14 Best Baby Monitors For You

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A baby monitor is a machine that parents can use to remotely listen and monitor their baby.

Whilst most monitors have the same features, it is often hard to decide which is best. There are lots of things to consider - long-range distance, notification sensors, a video monitor, wireless connectivity and an endless selection of features.

Below is a selection of different monitors- some video, some audio, some with long-range and others with extra long battery, some with WiFi connectivity and others optimised for a smartphone. If you are looking for any of these, or simply want to browse a selection, we have got you covered.

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Kidadl's Top Pick

1. Kodak Cherish C525 Smart Monitor

A Kodak Cherish C525 Smart Monitor with a baby on the screen.
Image © Argos

This video monitor has everything you could need for a middle of the range price. The KODAK app for smartphone means that you can keep track of your baby while they sleep, monitor their temperature, keep watch with night vision and even sing them to sleep with the two way talking.

It has been labelled as a great investment for parents, so we have chosen this for our Kidadl top pick.

Main Features

  • Price: £159.99
  • 5" HD screen
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Tilt, pan and zoom camera
  • Smart Home app
  • Infrared vision
  • 2-way talk
  • Temperature alerts
  • Play lullabies/womb noises

2. Summer Infant Baby Pixel Monitor

Baby on the screen of a Summer Infant Baby Pixel Monitor.
Image © Argos

This video baby monitor comes with a 5 inch touch screen, which provides amazing video quality to keep an eye on your baby. This screen shows the video from the 360 degree camera that keeps tabs on your little one, whether they're sleeping as they should be, or catch them in the act if they're on the move.

The monitor also comes with a special 'Sleep Zone Virtual Boundary' that sets off an alarm when your little one crosses the invisible boundary, so this is great if you've got an escape artist in your midst!

Main Features

  • Price: £145.99
  • High resolution touch screen monitor
  • Night vision (colour)
  • 360 degree tilt camera
  • Sleep Zone
  • Remote control camera
  • 2-way talk
  • Parent unit
  • Power save mode

3. AngelCare AC327 Video Monitor

Baby on the screen of an AngelCare AC327 Video Monitor.
Image © Argos

This product is accompanied by the new Angel Care sensor pad that detects movement at an extremely precise level. If the sensor doesn't detect movement for 20 seconds, an alarm will sound and alert you. The monitor itself is also extremely high quality with the necessary features of night vision and a videoing screen for excellent all night monitoring - you can sleep easy with the Angel Care monitor.

Main Features

  • Price: £199.99
  • Wireless SensaSure movement sensor pad
  • 2-way talk
  • Parent unit
  • 4.3" screen
  • Infrared vision

4. BT Video 6000 Baby Monitor

Baby on the screen of the BT Video 6000 Baby Monitor.
Image © BT

This is another of the BT designs, a brand that are particularly reliable for baby monitors. The large, high-quality 5" screen, along with the tilt and pan camera mechanisms, ensure you can see your baby at all times, so you can sleep or move about the house with peace of mind.

Main Features

  • Price: £113
  • 5 inch screen
  • 5 lullabies
  • Temperature indication
  • Camera (tilt and pan)
  • Sound level lights
  • Batteries include

5. Snuza Hero MD Portable Breathing Monitor

A Snuza Hero MD Portable Breathing Monitor.
Image © Amazon

This monitor doesn't attach to a wall or sit on a sideboard, instead this breathing monitor attaches to your baby's nappy. The silicone design means that there are no indents or markings on your baby's legs or stomach. The Snuza Hero is medically certified for additional safety and will give off a vibration should your baby stop breathing for more than 15 seconds.

It is important to note that it is battery operated.

Main Features

  • Price: £119.99
  • Silicone, soft design
  • Wireless and cordless
  • Medical certification
  • Clip-on

6. BT Digital Audio Baby Monitor 45O Lightshow

BT Digital Audio Baby Monitor 450 Lightshow and an example of how it looks lit up.
Image © BT

This audio baby monitor has something extra special about it - it creates a dreamy moon and star light show with 18 different lullabies to send your little one off to sleep in no time at all. It also comes with 2 AA batteries included, so it can be used as soon as it arrives.

