Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Pixie | 2007/05/31



Good day,

Could you please explain to me exactly how often one can use a humidifier during the night?

My son (2yr,5mnths) kicks his covers off every night. I check on him abt 6 times during the night to pull the covers back on.
Lately I have started using a heater in his room (low heat) to warm his room up a bit and because he kicks the covers off. I also use a humidifier to cancel out the drying effect of the heater in the air.
Is this ok? I don't want him to get ill because he kicks off the covers and the room is cold?

Thnx :) :) :)

Expert's Reply



It is not usually necessary to use a humidifier. In most cases they only encourage mould growth.Your child is one of many children who are intolerant of heat and like to be dressed in cotton clothes and prefer light bedding.

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Posted by: Lippies | 2007/06/01

I wouldn't use a humidifier at all - very bad Lippies

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Posted by: charlene | 2007/05/31

ja, it runs out of water at about 3 in the morning - i usually put it on at 8.

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Posted by: Cindy | 2007/05/31

I also leave mine on the whole night-though it may run out of water half way through. So, try iy, see how long it lasts before it needs to be refilled.

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Posted by: charlene | 2007/05/31

pixie, i stay in mthatha and our winters are VERY dry. i put a humidifier on the the childrens room and leave it on for the whole night. and i do it throughout the winter. if i happen to forget, they cough without stop. i really think you can leave it on the whole night.

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