All you need is 30 seconds with my child and you will quickly learn about his obsession with fans. Actually, scratch that, all you need is 5 seconds on the phone (Facetime) with him and you'll know that he doesn't just like fans, he LOVES them.
Nana- "Hello, Octavian. How are you?"
Octavian- "You have a fan?"
If you're smart, you will say no. Now, just in case I didn't get a chance to warn you about this, get your comfy shoes on because he will have you running all over your house (or hotel or office or grocery store) showing him each and every fan you have (he will also ask if you have a lawnmower, weedwacker, hedgetrimmer, etc. but we already knew that).
A couple months ago I needed to run to Target. Honestly, I probably didn't need to go to Target, but Target is my happy place (at least until I get to the checkout), so I found something we needed and convinced myself I just had to buy it. Immediately. Since Octavian had different idea in mind for his afternoon (destroy the house and beat up the dog), I bribed him with a trip down the fan aisle.
"Octavian, c'mon, let's GO! We can go check out the fans and you can tell me which one is your favorite. Yay! Hurrrry up, buddy before they're all gone". He ran to the car squealing with delight.
Whatever works, right?
Truthfully, we really did need a new fan for Octavian's room. The one we bought him the previous summer broke (not surprising) and the small one we had sitting in the garage was super loud (not surprising again). Not to mention my child's self-control around most small machines and appliances? he has none, zero, zilch, nada. Even after getting shocked by an electrical socket (yes, we have the child safety things, but he can take them off), he still tries to plug and unplug everything. Fans? Well, he's determined to get his adorable chubby little fingers chopped up by the blades if it's the last thing he does.
So yes, finding the right fan for my child room that would be safe was a challenge without a solution.
Or, so I thought.
Well, there we were, finishing up in Target, getting ready to checkout with a cart FILLED with stuff we did not need (typical), when Octavian reminds me, "Mama, we go look at da fans?" Crap, I was hoping he had forgotten. "Oh ya, buddy! Thanks for reminding me!" I turned the cart around and walked to the fan aisle.
After walking the aisles about 10 times and describing each and every fan to him (meanwhile thinking to myself the whole time, no no no), I turn the corner and see it. I see the fan of all fans. The fan that will ensure my child grow up with all his fingers.
And then I got closer...
Wait, WAIT, could this be? A fan PLUS humidifier in ONE!? Yes, yes! It's true! and it goes by the name, Dyson AM10 Humidifier. It was beautiful.
I had to have it. immediately.
Seriously, though, knowing the humidifier was also going to be an issue once flu and cold season rolled around, the fact that I could get 2-for-1 was like all my dreams had come true. This fan may not have been Octavian's first choice, but it was white (his color request), so I call that compromise.
So what really makes this fan so special?
Kills 99.9% of bacteria - Ultraviolet Cleanse technology kills bacteria before hygienic mist and hydrated air is projected into the room.
Generates long-range mist projection to distribute hydrated air evenly
The Dyson humidifier uses Intelligent Climate Control to measure both the temperature and the moisture in the air to create a comfortable environment
Night-long comfort - Sleep timer and up to 18 hours of continuous use.
Whole room hydration - Projects hygienic mist and hydrated air evenly throughout the room.
In other words, it delivers 99.9% bacteria-free, hydrated air in winter; and high velocity air to cool you in summer.
Now, all this amazingness doesn't come without two teeny TINY faults.
I wish the water tank was a little larger. That said, larger means more bulk, so it's a catch 22. A full tank still gets us through the night, but not 2-3 nights like other humidifiers I've owned.
The display light is quite bright. This could potentially keep me awake at night, but I place a small cloth or small square of masking tape over the light just before bed and remove it in the morning. No biggie.
TOTALLY worth the water tank size and light considering everything else this fan offers. I have heard some people say that it is louder than they expected, but the sound is so smooth, it's like the best white noise ever (and I have tested many many different white noise apps and machines).
Overall, I couldn't be happier with this product. While it may be on the pricier side, it is worth every single penny.
See for yourself here!
This post has been sponsored by Dyson; all thoughts and opinions are mine.