Skip to content   Skip to footer navigation 

Baby monitor reviews

Buy smarter with CHOICE membership


Or Learn more

Last updated: 26 February 2021


Checked for accuracy by our qualified fact-checkers and verifiers. Find out more about fact-checking at CHOICE.

A reliable baby monitor gives you peace of mind if your living areas are out of earshot of the baby's bedroom or you're a heavy sleeper. But you can also use a security camera that syncs to your smartphone to get the same results. We test many different types of baby monitors, including audio, video/audio, app-based and Wi-Fi/3/4G enabled.

Read more

Our report will tell you which models have:

  • the best picture quality in different lighting conditions
  • the clearest audio
  • the greatest range; including how well they perform through walls using an internet connection, 3/4G or a proprietary signal
  • the best ease of use.

Our interactive comparison tool also helps you filter results based on sound range score and features (such as whether they play music). And our Recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top.

Shopping links on the CHOICE website

CHOICE is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to helping consumers. Clicking a link will take you to a retailer's website to shop. While we make money if you buy through some retailer links, this doesn't influence any of our rankings. 100% of the money we make goes straight back into our non profit mission. We're currently testing this service and will consider providing more shopping links in the future. Tell us what you think.

Show less


Expand to view more details.

List of brands we tested in this review.

    enter value/s in increments of 1 between 0 and 799

    Recommended products

    Remove product

    Member only

    This test score is for members only. Join now to unlock our expert results.

    Already a member?


    Expand to view more details.

    Whether the baby monitor is audio-only, combines video and audio functions, or is app-based. "App used with main unit" means your smartphone or tablet uses an app and Wi-Fi, 3/4G to connect directly to the monitoring device.

      Included in this review

      Members-only access
      • Recommended
      • Overall score
      • Sound performance score
      • Ease of use score
      • Overall picture performance score
      • Daylight picture performance score
      • Dim light picture performance score
      • Dark light picture performance score
      • Sound range score
      • Sound sensitivity and quality score
      • Immunity from interference score
      • Good points
      • Bad points
      • Brand
      • Model
      • Availability
      • Price
      • Buy now
      • Type
      • Motion monitor
      • Visual sound indicators
      • Baby room temperature monitor
      • Night light
      • Belt clip on carer unit
      • Plays a tune
      • Two-way audio communication
      • Low battery indicator (baby unit/carer unit)
      • Weight of carer unit (g)
      • Dimensions of carer unit (H x W x D, cm)
      • Origin
      • Contact


      Your filters

      Clear all filters

      Product selected for a detailed comparison

      Clear all

      Get full access to all our tests and reviews

      or Log in