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Old 7th August 2012, 09:19 PM
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Hi there,

Just wanted to find out whether anyone here also struggles with their little ones getting regular colds and flu?

Can a humidifier help with this?

Any help or advice is appreciated!
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Old 8th August 2012, 11:30 AM
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Hi Micway! During the winter I use a humidifier for my DD as I've found the dry air really messes with her mucous membranes...if it dries out, it cracks and lets through all the bugs and virusses. It does make a difference.

If you purchase one, get the ultrasonic ones as they do not get hot and is safer for little curious fingers...
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Old 8th August 2012, 12:27 PM
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Hi Elvera,

Thanks so much with the advice!

I read somewhere that it's best to have a humidifier that releases warm, moist air as opposed to the cold air (not really sure, mysef?)

Is that what the ultrasonic does, or am I completely confused?
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Old 8th August 2012, 02:27 PM
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It's a pleasure.

Not sure which one is better, but I just bought the other one for safety sake. I do use underfloor heating/ heater to heat up the room anyway so it's kinda a manual 2 in 1
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Old 8th August 2012, 09:09 PM
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Hi Micway19

I use a humidifer 24/7 for the twins - not sure what its called - but it is the one that let's out both cold and hot air (there is a button to press to make it release warm) which really does help warm their room in winter... Got it at babycity I think, or toysrus - wasn't too expensive - same price as normal ones - I really like it

Another think that helps the twins keep away colds and flu is I give them a immune booster every morning during the week - I give them I think it is the creche guard or something like that... I can check the name... It is quite expensive but they only have 1ml every day during the week so it lasts really long and it really seems to help them...
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