Dehumidifier or air purifier best for congested baby?

by Frank
(kapolei, hi)

I am wondering if i should get a air purifier or a humidifier or dehumidifier cause we have centeral a/c and at night my baby always gets congested so i wanna help by maybe getting one of these machines, what would you recommend?

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Jan 10, 2012
best for congested baby
by: Lisa- site expert

Hi Frank,
I've noticed that in Hawaii mold is a big problem since it is always damp and warm. I'd suggest a dehumidifier for your baby's room to keep humidity down. Even though you use an air conditioner sometimes, it's likely not enough. Additionally, an air purifier could be very helpful of course. Then any mold in the air would be purified.

In many cases, it is not even the air that is so much the problem. Often with babies and congestion, it is a food allergy to wheat or dairy. If he/she is on formula try a non-dairy kind. This could help a lot. Hard to say over the internet, but a baby that breathes well is a baby who sleeps better- usually :)

to your health,
Lisa

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