Top Baby Monitors – Audio or Video?

Baby monitors help you monitor your baby when your baby is asleep and you are not in the room with them. You have the option of having an audio or a audio/video monitor. Read my review on what I feel are the top baby monitors to help you decide.

Product: BT Digital Audio Baby Monitor 400

Item weight: 354 gms

My rating: 4.5/5

Features:

  • Interference free digital HD sound
  • Long range of upto 50m indoors and 300m outdoors
  • Box contains 1 x parent unit, 1 x baby unit, 2 x main power adapters,2 x AA rechargeable batteries and user guide

Pros

  • BT is a known name and trusted brand
  • Monitor is reasonably priced
  • Sound is crystal clear and you will hear every breath or cry of your baby
  • Indoor range is 50m which is good enough for a medium to big sized house
  • Sound level LED’s alert you visually to any sounds coming from your baby’s room. So if you are a deep sleeper like me and the baby’s cries doesn’t wake you up, the flashing lights will definitely wake you up!
  • Parent unit is wireless which gives flexibility and battery life is very good – at least 15-17 hours
  • Both the microphone unit and the monitor unit have 3m leads
  • The size of the unit is small and has a good grip .

Cons

  • It’s an audio only unit. It doesn’t have a video monitor
  • No talk back feature if you want to talk to your child
  • It doesn’t have night light
  • If the parent unit is not switched on, the child monitor keeps flashing which might keep your child awake
  • Sometimes you can hear static noises

==>>Click here to buy BT Digital Audio Baby Monitor 400>>==

 

Product: GHB Video Baby Monitor

Item weight: 422 gms

My rating: 4.4/5

Warranty: 1 year

Features:

  • 2-way talk: Mother can speak to the baby as mothers voice will soothe the baby
  • Infrared night vision
  • Temperature monitoring: Helps measure temperature of the baby’s room
  • Built in lullabies: you can play lullabies on the monitor to soothe the baby and put them to sleep
  • Vox (Voice operated exchange) function:It’s a voice operated switch that operates when sound over certain threshold is detected. If you do not like this option you can put the monitor on normal mode through settings
  • Camera angle can be changed manually(not remotely) but the camera needs to be plugged into the socket
  • Package includes 1x 2″ Colour LCD Monitor(Parent unit) ,1×1 Baby Camera (baby unit),2 x UK Power adapters, 1x User Manual

Pros

  • Video monitor at a very reasonable price
  • Video of your baby will reassure you due to the visual image of your child
  • 2- way talk feature
  • Infrared night vision lets you keep an eye on the baby at night too
  • Temperature monitoring function
  • VOX function which can be handy if you want save the battery
  • 100m working range
  • Easy carry size

Cons

  • Camera drains the battery fast unless you put in on VOX mode
  • Do you really need features like temperature monitoring?
  • Camera angle can only be changed manually. So make sure you adjust the camera before you leave the baby’s room
  • You have to plug in the camera- which can be inconvenient if you don’t have a socket where you want the camera to be ideally situated.

==>>Click here to buy GHB Video Baby Monitor >>==

 

Product: Motorola MBP36S Digital Video Baby Monitor

Item weight: 558 gms

Warranty: 1 Year

My rating: 2/5

Features:

  • 3.5 ” LCD Colour Parent Unit
  • Motorised pan tilt and zoom
  • 2 way talk
  • Infrared night vision
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Lullaby and nature sounds
  • LED sound level indicator
  • Out of range warning alert
  • Package contains: 1 x Parent unit, 1 x Baby unit, Rechargeable battery pack(for parent unit), Power Adapter (for parent unit), Power Adapter (for baby unit), User Manual

Pros

  • Larger display unit (parent unit)
  • You can pan, tilt and zoom the camera on your child remotely. This is handy if your child has moved inside the cot in the night.
  • You can talk to your child to soothe them due to the 2 way talk feature
  • If you like features like temperature monitoring then this product provides you with it
  • 50m indoors and 300m outdoor range

Cons

  • Overall quality of the monitor is not very good. There are time delays in the talk back feature. Picture is sometimes not clear.
  • Battery life is poor
  • Parent unit has got problems switching on and off

 

==>>Click here to buy Motorola MBP 36S Digitial Video Baby Monitor >>==

 

Product: BT Video Baby Monitor 6000

Item weight: 395 gms

My rating: 3/5

Features:

  • High quality 5″ screen
  • Remote control pan and tilt function
  • Night vision
  • 2 way talk
  • Lullabies function
  • 250m range

Pros

  • You can talk to your baby to soothe them
  • Large screen
  • You can pan tilt and zoom the camera on your child if your child has moved in their cot in the night
  • Temperature monitoring function to monitor the baby’s room temperature
  • Good range. Monitor works well in multi-storey properties too
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Quality of the picture is not very good at night
  • Issues with overall product quality
  • Monitor volume not loud enough

==>>Click here to buy BT  Video Baby Monitor 6000>>==

 

Product: Hello Baby Wireless Video Baby Monitor

Item weight: 522 gms

My rating: 4.9/5

Features:

  • Monitor 3.2″ LCD
  • 2 way talk
  • Infrared night vision
  • 960 feet range(roughly 292m)
  • VOX mode feature(It’s a voice operated switch that operates when sound over certain threshold is detected)
  • Camera can pan tilt and zoom in on the baby if the baby has moved in the cot
  • Lullaby feature(8 songs)
  • 6-8 hours battery life
  • You can pair the monitor with 4 cameras(only one monitor and one camera included)
  • Package contains 1x parent unit, 1x baby unit, 2 x power adapter,1 x user manual

Pros

  • Sound and picture quality is very good
  • Good price for a video monitor with temperature monitoring,2 way talk and VOX feature
  • You can remotely set up lullaby
  • User friendly product
  • It has good frequency even in multi-storey properties
  • Good customer service
  • Overall a good quality product

Cons

  • Camera has to be plugged in
  • Do you need temperature monitoring?
  • If you don’t need a video monitor this product is not for you.

==>>Click here to buy Hello Baby Wireless Video Baby Monitor>==

 

In case you would like to share your experiences of any baby monitors please get in touch through the comment box below. I will be delighted to hear from you!

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