First off, you’ll have to excuse my recent hiatus from blog land! I am working towards coming back with a vengeance, but as I mentioned before, I am looking at some potential changes on the horizon!
Ahem, as I was saying…
I remember what when I would get sick as child my mom would pull our her humidifier. Ironically these are fond memories, despite the fact that I was sick! I thought that humidifiers were just part of the deal when you got sick, but as I got older, I realized that a lot of other kids’ parents didn’t seem to use them as much. I guess it was an old school thing. Combine that with the fact that most humidifiers use heat, and I could see where they would be considered unsafe to use around small children!
Baby Rea has always been kind of snotty – ever since she was born she’s been a champion sneezer! Add the allergies of Texas in to the mix and we found ourselves running around the house when we would hear that sneeze to wipe her nose and face. I knew that she needed a humidifier, and was intrigued when I heard about the Crane Cool Mist humidifiers.
According to the Mayoclinic using a cool mist humidifier in the spring and summer months can actually help with reducing symptoms that arise with allergies, colds, and dry air. A Cool mist humidifier can relieve nasal congestion, dry cough, and overall cold and flu systems all without using over the counter cold medicine, which is advised by the FDA not to be given to a child under the age of 6.
- Loosen nasal congestion
- Ease Dry Coughs
- Soothe Itchy Dry Skin
- Moisten Chapped Lips
- Prevent Nose Bleeds
- Helps with Overall Cold and Flu Symptoms
- Cool mist is best for croup
I personally enjoyed the ease of setting up the Crane. There are no filters you have to use, no medicines you have to add, so once you spend the initial investment on the humidifier itself you’re DONE!
- Less expensive. You do not have to pay for a heating element.
- Less expensive to operate. Because you are not required to heat the water, it uses less energy.
- Runs with a gentle fan and is usually more quiet.
- Safer for children – the warm mist from a warm humidifier can actually burn a child if they get too close, whereas a cool mist is safe for the child to touch.
Not long after taking the Crane out of the box, Rea got a case of the sniffles and was sneezy, snotty, and generally unhappy. We moved the Crane cool mist humidifier to our room that night and ran it next to her bassinet. She was feeling better within a few days.
Like I mentioned, I chose a Crane Drop design for my review, but they have the cutest humidifiers to choose from! Their Adorable line offers many different designs to make your and your little ones smile.
You can purchase Crane humidifiers, air purifiers and more products from their website! Or…
One lucky reader will win a humidifier from Crane, in either the Drop or Adorable design! This contest is open to all U.S. residents aged 18+. Entries will be accepted until the end of the day (11pm Central) Thursday, October 4th, 2012. By entering this giveaway you agree to the Official Rules. Giveaway is listed on Sweepstakes Advantage Instant Win page.