Best Baby Monitors iMore 2020

A baby monitor is a must. All of these options will allow you to hear when your baby's up and speak to your baby to soothe him or her before you go in. 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.

Top pick: UU Infant Video Baby Monitor

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This monitor packs in a lot of features, such as a video camera with night vision, a 3.5-inch screen, two-way talk, lullabies, temperature monitoring, and more. You can add up to four cameras so you can monitor multiple children and sync them to a single screen.

$80 at Amazon

Baby and beyond: LeFun Wireless Security Camera

This full-featured camera grows with your family. Connect it to your Wi-Fi and monitor your baby or any room in your home from your smartphone or computer.

$56 at Amazon

Long range: Time Flys Audio Baby Monitor

This audio-only baby monitor has a nightlight, two-way talk, and a LCD display with the room temperature. The parent unit has a belt clip and a 15-hour rechargeable battery.

$39 at Amazon

Ultra premium: Miku Smart Baby Monitor

Monitor your baby's breathing, sounds, the temperature, humidity, and more from your smartphone. Night vision and HD video storage mean you'll never miss a moment.

$399 at Amazon

Interchangeable lens: Infant Optics Video Baby Monitor

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.

$166 at Amazon

Pan, tilt, zoom: Hello Baby US Baby Monitor

This full-featured video baby monitor has a remote control camera that rotates 355° horizontally and 120° vertically. Plus it can be wall mounted.

$90 at Amazon

Our advice

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 UU Infant Video Baby Monitor, which has the features most parents want at a fair price point. Built-in IR LED lights provide a crystal clear night view of your child on a large 3.5-inch screen without visible light. Two-way audio means you can soothe your child with your voice without setting foot in the room. Rotate the camera 180° horizontally or 120° vertically for the best view of your child. If you have multiple children or rooms to monitor, you can add up to four cameras and monitor them from a single screen. The wireless 2.4GHz FHSS technology ensures your data stays private.

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 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.

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