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The Best Air Purifiers for Children's Bedrooms

Updated on October 19, 2015

Which Air Purifier is Best for Your Child's Room

With allergy season upon us, you may be noticing allergy symptoms in your infant or toddler. Sneezing, runny noses, night-time coughing and crusty eyes in the morning. Doctors are against medicating children under the age of two with allergy symptoms. However, every parent knows that when their child is suffering they need to do something. I found that using an air purifier in my son's room greatly reduced his allergy symptoms throughout the day, and also improved his sleep at night. A second unit in my own bedroom has allowed me to keep my own seasonal allergy symptoms at bay for the first time in years!

Check with your health insurance provider. Many insurers will allow you to claim the cost of air purifiers if a member of your family is suffering from severe asthma. This makes these devices more affordable for those who will benefit from them the most.

Follow along for some of the top recommended air purifiers and see how it can make a difference for your child.

Vornadobaby Purio Nursery True HEPA Air Purifier

The Purio Nursery Air Purifier with HEPA filter was designed with baby in mind. This unit is filled with safety features including a stretchable cover to keep the cord out of harm’s way, a base that securely grips to floor or tabletop and unique lockable controls keep children from changing parent’s desired settings. At night, the unit can light up for safety and convenience. Like all appliances in the Vornadobaby product line, the Purio has no sharp edges, no pinch points and an extra stable base for added safety.

In terms of air filtration, the Purio comes equipped with a HEPA filter to remove 99.97%* of airborne particles including allergens, mold, and even viruses. An activated carbon filter removes odors for a cleaner smelling nursery. And last but not least, Vornado's 5 Year Happy Parent Guarantee assures every customer a completely satisfactory product experience.

Click below to read reviews for other parents who have already purchased this Purifier for their nursery.

Learn more about the Vornadobaby Purio HEPA Air Purifier

Honeywell 16200 Desktop HEPA Air Purifier - The Affordable Option

Even an inexpensive air purifier like this Honeywell can make a huge impact on the quality of your child's sleep
Even an inexpensive air purifier like this Honeywell can make a huge impact on the quality of your child's sleep

This Honeywell HEPA air purifier is perfect for small rooms - like a nursery. The desktop model can be placed on top of a dresser which is perfect when you have a curious toddler or crawler on the ground.

These fan based purifiers do emit some noise, but as many reviewers note, not more than a small fan would, and it is great for white noise. In fact, once I put a purifier in my son's room he FINALLY started sleeping through the night. Not sure if it was the white noise, or the easing of his night-time cough that did the trick. But either way, I was very happy with the results!

Amazon Customer Review for the Honeywell 16200 Desktop HEPA Air Purifier

"I purchased two of these little units and I must say they are definitely a bargain at this price. Most importantly though they really do the job. You can check the black liner a few days later and you will be amazed how much this little purifier sucks out of the air. I live in NY and my home gets plenty dusty no matter how much I clean. This has helped my family breath easier...."

Find this high tech Austin Ari purifier on Amazon for less
Find this high tech Austin Ari purifier on Amazon for less

Austin Air Baby's Breath Air Purifier

The High-Tech Option

The top-of-the-line Austin Air Baby's Breath Air Purifier cleans the air and provides a gentle wooshing sound guaranteed to lull your baby into peaceful sleep. Recently featured on the Today Show, this purifier promotes a healthy environment for your baby and cleans the air removing sub-micron particles, noxious gases and chemicals. Satisfied customers attest to the changes they have felt after using the purifier for only a few days. Wake up feeling refreshed with no more morning stuffy noses with this product.

Austin Air HealthMate Plus (HM250) - White
Austin Air HealthMate Plus (HM250) - White

Amazon Customer Review of the Austin Air Baby's Breath Air Purifier

"This product does exactly what it proposes. We have noticed an immediate cleaner and purifier living space in our bedroom. I run it on low each night when we go to sleep. We always wake up more refreshed and with non stuffy noses. I'd highly recommend this product for a bedroom or baby's room."

Click below to read reviews of this Sharp humidifier plus air purifier
Click below to read reviews of this Sharp humidifier plus air purifier

Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier w/ Humidifying Function

Nearly Silent Air Filtration and Humidity in One

Bacteria, germs, mold spores, pollen, pet dander, smoke, dust, and odors can make breathing more difficult, especially for asthma and allergy sufferers. The Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier helps remove these irritants from the air with an ultra quiet fan that draws air through a three-stage filter system. The Plasmacluster technology splits water molecules into positively and negatively charged ions which spread throughout the room. This system effectively refreshes the air similar to the way nature cleans the environment near waterfalls or just after a thunderstorm. - True HEPA Filter captures 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air that passes through it, including pollen, mold, pet dander and dust. Quiet operation is ideal for bedrooms and living rooms. Silent Mode is as quiet as 22 decibels, about the volume of rustling leaves. These are among the quietest Air Purifiers with a HEPA filter available anywhere.

Nosefrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator - A Must Have for Immediate Relief

Mommy circles are abuzz about the Nosefrida Snotsucker. The ingenious design allows you to place the aspirator outside your baby's nostril, instead of fighting them to insert it like the traditional one you took home from the hospital. This provides immediate relief form congestion for your baby, and less struggle for both of you.

Baby Nasal Aspirator NoseFrida the Snotsucker by Fridababy – Baby Shower Gift and Registry essential
Baby Nasal Aspirator NoseFrida the Snotsucker by Fridababy – Baby Shower Gift and Registry essential

"I love this product. It works 100x better than the bulb aspirator. My baby stopped fighting me when I had to suction her nose."


Blueair 203W HepaSilent Air-Purification System - The Silent Option

Recommended by Consumer Reports, this Energy Star air purifier has 3 speeds and works for rooms up to 175 square feet. Satisfied customers recommend this unit for cleaner air and alleviated allergy symptoms. HEPASilent technology uses electrostatic and mechanical filtration for quiet air filtration.

Blueair Classic 203 Slim HEPASilent Air Purification System, Allergy, Hay Fever and Dust Reducer, Small Rooms 237 sq. ft., White
Blueair Classic 203 Slim HEPASilent Air Purification System, Allergy, Hay Fever and Dust Reducer, Small Rooms 237 sq. ft., White

"I recommend this unit for the price-the air seems a whole lot fresher and cleaner and my allergies have been alleviated."


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