Cool Mist Humidifiers for Kids with Eczema – Fun & Practical

Cool mist humidifiers for kids with eczema can be a fun, practical and a safe way to control the humidity within a room particularly helpful in a bedroom where your child sleeps.

If your child suffers from eczema it’s important to maintain a healthy humidity level within the room. The old saying for skin care was ‘ If its dry wet it and if its wet, dry it‘ Using a humidifier in your child’s bedroom will help combat the effects of dry air in their bedroom and prevent their skin from drying out even more through the night.

Types of humidifiers available

There are two types of humidifiers

  • Cool Mist
  • Warm Mist

All humidifiers add moisture to your room using either cool or warm mist. Both types of humidifiers have their strengths and weaknesses, knowing the differences between the two will help you choose the best one for your needs and in this review, we will be focusing on the COOL MIST HUMIDIFIERS and later in this review we will explain why.

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We had a cool mist humidifier in our son room when he was a child and we have a larger humidifiers that we take from room to room whenever it is needed. We use the TaoTronics Humidifier which we loved and we’ve never had any trouble with it. We love it and use it mainly through summer. It’s easy to clean and uses hardly any power and is capable of running in a large room.

What benefits will you get from using a cool mist humidifier?

When you suffer from eczema like myself and my son, you’ll know how hard it is to sleep in a warm room. All you do is itch and scratch and we all know where that will lead to.. Infection and flare-ups. Eczema flare-ups are the most dreaded thing for any eczema sufferer or a parent caring for a child who suffers. All your hard work moisturizing their skin and improving their condition can be wiped out by one restless, hot, nights sleep.

  1. By using a cool mist humidifier for kids with eczema you can cool the room and add moisture at the same time. This will not only reduce their body temperature but also add vital moisture to their skin. This will help maintain a healthier skin condition throughout the night.
  2. Cool mist humidifiers offer a safe cool blast of air which will not put your child at risk in any way. Hot mist humidifiers have the added risk of your child putting their hand into the mist and burning themselves or knocking over the humidifier and scolding themselves with the hot water inside the machine.
  3. Better nights sleep
  4. Healthier skin in the morning
  5. Less itching
  6. Oh, and if you have wooden furniture of wooden flooring there’s the added bonus that cool mist is good for wood.

If you can do all this in a novelty and fun way, then all the better!

QUICK FACTS!

Did you know newborns are obligate nasal breathers? This means they breathe through their nose for the first 4-6 months. Humidifiers help clear newborns’ congestion so they breathe easier, sleep better and feed with less frustration.

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What’s the downside from a cool mist humidifier?

There are three main type of cool mist humidifiers.

  • Ultrasonic cool mist humidifiers– Small water particles form as a mist and are then emitted into the air where they evaporate before they touch the ground, increasing the humidity within the room. A diaphragm vibrates at ultrasonic speed to agitate the water into very small water particles to create the mist which is then pushed into the air by a fan. The LEVOIT humidifier is a good model.
  • Evaporative cool mist humidifiers– These cool mist humidifiers use a fan to draw the air in from your room which is then passed through a moistened wick in water. Some of this water evaporates and this water vapor is added to the air which increases its humidity. This air is then blown back into your room to increase the humidity in the room and cool it down. Because the air it sucks in is warmer than when it comes out your room feels fresh and cool. The ESSWICK Humidifier is a great model
  • Air washers – These are the ultimate humidifiers and we cover them in our FULL REVIEW they tend to be bigger units and will help remove dust, pollen and help if you suffer from allergies. They will need regular cleaning otherwise you can do more harm than good if they are not kept clean. They take the air in, clean and cool it and return it to your room allergy free. The BONECO 2IN1 Humidifier is a good model

The downside to all three are limited, but we have listed some practical drawbacks below.

  1. Novelty cool mist humidifiers have limited capabilities and are designed for small children’s bedrooms
  2. Air washers are expensive and large. They are a good investment for the home but they’re not cheap at around $240 for a good model like the BONCO 2 IN 1 Air humidifier.
  3. Evaporative units use fans and can be a little noisy in a small room, you do however get used to it and eventually, you find the noise comforting. I liked the noise in our room after a week or two getting used to it.
  4. All units will need some form of cleaning to prevent bacteria growing and being spread around the room. Warm are units kill the bacteria better but offer a risk with small children and burning.
  5. Running cost – They all run off the mains, some use batteries but most use mains electricity so you’ll have to factor a small increase in your household bills. In my opinion that’s a small price to pay for a good nights sleep.

