How to choose the right baby monitor?

2021 BABY MONITOR COMPARISON TABLE

Are you looking for a baby monitor for your little one? You are in the right place! Here you will find all the information you need to help you make the right choice!

But first, how to avoid making mistakes? Choosing a baby monitor can turn to a real headache when you see all the brands on the market and the variety of features. To help you find your way around, we are going to review the performance and features of the major brands on the market!

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Babyphone
Listen
Listen
Talk
Talk
Noise sensitivity
Noise sensitivity
Smartphone noise notificaitons
Smartphone noise notificaitons
Well-being
Night Light
Night Light
Adjustable Night Light
Adjustable Night Light
Nap Timer
Nap Timer
Lullabyes
Lullabyes
Sleep Buddy (Sleeping and Awake Face)
Sleep Buddy (Sleeping and Awake Face)
Uploading personal mp3 music and stories
Uploading personal mp3 music and stories
Bluetooth Speaker
Bluetooth Speaker
Week schedule customization
Week schedule customization
Health
Room Temperature Monitoring
Room Temperature Monitoring
Sleep Tracker
Sleep Tracker
Wi-Fi waves exposure
Wi-Fi waves exposure
Technologie
Expandable
Expandable Illimité 1 récepteur 1 récepteur 1 récepteur
Range
Range Illimité 300m 50m 300m
Smartphone noise notificaitons
Smartphone noise notificaitons
Technology
Technology WiFi DECT DECT 2.4GHz
Video
Video
Night vision
Night vision
Battery
Battery Secteur Batterie Secteur Batterie
iOS/ Android app
iOS/ Android app
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Model n:°1

The connected baby monitor

The main advantage of the connected baby monitor is the number of on-board features. A connected baby monitor generally offers lullabies, night light, sleep monitoring, Bluetooth speaker, walkie-talkie..this is not an exhaustive list of course. The features depend on the model and the price!

The possibility to connect your baby monitor to your smartphone can be appealing. Serving as a receiver, you have access to the baby's room at all times. Usually using WiFi, the range is much higher than other versions. A major problem here is the price range which is a bit higher.

Pros :

  • Multiple features
  • Smartphone connection
  • 0 interference
  • Clear, crisp sound
  • Advanced customization

Cons :

  • Higher prices depending on the number and the types of features

Tips :

  • Choose an evolving model that adapts to the child as he grows.
  • Pay attention to the technology used (DECT - CARE - FHSS - WiFi)

Model n:°2

The Digital Audio Baby monitor

More advanced than analogue baby monitors, the digital audio baby monitor also allows you to listen to and monitor the baby while sleeping. Thanks to the digital encoding system used for the transmitted data, there is less interference of the sound and the unwanted noise is reduced. Also, there is no need to switch manually between the different channels! The digital baby monitor automatically takes care of providing you with crisp, clear sound at all times.

Exposure to waves is the main flaw of the digital baby monitors. To overcome this problem, some models offer a feature to reduce the emission of waves.

Three different technologies are used by digital audio baby monitors, each one having its advantages for transmitting sound. DECT technology ensures clear sound by adjusting the broadcast channel between transmitter and receiver itself. CARE and FHSS technologies allow you to enjoy interference-free sound while greatly reducing the scattering of waves in the child's room!

Pros :

  • Ease of use
  • 0 interference and reduced unwanted noise
  • Clear, crisp sound
  • Wide choice of models

Cons :

  • Beware of exposure to waves
  • Pay attention to data encryption

Tips :

  • TipsPlease note that some baby monitors only have the "listen" function and you are not able to talk to your baby
  • Pay attention to the technology used (DECT - CARE - FHSS - WiFi)

Model n:°3

The Video Baby Monitor

All video baby monitors are digital. The pros and the cons of the digital audio baby monitors are therefore applicable to video baby monitors as well. The difference here concerns the additional feature: the ability to see the baby. This is for many the best model to watch over your little one.

Thanks to the babyCam you can monitor your baby and enjoy high quality picture and sound. In addition, most video baby monitors offer an infra-red camera to monitor baby's sleep even at night! Here too we face the same issue: the exposure to the waves and the used technology. Finally, the video baby monitors require a higher budget.

Pros :

  • Control over the baby’s safety thanks to the video
  • 0 interference
  • Clear, crisp sound
  • No need to manually change the channels
  • Wide choice of models

Cons :

  • Beware of exposure to waves
  • A higher price than other models

Tips :

  • Choose a 2-channel model to avoid interference
  • Check the range according to the distance from the baby's room in the house

Model n:°4

The Analog Audio Baby monitor

A classic model, the analog audio baby monitor allows you to listen to your baby using a transmitter and a receiver via non-pulsed waves that are less problematic for our health. Ideal for parents who want to watch their little one at home or around. Practical by its small size, ease of use, it is a must-have for your baby's room. It helps limit your infant's exposure to waves. And there are high performance models for very attractive prices! However, the large number of models can make the choice difficult.

Their main flaw lies in their sensitivity to interference. To avoid surprises, check that it has several channels at its disposal, a guarantee of quality. We recommend that you choose a baby monitor that has a minimum of 2 channels that you will have to choose manually during installation. Finally, the scope can be a determining criterion. If you live in a building or an apartment, a baby monitor with a range of 50 to 100 m will be more than sufficient. On the contrary, a larger house or one with thicker walls will require a greater span.

Pros :

  • Low prices
  • Easy to use
  • Non-pulsed waves that are less problematic for our health
  • Wide choice of models

Cons :

  • Beware of exposure to waves
  • A higher price than other models

Tips :

  • Choose a 2-channel model to avoid interference
  • Check the range according to the distance from the baby's room in the house