3 Quick Tips For Cleaning and Maintaining Your Hygro+ Humidifier
The Hygro+ is a great piece of home kit for baby and the whole family. We even use it right here in the Babymoov HQ and love its health benefits!
If you are using essentials oils with your Hygro+ (as we do), make sure you add 2-3 drops into the oil tray only and not into the tank itself. Using an essential oil like Lavender is perfectly safe for use around your baby and a great way to help set a soothing tone before bedtime, not to mention the gorgeous smell diffusing through the house! If you do use the oil diffuser function on Hygro+, it is important however that you maintain the cleaning of the product as oil residue can leave a sticky film and over time interrupt the smooth functioning of the unit itself.
1. Tank Cleaning
Depending on the quality/hardness of your water or how often you use the unit with oils, you may need to clean the tank at least once a week and change the water in the tank after each use. Clean the tank using roughly 20ml of normal household bleach. Put the bleach into the tank itself with a full tank of cold water, give a good shake and leave to stand for half an hour. If residue is particularly bad or has been left for over a week you can use a dish brush or bottle brush to clean the remaining residue. Rinse out the tank thoroughly with warm water and leave to dry.
2. Base Cleaning
We recommend to clean the base of your Hygro+ once a week with a solution of white vinegar and water - roughly 2 parts vinegar to 1 part water until it fills the base. Let the base stand for half an hour with the vinegar solution in it. Rinse out with some warm water being particularly careful not to immerse the electrical part of the unit in water. Allow to dry completely.
3. Accessories cleaning
The chimney and the oil tray can also be soaked and cleaned in a weak solution of bleach and water to lift any oil residue.