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Sterilizing water for your child's humidifierSSterilizing water for your child's humidifierSterlizing water for your child's humidifierEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Lungs;TracheaRespiratory systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+) Hospital healthcare providersNA2017-06-29T04:00:00ZReshma Amin, MD, FRCPC, MSc;Faiza Syed, BHSc, RRT;Tuyen Tran, RRT000Flat ContentHealth A-Z

 

 

Sterilizing water for your child's humidifier2926.00000000000Sterilizing water for your child's humidifierSterlizing water for your child's humidifierSEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Lungs;TracheaRespiratory systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+) Hospital healthcare providersNA2017-06-29T04:00:00ZReshma Amin, MD, FRCPC, MSc;Faiza Syed, BHSc, RRT;Tuyen Tran, RRT000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>What type of water should I use in my child's humidifier?</h2> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/trach_sterile_water_and_humidifier_EN.jpg" alt="Sterile water and a humidifier water chamber" /> </figure> <p>We recommend you use sterile, distilled water in your child's humidifier to reduce your child's risk of developing lung infections.</p><h2>How to sterilize distilled water</h2><ol><li>Fill a new kettle or dedicated pan with distilled water. If using a kettle, make sure it does not have an automatic shut-off.</li><li>Allow the water to boil vigorously for at least 15 minutes.</li><li>Let the water cool before you use it. Leave it in the kettle or, if using a pan, leave the lid on while the water cools.</li><li>When the water has cooled enough, pour it into a clean container and seal the container.</li></ol><h3>Tips</h3><ul><li>Use the water on the same day that you sterlize it. Do not leave it in the sealed container overnight. </li><li>You can store the sterilized distilled water at room temperature or in the refrigerator.</li></ul> <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/trachvent">Return to trach-vent learning hub</a><br>Sterilizing water for your child's humidifierTruehttps://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2927&language=Englishhttps://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2925&language=English

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