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Would a humidifer work the same as a fan for helping reduce SIDS?

I do run a humidifer in my sons room at night, do you think it would circulate the air as well as a fan would?

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Asked by ashtonjames at 12:28 AM on Jan. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No, a humidifier adds moisture to the air. It doesn't really circulate it all that well. But a humidifier is good because it will help keep baby from getting all stuffy and congested. Do you have a ceiling fan? Using both would be good.

    Answer by Rebecca7708 at 12:33 AM on Jan. 24, 2009

  • No they work different, but both are good for baby. I wouldn't recommend a fan blowing directly on your baby. I ceiling fan would be best or one that angles up or down.

    Answer by bearandtreemom at 12:40 AM on Jan. 24, 2009

  • a humidifier wont circulate air only a fan will.

    Answer by noobinski at 12:42 AM on Jan. 24, 2009

  • I recommend doing some reading about Dr Sprott and the method they use in New Zealand to prevents SIDS.
    Visit to learn more


    Answer by AussieMum2 at 1:03 AM on Jan. 24, 2009

  • "My suspicion, which is shared by others in my profession, is that the nearly 10,000 SIDS deaths that occur in the United States each year are related to one or more of the vaccines that are routinely given children. The pertussis vaccine is the most likely villain, but it could also be one or more of the others." --Dr. Mendelsohn, M.D.

    Answer by Autumn22 at 1:14 AM on Jan. 24, 2009

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