My mom bought this humidifier for us about 3 years ago when our kids were little and seemed to get colds quite often. This wasn't my favorite humidifier. It worked ok and did what it was supposed to. However, it was heavy and awkward to move around. After filling it with water I would slosh half of the water on the floor trying to get it to our child's room. And we would have to remove it from their room as soon as they woke up as they would play around the humidifier and knock the top off. It put out a decent amount of steam but the one we have now is much better. We do not have this humidifier anymore as I believe we had to throw it out because it started to get moldy. It's hard to get the whole thing clean and dry. It's also a bit difficult to fill it with water in the sink (bathtub may be easier). The design is simple and it's was pretty easy for me to use. I just think there are better ones out there. However, in a pinch this one would do ok.