Having a little, cute baby definitely is a happy moment for every couple, but it also requires a great preparation from you as new parents. One of the problems often come to your baby during winter is a congested nose, where the temperature and humidity decreases.
Of course it’s not a good thing for your child, especially if it lasts for a long time. The easiest way to overcome the dry winter air is by increasing the humidity in your home.
There are several ways that able to increase the humidity, including:
- Put a jar of water in the room, and let it evaporate naturally
- Put some potted plants, but should be removed at night because plants will release carbon dioxide
- Having a humidifier. This is the most modern way to control the humidity in your room, this equipment generally can be adjusted to your needs and turn-off automatically.
Do I Need a Humidifier for Baby’s Room?
Yes, you do. The use of a humidifier when your baby has a stuffy nose would be helpful for treatment and prevention. Nasal congestion is generally caused by dry and cold weather, using a humidifier will restore the balance in your baby’s room. So that he/she can sleep peacefully during the night. In addition, a humidifier is also beneficial to overcome dry skin during the winter, especially on the lips.
The use of medicines for babies under 2 years may be harmful to their health and have been banned by various health institutions, so the use of a humidifier is the easiest and safest way for your baby to overcome flu.
Hot or Cold Humidifier for Baby’s Room
It is recommended to choose a cold humidifier for your baby, because it will provide a great sensation and it is more resistant to mold, and bacteria. Besides, a hot humidifier have a risk to get burned.
How to Use a Humidifier for Baby?
Using a humidifier is fairly easy to be done by anyone. The following are practical steps that you can do;
- Fill the water holder of the cold-water humidifier with clean water, preferred from bottled water
- Turn on the machine and position it in a place where the air can flows evenly around the room, not directly towards your baby
- Try to keep the humidity lies between 35 – 50%
- Clean the filter once every month to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria, except for products with ultrasonic technology to create the mist.