A special thank to Crane USA for being apart of our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide and providing us with a free product for review!
Everything You Need to Know About Crane Ultrasonic Humidifiers:
Young children commonly get about 6 – 8 colds and upper respiratory tract infections each year. Due to the risk of overdose, the FDA and pediatricians recommend not giving over the counter cough and cold medicine to children under the age of six.
For cold and flu symptoms, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following:* Cool mist humidifier * Saline nasal solution * Nasal aspirator
Humidifiers help with overall cold and flu symptoms. A cool mist humidifier is preferred over a warm mist humidifier because the water does not boil.
Specifically, humidifiers help with the following:* Loosen nasal congestion * Ease dry coughs * Sooth itchy dry skin * Moisten chapped lips * Prevent nose bleeds
What is the difference between a humidifier and an air purifier?
Humidifiers add moisture to a room or home by dispersing water vapor into the air. Air purifiers intake, purify, and output freshly cleaned air by removing particles and pollutants from the air.
Important Humidifier Tips to Remember:* FILL with cool water REPLACE cap tightly PUT tank back on base DO NOT add salt or other additives * Place humidifier on a LEVEL, LINT FREE & WATER RESISTANT surface DO NOT place on wood, cloth or carpet * See WHITE DUST? Try using one of these: DISTILLED WATER, FILTERED WATER, CRANE DEMINERALIZATION FILTER Hard water affects the purity of your mist * EMPTY water in the tank and base AFTER EACH USE Mold can grow in sitting water * SOAK tank and base in WHITE VINEGAR & WATER SOLUTION after a week of use
Providing the best comfort I can for my children, when they have a cold, is of the utmost importance to me. Being able to ease their discomfort without having to give them medicine is also something I strive for. With the constant recalls on cold medicine and pediatricians recommending other alternatives, we have found much comfort in a humidifier. We recently had the pleasure of reviewing the Crane USA Train Cool Mist Humidifier and were extremely happy with this product! My three year old son was ecstatic that the humidifier was in the shape of a train and couldn’t wait to place it in his bedroom. I just love how safe it is to place in the bedroom, I don’t have to worry about him tipping it over and the little light on the front is perfect for checking in on him during the night. Living in a state where the winters are long and colds seem to be routine, this is going to be a wonderful item to have. We have already had to use it this past week as my daughter found herself coming down with a cold. She eventually came down with a pretty nasty cough, which was waking her up constantly when trying to sleep. I finally decided it was time to add the vapor steam liquid to the humidifier to help her get some rest from the cough. I am happy to report that my daughter had a very restful night due to the fantastic Crane USA Humidifier!
Inevitably my son caught his sister’s cold, which eventually turned to croup. The seal like cough triggered my mommy instincts instantly and I had the humidifier set up in record time. In addition to his painful cough, my son was also burning up with a fever. I had the humidifier placed on the bed stand and snuggled with my little one until he fell back asleep. The cool air that flows from the train is somewhat of a miracle in my opinion and lowered my son’s fever within ten minutes. The cool air was literally giving me chills it was so refreshing! My son didn’t have a single cough the remainder of the night and was able to get a good nights rest!
This product works so incredibly well and I am 100% satisfied with it. Previous humidifiers we have owned have always been a pain to store when not in use, taking up unnecessary space in the linen closet. I just love that this humidifier can be kept in the children’s room and simply looks like a very adorable decoration. This family gives this product two thumbs up and are looking forward to having a great humidifier to use during these new few winter months!