In this article
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- OUR TOP PICKS (reviewed below)
- Vtech Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor (DM221)
- Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitor (model AC403)
- Infant Optics video Baby Monitor with night-vision (DXR-8)
- iBaby Video Monitor
- What we love about the iBaby Monitor
- What needs improvement
- What do you get in the box?
- Baby Wireless Security Camera with Phone/Tablet viewing (Juning)
- Things to consider when buying a baby monitor in 2017
It’s important to pick the best baby monitor for you because it’s a lifeline to your innocent little bundle of joy in the other room, and an essential tool in allowing you to get some sleep and peace of mind knowing that it would wake you up the instant your baby stirred and made a noise.
If you’re looking for a good standard baby monitor that lets you hear your infant and talk back to them from anywhere in the house, the Vtech baby monitor is a good choice. On the other hand if you also want to be able to see your baby, then Infant Optics baby camera monitor is a popular choice and makes it really easy to remotely check on the baby, because you can see them using the built in screen. Other baby monitors, like the Movement and Sound monitor from AngleCare can also detect movement, and will sound an alarm to let you know if your infant stops breathing. And if you’re looking for a baby monitor that you can sync up wirelessly to your phone or tablet to watch a video feed of your baby then the Juning wireless baby security monitor is a great option.
OUR TOP PICKS (reviewed below)
Vtech Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor (DM221)
The VTech DM221 Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor simplifies the way you listen out for your little one’s needs. This compact and two-piece monitoring system (baby and parent unit) is built with the latest DECT 6.0 technology to provide crystal-clear transmission that cuts out other background noise in the home.
The monitor has graphic bars to visually display the level of sound in the nursery. This monitor’s biggest feature is the talk-back intercom to let you talk to your baby from anywhere so baby hear your voice, even when you not in the room. This is a great idea and goes a huge way in helping your baby feel calmer if you need to sooth them. The VTech DM221 runs on rechargeable batteries with an 18 hour run time and an operating rate of 150-ft indoors and up to 1,000-ft outdoors.
Talk to your baby from anywhere in the house
Built-in night light
Vibrate or sound alert
Great battery life
What can be improved
Talk button on parents unit is easily activated
Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitor (model AC403)
The Angelcare AC403 Movement and Sound Monitor combine an under-the-mattress sensor pad for thecrib and high-tech monitor for the parents. With over 800-ft of range it is possible to use this sound monitor in most areas of the home. Plus, the sensor pad can even give an alert if no movement is noticed after a period of 20 seconds. This type of monitoring system is appreciated for its ability to detect the tiniest movement that isn’t so easy for the other systems to notice.
Easy to adjust the sensitivity
Great detection range
What can be improved
No two-way talkback
Infant Optics video Baby Monitor with night-vision (DXR-8)
The Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor is the first in the market to offer the capability for interchangeable optical lens (zoom, wide angle (sold separately), and normal) to give complete customization on your viewing options. This compact baby monitor has a nice 3.5 inch LCD display for the real-time viewing, with remote tilt, pan and digital zoom, as well as a retractable antenna for convenient on the go use. Battery life is an acceptable 6 to 10 hours (power saving to display screen in use).
Great range (in and outside the home)
Can talk back to your baby from where-ever you are
Room temperature sensor
Very clear picture
What can be improved
Sound pickup could be a little more sensitive
iBaby Video Monitor
the iBaby M6S monitor model which offers full HD in 1080P that gives a super clear quality picture. The iBaby monitor also supports night-vision which is very good quality too. It connects to your mobile device via your wifi router, and can be installed in just a few minutes using the free iBaby mobile app. You can also use the app to move the camera around remotely.
Another great feature is that you can access the monitor video feed outside of wifi range over the internet from anywhere – so checking up on your baby from work or when you are out for example is possible using your regular network data connection (2g/3g/LTE) on your Android or iPhone device.
The iBaby app also lets you see what the temperature, humidity and air quality of the baby room is. We like the talk back feature too which lets you talk to the baby from wherever you are, letting you calm and soothe them when needed. The iBaby also allows you to record your voice and replay it to the baby or even connect to your iTunes account and play your songs to them.
What we love about the iBaby Monitor
- Clear Full HD picture
- Good quality night vision mode
- Wifi connectivity via wifi router (dual band supported) or over the internet
- Watch the baby on your iOS or Android phone/tablet
- Move the camera just by swiping on the app from your phone/tablet. It rotates 360 degress and tilts 110 degress.
- See the temperature, humidity and the air quality of the room that the baby is in
- Play songs and bed time stories. You can even record your voice and replay it to your baby at bedtime.
- Save videos and photos of whats being monitored, and share them with friends and family on social media sites like twitter and facebook
- You can talk back to the baby so they can also hear you
- Add other users to let them monitor the baby remotely too
What needs improvement
- Wifi can sometimes be a little unreliable if you don’t have a strong wifi signal
- The app uses quite a lot of data – but you can turn off background data usage to reduce the amount of data it uses by quite a bit
- Some people have experience install problems. If that happens its suggested that you completely uninstall the app and then reset the monitor (unplug and plug it back in). And start the installation from the beginning again
What do you get in the box?
- iBaby M6S monitor unit
- Power adapter
- Monitor base and sensors
- Instruction guide
* A iBaby wall mount kit can also be bought separately
Baby Wireless Security Camera with Phone/Tablet viewing (Juning)
The Juning Baby Wireless Security Camera makes it possible to enjoy complete surveillance of a baby’s room with 80° vertical tilt and 270° horizontal pan. This Wi-Fi home IP camera can even be setup to make automatic movements to make sure the most sensitive areas are seen. This type of wireless camera is super easy to run and works in combination with a free mobile app. In the event of detecting motion, the camera automatically sends an alert to your smart phone.
Great view even in low-light conditions
Wifi Wireless Security Camera System with Day/Night Vision
SD Card Slot
What can be improved
Panning can be quite choppy
Things to consider when buying a baby monitor in 2017
Baby monitors give parents the reassurance that their child is sleeping sound and either lets you hear the actual sounds they are making or emits alerts in the event of your baby waking and needing attention. Monitors come in many shapes and sizes with endless features, and it very much depends on what you are looking for in a monitoring device.
- Do you want something simple that gets the job done, and I can just hear the baby?
- Do you need a monitor that lets you see your baby?
- Do you want to be able to talk back to your baby from where you are?
- Would you like to alerted if your baby stops breathing?
Any parent with a child or baby knows how important it is that they are happy and safe. Many anxious moms (and dads) out there are stressed enough when they become parents that it’s essential to be able to feel more at ease knowing you will be able to hear your infant when they need you. So it’s important to purchase a good quality baby monitor that meets your needs.