Which is better? The hot mist or the cold mist? I'm in the market for a new one.
I like cold, because I think cold air is always easier to breathe than warm air.
Proud Army Wife
& Roman's Mommy
Supposedly, the warm mist ones are more prone to mold and mildew. That being said, I've had both, and I never had a problem with molding in a warm-mist humidifier.
I prefer cold-mist myself, but I can't really give you a hard reason why. Maybe I find it easier to breathe cold air, too?
If it's going to be in a child's room, it should be cold mist to prevent burns.
Cold mist can be put closer to a child with a stuffy nose without the fear of burning.
"Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments" -Henry Ward Beecher
We use cold in Charlie's room.