Not everyone may recall but most of us spent our infant years beside a vaporizer. They are s great tool to relieve a lot of problems that babies face. It is most frequently used as an infant nasal decongestant although it can also be used as an aid to heal ear problems.
Vaporizers and babies are a pair that we are all familiar with. Read on to find out more about this dynamic duo.
Babies love vaporizers period. It’s almost a miracle how babies react to the scent of their first aroma. The moment they sniff the menthol flavored vapors they put on a smile. Nobody knows for sure why but humans tend to want to breathe scents similar to eucalyptus.
Babies seem to magically lose their colds when given some vaporizer “air time.” The vapors that are released from them act as a nasal decongestant on adults and babies. Colds and sneezing are often a problem when the air is stale and dry. These devices moisten and smoothen this air and “flavor” it to provide some sort of a healing haze.
Aside from its healing properties, vaporizers are also sleeping aids. Babies can be trained to sleep when one gets switched on. This way it will be more convenient to put babies into a “sleep mode.” This is often attributed to the increased oxygen intake babies get from the saturated air that vaporizers give.
For all its positive sides, vaporizers need to be used with caution. Even if babies love them it is important to be careful not to place them very near the babies. A steam that gives of an attractive aroma near an old enough baby will arouse its curiosity. Babies will naturally reach out or crawl towards this very hot device.
A lot of accidents have happened when vaporizers burn the baby’s skin. This is often the case when vaporizers are placed too near the babies. Therefore it is best to place these devices on remote and unreachable places. A common place to put them is on top of cabinets near the roof.
Vaporizers can benefit babies a lot and relieve a lot of problems that parents have to deal with. However since they are literally boiling pots care must be taken in positioning them away from baby’s reach or even away from most adult’s for that matter.