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Are humidifiers safe in baby nursery?

Are humidifiers safe in baby nursery?

Yes: Yes humidifiers are safe but they do need to be cleaned often because they do get some bacterial growth which then can be in the mist put out in the air and be of potential risk of causing infection. ...Read more

Humidifier (Definition)

Increasing the humidity in your home helps eliminate the dry air that can irritate and inflame the passages in the nose and throat. Humidified air can relieve the discomfort of colds and the flu. Using a humidifier in the home can help relieve a stuffy nose and can help break up mucus so you ...Read more


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I am using a humidifier in my babies room. Is it safe to use bacteriostat in the humidifier? Thank you in advance.

I am using a humidifier in my babies room.  Is it safe to use bacteriostat  in the humidifier?  Thank you in advance.

Yes: Bacteriostat is normally not recommended for use with short term use or humidifier. However it's concurrent use causes no harm to baby. ...Read more

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I am 30 weeks pregnant. I bought a Vicks humidifier. Is it safe for my unborn baby that I use a Vicks scent pad inside the humidifier?

I am 30 weeks pregnant. I bought a Vicks humidifier. Is it safe for my unborn baby that I use a Vicks scent pad inside the humidifier?

Yes: It is unlikely that vicks scent pad in the humidifier would affect your child. Also the fact that you are 30 weeks pregnant and the baby has already formed makes it unlikely ...Read more

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Is it safe to put Vicks vapor rub in mist humidifier for infant?

Is it safe to put Vicks vapor rub in mist humidifier for infant?

Age ??: Early infancy is marked by marked sensitivity to irritants ; dependence on narrow nasal passages for breathing. Later childhood employs mouth breathing to bypass much of the congestion. I hate vicks steam; consider it air pollution. A lifestyle audit to eliminate any odors/irritants in a kids sleeping area + humidity or steam as long as the measured humidity. ...Read more

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How do I know if my nursery is safe for my baby?

How do I know if my nursery is safe for my baby?

New crib: Cribs should be new and approved well lit with nothing near that could fall on baby mattress firm with good support for your baby nothing in the crib security camera is useful changing table wide enough to prevent falls never leave alone on table. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink baby nursery purified no added fluoride water while pregnant?

Is it safe to drink baby nursery purified no added fluoride water while pregnant?

Yes: There shouldn't be an issue with doing so, as it is basically just distilled water with no fluoride. The only concern is your dental health. So, discuss with your dentist. If your question is, will it harm your pregnancy, then the answer is no. It will not harm your pregnancy to drink nursery water, but may be a waste of money for you. Consider just using a filter with your tap water. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi im nearly 9weeks pregnant and work in a nursery there is a case of chicken pox going around and suspected hand foot and mouth is this safe for baby?

Hi im nearly 9weeks pregnant and work in a nursery there is a case of chicken pox going around and suspected hand foot and mouth is this safe for baby?

Find out immunity: You should have your doctor see if you are immune to chicken pox. If you are you don't have to worry about that. ...Read more

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Which humidifier are better for babies cool or warm humidifiers?

Humidifier: Ideally a warm humidifer is better, but because of the risk of spilling a cool humidifier is recommended. ...Read more

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How do I remove hard water calcium deposits from my baby's humidifier?

How do I remove hard water calcium deposits from my baby's humidifier?

Read the instruction: Hard water deposits will accumulate in humidifiers that use heat to create the humidity. The manufacturer's directions should recommend a household mixture or a product you can purchase to attempt to remove the deposits. Only use what the manufacturer recommends, or you may damage the humidifier. ...Read more