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The Drop Humidifier from Crane can be used by parents looking for natural alternatives to cough medicine and other croup, colds and cough remedies, as it increases the moisture in the air. A Crane Humidifier can be used with persistent dry coughs and congestion from newborn babies right through to toddlers and adults.

If your child is coughing at night, you can leave the humidifier running all night as it is whisper quiet. Our humidifier reviews show that parents that have a child with cough and cold symptoms or congestion are finding this to be a best buy for a baby humidifier or child's vaporiser. 

Croup in children, and coughing up phlegm or mucus are difficult to deal with, as they can disrupt a baby’s sleep, however a Crane humidifier can be used in all these situations. Many doctors recommend cool mist humidifiers.

If your child has asthma or a breathing condition we suggest checking with your GP or a health professional to see if a humidifier or vaporiser would be suitable to use.

Crane Humidifier Features:

  • Can be used with cough, cold and croup symptoms
  • Increase the moisture in the air for dry coughs, sinus irritation, dry skin
  • Whisper-quiet ultrasonic operation with variable cool mist output control
  • Auto-off function when water tank is empty, with low power consumption
  • Removable water tank for easy carrying and filling
  • 1 gallon (3.75 litres) tank runs up to 11 hours per fill, or up to 24 hours on the lowest setting
  • Water indicator light


Why Should I Use a Humidifier?

The real question is why shouldn’t you? Humidifiers add essential moisture to indoor air that air conditioners and heaters can remove.  Having the right balance of moisture in the air can relieve congestion from the common cold and soothe dry and persistent cough, croup, dry skin and eyes, and irritated sinuses. Perfect for babies, adults, and everyone in between, a humidifier’s additional moisture thins the mucus in the sinuses, which may make it easier to breathe. And we know that when it comes down to your family’s health, you’re all about breathing easy! Even if you’re feeling great, our Crane Humidifiers are must-haves. 

Is This Suitable for Babies and Toddlers?

Yes, this unit is designed for use with your baby or toddler and the range of fun designs makes it easy to find something your little one will love. The cool mist technology makes it safe to have in the home, unlike hot steam vaporisers which can be a burns hazard.

Humidifier or Vaporiser?
Humidifier is the name in the US for what is usually called a Vaporiser (sometimes spelled as vapouriser or vapourizer) in NZ and Australia. It is important to note that Crane Adorable, Drop and Travel Humidifer/Vaporisers are Cool Mist Ultrasonic Vaporisers, not to be confused with warm mist or steam vaporisers.  We use the terms Humidifier and Vaporiser interchangeably when referring to Crane products.

Which is Better: Warm Mist or Cool Mist? 

The major difference is that a Warm Mist Humidifier is heating the water to produce steam vapour. Cool Mist Humidifiers use an Ultrasonic Nebulizer that vibrates at a very high frequency to produce an extra fine water mist. When it comes to humidifying a room, there is not much of a difference between the two types - both are equally effective. However, paediatricians and parents alike recommendCool Mist Humidifiers for babies and children because there is no heating element, which could be a safety risk for a child. Cool Mist Humidifiers can also save money on energy costs.

How does the Drop differ from the Droplet?

The Drop is bigger and has a large tank capacity. The Drop capacity is 3.75L and the Droplet is 1.9L. The larger the tank, the longer your Humidifier will run for before needing to be filled. Both Drop and Droplet will run continuously through the night.

Crane  Humidifier LiquidCan I Use Essential Oils With My Crane Vaporiser?

No, as traditional essential oils will interfere with the operation of the ultrasonic membrane in your humidifier and cause the plastic to break down over time. A glass or ceramic diffuser is more suited for use with oils. Crane has developed a unique Humidifier Liquid which is safe for use in Crane Humidifiers. Please note that as this is still an essential oil blend it is recommended from age 3 years upwards.
However it is primarily the cool mist produced by the Crane Humidifier that is designed to provide relief for dry persistent coughs, nasal congestion, and croup. Paediatricians recommend cool mist to relieve cold and flu symptoms, soothe the throat and reduce swelling. 

How is Humidifier Liquid Different From Essential Oil?

Crane has specially developed a water-soluble Humidifier Liquid made from essential oil in an alcohol base. This unique formula is water soluble and will not damage your Crane Ultrasonic Humidifier or Vaporiser.

