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Last updated: 31 October 2019

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.

We test many different types of baby monitors, including audio, video/audio, app-based and Wi-Fi/3/4G enabled.

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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.

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    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.

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