Input Request: Humidifier

Okay, I am in need of a good humidifier for colds, sickness and the like. We have been borrowing from friends and family in the past, but with the current ongoing cold my little one has, I am looking to break down and purchase our own. I just don’t know which one to buy! So many positive and negative reviews on all the ones I was checking out on amazon.

Do you have any recommendations to share? Is cool or warm mist better? It would be nice if it didn’t need filter replacements, but then again I do want some thing that will last many seasons. Thanks for sharing in advance!

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Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of three, homemaker, and writer. She is the editor of Passionate Homemaking since its beginning five years ago. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

6 Responses to Input Request: Humidifier

  1. Michele May 29, 2008 at 4:32 pm #

    I also recommend the Crane humidifier, as the above commenter linked. (Except we have the frog one, not the penguin.) It has been wonderful so far (for the past 18 months)! Sometimes I do put a drop or two of essential oil (lavender or eucalyptus) in the water, which is probably not recommended, but hasn’t caused any problems yet.
    I think Target sells this brand of humidifier as well.
    Blessings,
    Michele
    http://www.frugalgranola.blogspot.com

    • deena barton January 6, 2009 at 11:08 pm #

      Upon reading this, I thought with winter setting in, it might be a good idea to posts helpful cold remedies that have helped others. I noticed the previous posting shared about how they used essential oil in the humidifier….. Eucalyptus is great added to the warm/hot bath to really open you up and I imagine it would be perfect for asthma sufferers. My darling neice suffers from asthma and they actually have her use a type of breathing machine when she gets sick to help control her breathing. My sis adds collodial silver to the machine and this helps her tremendously. There is alot of negative said about Collodial Silver, but we have found it extremely helful with colds, ailments, ear infections……. being a natural antibiotic, we just love this. We personally use 10ppm and have not expercienced any of the negative results others have made claims about. I think it is as with everything else, use good judgement and know anything can be overused and abused, even things good for us can harm if overused. I hope someone here will look into this amazing product. It is so helpful for so many differnt things, but again it has also been wodely misrepresented as well.
      Blessings, Deena
      I hope more will contribute with other wonderful ideas, I love finding new things that bless our family without using so many over the counter products.

  2. Mrs. Taft May 29, 2008 at 3:40 pm #

    Cool mist and warm mist are really for different purposes, but it’s easy enough to get a warm mist going by steaming. So if you’re going to go with one or the other, I’d go with the cool mist.

  3. Beth May 29, 2008 at 2:49 pm #

    We have two cool mist humidifiers. One is like mentioned in the previous comment–it’s a Crane, except ours is a cow. And then we also have a Vick’s humidifier, which you can add some Vick’s vapor to if you want (which we haven’t tried.) Both seem to be great. And neither were very expensive. We use the Vick’s to keep our house humidity up in the winter, and we use the Crane one to help with Bella’s colds and allergies. I can’t remember exactly, but I heard somewhere about the advantages of cool mist over warm mist–it had something to do with bacteria or mold growth in the water. You might look into it.

  4. Tami May 29, 2008 at 10:54 am #

    This is what we use, http://www.amazon.com/Crane-Adorable-Gallon-Humidifier-Penguin/dp/B000GWJD0A/ref=pd_sim_k_title_1. We have 2 of them and have not had any problems with them. It is a cool mist, which we prefer. There were some negative comments with this one, but none that we have had and we have used them for 2 years.

  5. Carrie May 29, 2008 at 10:31 am #

    Hello! We have a Reli-On Brand humidifier and it has been great for our family. No problems, but you do have to change the filter, and I usually just stock up on a few to have on hand. Also, Cool Mist definitely! Our pediatrician and everything I have read says that cool mist is the best one. Just my 2 cents! Good luck!