Do you know what are the benefits of using a baby humidifier? Have you been told about them? And what is the best humidifier for baby ? Today we dedicate a post to this type of devices that help keep the relative humidity of our homes within the optimal limits preventing skin and mucous membranes from becoming irritated.
What is a humidifier and what is it for?
It is a simple device that serves to regulate and control the humidity of the room where we have it placed. Experts believe that the optimal levels of relative humidity are between 40 and 60% since it is within these parameters where the microorganisms causing respiratory infections are less likely to reproduce.
But apart from preventing viruses and bacteria from racing, the use of a humidifier can help relieve nasal congestion, facilitating the dissolution of mucus.
As with any utensil, gadget or product on the market you will find different types, of different brands and shapes..
What benefits does it have for the baby?
Babies are born with an immune system yet to develop and therefore get sick easily. Viruses such as colds and bacteria of different types attack our little ones regularly throughout their first years of life.
Maintaining proper hygiene habits and trying to keep the temperature and humidity at their optimum levels helps prevent our little ones from getting sick.
These are some of the benefits that a humidifier can have at home:
- It reduces irritation and itchy eyes.
- Keeps skin dryness under control during winter.
- It prevents the mucous membranes from drying out.
- It attenuates the symptoms of colds or respiratory infections (for example intense cough or a constant flow of mucus).
- Help in the processes in which slight breathing difficulties appear.
Taking into account all these benefits, it is obvious that your baby will feel better and therefore reduce his irritability if he is in an environment where the relative humidity is not adequate. Many times parents do not know what the constant complaints of our children are because we do not find any explanation for their cries. One possibility is precisely an upset caused by an excessively dry environment that causes headache or throat irritation, especially in winter when we start using heating.
I hope that the information I have provided will help you if you are considering buying or not a baby humidifier.
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