Dear New Parents, Quality Sleep is Possible with an Air Purifier

In most instances, we new parents are thinking of ways to protect our children. There are a multitude of things that can help us do this, but we rarely consider if those same tools will also better our own livelihood.

One of the things I have learned that benefits my child and myself is having an air purifier in my home.

The quality of our life improved by merely having clean air to breathe. If by chance our air purifier malfunctioned, I was comforted by the fact that I had a protection plan in place for it and other objects in my house.

I became a new parent two years ago when I had my first child, a girl. Before she arrived, I searched through every page on every search engine to figure out what tools I needed to be the best parent ever, and I convinced my boyfriend to buy almost all of those things too. We had just about every baby carrier, rocker, and bouncer.

Anything you can think of, we had! My child was spoiled before she even got here, and her nursery was packed with toys and books.

Now looking back, I recognize that I went a bit overboard. I also did not spend much time thinking about my own needs. Despite it all, I have no regrets. As new parents, we learn by trial and error.

From experience, I have learned a lot. A major thing being that I have to consider myself just as much as my baby.

Investing in an air purifier was one of the smartest things I could have ever done. It is even something I consider as one of the many essential purchases during a pregnancy.

What is an air purifier?

Like any new thing, we must find out what type is best for our individual needs. Keep reading to find the best air purifier for your home and to learn how an air purifier benefits not only your child but also benefits you.

Before we get into deciding which air purifier is best for your family and your home, let’s stop and think about what an air purifier is.

The name is pretty self-explanatory. By definition, an air purifier is a device that cleanses the air of impure particles such as dust and pollen.

What does that mean for you?

These devices are able to trap the majority of the irritants and allergens that flow through your house filters and back into the air that you breathe.

Without this device, your newborn and you are susceptible to sneeze attacks, migraines, and even difficulty breathing if these airborne allergens have a heavy effect on you.

Ultimately, an air purifier can enhance the quality of your life and most importantly, the quality of your sleep. With the little sleep you get as a new parent, quality sleep is a necessity!

Different Models for Specific Needs

Air purifiers generally have one purpose, to purify the air, but different models are designed for specific purposes.

If you are a frugal shopper then you already know how to choose the right product when shopping, but with air purifiers, there may need to be a bit more attention given to the details.

If you have allergies, you should look for an air purifier that is designed to help with allergy relief. These models are created with various filters (like HEPA filters) that remove particles associated with allergens.

It’s important to note that though they look the same, air purifiers are different from dehumidifiers, which are designed to take the moisture out of the air to make it easier for you to breathe rather than purifying the air.

Asthma symptoms can be triggered by certain pollutants, as you may already know if you or someone in your family has asthma. If you battle with asthma in your home, a device that is tailored to cleansing odors and chemicals from the air is perfect for your environment.

Some brands even promote that their device is specific to asthma. These types of purifiers are great for people with chemical sensitivities as well!

In the winter, my family enjoys a nice and hot fire burning bright as we all snuggle on the couch. Sometimes we would even make s'mores or roast hotdogs in the fireplace.

Throughout the summer, we grill a lot. So smoke sometimes travels in and out of our home, no matter the season.

For families like mine, smoke air purifiers are ideal. These purifiers remove fireplace soot, smoke, and other air contaminants related to the smoke.

Aside from our activities involving smoke, we house a variety of pets. Having a purifier in our home that cleans out pet odors, hair, and any other particles originating from them not only tames my mild OCD, but it keeps my home feeling fresh.

As a pet owner, a pet air purifier is something you should definitely look into purchasing.

Choosing the Right Size Air Purifier

Hopefully, you now have an idea of the best air purifier for your family. Since you have an idea of what type is in your best interest, deciding on the size of that variation is the next step.

  • Entire Home – A purifier large enough to access your entire home is ideal for larger families who need a heavy-duty purifier and if you need multiple variations. It also eliminates the need for having more than one purifier.
  • Small-scale – Small-scale purifiers are created for rooms up to 300 square feet. These are good for smaller bedrooms or office spaces.
  • Medium-scale – These suit room sizes from 300 to 700 square feet.
  • Large-scale – Rooms like a living room, family room, or mini-auditorium, sized between 700 and 2000 square feet should host a large-scale purifier.

Air Purifiers and Their Features

Just like any technical device, an air purifier has different features. Once you have selected the size and type of an air purifier, you can decide if any advanced features are important to you.

Some purifiers offer features that help you save money because they are EPA-approved energy savers, have remote controls for the fan speeds, and give notifications about the quality of the air in real-time.

There are also indicators that let you know when the filter needs changing or is not working properly. Some even allow you to connect the air purifier to Wi-Fi so you can control it and keep track of the air quality from your phone.

Which is better: an air purifier or a humidifier?

An air purifier is a device that removes solid particles, allergens, microorganisms and unpleasant odors from the air in the room. It has several filter elements built into it, through which polluted air passes and is cleaned.

An air purifier is suitable if you need to get rid of particles of household chemicals, mold spores, specific odors, and flying dust. A humidifier is indispensable in the heating season with dry air. These two types of climate control equipment complement each other: they can be installed at the same time.

The End Goal

No matter the type, size, and features you choose when deciding on an air purifier, they are all intended to enhance the quality of living.

When you are a new parent, you already have so much to worry about. The quality of the air your child is breathing should not be one of those things.

Most importantly, clean air and a good night’s sleep for your child and you will help both of you get through the day without feeling fussy or sluggish.

Imani Francies
Imani Francies,

Imani Francies writes and researches for She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media and specializes in various forms of media marketing.

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