Different sizes available

There are many different type and sizes of humidifiers all with a design purpose which will take into consideration the room size and how often you use them. This will be determined by the size of the water take inside the unit.

In this review, we are focusing on Novelty cool mist humidifiers for small children’s bedroom to improve their quality of sleep. If you have a bigger room to humidify or you’d like to buy one that will work throughout the whole house then you may want to read our full review  Humidifiers for eczema in this review we cover all sizes of humidifiers and all type and prices.

We have also published a blog called Eczema and Sleep deprivation which may also help your child find ways to get a good nights sleep.

Please check the specific product details before purchasing. All units will have a maximum room size that the unit can handle. However, in this review we are focusing on cool mist humidifiers for kids with eczema, we are just focusing on the small fun and novelty ones to keep your child cool and happy throughout the night.

Some even have night lights built into them so you get that as a bonus. There are even fish tank humidifiers. WOW

OUR TOP PICKS – COOL MIST HUMIDIFIERS FOR KID WITH ECZEMA

The hippo- Cool mist humidifier

I mean… Come on who doesn’t like a hippo that blows cool air out of its ears?

Crane’s Adorable humidifiers are more than just fun to look at! The ultrasonic cool mist increases moisture in the air for easier breathing and a good night’s sleep. Humidifiers help to relieve a cough, cold and flu symptoms, nasal congestion, dry cough, sinus irritation, nose bleeds, & dry skin and hair.

  • Whisper Quiet: Runs up to 24 hours
  • Humidifies: Up to 500 square feet
  • Clean Control: Prevents bacteria growth
  • 360° LID: Mist where you need it most
  • No Filter: Doesn’t require a filter to function
  • Auto Off: Activates when tank empties


 

Desktop Humidifier With LED Night Light

This attractive and fun cool mist humidifier has a built-in LED Nightlight. It’s easy to use, simply twist of the top and fill with cold water. Then sit back and watch the cool mist come out of the top of the humidifier/night light.

  • Moisturizes and refreshes the air, filling your space with soothing fragrance, this Aromatherapy essential oil diffuser helps you to lift your mood and relieve your stress, improving the quality of your life.
  • Perfect for home, office, car, or travel, baby bedroom, yoga studio, gym, patio or hotel etc.
  • Portable USB Humidifier: Novelty Lighthouse Humidifier is powered by USB 5V,any of your device with USB port could make it start to spray, such as power bank, laptop, USB power outlet and in-car USB power outlet.
  • Can eliminate the dust, moisturize and refresh the air, Low noise design, good for work or sleep.
  • Lighthouse design and LED Night Light to create a calm atmosphere, with soft color changing LED light,all tired and trouble feelings are erased.


 

Unicorn Cool Mist Humidifier

This is so cute. Any young girl suffering from eczema would love to have this in their room. Help your daughter or son get a great nights sleep by using this Ultrasonic Cool Mist humidifiers which effectively humidifies a room upto 500 square feet for easier breathing and a good night’s sleep.

Sleep deprivation for your child and yourself is very debilitating and just adds to your problems. Controlling eczema daily is hard enough but also dealing with sleep deprivation can tip you over the edge.

Adorable Design, Top Rated Performance. Get relief from Cold and Flu Symptoms and bring Wellness to your entire Family with a Crane Adorable Humidifier. Featuring an award winning, child friendly animal designs and top rated performance, Crane’s Adorable Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifiers provide up to 24 hours of soothing moisture to help relieve the effects of dryness and congestion, helping you and your Family to breathe easy and sleep through the night peacefully.

 

PureGuardian H1010P 14-Hour Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

The 14-hour Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier guards against problems caused by dry air in the home. Unlike other humidifiers that grow slimy mold on the water tank surface, Silver Clean Protection is embedded in the tank to fight the growth of mold and mildew on the surface of the water tank.

