5 best baby monitors – Shopping guide special
But keeping our ears peeled all the time and checking on baby every 2 minutes can get very tiring. This is where a baby monitor comes handy. It is an invaluable aid for a tired new mum who wants to get some shut-eye while baby naps.
Nowadays, there are some great, technologically advanced baby monitors available in the market. If you are unsure of which brand and model to choose, we’re here to help you out.
We’ve compiled a list of the best baby monitors based on a poll we conducted on our 2013 mums Facebook group. So before you go out and get one, have a look at our top picks based on these mums’ recommendations.
Some of the key features of the Avent DECT are ‘DECT technology’ that ensures no interferences from other devices such as mobile phones and other baby monitors, a temperature sensor and dual-way communication. Added features are the night light and soothing lullaby tunes.
Avent also has a video monitor, with a high-resolution 2.4" colour screen with infrared vision.
Here’s what one mum said about the Avent DECT:
"It is excellent coz we use it around our home and we hear the slightest sounds when he's in his cot. It helps coz we can carry on with our chores around the house."
Have a look at the Avent range here.
Other features of the Angelcare range are:
- Crystal clear video transmission with infrared vision
- Two-way communication
- Temperature detector
- Adjustable camera angle with zoom in and out
- Portable and rechargeable parent unit
- Some of the Angelcare models have a ‘tick’ feature that makes a sound to make sure the device is working even if your baby is sound asleep
Here’s what one mum had to say about this product:
"My Angelcare baby monitor with video function gives me peace of mind when my baby is sleeping. I can not only hear him when he wakes up, but see him too."
Check out the Angelcare baby monitors here.
One mum said, "This helped us know if he would silently wake up and walk around in the room. It is very sensitive and has a sleep function so it only lights up when there is noise in the room, and I am able to connect 4 cameras to one monitor."
Visit the Samsung website here.
The Luvion monitor can be taken outdoors as well, as both parts of the monitor are battery-operated.
Check out the Luvion baby monitor here.
Photo reference: www.babymonitorsdirect.com.au
Most of the video cameras come with two cameras which you can install in two separate locations in your home.
Visit the Motorola website here.