kids, which is her case. Any advice?

  • molly
    Nov 05

    Every time we travel to cold places my toddler gets congestion if we don’t use a humidifier. he doesn’t have allergies. and we use a humidifier all the time even when home in California.

  • Aida
    Nov 05

    My son has allergies and pediatrician said to use humidifier. I’ve never heard not too use. Do you know if reasons not to use for allergies?

  • Pad
    Nov 05

    If you do decide to use a humidifier .. in between uses allow the filter to completely dry out... I usually remove the water and continue ON position until it’s completely dry. This I heard helps cut back on introducing allergen irritants with each use.

  • Julie
    Nov 05

    Look into the venta airwasher. It is expensive but so easy to clean out and it works really well!!

  • Kelly
    Nov 05

    From what I’ve read humidifiers are fine for kids with allergies.....🤷‍♀️. You will just need to make sure you’re being diligent about cleaning it so it doesn’t have a chance to build up mineral deposits or molds.

  • Ayo
    Nov 06

    @julie which of the venta do you have and recommend

  • Julie
    Nov 06

    We have 2...an LW45 for the living area and LW25G for LO room. The company is phenomenal. Just make sure to register it and they will replace parts for a long time (our first one we bought nearly 10 years ago and they replaced the motor last month!!). Also if parts that aren’t under warranty break they offer literally every single part to replace it at reasonable costs. We don’t use any of the additives. Just plain water. If you don’t want to pay for their cleaner and the parts get scale (if you have hard water), just use distilled vinegar to loosen the scale and a kitchen brush to remove it. You can also wash it in the dishwasher (just don’t let it go through the heated dry cycle because it will warp the discs). They’re honestly two of the best investments we’ve ever made. They hardly ever break and the people who work for the company are some of the friendliest I’ve ever dealt with.

  • Debora
    Nov 06

    Aida, her pediatrician said that can proliferate molds... but I decided to use and helped a lot!!

  • Aida
    Nov 06

    Ah, that makes sense, I guess if you run it 24/7 it could cause mold. Our bedrooms seem to dry out during day so have not seen mold issue. Thanks for clarifying.

  • Ayo
    Nov 06

    Thanks @Julie. This is super helpful. I was almost buying the BlueAir

  • Julie
    Nov 06

    @Ayo, anytime!! I hope you love it as much as we do!

  • Lauren
    Nov 16

    Humidifier is a must, especially up north. I live Northern Wisconsin and I break it out every fall. I don’t run it every night but you can tell when the rooms need it.