My husband bought this humidifier because our newborn daughter had dry skin and a really stuffy nose. The doctor suggested we try the humidifier to help her breath better. It has actually worked. This humidifier is easy to use and doesn't take up too much space. It is easy to add the water and has three settings for your own preference. It is also reasonably priced and the fact that you don't have to worry about changing a filter is excellent. With any other humidifier you have to try to figure out when a new filter is needed and it is often easy to forget. We haven't had this product for long, so I can't review the durability and life span, but so far it is working great. I would definitely recommed this to families with small children!