Question of the day: Which is better, a humidifier or a vaporizer?
Answer: Both put humidity into the air. A humidifier warms the air first, a vaporizer does not. Humidifiers have less risk of germs being spewed into the air, but a greater risk of burn from the hot water/steam if your child is too inquisitive. Vaporizers require regular cleaning, as per the instructions, to minimize germs. Both vaporizers and humidifiers will work better longterm with distilled water instead of tap water.