Home humidifiers don't only protect your belongings from the dehydrating effects of extended furnace use or a hot and dry climate, they also have a myriad beneficial effects on babies and young children. That's the reason why so many of the humidifiers you see in stores are marketed as children's humidifiers and more often than not manufactured and designed by child care brands.

The Safety 1st Ultrasonic 360 Humidifier is one such device and it's a popular choice amongst conscientious parents who want to ensure rich and soothing sleep as well as congestion free breathing for their beloved young ones. Safety First is the brand who first released those ‘Baby On Board ‘ bumper stickers that we all know and love so well and they're a true world leader in child safety manufacture and design, which should tell you something about how beneficial a room humidifier must be.

Indeed, there's an extensive list of benefits to using an ultrasonic humidifier. Let's first discuss some of the child care benefits before we move on to the special features of the Safety 1st 360 Ultrasonic model.

Childcare Benefits Of A Humidifier:

Prevent Infection

Dry air can seriously affect the sensitive nasal passages of a baby or small child. The sinuses become dry and itchy, even to the point of cracking and bleeding. Very dry noses, which lack the mucous layer that protects against germ invasion, are far more likely to become congested and infected. Supplying adequate moisture through a children's humidifier will support healthy, protective mucous production and in turn prevent infection and congestion.

Safe Treatment

Should your little one catch a cold, you should always think twice about medicating them unless your doctor expressly advises it, especially when the child is under 2 years of age. Cold medications often contain stimulants and other harmful chemicals that can have a detrimental effect on such small, sensitive anatomies. It's always advised to use a holistic method of alleviating symptoms whenever possible.

The Safety First Humidifier is just such a method as the fine mist dilutes nasal mucous, making it easier to expel and less of a breathing hindrance to the little one.

Moisturize Dry Skin

A Baby's skin loses moisture 5 times faster than the skin of an adult, so you must ask yourself, if your skin is dry and itchy…what is your child going through? A children's humidifier will ease that suffering by restoring moisture to dry skin and allowing it to retain its natural moisture levels for longer. The overall effect is a soothing of redness and itching and also a preventing of outbreaks of preexisting skin conditions, such as eczema.
Sound Sleep

The overall effect of better breathing and soothed skin is that of a sound night's sleep for your little one. Without these nagging irritations, your baby will be able to fall into a deep and soothing sleep that will come quicker and stay longer.

Features Of The Safety 1st 360 Ultrasonic Humidifier:

12 Hour Capacity

Depending on the setting you chose, the Safety 1st IH282 model has the tank capacity to run for a full 12 hours before it's time to refill the reservoir. In spite of this extended misting capacity, the device is actually rather small in size. In fact, it may even come as a surprise how much mist that small tank can produce for your little one.

Dual Rotating Mist Outlets

The top of the device features dual 360 degree rotatable mist outlets. The dual nozzles move independently and can be adjusted to emit mist in 2 opposite directions at once. This feature is useful when it comes to positioning the device in the nursery or room as it gives you the freedom to decide on which way vapor will flow. Also, because these nozzles point slightly upward, misting is far more economical, as vapor will tend to slowly make its way downward after its been expelled.

Carry Handle

The tank has a unique carry handle that allows for quick and convenient refilling every 12 hours or whenever the device runs dry. The tank is no trouble to lift out of its seating and carry to and from the faucet for a refill.

Variable Mist Output Control

A simple dial on the front of the device allows you to adjust the speed and density of the unit's mist output so that you can customize usage for different climates and different needs. Turn up the setting when your little one is ill or turn down the setting if your child's nursery is a particularly small room.

Automatic Shut Down
To prevent electrical failure or overheating, the Safety 1St 360 Ultrasonic Humidifier will automatically shut down when the reservoir is drained. When the water levels are reaching critical, the green light on the front of the device will turn red, so you always know when it's time to refill, even in the dark.

No Filter

Humidifier filters can be a nightmare to source in the right dimensions and what's more, they're an absolute breeding ground for germs and microbes. This results in the need to keep changing the filter if you want to ensure the safety of your child and that can become rather expensive. We recommend that you use distilled water to enjoy the full benefit of your filterless children's humidifier.

No Noise Pollution

Thanks to the ultrasonic vibration, as well as the absence of a fan or heating element, this device operates in utter silence. Perfect for a sleeping baby or quiet space, the device will do its job without you even noticing that it's there.

In Conclusion:

As you can see, a humidifier, discretely placed in a child's room, can seriously improve your little one's sleep cycle and overall quality of life. Keep in mind, this article has only touched on the benefits of investing in one of these incredible devices. The effect a humidifier can have on the longevity of your valuables, artworks, furniture, floors and wallpaper is also very rewarding. It's all up to you, though, to do the research, enjoy…and happy shopping!