Baby Monitors: The Ultimate Guide

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Baby Monitors Review and The Ultimate Guide

Baby monitors are a useful addition to your baby ‘must have’ list for all sorts of reasons. They can give parents peace of mind when the baby is sleeping in the next room or help busy parents do things around the house during the day when the baby is napping. Also useful for babysitters, baby monitors let you know exactly what is going on with your baby wherever you are in the house so you can get on with your day while keeping a watchful eye on your little one. This is a complete baby monitors review and a guide the parent will ever need.

There are lots of different types of baby monitors and even if your baby is sleeping in the same room as you as a newborn it’s worth investing in one as they get older and transition to their own bedroom. Standard baby monitors mean that you can hear when your baby is crying, so you can go and tend to them. Some newer baby monitors also come with a video so you can see what is happening in the baby’s room. This can be particularly useful if you are practising only responding to them at night when there is something actually wrong, rather than them just fussing.

If you’re thinking about getting a baby monitor and are not sure which one would be best for you, read up this baby monitor review. We have a whole range that have been tried and tested by mothers to help you come to the right decision. Here are some of our favourites along with parents telling us about their experience of using them.


Angelcare AC601 Movement with Sound Monitor


101552_EAngelcare AC601 Movement with Sound Monitor

The Angelcare movement with sound monitor gives parents much needed peace of mind and allows them to keep an ear open for baby from up to 100 metres indoors and 250 metres outdoors. The under-the-mattress sensor pad allows you to track your baby’s movements during the night, even the slightest ones, and an alarm will be signalled if no movement has been made for 20 seconds to warn against possible SIDS meaning parents can rest easy.

Lori, a blogger at Wild and Grizzly, is a big fan of the Angel Care Monitor. “It is amazing!” she says. “Not only does it act as a normal baby monitor, but it also has a pressure pad that sits under the mattress and sounds an alarm if a child stops breathing for more than 20 seconds. As our son had suspected sleep apnea when he was little this was amazing. Any time he stopped breathing it would go off and we could run in. Even using without any medical issues this really gives you peace of mind.” It scores high in our baby monitors review.


Motorola MBP36S Digital Video Baby Monitor

Motorola MBP36S Digital Video Baby Monitor

The MBP 36S Digital Video Baby Monitor has a working range of up to 300 metres with an out-of-range warning allowing you to move around the house or the garden comfortably knowing that you will hear when your little one is awake.

Katie, a blogger for The Enchanting Blog says, “We have the Motorola Digital monitor. I really like it–the monitor is excellent quality, really clear and simple to use. It’s easy to navigate and adjust the camera’s view using the monitor screen so that baby is always visible. Extra features include music, room temperature icon and a ‘baby intercom’ (as we call it) so you can talk to baby through the monitor.”


Motorola Video Baby Monitor MBP18

Motorola Video Baby Monitor MBP18

The Motorola Video Baby Monitor MBP18 features data encryption technology for complete security. It has a working range of up to 300 metres complete with an out of range alert, as well as a high sensitivity microphone and infrared vision, making it perfect to keep an eye on your baby wherever you are.

Michaela from Adventures of a Yorkshire Mum explains why she chose a video baby monitor. “I decided on a video monitor as, with a regular monitor, every time Joseph made a noise I would have to go upstairs to check on him. Most of the time, he was just having a fidget and would go back to sleep. With the video monitor, I could see exactly what he was doing, whether he was waking or just moving and whether I needed to go and get him.”

Rea is mum to Joseph, 3, and Delia, 6 months. “We picked a video monitor because we knew we’d be up and down the stairs at the slightest noise or cough. We thought it would give us that little extra peace of mind and it did, but we also spent every night glued to the monitor! At least we weren’t disturbing him by running in and out every two minutes. We found out that leaving your kids to settle themselves to sleep is essential to a good night’s sleep and so we can use the monitor to see if they’re drifting off, especially at nap time. It can be a bit tense leaving your kids on their own so seeing they’re drifting off peacefully is a relief.”


Motorola MBP161 Timer Audio Baby Monitor

Motorola MBP161 Timer Audio Baby Monitor

The Motorola MBP161 Timer Audio Baby Monitor has 3 pre-set activity timers so you can set a time for an alarm to let you know when your little one needs their sleep, nappy changing or milk feeding. There is an integrated night light on the baby unit that will calm your baby while the integrated lullabies help soothe them to sleep. You can adjust the volume of the sound to best suit your surroundings helping you make sure your baby is comfortable.

Room temperature monitoring is enabled and displayed on the parent unit thanks to the integrated thermometer that keeps you informed on the real-time temperature of your baby’s room. The two way talk system is perfect for reassuring your baby even when you’re not in the room with them keeping them safe and secure. The working range of up to 300 metres


Motorola Digital Baby Monitor MBP8

Motorola Digital Baby Monitor MBP8

The Motorola Digital Baby Monitor MBP8 is the perfect way to check on your baby without disturbing them. This baby monitor provides crystal clear sound to monitor your little one along with an out of range indicator, which tells you when you’re more than 50m away from the other half of the monitor. The Motorola MBP8 digital monitor also has a high sensitivity microphone with adjustable volume control so you always know if your baby needs you.






Motorola MBP160 Digital Audio Baby Monitor

Motorola MBP160 Digital Audio Baby Monitor

The Motorola MBP160 Digital Audio Monitor was another great piece to include in this review. It uses DECT interference free technology that offers a strong wireless connection, which means better range and less chance of missing something important. The Motorola MBP160 Digital Audio Baby Monitor’s high sensitivity microphone will reassure you that you hear every clear sound coming from your baby’s room, so you can be there when your little one needs you. You can adjust the volume of the sound to best suit your surroundings so you can keep up with your little one. The working range of up to 300 metres.


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Whatever your baby monitor needs, we definitely have one in our range to suit you. The above selection is an optimal choice for the baby monitors review. Take a look at our full collection for fewer sleepless nights and better peace of mind, whatever the age of your baby.

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Jo Middleton

Jo Middleton is a mum of two and author of the award winning parenting blog Slummy Single Mummy. Jo is much loved for her honest, witty posts about real life.

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