HEPA air purifiers are more important for your baby and children than anyone else. The reason? Kids and infants have smaller lungs. So they naturally breathe 50% more air per pound than adults. If that air is polluted with allergies like pollen, mold spores and dust mites, your children will feel the side effects twice as much as you. Therefore, air purifiers for children's rooms is a must in order to protect their indoor air quality.
The respiratory system of babies is quite different from that of older children and adults. Their lungs are smaller, and they have weak respiratory control, weaker respiratory muscles, and a higher need for oxygen, which causes them to breathe in more air than adults.
This being the case, they'll naturally be more affected by pollutants in the air such as pollen and mould spores. Thankfully, buying a baby air purifier is a highly effective way of improving indoor air quality and protecting babies' vulnerable lungs from allergies and air pollution. We here at Oransi are happy to offer a range of the best air purifiers for baby rooms in 2021.
Asthma is a chronic disease that can cause the inside of the airways to become sore and swollen. This disease is quite common, as it affects approximately 9 million American children. There are several things that can cause asthma, including irritants like cigarette smoke, changes in weather, and more relevantly, allergens like mould and pollen.
Asthma can be dangerous at any age, but more so for babies. With smaller lungs and a very narrow windpipe, any constriction of their windpipes will be blocking a considerable percentage of their airways. That's why we offer a range of effective air purifiers for asthma that can also be used in baby nurseries.
The airborne contaminants in your baby's nursery will vary based on your lifestyle and the variety of products you use in your home, as well as whatever biological sources are present. The latter category includes pet dander, cockroaches, spiders, and more. A very common source of contamination is mould and mildew, which can sometimes occur due to air 'fresheners'.
If your baby is experiencing the symptoms of air pollution or allergies caused by airborne contaminants, it's definitely time to invest in an air purifier. These symptoms could be difficulty sleeping, trouble breathing, headaches, mucus, dry skin, irritated eyes, and other unfortunate effects.
Here at Oransi, we offer a range of stellar air purifiers. However, some are designed more so with babies in mind. These include the Oransi Max, Finn UV, and mod jr.
Inhaling clean air that's free of pollutants is an important aspect of your baby's short-term and long-term health. This is why air purifiers are a popular preventative measure against the many negative symptoms that can come with air pollution.
By eliminating around 99% of particles with bacteria, VOC's, and allergens in your baby's nursery, air purifiers are protecting them from dizziness, breathing problems, sleeping problems, and much more.
Yes, filter-based air purifiers are safe for babies. They don't produce any harmful by-products or anything of the like. In fact, air purifiers promote safety for babies, as they remove harmful particulates from the air without causing any negative side effects. They're a far better choice than ozone generators, which are known to sometimes damage lungs.
The best place to put an air purifier in your baby's room would be somewhere that's open with airflow coming from all directions. This is where the air purifier will be at its peak performance. If you opt instead to place your air purifier in a corner or another tight spot, the device will be far less effective.
When choosing an air purifier, we recommend consulting our helpful guide to air purifiers. This guide will aid you in selecting the appropriate air purifier per square footage, as your purifier must be able to fully clean all of the air in your baby's room.
Another popular metric for choosing an air purifier is using the CADR rating (clean air delivery rate). This rating, developed by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), measures the amount of clean air that comes out of an air purifier. By secretly testing air purifiers from participating brands, AHAM provides reliable and verified ratings through their website that users can trust. The highest ratings one can get are 450 for smoke and pollen and 400 for dust. Though the CADR is not a 100% perfect metric for determining the quality of an air purifier, the closer a purifier is to 450 and 400, the better it will likely be.
The most notable benefit of an air purifier is that it removes sickness-causing particles, microbes, and allergens from the air, which are known to cause everything from breathing problems to headaches. Needless to say, this is even more important when dealing with babies, as their respiratory system is weaker and more vulnerable than an adult or even a child's.
By using an air purifier in your baby's nursery, you'll be allowing your baby to breathe better and sleep better, as the air in their room will be far purer. This will save them from all the potential negative effects of breathing in contaminated air, which is valuable for their health as they grow up.
Oransi is proud to be an expert-rated #1 air purifier provider by Clemson University. The air purifiers we carry are among the most effective, reliable, and high-quality on the market today.
