If you’re in the market for baby monitors, prepare yourself now: there are A LOT to choose from. They come in all shapes and sizes: some have touchscreens, some monitor only sound, some look good and some don’t and the pricing can vary wildly.
Having the perfect baby monitor is important, though. So you want to make sure you choose wisely. The last thing you want is to rely on a piece of technology that fails you. The best thing you can do is do your homework to ensure you end up with something you feel is reliable, cost-effective and has the features you are looking for.
Summer Infant Baby Touch Digital Color Video Monitor
Wow, that’s a long name. In a way it’s fitting, though, because it matches the long list of features. I’ll highlight just two of my favorite features and let you do some deeper digging if you’d like. First off: the touch screen. How long ago was the iPhone introduced? I mean, it only makes sense. Second: the pan/tilt/zoom camera. This is a great feature that means you don’t have to walk down the hall to adjust where the camera is pointing. Buy
Motorola Digital 3.5″ Video Monitor MBP36
Like the Summer Infant model I mentioned already, this Motorola baby monitor has the ability to adjust where the camera is pointing remotely. The first video monitor I ever owned didn’t do this, and it’s something I wish it had had. While this may have similar features to other Motorola baby monitors, it ranks a bit higher in style points and I like the larger screen. Buy
AngelCare AC401 Baby Sound Monitor
If you’re on a budget, you’re probably shopping for a baby monitor that handles sound only. While video can be very nice, going audio-only will be kinder to your wallet and will certainly keep you informed. And if you’re going with an audio-only monitor, you might as well go with the AngelCare AC401 which gets high marks for a clearer, more static-free signal and strong battery life. Buy