Keep an eye – and an ear – on your little one with these top-of-the-range baby monitors, says Laura Mason
Best for movement: Angelcare AC517 Video, Movement and Sound Monitor
This excels at being a great wireless monitor – not only does it have a fantastic wide lens and crystal-clear sound, but the sensor pad provides additional reassurance. The pad is placed under baby’s mattress and logs all movement, alerting parents when required.£269.99, mothercare.com
Best technology: Babymoov YOO Feel touchscreen video monitor
In-tune with modern touchscreen technology, the YOO Feel video monitor is the intuitive choice for parents. It’s easy plug-and-play set up and 3’5 digital screen with VOX (voice activated) and talk-back functions will restore total peace of mind at bedtime. Up to four cameras can be connected at once, while audible and visual alarms can be activated, too. Additional fun features include a night light and soothing lullaby function for baby. £159.99, babymoov.co.uk
Best for travel: Béaba Minicall Monitor
Slight and compact, the Minicall has a battery life of 25 hours and vox muting technology that enables it to save energy. The design is water and humidity resistant, making it great for travel to more tropical climates. Charged via USB, it’s definitely one of the more flexible options for parents.
Best for breathing: Snuza HeroMD
This wearable device attaches to baby’s nappy to finely monitor their breathing. The closeness of the monitor means it detects even the slightest of breaths and alerts parents in cases of weak or no breathing within 15 seconds, switching from monitor to vibration mode to rouse baby if they do stop breathing.
This Wi-Fi video monitor features an impressive pan, tilt and zoom function that spans 300˚ to give a clear, full-colour picture on the 3.5-inch LCD display. The infrared night vision is incredibly clear and intuitive, as it automatically switches depending on the room’s light levels.