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Last updated: 10 August 2018

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.

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We test many different types of baby monitor, including:

  • audio
  • video/audio
  • app-based
  • Wi-Fi enabled.

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
  • 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.

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Whether the baby monitor is audio-only, combines video and audio functions, or is app-based.

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Sound performance score

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When determining the sound performance score, we put the monitors through a series of tests to determine how well the baby unit can pick up soft sounds, and how well the carer unit can reproduce that sound. We also test the range of the unit and see how well it works through walls. For Wi-Fi-enabled models, results may vary depending on your Wi-Fi coverage. For app-based products, we define the carer unit as the tablet/phone.

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We look at ease of using the controls on both baby and carer unit, labelling, ease of setup including handling, positioning and adjusting settings and ease of accessing the batteries and connecting the adaptors. For apps we class the tablet/phone as carer unit.

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Two-way audio communication

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This feature lets you talk to your baby from the carer unit.

Plays a tune

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Lets you play a lullaby or soothing noise into baby's room.

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  • 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 sound quality score
  • Immunity from interference score
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  • Brand
  • Model
  • Availability
  • Price
  • 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
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