Your child's well-being and safety are your top priorities throughout their lives. However, pollutants floating in the air might disrupt your child's peace. Studies show that indoor air is more polluted than outside air. According to the World Health Organization, more than 90% of children breathe toxic air daily. Their studies also show that 40% of the global population (which includes a billion children) are exposed to household pollution.
- Their organs are still developing (like their lungs and heart).
- They have a weaker immune system.
- Their detoxification paths are still developing.
- They breathe faster and therefore inhale more pollutants.
- They are often in contact with the ground (laying, crawling, etc.) where the concentration of allergens may be even higher.
Babies exposed to air pollution have a higher risk of developing respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. Air pollution can also lead to headaches, sinus congestion, irritation, constant fatigue, and limited lung growth.
You should therefore ensure that your baby's room is as free from air pollutants as possible. An air purifier with a medical-grade HEPA 13 filter and an activated carbon filter will be able to stand up to the job of cleaning your baby's bedroom.
The Best Purifier for Your Baby's Room
The general well-being of your infant is essential. As a parent, you always take precautionary measures by cleaning their room thoroughly and washing their bedding, clothes, and toys. However, this might not be enough. An air purifier in your baby's room provides extra comfort and security for your child.
What to Consider When Choosing an Air Purifier
So, you’re shopping for an air purifier for your baby’s room. Here are a few things to look out for.
- Choose an air purifier that has a medical-grade high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. HEPA-13 filters are capable of trapping particulate matter from the air, such as pet hair and dander, mold, and dust.
- Your air purifier should have an activated carbon filter. The filter neutralizes toxic gasses in the air. It will also eliminate foul odors in your baby's room.
- Choose an ozone free-filter. According to the EPA, air purifiers emitting ozone can damage your baby's lungs.
- The air purifier should always be quiet when running. A baby's mental growth is essential, and adequate sleep contributes to that. A noisy air purifier interrupts their sleep pattern, which can open an entirely new can of worms — for them and you.
The Sans air purifier has a three-layer filtration process: the pre-filter, a medical-grade HEPA 13 filter, and an activated carbon filter, which helps in purifying the air by:
1. Keeping Home With Pets Cleaner and Safer
Pets are your child's best friend. They play with your child and offer companionship. Despite this, they can be a source of pollution. Pets bring loads of allergens into your baby's room through their fur by carrying pollen, dust, and dander that may trigger allergic reactions. Hair and dander alone are enough to prompt a respiratory response.
An air purifier will trap loose hair, pollen, and dander from your pet, keeping your baby’s little nose clear and sneezing at bay.
2. It Traps Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are found in many of the items in your home. Everything from cleaning detergents and air fresheners to furniture and paint can emit VOCs, which cause discomfort and can irritate your baby's nose, lungs, eyes, and ears. An air purifier with an activated carbon filter will neutralize toxic substances in your air.
3. It Prevents Airborne Diseases
Having clean air in your baby's room is very important. However, it goes beyond the particles you can see. Microscopic pollutants are still floating in the air, threatening your baby’s health with various airborne illnesses like the flu. Use an air purifier with a medical-grade HEPA 13 filter, which traps tiny particles like bacteria and viruses that cause airborne diseases. HEPA 13 filters can capture up to 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns and 99.95% down to 0.1 microns.
4. It Filters Out Odors
Many people, including babies, are sensitive to smell. Your home absorbs odors from pets, cleaning detergents, paint, and food. And let’s not forget those dirty diapers, which also fill your baby's room with an unpleasant smell.
An activated carbon filter in your air purifier neutralizes odors floating in your baby's room. Investing in an air purifier will help you eliminate unpleasant smells and make your baby breathe fresh and healthier air.
5. It Improves Sleep
Your child needs consistent sleep to grow correctly. Newborns specifically can sleep anywhere from 14 to 17 hours a day! Part of getting quality sleep is having access to high-quality air.
An air purifier allows your baby to breathe clean air and sleep soundly through the night by trapping allergens and neutralizing unpleasant smells. A well-rested baby makes for a healthier and happier baby (and happier parents, too).
4 Tips to Ensure Your Air Purifier Cleans Your Baby's Room Effectively
- Run the air purifier continuously. With Sans, it’s safe to run the air purifier in your baby's room 24/7. This allows for maximum air cleaning in their immediate area.
- Maintain the air purifier. An air purifier collects more pollutants with time, losing efficiency. Replace your HEPA and activated carbon filters regularly to increase the air purifier's effectiveness. Sans will notify you when it’s time to grab your replacement filter! Always avoid washable filters.
- Ensure that your baby's room has good airflow and is well ventilated.
- Place the air purifier in a strategic location. Put your air purifier in an area where it will filter as many allergens as possible. This means high-traffic areas and/or areas where your baby spends a lot of time.
The indoor air quality that your baby breathes is important. Pollutants pose a significant risk to the health of your little one. Putting an air purifier in your baby's room is a simple way to protect their well-being. Shop with Sans today.