Best buys for parents: our top baby monitors

Our round-up of feature-packed audio and video monitors.

23 Jul 2021

Looking for a new baby monitor? If you’ve already read our ‘How to choose the perfect baby monitor’ article, you should now be armed with all the info you need to buy one. Take a look at our top picks below, and you’ll hopefully spot the baby monitor that’s just right for you!

BT450 audio baby monitor

Who’s it for? Parents looking for an easy-to-use audio monitor with some handy features. 

Top features:

  • Two-way audio
  • Temperature display
  • Lightshow projection
  • Selection of 18 lullabies

Keep an ear out for your baby with the great little BT 450 audio baby monitor. It features a two-way audio, so as well as listening in, you can use the microphone in the parent unit to talk to your baby and soother them when it wakes up.

Need some help getting baby off to sleep? The monitor projects soothing stars and moon on the ceiling, and there’s also a selection of lullabies to play. Plus, there's also a built-in night light - so you can easily navigate your way around the room if you need to visit in the middle of the night.

Buy the BT450 audio baby monitor

 

VTech VM5463 video baby monitor

Who’s it for? Parents that want a video monitor with a moveable camera and other extras.

Top features:

  • 5-inch colour screen
  • Pan, tilt and zoom camera
  • Nightlight & projection
  • Soothing sounds & lullabies
  • Temperature sensor

The 5-inch colour screen gives you a clear view of your baby’s room, and you’ve got the power to tilt, pan and zoom the camera for a better view of what's going on.

If your baby’s having trouble getting to sleep, you can create a soothing atmosphere with the night light (choose from 7 different colours), project a starry night onto the ceiling, or play soothing sounds and lullabies. You can also use the two-way intercom function to talk to your baby without going into the room and risking disturbing them. There's also a sensor that keeps you informed of the temperature of your baby's room, for extra peace of mind.

Buy the VTech VM5463 video baby monitor

 

VTech RM7764HD smart video baby monitor

Who's it for? Parents that want the choice of using a phone app to keep an eye on baby, or viewing a large hi-res display full of detail.

Top features:

  • 7-inch Full HD screen
  • Pan, tilt and zoom camera
  • Wide angle viewing
  • Infrared night vision
  • Compatible app lets you use your phone or tablet to view

The camera on the baby unit has a 360-degree pan, tilt and zoom functionality, so you’ll be able to track baby if they’ve wriggled around a bit and found another spot in the cot to settle down in. You can also record footage to capture those special moments!

You’ll always be able to see exactly what is going on with the large 7-inch Full HD screen on the parent unit, plus you’ve got the option of using your smartphone or tablet to keep an eye on your baby. This live remote access feature is completely free, with no fees or monthly subscriptions to worry about.

Buy the VTech RM7764HD smart video baby monitor

 

BT video baby monitor 6000

Best for: Parents that want a video monitor with a long range, and night vision to see baby in the dark.

Top features:

  • 5-inch colour screen
  • Pan, tilt and zoom camera
  • Nightlight
  • Selection of lullabies
  • Night vision camera
  • Temperature sensor

This video monitor has a long range (50m indoors, 250m outdoors), making it perfect for big houses with thick walls. The 5-inch colour screen is bright and clear and features night vision, so you can keep an eye on your baby even when it’s dark. Oh, and you can also pan, tilt and zoom the camera remotely to get the best view.

Other handy features include talk-back, temperature display, and a selection of lullabies.

Buy the BT video baby monitor 6000

Start monitoring baby today!

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