Thanks to ultrasonic technology, it disperses a fine mist into the air, and is ultra-quiet making it ideal to have on while you sleep. It is great for tabletops due to its compact size. The humidifier emits a soothing cool mist, and a low water indicator light lets you know when it’s time to refill the water tank.

Night light feature and colorful decals that can be applied make it a great addition to kids’ rooms. PureGuardian humidifiers create a better home environment for those suffering from colds, allergies and dry skin. Note: Run time is based off of running the unit on low speed, also depends on atmospheric conditions.

Fish Tank Humidifier

TBTeek humidifier uses mature Ultrasonic Technology with sleep body design, makes humidifier to be not only functional but also decorative. The cool mist is perfect for a bedroom, baby room, office desk and personal care. The using time of 450ml water is 12 hours, no need to add water at midnight and it can auto shut-off after 8 hours continuously working. Good for your health even in winter or air-conditioner on.

This is one of the most unique humidifiers that we could find. We loved it!

fish tank humidifier

 

Filter-Free Cool Mist Elephant humidifier

This is my favorite kid’s humidifier. How good is this?

The smile makes me laugh every time I see it nevermind the joy when it starts blowing cool mist out of its trunk.

This Cool mist humidifier does not contain any heating element and they are one of the safest humidifiers for newborns and young children. The ultrasonic vibrations produce fine mist particles that are cool to the touch. Cool mist is also recommended to relieve croup.

  • 1 GALLON TANK: Removable 1 gallon tank fits under most bathroom sinks for easy filling and runs whisper quiet up to 24 hours
  • CLEAN CONTROL: Anti-microbial Material reduces mold and bacteria growth by up to 99.96%
  • SOOTHING RELIEF: Ultrasonic Cool Mist effectively humidifies up to 500 square feet for easier breathing and a good night’s sleep
  • NO FILTER REQUIRED: This humidifier does not require a filter, but for homes with hard water, demineralization filters can be purchased and used with this unit
  • AUTO SHUT-OFF SENSOR: Humidifier automatically shuts off when the water level is low


Disney’s Frozen-Olaf Capacity Cool Mist Humidifier

Disney’s Frozen- Olaf 1 gallon capacity ultrasonic cool Mist humidifier adds moisture to any room! it fights mold and mildew and features anti-microbial technology, on/off dial (min/max settings) and a Mist nozzle.

Every child loves Olaf and this will look amazing in a child’s bedroom.

White/Orange
  • Adds moisture to any room
  • Anti-Microbial Technology
  • Fights Mold and Mildew
  • Conveniently sized for traveling
  • 1 Gallon Capacity


Minions Humidifier LED Light Cool Mist Humidifier

Minions are cool! End of story.

This LED Light with combined cool mist humidifier will be a great addition to any childs bedroom. Boy or Girl both will love this humidifier.

  • UNIQUE DESIGN – Lightweight cute Minions design,USB interface.
  • EASY TO USE – One-button touch switch makes the operation very easy.
  • 250ML WATER CAPACITY – It can hold water up to 250 ml, enough to run for 6-7 hours easily.
  • AUTOMATIC SHUT OFF – Safety to use, Anti-dry function.After continuously working for 4 hours, it will cut off the power automatically. To use it again, please turn on after adding more water.
  • WHISPER QUIET ULTRASONIC OPERATION – Ultrasonic high frequency atomization, Keeping the air moist, Moisturizing the skin and reducing radiation.


Crane Cool Mist Train Humidifer

Which boy wouldn’t like a train that helps them sleep and keeps them cool. Plus the fact that they will itch less is great news.

About the product
  • 1 GALLON TANK: Removable 1 gallon tank fits under most bathroom sinks for easy filling and runs whisper quiet up to 24 hours
  • CLEAN CONTROL: Anti-microbial material reduces mold and bacteria growth by up to 99.96%
  • SOOTHING RELIEF: Ultrasonic Cool Mist effectively humidifies up to 500 square feet for easier breathing and a good night’s sleep
  • NO FILTER REQUIRED: This humidifier does not require a filter, but for homes with hard water, demineralization filters can be purchased and used with this unit
  • AUTO SHUT-OFF SENSOR: Humidifier automatically shuts off when the water level is low