Winter comes with sniffles, coughs and sneezes. Once you’ve got the Kleenex (and a grin-and-bear-it attitude), consider getting another helper: a humidifer. These devices make dry air more comfortable by boosting the humidity level in the nursery, helping baby fight congestion and sleep better. Here are three new or novel options to try.

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Babymoov Aquarium Humidifier
This French company that makes this gadget is new to the U.S., but got praises right away for its Nutribaby Zen food processor. Now they’re back with a cool mist humidifier that helps you adjust the air in baby’s room. Silent and easy to use, the Aquarium Humidifier features an adjustable steam output, two options for humidity level, a running time of 7 to 18 hours and an automatic shut-off when the water level is too low. $39 at


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Crane Drop Cool Mist Humidifier
There is a lot to like about this nursery staple, starting with its space-age shape and choice of colors (it comes in more than 10 vibrant colors). The .9-gallon tank runs for up to 24 hours, and with a simple dial you can change the density of cool mist flow. Its nozzle can be rotated all the way around. $49.99 at


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Air-O-Swiss 7146 Travel Humidifier
This product is partly an ingenious hack that will save you time and money. It’s made for on-to-go or travel, and the base fit in most purses and even large pockets. There are no tanks to fill: Instead, you insert a 16-20-ounce water bottle into the unit, turn it on and — presto! — humid air flow. It has automatic shut-off when the water runs out. $49.99 at

Do you have a humidifier you love? Let us know about it in the Comments!

— Kelly Aiglon