We round up the best audio and video baby monitors available to buy right now.
Seeking out all the many gadgets and gizmos you’ll need for when baby arrives is a hefty task. You’ll want to make sure you’ve read all the reviews, shopped around for the best deals and mastered the art of setting up baby kit. It’s a total minefield, and that’s before you’ve got a newborn to contend with.
But worry not, as we’ve done all the hard work for you with our series of shopping guides. From travel systems to baby carriers, we’ve scoured the internet for the best of the bunch and now we’re turning our attention to baby monitors.
Ranging in price and sophistication, baby monitors are an essential piece of baby kit, invaluable for keeping track of your baby while they sleep. Whether it’s a state-of-the-art video system you’re after, or a simple yet reliable audio monitor, we’ve sourced the best.
Things to Consider When Buying a Baby Monitor
• Bear in mind how much you want to spend, prices vary from £20 up to the £300 mark.
• Where will you use the monitor and how far away are you likely to be from your baby? Each monitor has different ranges.
• Do you want a simple audio device or do you want to be able to see your child, too?
• Do you want to be able to speak to your baby through the monitor if she’s crying?
Best Video Baby Monitors
Angelcare AC417 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. £249.99
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, 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.
Netgear ABC1000 Arlo Baby 1080p HD
Not only is the Netgear Arlo super cute with removable animal motifs, it’s smart too. It comes Amazon certified meaning you can link it up with your Alexa HomeKit and control with your voice. You can also pair it with your smartphone for instant updates and alerts on motion, sound and air quality. Plus, the monitor records video in incredible HD quality wich can be viewed lived or shared at a later stage. Was £269.99, now £139.99.
Motorola MBP853 Connect
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. £139.99.
This monitor is jam-packed with features to make watching over your little one as they drift off as easy as possible. The two-way talk allows you to comfort your baby without having to be in the room if they wake or stir. But when soothing your little one through monitor grows tiresome, you can set push play on one of the five featured lullabye settings. The wall-mountable camera comes with remote pan, tilt and zoom feautures, alllowing you to adjust the camera from wherever you are in the house. £117.99.
Lollipop Smart Monitors are designed to catch your baby’s every move, thanks to five different installation options. After syncing up to your smartphone, you’ll be able to decide which notifications to receive as well as view live videos to keep an eye on your little one at all times. You also have to option to share the parenting duties by invite friends and family to check in on your baby, with a link to the Lollipop’s live camera view or a pre-recorded video. The monitor can also play calming white noise or classical music to help soothe baby to sleep. £145.
Best Audio Baby Monitors
Tommy Tippee Closer to Nature Digital Sound Monitor
Sometimes too much technology can be a bit of a minefield and you just want a trusty bit of baby kit to get the job done. The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature audio baby monitor does just that. The strong signal, long-lasting battery life, and superb sound quality make this baby monitor and a reliable buy. £69.
Angelcare AC403 Movement and Sound Monitor
This nifty little audio monitor lets you keep an eye on your little one’s sounds and movements from afar, giving you total piece of mind. The set comes with an Angelcare SensorPad, which lies under your baby’s mattress, and it can detect even the slightest movements. Plus, if no movement is detected in 20 seconds an alarm will sound. £74.99.
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