A Humidifier Is a Common Baby Registry Item. Why Does My Baby Need One? 
Newborns are Obligate Nasal Breathers, meaning that they can only breathe in through their nose for the first 4-6 months of their lives. Their nostrils are so small that even the tiniest clog can make everything from feeding to sleeping difficult and frustrating. Perhaps more importantly, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises against using over-the-counter cold medication for children under the age of 6. For these reasons, many paediatricians and parents recommend using Cool Mist Humidifiers.

Does This Crane Humidifier Have a Light?

Yes it has 2 tiny lights showing whether there is water in the Humidifier. The tiny green light glows if there is sufficient water and the tiny red light glows if the water tank is empty.  You can see the little lights above the dial.

What is the Best Way to Clean My Crane Humidifier?
It’s simple. Regular cleaning will keep your humidifier running smoother, for longer. We highly recommend emptying the water tank and basin after each use and disinfecting them at least once a week with water and a few capfuls of white vinegar. Please check the manual for further instructions.

Do I Need a Filter to Run My Crane Humidifier?
Nope. We’re all about simple, clean design, so our humidifiers work perfectly without a filter. In some cases, such as when using bore water, you could notice a fine white mineral dust collecting near your Crane. If so you can switch to distilled water to lower the dust-building mineral content. Crane Demineralization Filters will remove these excess minerals, so your air (and your home) stays clean. 

Please do not carry the water tank by the handle when it is filled with water. 
Do not use hot water to fill the tank. 
Essential Oils cannot be used with this product - only Crane Humidifier Liquid.


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Rating Best investment for winter

By Portia from Wanaka on 16 June 2019

We didn't have one of these for our first child, but got one when our second child seemed to pick up every cold and cough going around. Hands down the best investment for winter for kids - it dries his snotty nose or wee cough up overnight and helps him breathe easier when sleeping. Highly, highly recommend.


By Tammy from Kaiapoi on 5 June 2019

This is Amazing with a capital A. For years in my bedroom I've woken up feeling like theres no air but if I leave the window open all night its freezing. Now there is just the right amount of moisture in the air I dont wake up with a dry throat every day I'm ready to jump out of bed and enjoy my day! When it's in the kids room they seem a lot happier in the morning too! It's so simple and easy to use which is a plus anyone could do it! Thank you so much for making my sleep better!

Rating Snuffly 2 month old

By Diana from Parakai on 8 May 2019

Has really helped my snuffly two month old become less snuffly & sleep better.

Rating One word - AMAZING!!

By Lauren from Auckland on 29 April 2019

Sleep Store Team, thank you so much for the awesome services you provide!!

Following advice I had seen from you on Facebook regarding humidifiers I ordered one (in the very early hours while up with our little one 😂). I have to admit I was slightly sceptical, I wasn’t convinced it would make much of a difference. Our son had been suffering with a cold so I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of our humidifier.

In true Sleep Store style, thanks to your 5 star service and super efficiency it arrived the following day. With less than 24 hours in baby’s room he had improved so much! He was far less stuffy and so much brighter in himself. Best of all, he could breathe!!

I don’t know how I thought we could make it through the winter without a humidifier! I will be recommending them to everyone!

Thank you so much again for the great service, advice and online community you continue to provide. It’s my go to for everything!

Rating Stop thinking about it, just get one!

By Annie from Nelson on 15 August 2018

I was a little apprehensive about buying one of these as I wasn't sure if it was a necessary item. SO glad I finally decided to buy one! I initially bought it for our nursery however when hubby got a cold before our son was born I got it out and set it up in our room. He scoffed at first but it worked like a charm and we used it every night until our wee man arrived. Now it's in the nursery we're going to have to get a second one for our bedroom. It works great for stuffy noses, coughs, colds, sniffles, and dry skin, especially through winter when the air in our house gets dried out with fire and heaters going. No issues with condensation at all, and the little indicator light on this model is TINY and faint. If you really need a completely dark room with ZERO light then you can get a black permanent marker and colour in the little plastic dome on the tank that covers the light. Works really well. Only word of advice - make sure you follow the care instructions to the letter and empty the bottom tray every day. Now stop reading reviews and go add one of these to your cart!

Rating Every parent needs this!

By Jamie from Auckland on 24 July 2018

I was recommended a vaporizer by my doctor at the beginning of my first winter as a mum. My little girl was too clogged up to sleep, and when she did, woke herself up coughing. Hasn't been a problem since we got the Crane Vaporiser, it's amazing. I recommend them to everyone. Also love that this design can be used all around the house, and when she's older.

