Parenting after 35


Need to get a vaporizer for C. 

Went to the ER last night when his cough got so bad he couldn't breathe.  There's 4 hours and a crap load of money I wish I had back, not to mention the lack of sleep for both of us.  He's more or less okay after a dose on the neubulizer.. just need to give him aebuterol inhaler when it acts up on him.  He has affected airway disorder so whenever he gets a little cold it goes straight to his lungs.  Ugh.

Anyhoo... I went out and got a Vicks Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier today but am having big reservations... lots and lots of negative reviews on Amazon.

What do you guys have and do you like it????

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Re: Vaporizers?

  • Well... does Charles need a vaporizer or a humidifier?

    We have a Crane Ultrasonic Humidifier. This one --> Adorable Elephant

    We were afraid of burn risk and opted for the humidifier when we bought that. But I know a vaporizer produces warm steam which is good loosen congestion. As a child, we had one that was a godsend for illness. I remember using it as a teenager. (It lasted a long time.)


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  • Hmmm... I guess I thought they were kinda the same thing. The one I have is a cool air humidifier and you can use vaporizer tabs in it, so it seems like it does the same thing.  

    I think I'll hold off one more day before I open the box.  Vicks vaporub on the feet for tonight!


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  • OMG, poor Charlie! I'm so glad he's doing better, but scary!

    We've had a Crane cool mist humidifier in our room since DS1 was born, keeping it on medium and turning it up to medium-high when one of is ill. We got another one for DS1 once he moved into his own room, but the old one is still going strong after 3+ years.

  • I was looking at one that can do both cool or warm mist.  A friend had one and loaned it to me after DD's tonsillectomy and it was fabulous.  But it's pricey.  There are slightly cheaper models that seem to do the trick.  I remember supen-something when I was reading about it in Consumers Report.  Hope he feels better soon!

    DD -- 5YO
    DS -- 3YO

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