Welcome to our video baby monitor reviews page. Here we have created a buyers guide to show you what to look for in the best video baby monitors. Along with a close look at the top ten best sellers on the market.
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- Motorola MBP36 Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor with Infrared Night Vision and Zoom, 3.5 Inch.
Video baby monitors provide you with the security and comfort of seeing your baby as well as hearing your baby when you otherwise wouldn’t be able to. They are fantastic for evenings to keep a close eye on your baby once you have put her to bed. Great for over night when your baby is in her own room. And great for nap times during the day, with a portable mother unit allowing you to catch up with your daily chores while baby is sleeping and being able to see your baby as soon as she wakes.
What To Look For
This guide explains the main features to look for when choosing your video monitor. When choosing a baby monitor, make sure you pick the best one that will suit your own needs. Think about how you are going to use it and what features are a must have for you.
Below I have listed some of the main features available on video baby monitors. It may be a good idea to decide and write down the points that are most important to you in a feature priority list.
- Night vision.
- Screen size.
- Range and Channels.
- Sound level display.
- Sound activation.
- Rechargeable parent unit.
- Low battery and ‘out-of-range’ warning.
- Room Temperature display.
- Digital privacy.
- Automatic voice activation power saving mode.
- FHSS Technology.
Night vision is a great feature on a video monitor. It allows you to see your baby without the need to turn a light on. You can even see when your baby is awake. You won’t want to have the room lit up all night while your baby sleeps. Look out for automatic night vision.
A 2.4inch screen is quite small but very ample. Go larger if you have poor eye sight.
Range and Channels
Most monitors will have a minimum of 150ft range in enclosed areas which is ample for most houses.
Sound level display
This is a great indicator to show the level of sound from your baby. It will usually have red lights providing you with a warning when your baby is crying out to you.
Rechargeable Parent Unit
This is important if you are planning on carrying the monitor around with you from room to room.
Low Battery and ‘out-of-range’ warning
A handy alert to warn you when there is a problem with your device.
Room Temperature Monitor
This great feature allows you to check your baby’s room temperature is safe and comfortable throughout the night at a glance. Providing you with even more peace of mind. This is a very useful feature to have.
A good video monitor will use technology which provides you with privacy on your digital viewer.
Automatic voice activation power saving mode
This option is good for in the night when you are sleeping. The monitor shuts down, giving you peace and darkness when you are sleeping until your baby makes a noise.
FHSS technology ( Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology) Prevents crossed signals, giving you better sound clarity and better security.
Other features to look out for
- Two way talk back option. Allows you to communicate with baby.
- Find parent unit function. Great if you have a tendency to loose things.
- Vibration alert.
- Volume control.
- Connectivity options. You can hook up to your pc or smart phone to get a bigger image of your baby.
- Night light. Good feature to have if you are planning on using a night light for your baby. In some models this feature can be activated remotely.
- Zoom. Great feature to get an even closer look at your little one.
Now you know the basics, click the links above to see our baby video monitor reviews.