I think back to the time Bobby and I attempted to step foot into a baby store and start our registry. We kept skipping over items when we saw all the options and had no idea what we were doing. We walked through the aisle that had humidifiers, and that was probably the first item that Bobby shouted at me to add it to the registry. I honestly laughed out loud! Like, what? He said that he had one in his room the majority of his childhood and she just had to have one. He went on about how he suffered from major allergies and it always helped him out growing up (which, to his credit, he does have the worst allergies). But I was still so confused why we would need to have it right away and found it a little funny and cute. Out of all things. Needless to say, I said we could keep browsing and come back to that. We never ended up getting one. I really did think he was silly at the time.
Fast forward almost a year later, we now have our little eight month old. Around the time she turned six months, I started noticing that she had more mucus in her nose than normal. I was suctioning it out after every bath and it was pretty thick. I started thinking more and more about what Bobby had told me about the humidifier. Maybe it was a good idea to try it out? If she was going to be anything like her daddy, we were going to eventually have to get one.
Here’s what we love about our Crane Humidifier:
1. Refilling and cleaning is super easy (no filter!)
It has a removable top instead of a bottom-fill tank. We can either fill it from its current location, or just carry it to the sink. You really only need to refill it once a day if you plan on keeping it running 24 hours a day on the lowest setting. To clean, we just dump a few capfuls of white vinegar into the basin with half a tank of water once a week and rinse it out.
2. Auto-off when empty
When the tank is empty, it shuts off automatically. No beeping or lights flashing to disrupt a quiet nursery.
Maci’s room is fairly loud since we have her sound machine and some tunes going, so we definitely don’t hear it running. I did try turning everything off to see how quiet it really was, and sure enough, I couldn’t hear a thing!
4. Maintains a constant humidity level
We use the Lollipop Baby Cam Monitor for her room, which detects the humidity level percentage in the air. Before we got this humidifier, it was constantly bouncing around all over the place. It was probably different every single day. As soon as we put the humidifier in her room, it leveled out comfortably in the 50’s and has maintained this level ever since.
5. 360 degrees
The removable top can rotate around 360 degrees and point in whichever direction you want it to. No need to move or turn the entire device.
6. Cool Mist Only
We chose the cool mist humidifier since this would be in Maci’s room and it would be the safer option as she becomes more mobile.
7. Fun Designs
Crane has two types of humidifiers, the Drop Humidifiers, which look like giant teardrops (what we currently have) that come in several bright, fun colors. They also have the Adorables, which are all kinds of fun animals and characters. We went with a simple, white and clean Drop Humidifier to start with. But I’m pretty sure we will be stealing that one for our room and adding Misty The Unicorn to Maci’s room very soon! I’m already noticing less thick mucus in just one week and hopeful that if she does end up with the same kind of allergies like Bobby, we will be one small step ahead.
Overall, we are loving our Crane Drop Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier and I really do wish I had listened to Bobby from the beginning once I started researching more about the benefits of having a humidifier in her room.
If you’re still wondering about the benefits of using a humidifier the way I was wondering, check out the Crane FAQ! And make sure to add it to your registry, it’s a must-have item! Be sure to follow Crane on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter to stay up to date on all the latest promotions!
This post is sponsored by Crane, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.