We're sort of moving out of humidifier season here in the Northeast; the last couple of months of winter/early spring, we had a humidifier/vaporizer in the kid's room a lot to help her not cough herself awake in the middle of the night. [Lots of colds and flu going around.]
Anyway, we used basically whatever humidifier was at Duane Reade at 11PM the first night we needed one. But with a little planning--and a trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond, which is now across the street from us anyway--we could have ended up with one of these animal-shaped jobbies from Crane. They're actually called Adorable Humidifiers.
Start'em early, though, because I could just as easily imagine a slightly jumpy kid being freaked out by the vapor-belching frog in the corner of his room. [Also, is it just me, or does this panda look a lot like a polar bear?]
Crane Adorable Humidifiers, $29.99 [bedbathandbeyond.com via gizmodo]
Previously: $10 Miracle Vaporizer Puts Kid To Sleep