If you're trying to find the best air purifier for your baby's room but aren't sure where to start, we recommend consulting our helpful air purifier calculator. You're also welcome to contact our friendly US-based customer service team with any questions you have about our air purifiers for children by calling (888) 281-3948 or filling out our online enquiry form.
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Quiet - it won't bother your sleep with its light white noise. Top rated HEPA filters produce totally clean air. Long term reliability & unmatched service. Tells you when it's time to check the filters. Lightweight and easy to move.
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To ensure the air in your home stays safe for those we care about most, browse our various Air Purifiers for Children and babies. Depending on the model, each air purifier will remove up between 98-99.99% of allergies, dust and mold from your living area. That's why Oransi air purifiers were ranked #1 in an independent study by Clemson University.
"Having a child with asthma has been very stressful for me and I bought this to help with her breathing. It's been really hard and this air cleaner has been great. I feel like I'm really helping her and have been amazed at how her mood has improved. It's helped more than just my daughter and am grateful that products like this are around that really help."
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"I bought 3 air purifiers, 2 for myself and one for my daughter. They are very well made and work to perfection. I couldn't ask for better. Michele at customer service couldn't be more helpful. I'm completely satisfied with my purchases and the company. Thanks especially to Michele."
Judy SprighterMarietta, GA
Air quality is an important health issue for all people. For children, however, it’s even vital. Because children are growing and developing, they are more vulnerable to the harmful effect of indoor and outdoor air pollution.
If you want to provide quality air for your children, you can start by giving them clean, healthy air in the home. And how can you do that?
It’s easier than you might think...
Clean air is important for everyone, but children are often more vulnerable to the consequences of air pollution.
The lungs of children, toddlers, and infants are proportionally-larger compared to their overall size. Because of the larger lungs (compared to overall size) they naturally breathe 50% more air per pound than adults. If that air is polluted with contaminants like pollen, mold spores, and dust mites, your children will, in many case, feel the side effects much harder than would a normal healthy adult.
Therefore, air purifiers for children's rooms are a must in order to protect them from indoor air pollution.
There is also an increased danger of asthma among smaller children. Asthma, which causes a constriction of the windpipes, can be much more severe in children due to the size of their windpipes. Naturally, a small child will have an already narrow windpipe between their mouth and their lungs, so a one millimeter reduction will block a large percentage of their airways.
The World Health Organization says that if an adult’s airway is blocked by a millimeter, it reduces the airway by 19%. However, if a child’s airway is restricted by a millimeter, it reduces the diameter by 56%!
A report from Unicef (see page 40) also discusses the lung-development process among children. They say that alveolar development continues until the age of six. The alveoli are tiny sacs in the lungs that hold air. To ensure healthy development, a child needs clean, healthy air, both outside and indoors.
All of this tells us that children need to be protected from airborne contaminants, especially if they suffer from respiratory conditions like asthma or allergies.
But to protect your child from indoor air pollution, you have to understand the types of pollutants found in bedrooms and homes.
To create clean air for your children, you first have to understand what you’re up against. In most cases, the airborne contaminants in a child’s bedroom will be the same as those found in the entire home. Unless you have an area that is not well ventilated, it’s unlikely that there will be a significant difference between the air in the living room, for example, and the air in a kid’s room.
Common indoor air contaminants vary depending on your particular lifestyle and the type of products you have in your home.
One of the most common, however, is biological sources, which can include pet dander, as well as particulate matter from mice, spiders, and cockroaches.
Mold and mildew are also common sources of airborne contamination. Although they are considered “biological,” they are different from animals and are dealt with differently as well, so they generally deserve their own category when it comes to air purification.
Air pollution in a child’s room can also come from air fresheners, which rarely “freshen” the air, and (in most cases) simply add harmful, although sweet-smelling, chemicals to the surrounding environment.
Is an air purifier needed in your child’s home?
While these appliances can be useful in virtually any setting, there are times when they may be especially needed.
One of the most obvious signs you should watch for is sneezing and coughing from your child. If you notice that they tend to sneeze more when inside, or they frequently cough when playing indoors, they may be breathing in dust, pet dander, or other contaminants.
Walk into your child’s room and take a deep breath through your nose. What do you smell?
