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humidifier question

should i get a warm or a cold mist humidifier for my babys bad cold? She has a really stuffy nose and a cough. thanks!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:33 PM on Apr. 15, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • a warm on,also hold vicks by her nose for her to breath
    angelairelan

    Answer by angelairelan at 9:34 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • doctors all recomend cold now. from what i've heard these are the reasons: warm puts moisture in the air but also dries them out more than clear them up, and warm mist humidifiers cause burns when children get close to them or pull on a dresser or something along those lines. these are the only reasons i've heard, there are probably others i just don't know them. i would go cold since that is what is recommended now
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 9:34 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • It depends on which works better for her. I have one son who does better with steam and two who do better with cool mist. Go figure...
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 9:35 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • i would be careful because your baby might not have a cold and could have rsv which could make it worse, ask your doctor
    emleejane

    Answer by emleejane at 9:35 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • and the symptoms are pretty much exactly the same, so call your doctor to check that out, my sisters little boy just had that and steam is super bad for it and can cause it to spread into their lungs, not trying to scare you just make you aware of that i didnt know before this
    emleejane

    Answer by emleejane at 9:37 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • i go tthe warm ones i think the cold mist makes it too chilly in the rooms and its just gonna make it worse when i do have to use one i just crack the window a lil bit so it doesnt get too hot in their rooms and keeps it from getting as dry as well
    cocobutt2002

    Answer by cocobutt2002 at 12:00 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

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