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Humidifier needed for newborn room?

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Dec 10, 2008
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Humidifier needed for newborn room?

I live out east where the humidity hovers around 60-70% inside depending on the season. The wife seems to think we need a humidifier for the baby's room because all her friends have one.

My understanding is that it's only needed if you live in a dry climate. And I'm hesitant to add more humidity into our house.
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Your current 60-70% is high, and you need a dehumidifier, not humidifier, to lower it.

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I don't know what the relative humidity indoors is for me but I have one in my toddler's room because his skin was pretty dry during winter last year. I'm in a condo and with the heat on in the winter, it gets pretty dry inside, at least it feels dry. We noticed that the little one's skin was kind of dry and he had eczema patches so we put a humidifier in his room. It seemed to help and we did not use it once the heat was turned off.

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