Best Humidifiers for Babies of 2022

September 27, 2022

We won’t lie: it’s so hard when your little one gets sick.

Whether it’s congestion, a sore throat or that dreaded barking cough that comes along with the croup, a sick, cranky baby or toddler is no fun.

When it comes to babies + lots of common colds and viruses, there’s not a whole lot you can do except provide as much comfort (and snuggles) as possible. And that’s where a humidifier comes in.

Do You Need a Humidifier for Baby?

For lots of parents, a humidifier for baby is a must-have, especially during cold and flu season. Moist air can help ease upper respiratory symptoms and soothe sore throats while your little one sleeps. It can also help dry, itchy skin and help create a more comforting sleeping environment all around.

How We Chose Our Best Humidifiers

We asked thousands of real Babylist families about the baby products they love the most, then took the top products they shared with us and added our own research and insight to tell you about the best humidifiers.

Best Humidifier Diffuser for Baby

Humidifier Diffuser

FridaBaby is known (and loved) for smart, innovative baby products—and this humidifier is no exception. In addition to providing cool-mist relief for your congested baby, it’s a diffuser and a nightlight, too. Other thoughtful features include an auto shut-off feature, a mist adjuster and a 12-hour run time.

Easiest to Clean Humidifier

Clean Humidifier

Before you get too excited, yes, you’ll still have to clean this baby humidifier—but much less often than many others on the market. And it’s a lot easier to do. Win!

This cool mist baby humidifier uses antimicrobial LED technology to kill 99.9% of bacteria and prevents mold growth. There’s also a large tank for 24 hours of run time and an auto shut-off feature.

Best Small Humidifier

 Small Humidifier

This quiet, low-maintenance cool mist humidifier is just right for smaller spaces. There are no filters, so it’s easier to keep clean than some other humidifiers for babies, and you can insert a VapoPad for soothing menthol vapors.

Best Large Room Humidifier

Large Room Humidifier

This baby humidifier has a lot going for it, starting with its size. The one-gallon tank can humidify rooms up to 200 square feet. Next on the pro list is how easy it is to fill and clean. The top-fill design makes getting water in fast and mess-free, and the wide opening means you can easily reach your hand in to give the tank a good scrub.

Best Customizable Baby Humidifier

Baby Humidifier

Complete with a touchscreen, a programmable temperature sensor and nightlight, the Hygro+ from Babymoov is a step up from the standard humidifier. Our favorite feature is the programmable humidity sensor; simply set your desired humidity and the sensor will automatically shut off when that level is reached and turn on again if it dips. (There’s a manual option, too.) The Hygro+ runs for up to 22 hours and can also be used as a diffuser.

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