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Making a Difference for Moms During Cold & Flu Season

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Katie is all smiles knowing she is helping parents keep their children healthy

During our Mom Mondays we love to introduce you to moms who inspire us. We also like to introduce you to people who make the job of parenting a little easier and we are happy to give you a very timely interview. While at the ABC show we were lucky enough to meet up with Katie from Crane Humidifiers. This lady knows her stuff! She showed us their amazing humidifiers that pediatricians recommend. You will love the benefits of these humidifiers  which come in kid-friendly designs! I had the opportunity to try one out and give it 5 stars because there was a marked difference in allergy and cold relief!

Why is having a humidifier so important for your child?

Adding moisture to a room moistens nasal passages, soothes dry coughs, and helps with nose bleeds, chapped lips and dry skin. Great for helping relieve cold and flu symptoms too so you and your child can sleep peacefully at night!

Are there different kinds of humidifiers?

Yes, generally three types:

  1. Cool mist
  2. Warm mist
  3. Evaporative

All three designs put moisture into the air. Pediatricians recommend cool mist over warm mist, because warm mist boils the water and produces a steam. Doctors are concerned about possible burning from the steam.

What are some of the success stories you have heard from parents who started to use humidifiers?

I have heard that our whimsical designs put a smile on a child’s face. When you child is sick and miserable anything that will make them smile is a relief to a parent.

Do you have a favorite design of your humidifiers?

I love the cow. I think is adorable. I also like the sleek look of the new drop shapes designs.

Now for a quick glance into Katie’s life. :)

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go & what would you do there? India. Friends that have visited say it is very colorful. I love Indian curries. India seems exotic to me.

What’s something always found in your fridge? Salsa

What is an instant de-stressor for you? Going to the movies.

If someone was going to write a book of your life, what would the title be? Give Me a Letter and I Will Tell a Story

We love Crane Humidifiers so much that we are giving one away! All you have to do is check out the Crane Humidifier website and leave a comment on our blog about which humidifier you like the best and why. Contest ends Thursday, December 2nd, 2009 at midnight CST.

Crane Humidifiers put a smile on your child's face!

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56 Responses to “Making a Difference for Moms During Cold & Flu Season”

  1. Sara @Doodle741 November 29, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    I love the Cool Mist Humidifier Model # EE-5301 (Blue and White water drop) because of it’s cute design and removable water tank!!

  2. Wayne November 29, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    Love The cow Humdiifer and much needed we have cows here angus cows would love this for our home

  3. Michelle November 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Sara,
    I have that one but in white. It’s a great design!

  4. Michelle November 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    That’s so great Wayne!
    Good luck in the contest.

  5. mara November 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm #

    my son would absolutely love the cow humidifyer. he has a room like that. he would think it was cool. Thanks.

  6. Chrisann November 29, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    I love the Dog Cool Mist Humidifier.My son would love it!

  7. Kathy K November 29, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    I like the dragon one… It is so cute, not a scary dragon either, but cute friendly looking

  8. Beth November 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    I like the pink ribbon cool mist humidifier Model # EE-5301P

  9. Shannon November 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    I like the dog cool mist humidifier! My son actually has a cold right now & a horrible cough & this would help him. He’s too little to blow his nose & get all the yucky stuff out. My Mom was asking me this morning if I had a humidifier. We used a friends, when he was smaller, for a week after we had bought one that did not work so we returned it. These are all really cute! My son gets excited when he sees dogs so this would be perfect for him!

  10. esther November 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE the hello kitty one!

  11. Aisling November 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    My girls would love the hello kitty humidifier!.. they both have bad colds right now ..I need to get one!

  12. trixx November 29, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    Love the orange drop shaped one as it’s my favorite color!

  13. Vivian November 29, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    Love the elephant humidifier because the steam blows out his nose

  14. Danielle P November 30, 2010 at 9:13 am #

    My favourite is the Frog Cool Mist Humidifier Model # EE-3191. My son would absolutely loves this as he is really into frogs right now. Whenever he sees the Nickolodeon frogs on a DVD he gets very excited, smiles and yells “fwog”. This would be fun for him to look at and also help him breathe better during the cold & flu season.

  15. laura colin November 30, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    coww , i love it

    so sweet

  16. laura colin November 30, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    i love the cow

    so sweet

  17. ANNA MOSLEY November 30, 2010 at 9:37 am #

    most of my Children have Asthma and we really need something like this for them and it will also help with their colds when needed, I needed this last week my Little guy had Croup and he is still trying to get over it
    Anna Mosley from facebook
    HEAVENANDUS7 from twitter

  18. JEannine m November 30, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    I love the Penguin becuase it is adorable and my son loves penguins

  19. beata13 November 30, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    I love the frog one . It would match the room decor of my twin boys . One has a very hard time breathing lately , possible asthma .

  20. Nichole November 30, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    I love the elephant because that is what my daughters room is decorated in! That would be so cute in there! I also like the sports one for my son because that is how his room is decorated! :o)

  21. Eliza klinger November 30, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    I like the PIg Cool Mist Humidifier. I like that this gives me an alternative to Over the Counter medication and the pig is cute!