Rating Amazing!

By Kelly from Mosgiel on 24 July 2018

Our son almost always has a cough or a runny nose. He would often wake himself up coughing during the night. We have had a crane humidifier for the past week and have noticed a huge improvement in his night coughing- it's almost non existent!! The unit is easy to use, quiet and as the steam isn't hot it's safe. Totally recommend!

Rating Crane Humidifier 3.75L

By Olivia from Napier on 21 June 2018

Awesome humidifier so quiet and no condensation. Would give it a five star if there was an option to turn the light off otherwise a sound product so far

The Sleep Store replied:
The Droplet version has no light.

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Crane Humidifiers Humidifiers add moisture to indoor air, relieving congestion from the common cold and flu and soothing scratchy throats, dry skin and eyes, and irritated sinuses. Perfect for babies, adults, and everyone in between, a humidifier’s additional moisture thins the mucus in the sinuses, making it easier to breathe. (And we know that when it comes down to your family’s health, you’re all about breathing easy.)


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Facebook Live - Crane Humidifiers

Louise answers your questions about WHY and HOW to use an humidifier. These will help your baby, toddler or even yourself to alleviate the symptoms of coughs and colds. We have a wide range of Crane Humidifiers at The Sleep Store, including the drop, droplet and adorable animal range plus the very useful and cute mini humidifier.



Crane Comparison Chart

  Crane Crane Crane Crane Crane


Adorable Droplet Train Travel
Suitable For Newborns O O O O O
Can Be Used Without Essential Oils O O O O O
Dry Cough Relief O O O O O
Soothes Throat O O O O O
Stuffy Nose Relief O O O O O

Adjustable Vapour Output

O O O    

Creates Cool Mist Vapour






Can Be Used With Non-oil Based Crane Scents O O O O O
Use with Essential Oils          

Room Size Guide

Up to large Room Up to large Room Up to medium sized Room Up to large Room Small room, car, travel

Quiet Controls






Auto Shut Off O O O O O
Anti-Microbial Plastic O O O O O


Generates Vapour By Ultrasonic Vibration Ultrasonic Vibration Ultrasonic Vibration Ultrasonic Vibration Ultrasonic Vibration

Water Tank Capacity

3.7 Litres

3.7 Litres

1.9 Litres

3.7 Litres

0.3 Litres

Max Time Between Refills

24 Hours 24 Hours 15 Hours 24 Hours 8 Hours

Size Boxed

35 x 25 x 25cm

35 x 25 x 25cm 21.5 x 21.5 x 26cm W20 x L40 x H27cm 21.5 x 14 x 10cm

Size Unboxed

34 x Dia 22cm 30 x Dia 25cm 27 x Dia 18cm W22 x L41 x H28cm 16 x Dia 7cm

Weight (empty)

0.9 KG 1.0 KG 0.6 KG 1.85 KG 0.18 KG

Power Consumption

20W 20W 19W 19W 5V DC

Mains Powered


Mains & USB Powered






Operating Sound

Less than 30db (whisper) Less Than 30db (Whisper) Less Than 30db (Whisper) Less Than 30db (Whisper) Less Than 20db (Almost Silent)

Requires Consumables

         Filter Refills



How does the ultrasonic humidifier work?

An ultrasonic humidifier works similarly to a stereo speaker while staying whisper quiet. A nebulizer vibrates at an ultrasonic frequency to create mist that easily dissipates into the air rather than droplets that fall to the ground.


About Crane

Crane USA was founded in 2005 on the belief that design is an attitude and the home is a personal expression of an individual's lifestyle. Crane recognised that that more than ever before people are looking to improve their health and their home environment. Crane is a company that recognizes these health concerns and people’s individual lifestyles. While humidifiers, air purifiers, and space heaters are some of the best ways to control indoor air pollutants and heating, most people don’t break into a smile about these traditionally unexciting humidity, air quality, and heating solutions. Crane would like to change that. Since 2005, Crane USA has taken the lead in putting the “fun” into cool mist humidifiers, air purifiers, and space heating by following our mantra: design for better living. Crane products are functional and efficient at fulfilling your home improvement needs while communicating an appreciation for elegant design. Furthermore, Crane’s unique sense of design and unwavering commitment to quality allows the company to continue to create a distinctive interpretation of humidity, air quality, and heating solutions while remaining a step ahead of the crowd.


You Tube how to video for Adorable Humidifier


You Tube how to video for Drop Humidifier