All parents prioritize the health and safety of their children above all else. Selecting the air purifier for your nursery can provide protection for your baby. It will also provide you and your partner with peace of mind, and the feeling of being an amazing parent!
We are all also familiar with the type of intense over-parenting that is satirized on television and in the media. When it comes to air purification for your children, however, this kind of intensity is probably better than the alternative!
Here are our picks for the Nursery Best Air Purifier for your baby’s room:
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Should I Use an Air Purifier in a Nursery? (yes)
Many scientific studies have been conducted showing that air inside any given house often contains more hazardous chemicals than outside air. Maybe this is counter-intuitive but houses and apartments contain higher concentrations of chemicals from many sources like, perfumes, cleaning products, other febreeze type products, cigarette smoke, pets and pet dander, and airborne germs, viruses and bacteria, mold and mildew from humidity, dust and dust mites, and even your kitchen appliances can give emanate certain compounds into the air.
Relative to their smaller body weight, children are much heavier breathers than adults. They consume a lot more air and it is therefor important to manage your household air, and especially with a child or baby. An air purifier helps to eliminate most common types of pollutants, and the kind of symptoms that evolve with exposure to them, itches, aches, pains, exhaustion and dizziness are some of the most common. Babies with sensitive breathing or that allergies or asthma (with or without a cold), can be greatly aided by an air purifier to help relieve their symptoms. This can also help improve their sleeping, and mood and lead to other benefits. You will be a happier parent!
There are many things you can do before using a filter to purify your air, such as:
- Remove sources of chemicals like cleaning agents, cigarettes, and candles – switch to all natural products;
- Throw out old junk like carpets, mattresses, furniture that will often house mold and dust and other things you don’t want!
- Place plants around your space. Aside from being decorative, they also clean and oxygenize your air naturally. While air purifiers come in a select few colors of plastic, plants come in a wide variety!
Certain Dangers for Babies
Ionizing air purifiers generate ozone as they clean the air, and ozone can be harmful in excess amounts. It can irritate your breathing and lead to respiratory issues. If you already have respiratory issues, you don’t want an ionizing air purifier.
The Best Nursery Air Purifiers for your Baby
The best bet, as always is an air purifier with all of the following: a pre-filter, a TrueHEPA filter, and an activated carbon filter. Newborns are constantly growing and developing and clean air can only benefit them in this stage of life.
Maybe your baby sleeps through it all and you don’t mind. In any event, most air purifiers have speed settings that will also control sound and volume (based on speed of the fan). You can easily find a powerful and effective air purifier that is also quiet enough for your baby.
You should certainly feel free to use an air purifier in a nursery, but ensure that there is no ozone created in the nursery as this can have adverse health effects. If you have other questions about the best nursery air purifiers available on the market, please don’t hesitate to contact us.