It might be one of the most common side effects of the common
cold, along with that endlessly runny nose, but thanks to Crane's
critter-shaped cool mist humidifiers, getting misty can be part of
the cure instead.
In room humidifiers are one of the best homeopathic,
non-medicated ways to relieve nasal congestion during cough, cold
and flu season, which is currently upon us full blast in some form
or another, but believe it or not, many parents shy away from using
one, since it usually brings up images of those clunky,
space-taking, not saving, models grandma used to use.
That's where Crane's
fun-meets-function concept comes in. The company has been crafting
cool mist humidifiers since 2005 that are just for the swingset
crowd, meaning that there's uniquely designed styles depicting
everything from Hello Kitty to Thomas the Tank Engine, to Spongebob
Squarepants and a sweet Elephant just to name a few.
Better yet, each one gallon water tank in the humidifier runs
whisper quiet (I tried it, and was pleasantly surprised to find
it's true - all baby will hear is a super-soft hum) for up to 11
hours, and has an auto off function for when the tank runs out of
gas, so to speak.
Cool air output also means curious hands won't get burned (that
alone should leave parents breathing easier), and the tank is
removable, making it easy to store under most standard bathroom
sinks. The easy-to-access design makes it even easier for parents
to clean, which in my mind, lets everyone sleep a little better at
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
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