Gone are the days of peeking your head into the nursery to check on your child while tiptoeing around the room, hoping not to wake them. Today's night-vision baby monitors with a clear view of your child are a must for parents, especially when baby is napping or playing. We tested them all, and these night-vision baby monitors are the best in class.
The DXR-8 comes with an interchangeable zoom lens that pans, zooms, and tilts, so you get the best view of Junior catching his 40 winks. Other top-notch features include remote temperature display, a two-way intercom, a 3.5-inch screen, long-lasting battery, and an optional wide-angle lens.
The HelloBaby Monitor best feature is two-way talk. You'll get clear sound to and from your baby's room that allows for conversation at both ends. Also included, a 3.2-inch LCD and a camera that pans, tilts, and zooms. And we love the built-in smart features, like the room temperature monitor, night vision, lullabies, and LED indicators.
The tiny ANMEATE remote monitor is so small that you can slip it in your back pocket. The HD night vision camera beams crisp color video and audio, has a temperature monitor, two-way radio, and high-capacity battery.
The ECO mode in the Babysense Video turns the LCD and speaker off to save battery power when all is quiet in the nursery. Other neat features include night vision mode, two-way talkback system, a 2.4" color LCD, a temperature alarm, camera that pans and tilts, and a low battery warning.
2 Cameras in 1
A bright 5-inch LCD with a desktop kickstand is my favorite feature of the AXVUE baby monitor. Complete with two adjustable cameras, this monitor comes with two-way communication, temperature detection, and night vision.
For the tech-savvy
The Nanit Plus connects to your smartphone and spits out health data as well as up-to-the-minute video feeds. The Nanit Plus tracks sleeping patterns, live streams HD video to your phone day or night, and notifies you when your child is waking by popping up a notification.
If you want our recommendation
These are my top night-vision baby monitors, and they'll all give you the nitty-gritty details of what's going on in the nursery when you're not there. My favorite of the bunch is the Infant Optics DXR-8. It's an affordable system backed by more than 36,000 parents.
Infrared night vision is one of the standout features of the Hello Baby Monitor. This model also comes with a large LCD, built-in wireless, and digital encryption. And if you're pinching pennies but still lusting after the best of the best, you can't go wrong with the ANMEATE Night Vision Baby Monitor. It has most of the bells and whistles found in other units but costs considerably less.
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Jodi Owan works behind a keyboard and a camera. She's a freelance writer for iMore, Android Central, and Windows Central.