Main Features

  • Price: £49.99
  • Digital HD sound
  • Talk-back feature
  • LCD display
  • Nightlight
  • Temperature display
  • 300 m outdoor range

Best For Families On A Budget

7. VTech DM 1111 Baby Monitor

A VTech DM 1111 Baby Monitor.
Image © Argos

This really is a bargain buy. This is an enhanced audio monitor, with DECT technology to ensure there is no interference in the sound, so you can easily listen out for your little one from anywhere in the house.

Main Features

  • Price: £19.99
  • 5 level sound indicator
  • DECT interference free sound
  • 450 metre range
  • Parent unit

8. Motorola MBP 30A Video Baby Monitor

A Motorola MBP 30A Video Baby Monitor.
Image © Argos

This is a great buy on a budget. With a portable parent unit, two way talk feature and temperature sensor, this is an excellent buy if you are looking for something high-quality for a low price. It has also been reviewed as an excellent portable monitor for on the move- whether on holiday or on an overnight stay.

Main Features

  • Price: £79.99
  • Large 3 inch screen
  • Remote pan and zoom camera
  • 2-way talk feature
  • Soothing lullaby feature
  • Temperature sensor
  • Infrared vision

9. VTech Baby BM1000 Monitor

A VTech Baby BM1000 Monitor.
Image © Amazon

This is a very cheap audio baby monitor. Whilst it doesn't have the video features that our other monitors do, this product has a long, 300-metre range and DECT technology for clear, interference-free sound. Paying less doesn't mean you have to scrimp on quality.

Main Features

  • Price: £24.99
  • Audio and visual sound indicators
  • 5 volume levels
  • Low battery/out of range alerts
  • Separate parent unit
  • 14 hour battery life
  • Rechargeable batteries

10. Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Video Sensor Monitor

A Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Video Sensor Monitor.
Image © Amazon

This baby monitor carries a much larger price tag, so this is definitely an investment. The long-distance range for this monitor is what you pay for - up to 300-metre distance from the monitor with an out-of-range indicator should you walk too far away. This is great if you have a larger house or are far away from your baby's room.

Main Features

  • Price: £137
  • 3 " colour screen
  • Temperature display
  • 2-way talk feature
  • Infrared vision
  • Sensor pad to monitor movements

11. BabyMoov Yoo-Travel

A BabyMoov Yoo-Travel.
Image © Amazon

This is advertised as the 'on-the-go' model, perfect for keeping connected with your little one as you travel around. What is best about this is the long battery life, ideal for limited charging when you are on the move, so that you can optimise its use without having to find a power source all the time.

Main Features

  • Price: £124.94
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Baby talk back feature
  • Long-life battery

12. Lollipop HD WiFi Smart Camera

A Lollipop HD WiFi Smart Camera.
Image © Amazon

These smart cameras are a minimalist design, but definitely do not lose any quality. These cameras can connect together for multi-streaming, so you can keep an eye on your little ones in various rooms across the house. This is perfect if you have more than one baby or toddler who needs watching.

Main Features

  • Price: £145
  • iOS and Android compatible
  • Multi-streaming function
  • Talk-back feature
  • Night sensor
  • Bluetooth

13. Owlet Baby Care Monitor

An Owlet Baby Care Monitor.
Image © Amazon

This Owlet baby monitor is great for watching your baby in real-time wherever you are. It uses Wi-Fi for extra quick connectivity, so simply connect and away you go!

Main Features

  • Price: £145
  • Full HD streaming
  • 1080p video
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 4x digital zoom
  • 2-way talk
  • Temperature sensor
  • Personalised Owlet app

14. Bleep Bleeps Suzy Snooze Audio Wi-Fi Monitor

An orange Bleep Bleeps Suzy Snooze Audio Wi-Fi Monitor.
Image © Amazon

The soothing sounds of the Suzy Snooze encourage sleep hormone production, which means your baby will be off to the land of nod in no time at all. This has been proven to auto-soothe your baby back to sleep, so you shouldn't need to be getting up too often in the night.

Main Features

  • Price: £129.99
  • Soothing light and sound
  • Auto-soothing technology
  • Suzy's wake up time function
  • Free smartphone app

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