A 39-year-old female asked:
my baby will be born end of january. can i use vaporizer for him? cool mist or steam? humidifier or vaporizer, which are better?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Anita Sinha answered
16 years experience Pediatrics
Cool mist: Humidifiers can help with congestion in young children if needed during dry weather.
Answered on Jan 13, 2016
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Humidifier: In January, you might be using heating, which make the air dry. So a cool humidifier is what we recommend. I have some tips for new parents here:http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/prenatal/decisions-to-make/Pages/Buying-Furniture-and-Baby-Equipment.aspx Also:https://www.evernote.com/l/AAXEzhJqFiVLnrBOTwjjYuCl8pK5SWePRLg Enjoy your new baby!
Answered on Nov 17, 2014
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Humidifiers/ misters: When you heat your house you dry the air which can parch the airways & lead to sore throat/congested nose/headaches/ cough at any age.Babies are more susceptible than older kids/adults. Humidifiers are basically a fan that draws air thru a wic that adds unseen water. They improve the environment but must be cleaned (Mold,germs) regularly.Vaporizers add humidity but tend to wet the room/linen/ kid
Answered on Jun 12, 2016
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