  22. Liz November 30, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    We like the Dragon Cool Mist Humidifier Model # EE-5058. My daughter is fascinated by dragons and fairies so a dragon humidifier would be great.

  23. Julie November 30, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    I love the DOG cool mist humidifier! My granddaughter loves dogs!!

  24. Betty November 30, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    I liked Panda Green Mist Humidifier, because it is cute and has an automatic shut off when the tank is empty. Safe for everybody!

  25. Rachel Nixon November 30, 2010 at 10:24 am #

    I love the Duck Cool Mist Humidifier! These are so adorable, my little guy would be thrilled to have one of these!

  26. Deborah R November 30, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    I like the Penguin Cool Mist Humidifier Model # EE-865 best. We have a running joke in our family about the “cult of the penguin” – it’s silly but it makes us giggle, and who wouldn’t want a humidifier that can make you giggle when you’re sick? Or just because it’s winter?

  27. Natalia November 30, 2010 at 10:31 am #

    I like Hello Kitty Cool Mist Humidifier, as it uses less energy than a regular household light bulb!! That is pretty cool!

    • MichelleH December 1, 2010 at 8:57 am #

      Isn’t that great Natalia? Energy efficient too!

  28. Laura November 30, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    Cool Mist Humidifier – Model # EE-5301 – simple design, like the variable output controls.

  29. chrissyb November 30, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    I like the elephant cool mist humidifier. It would be perfect in my son’s jungle themed nursery! It so cute. This also is wonderful with the winter season in full effect it would help him breathe better!

  30. Patrick S November 30, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    The Duck is my favorite – my daughter would LOVE it.

  31. Tara Funair November 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    I live by humidifiers when my boys are sick. It really does help them sleep and feel better

  32. Michelle Stice November 30, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    Loving the elephant….so cool. Really need to win to replace our old humidifier it’s not working well anymore.

  33. HappyMomC November 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    I love the cow humidifier!

  34. Preethi November 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    I like the Pig Cool Mist Humidifier

    • MichelleH December 1, 2010 at 8:55 am #

      Preethi,
      That’s one of my fav’s too :)

  35. Sheryl November 30, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    My daughter loves her toy elephant and would so love the elephant humidifier and would be amazed watching the steam blows out his nose!

  36. Aimee November 30, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    I love the dragon humidifier! My son has asthma, he uses a nebulizer for his daily medicine with a dragon mask that looks like smoke is coming out… Now he loves all things dragons and dinosaurs!

    • MichelleH December 1, 2010 at 8:54 am #

      Aimee.
      Sorry your son ha to deal with that, but it sounds like you have found a way to make it fun!

  37. Brittany December 1, 2010 at 1:54 am #

    I LOVE that Cow!! Is it bad I want it in MY room?? lol

    • MichelleH December 1, 2010 at 8:54 am #

      HA! Not at all Brittany. Who says animals are only for kids? :)

  38. Michelle December 1, 2010 at 8:58 am #

    We are loving everyone’s responses! We wish we had one for everyone to win!

  39. Ellen -TCMom December 1, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    I love the pink pig it would go with my girls pink themed room! Plus our elephant one broke and we need a new one.

  40. Julia December 1, 2010 at 9:49 am #

    Love the Dragon one. My kids have been on a dragon kick since how to train your Dragon came out on DVD so this would make them giddy. Me too shhhh…

  41. Natalia Milner December 1, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    I like the elephant one the best!

  42. Carissa December 1, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    Oh my gosh I want the DUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Stephanie Hicks December 2, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    The froggie…matches our theme and my daughter said I love the froggie one”
    .

  44. Eureka @AdorableYaya December 2, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    I Adore The Adorable Dog Cool Mist Humidifier. It is the closet we will come to getting one ;(

    Thank you

  45. kristen huss December 2, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    I love the elephant humidifier!

  46. Heather S December 2, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    I love the penguin. My two oldest boys love penguins. They would be happy to have a penguin in their room!

    Thank you for the reasons on why humidifiers are important. I was only aware of a few benefits. I’m thankful for this post! I’m going to pull out my humidifier tonight. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I win, so I can put my old humidifier in my room and give my boys a cute one!

  47. Lisa L December 2, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    The Hello Kitty Cool Mist Humidifier would be nice for my baby girl’s room. She’s due in Feb and I heard that it’s good for air circulation.

  48. Stephanie Hicks December 3, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    As I listened to my kid, who sounded like a piggie, having a hard breathing normally, I was mad I didn’t have a working humidifier. She sleeps with one often to help ease her breathing. her tongue and cheeck swell so often that it’s an issue. Thanks for posting the importance of them.

  49. Autumn December 6, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    love them all

  50. Michelle December 6, 2010 at 10:35 am #

    Congrats to Aimee! Random.org has chosen you as the winner of a Crane humidifier. Thank you to everyone for entering our contest!

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