While this isn’t a scientific analysis, it can give you an idea of what contaminants are present. If you smell varnish, paint, or the scent of plastics, the room may contain volatile organic compounds, which can be harmful to the lungs.
If the room smells stale or stuffy, it’s a sign that ventilation is poor and could be improved by a fan and the use of a purifier.
The best defense against poor air quality is active cleaning and preventative measures.
You can start by dusting on a regular basis to keep these contaminants from piling up.
Take the time to dust the shelves and dressers and you’ll eliminate a large portion of contaminants in one action. While you’re cleaning, you should also vacuum regularly to remove dust and particles from the carpet, which is often a safe-haven for particles that eventually become airborne.
To maintain clean air for your children, be sure to only use products that are safe for the home. Avoid using spray-can air fresheners, as these often use chemicals that can be harmful and irritating to a child’s lungs.
If you smoke, please do it outside. Secondhand smoke from cigarettes is harmful to a child’s lungs and can trigger an asthma attack.
Sometimes cleaning the air in a room can be as easy as increasing ventilation. By opening a window, you let fresh air into the room, which dilutes any pollutants that may be lingering in the home.
Outdoor air can contain pollution, but unless you live in a significantly-polluted area, it’s likely your home will benefit from open windows. Fans can also help ventilate to air in a home, which helps reduce the chances of concentrated contaminants in one area.
You should also change the air filter in your furnace and A/C units on a regular basis. These HVAC filters trap dust and other particle matter, helping to create more efficient air systems. However, changing them out frequently can also increase the quality of the air in your home.
To ensure the air in your home stays safe for those we care about most, we offer air purifiers that will remove up at least 98% of contaminants, and in some cases can remove 99.99% of dust and mold from your living area. That's why Oransi air purifiers were ranked #1 in an independent study by Clemson University.
Another important tool for fighting air contaminants in your child’s room for long-term health is air purification. For a kid’s room, you need a unit that is small, quiet, and removes most of the contaminants generally found in the home.
When assessing air purifiers, it’s best to use a product that has a good CADR.
Here are a few suggestions for your child’s room:
This small yet powerful air purifier is perfect for a child’s home. It is small enough to fit into little corners or between furniture, yet is removes 98% of dust airborne allergens and particulates. It removes dust, pollen, mold spores, and can even be effective for the removal of light odors.
It has three fan speeds, allowing you to set it to low when children are sleeping. It also features a convenient replacement filter indicator, which tells you when the Finn needs a new filter.
Another small yet effective air purifier, the Max uses high quality HEPA filters to remove a wide variety of household contaminants, including allergens, dust, pollen, and mold. It is best for bedrooms and small offices, and makes a great choice for a child’s room. If fact, the Max HEPA Air Purifier is rated to remove over 99.9% of airborne particles.
This purifier also comes with an easy-to-use interface that helps you control how the machine is operating at any time. Basically, you don’t need a manual to operate this purifier; it’s simple, easy, and convenient.
For a more compact and portable option, you may consider using the mod jr., a unit that weighs only 18 lbs and measures 22 inches high. Its small yet powerful design allows it to fit in nearly any small space and clean up to 878 square feet. Its quiet yet energy efficient EC motor makes it ideal for children's bedrooms and a good night's sleep.
It uses a pre-filter, HEPA filter, and an activated carbon filter to remove 99.6% of airborne particulates, which includes allergens, dust, bacteria, pollen, mold spores, pet dander, smoke, viruses, and VOC's.
While we’re on the subject of air purification and a child’s growing body, we should discuss the importance of quality air at school. Other than the home, school is likely the place where children spend most of their time, so it only makes sense that parents want clean air in these facilities.
According to the EPA, roughly 115,000 schools have problems linked to indoor air quality, which makes this a pressing concern for parents.
Talk with your school administrators to ensure the facility has proper maintenance of all HVAC systems.
If needed, encourage the installation of carbon monoxide detectors, regular replacement of air-system filters, and good ventilation throughout the school. You could also cite schools that have already made improvements, such as the Mountain Valley Unified School District in California.
With these steps, you can do your part to ensure that your child, as well as children all through the community, have clean, healthy air while they learn!
You can have the advantage of advanced, high-quality air purifiers when you purchase products from Oransi.
Read on to see why children need HEPA air purifiers.