The Best Humidifiers for Your Baby’s Nursery

Having a proper humidifier in your baby’s nursery is a vital element, not just for winter but all-year round. A humidifier helps to clear the air, makes it easier for baby to breathe, and also helps to maintain moisture and softness of your baby’s skin. When you are looking for the best humidifier for your baby’s nursery there are some important aspects you should keep in mind before you add it to your registry. There are plenty of cute designs that seem appealing, but may not be suitable for your needs.

Before You Buy a Humidifier

Before you seek out to buy a humidifier, it’s important that you don’t just settle on any model. Take it from someone who knows a thing or two having bought several over the years! Some of the features you might want to look out for include the following:

Ease to clean – There are multiple parts to a humidifier and failure to clean it properly could lead to mold growth, which can be spread through the air while it’s running. The tank of the humidifier should be easy to remove and clean. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper cleaning recommendations and be sure to clean it regularly.

Auto-shut off – One potential danger to a humidifier is it can overheat, especially if it’s left on and runs out of water. Look for a model that automatically shuts off when the water level gets too low or runs out. It will give you better peace of mind and protect your humidifier.

Quiet Operation – For obvious reasons, a quiet running humidifier would most likely be more ideal for the baby’s room so as not to disrupt them. (However, some babies actually sleep better with some form of white noise – so if your baby is not bothered by sounds then this isn’t a big deal)

Leak-Proof – Before you buy the humidifier, do some research on reviews to find out if it leaks. A common complaint (which I’ve faced myself) among consumers is a damp carpet or table where the unit is placed. As a precaution, you may wish to place a towel underneath the unit. Obviously this could be a safety hazard with an electrical unit sitting in a puddle of water!

The size of the tank/Mist output -You should pick the best humidifier for the baby’s nursery accordingly by the size of the room. Choose a big tank for a larger room or choose a humidifier that has an adjustable mist output control if you have a smaller room. This should help you regulate it more easily, especially if run it throughout the night to hold more water.

A store that features their units on display is ideal so you can get a hands-on look at the product before you buy it.

Top 10 Best Selling Humidifiers

URPOWER Aromatherapy Diffuser Ultrasonic Air Humidifier 

This popular best seller offers many features for ultimate function. It’s an aromatherapy diffuser with advanced technology to break up oil without the use of heat to disperse essential oils and mist into a room. It has a 500ml tank that can run for up to 10 hours at a time and also features a timer if you don’t want it to run continuously. It automatically shuts off when water runs out or timer is up and displays 7 different colors.

Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

This is another best seller among parents for use in a baby’s nursery with many desirable features. It has a 1.5-Liter tank that is suitable for most medium-sized rooms. When it is set on low mode, it can run for up to 16 hours. This limits the need for refilling the tank constantly during the night. Whenever the tank is removed or when the water level is low, the humidifier will automatically shut off. You can also adjust the mist direction according to your preference with a 360° nozzle that also features dual-speed control. It also has a built-in night light that is optional.

Seneo 3.0L Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with Sensor Control

This humidifier is a little pricier but has several advanced features include a large capacity 3.0 Liter tank (home style) that can humidify the whole house. An automatic sensor detects humidity levels to adjust accordingly; when it detects a humidity level higher than the current setting it will automatically shut off to save energy. On the highest setting it can run for up to 12 hours and up to 33 hours on the lowest setting. The mist vent automatically swings to the left or right for a total 90° range. It features 7 color options to function as a night light as well.

URPOWER Cool Mist Humidifier

This humidifier serves multiple functions to add moisture to a room, aroma diffuser, air purifier, and night light! The 360° nozzle offers directional mist control and is designed to push the moisture for greater room coverage for optimal humidity levels. It can be used with essential oils to provide aroma distribution as well for up to 10 hours. There’s a cool LED color light option that you can set to transition from the 7 different colors, set to just one color, or turn it off.

Avalon Aromatherapy Cool-Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier 

This ultrasonic cool mist humidifier also has an LED color light feature that lights up the tank in 7 different colors. In addition to humidifying the room, it also has a built-in aroma diffuser for use with your favorite essential oils. The 2.1 liter tank can last up to 10 hours and has multiple mist output settings. It has a built-in ceramic filter that purifies the water to eliminate bacteria and also helps in minimizing dust levels.

Best Cool Mist Humidifier 
If you’re looking for a more economical humidifier that functions well and is a little easier on the wallet, this new model is a very great value. Similar in design to the aforementioned humidifiers, this one features an adjustable 360° nozzle to disperse mist. The 3-liter tank provides up to 10 hours of continuous moisture. The LED light also serves as a nightlight; the one drawback however is that there is no option to turn it off.

TaoTronics Cool-Mist Humidifier

This unit comes with a fitted ceramic water purifier that eliminates all the possible germs and bacteria for the nursery (regular cleaning with vinegar will prolong filter life). The large capacity 3.5 liter tank can humidify a room of 538 square feet and runs for up to 10 hours. The adjustable knob dial allows you to set the desired mist output. One really cool feature with this unit is the twin 360-degree rotating nozzles that disperse the mist in two different directions for optimal coverage. It’s very quiet so it won’t disturb anyone.

Crane Ultrasonic Cool-Mist Humidifier

This cool-mist humidifier actually comes in a wide variety of cute animal models to choose from. It runs on the ultrasonic technology so there are no filters needed and it’s super quiet. The 1-gallon tank can run for up to 24 hours on the medium setting and automatically shuts off when it runs out of water. A neat feature with these is that they are constructed of antimicrobial materials to minimize mold growth (you should still clean it regularly). What’s really neat with these is that you can choose an animal character to suit your child’s room if you have an animal theme going on such as owls!

Honeywell Germ-Free Cool Mist Humidifier

If you’re looking for a humidifier that has been specifically designed to kill germs in the water, this is the best choice for you (especially for babies with allergies)! This unit can be used with tap water without worrying about using a sterilizer to kill the germs before you fill the humidifier tank. The humidifier is also easy to clean and the parts are dishwasher-safe. The 1.5-gallon tank can run for up to 24 hours. It automatically adjusts the humidity level accordingly with a Self Regulating Evaporative system. It does use a filter, which has been antimicrobially treated, that you will need to replace.

Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier 

This is another great humidifier for the nursery or a child’s room, which I’ve owned 2! The humidifier boils the water before it humidifies it into the air to purify it at 96% germ-free. It can be a great humidifier that alleviates cold and flu symptoms with a built-in well which you can use Vicks Vaposteam or KazInhalent. These two products help to steam the inhaler. The 1-gallon tank runs for 12-hours and there is an automatic shut-off feature when water gets too low. You can also adjust the humidity level.






The best humidifiers for your baby are those that have valuable features as mentioned and are easy to use. When choosing one, keep in mind that most need to be elevated on a sturdy surface such as night stand or dresser. These models are all excellent options to consider and most can serve various functions in addition to providing moisture to any room of the house.

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