3 reasons to moisten the air in the apartment
In our culture, it has always been customary to prepare for the appearance of a child in the family, especially the firstborn. True, a hundred years ago, future parents did not have to make a choice - where to give birth, how to treat, what to wear my child and how to play with him - everything was determined by traditions. But the further, the more often there were questions. With the advent of baby strollers - "How to walk with him?". With the start of mass production of breast milk substitutes - "What will he eat?". With the spread of various educational ideas - "How to develop it?".
There are many questions - according to the number of devices for care-feeding-development-recovery. But there is one important question that so far not all parents ask themselves, although the child’s health depends on the answer to it: “What kind of air will my baby breathe or will it breathe?”.
No, it's not about the bad ecology of million-plus cities and not about moving for permanent residence somewhere closer to nature. Still, in our climate, a small child most of the time will be in the room. "But is there something wrong with the air at home?" - parents will ask. Judge for yourself.
Problem one: dryness.
During the heating season, which lasts about 7 months in central Russia, the humidity in the apartment may drop to 20-30%. We, adults, notice this by the fact that hang-up laundry quickly dries and the floor sometimes cracks. Our state of health does not seem to suffer. Although, if one is attentive to oneself, one can notice that the skin becomes drier, from time to time the nasal congestion worries, unpleasant sensations appear in the throat.
And what about the child, especially a newborn? For 9 months of intrauterine life, he was surrounded by amniotic fluid, and he needs about 50-60% of air humidity after birth. If this is not the case, the infant reacts with literally the whole body - the delicate skin dries up (here it is not far to dermatitis), and the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract especially suffer. The mucous secret, normally constantly covering the nasopharynx, dries up, forming crusts and clots, and they in turn make it difficult for the baby to breathe. It is difficult to breathe - it means that it is impossible to suck, the child becomes restless, and the mother breaks her head over the causes of indisposition.
It also happens otherwise: in response to drying out, the baby’s body begins to intensively produce a slimy secret, and a month-old baby begins ... a runny nose! The abundance of mucus makes it difficult to breathe, and very often the case ends with treatment with unseemly drugs, although the help to the crumbs could be simple - moistening the air. Fortunately, many pediatricians today are familiar with this problem, and with these symptoms, it is primarily advised to bathe the child more often and take care of the air in his room.
Best of all, household climate technology handles this task. So, Philips humidifiers automatically maintain the selected level of humidity - 40, 50 or 60%, evenly distribute the humidified air in the room and are very easy to clean. Due to the peculiarities of the NanoCloud cold evaporation technology used in them, the risk of the appearance of "white bloom" on the surfaces is excluded - a problem typical of most ultrasonic humidifiers. In addition, the Philips humidifier is equipped with a timer, signals that it is time to fill it with water, and has three modes of operation, including silent, which is important in the nursery.
So, moistening the air, we create a comfortable environment for the child's body - but not only.
With the help of modern climate technology is solved inThe second problem: the presence of bacteria and viruses in the air.
You didn’t ask yourself why the common cold and ARVI are haunting us and our children in the cold season, and in the summer they are disappearing? It's not just about hypothermia and weakening the body's defenses. Dry air is an excellent environment for viruses and bacteria, especially since the dried mucous membrane of the respiratory tract loses its immune properties and ceases to be an obstacle to the infection transmitted by airborne droplets.
This is the main reason why ARVI and flu are spreading so quickly in kindergartens and schools. But at home we are not protected, it is worth of someone from family members pick up the virus. The body is trying to get rid of the irritants deposited on the mucous membrane of the upper respiratory tract - we sneeze. At this moment, from 2 to 5 thousand microdroplets containing pathogens are dispersed in the air. Viruses remain on different surfaces, fall on the mucous membranes of the new "carrier" - the disease spreads.
But what does the humidifier have to do with it? First, the influenza virus, for example, feels worse and slows down its reproduction when the air humidity is 50-60%. Secondly, the Philips NanoCloud cold evaporation technology is used in Philips air humidifiers, due to which 99.9% fewer bacteria are released into the air than when using ultrasonic humidifiers.
The fact is that the Philips humidifier injects water into the air invisible to the human eye, the particles of which are so small that they cannot carry bacteria and viruses on themselves. The air in the apartment is not only humidified, but also cleaned, so the use of humidifiers with cold evaporation technology is safer for the health of all family members, and especially children.
But that's not all. Modern climate technology is able to solve and the third problem is the occurrence of allergies.
It is known that the air of modern apartments is supersaturated with microscopic dust, as well as volatile compounds (they are emitted by building materials, furniture, household chemicals, etc.). European studies have shown that in 40% of children's rooms the level of such pollution exceeds the permissible rate. Needless to say that such substances are the first in the list of possible allergens that irritate the respiratory tract of a child?
The mechanism of an allergic disease is such that even having a predisposition towards it, but without encountering a specific allergen, a child can avoid allergies. Regular cleaning is a good solution, but it is much simpler if the Philips air humidifier is in the room: in the NanoCloud cold evaporation technology, the air that enters the humidifier is primarily cleaned from large contaminants - such as hair, fluff, wool, etc. .
Even further in improving the quality of air at home, the climate systems of Philips went - devices that simultaneously moisturize and purify the air. In such devices, air quality is automatically monitored by an intelligent sensor. You can set the desired level of humidity, and the climate system will do the rest of the work - it will analyze the quality of the air in the room and select the optimal mode of cleaning and humidification.
The professional filtration system already consists of five stages - the filters of the climate complex capture both large particles (hair and dust), viruses, bacteria, mold, as well as harmful gases. The climate complex promptly reports the need to replace the filters, and if the resource is fully developed, it is simply turned off, thus ensuring cleanliness of the air in the house.
More and more parents, thinking about the health of their child, choose not only a harmonious birth and proper nutrition, but also actively form the environment in which the baby will live and develop. An important, albeit invisible part of this environment is the air that the child will breathe. Make it safe, take care of what your baby breathes.