A baby monitor is a must for a parent's peace of mind. You'll know when your baby is up and when he or she needs your attention. If you want to keep a closer eye on your baby, there are options for that as well. Here are some of the best baby monitors you can buy.
This one packs in a lot of features, such as a video camera with night vision, sound activation, two-way talk, lullabies, temperature monitoring, and more. With nearly a 1000-foot range, you can keep an eye on your baby as you move around the house.
For many parents, video isn't necessary. This is a simple device with a 1000-foot range. A five-level sound indicator lets you know your baby's stirring even if you have the parent unit muted. A nightlight on the baby's unit shuts off automatically when no sound is detected.
If you're concerned about your baby's breathing, you can relax with this one on the job. It detects breathing movements over the entire surface of the crib's mattress and alerts you if there's an issue. A 4.35-inch screen lets you keep an eye on baby as well.
Keep an eye on your baby's breathing, sounds, the temperature, humidity, and more from your smartphone. Custom sleep sounds and lullabies help your baby sleep. Night vision and HD video storage mean you'll never miss a moment.
This comes with all the baby monitoring features you'd expect plus two interchangeable lenses: a wide-angle lens and a 2x optical zoom lens. You can expand the set with up to four cameras.
All of these will do the job of monitoring your baby, letting you know when he or she is awake, and allowing you to speak to your baby with two-way talk. Which model you choose depends on your needs. The best all-around choice is the GoodBaby Video Baby Monitor (opens in new tab), which has the features most parents want at a fair price point. The 2.4-inch LCD screen lets you keep an eye on your baby via enhanced 2.4GHz wireless technology. Infrared night vision, temperature monitoring, two-way audio, sound activation, long-range support, feeding alarm, wall mount option, digital camera zoom, and easy plug-and-play operation make this a popular choice.
However, if your child has health concerns, if you want every moment closely monitored and recorded, or if you want to monitor your baby from anywhere in the world via your smartphone, then the ultra-premium Miku Smart Baby Monitor (opens in new tab) is the way to go. You can share and download unlimited HD video and photos of your baby right from your iPhone or other smartphones. Your child can listen to customized sleep sounds and lullabies on this monitor's Ole Wolff speakers. Your data is secure due to the 216-bit encryption.
Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer, social media manager, and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for AppAdvice and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is a wife and mom (and dog mom) who is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to travel the world and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.
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