The 5 Best Baby Monitors

Leaving a small child at home is always stressful for the parents. The baby is totally defenseless and knows next to nothing about the dangers of the world around it. Therefore it is a great relief for them to be able to peek at the baby monitor and see that the little one is alright. A baby monitor can work over its own radio band or over the Internet, in which case it can connect to you even if you are far away, like at a job.

Baby monitors are all created different and no two models are the same. It makes sense that some are better than others, which is why we have picked the five best baby monitors, and compiled a list of them here.

Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
Has Screen
#1
Infant Optics DXR-8
9.8
/
10
Editor’s Pick
#2
Baby Monitor by Hello Baby-US
9.5
/
10
Won an award for being the best
#3
Nanit Plus
9.3
/
10
Best high-end model
#4
Babysense Video Baby Monitor
9.2
/
10
Affordable model
#5
Baby Monitor with Camera by HelloBaby
8.9
/
10
Universal model with good connection range
Infant Optics DXR-8
#1
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.8
/
10

This model presents the ultimate size and weight ratio. While it does not contain large and heavy batteries, it also does not have a big screen, which consumes so much energy. This model therefore is light-weight and very mobile.

This monitor’s camera allows the user full control over it. You can zoom in and put, and also rotate the camera. You can control up to 4 cameras at the same time.

This device is powered by two triple A batteries, which are not included with the device. The batteries last 10 hours.

The brand is a winner – their monitors have been bought by over a million users and most have responded very favorably. The information is transmitted through a private encrypted 2.4 channel.

Pros:

  • This is a complete system that arrives with all you need
  • Proven quality – the brand does extensive quality control
  • Great picture and sound transmission

Cons:

  • Some consider it overpriced

Baby Monitor by Hello Baby-US
#2
Won an award for being the best
Editor’s Rating:
9.5
/
10

This remote monitor can remotely view up to 4 cameras. The cameras have a view angle of 120 degrees and let you view more space with one camera. The camera can also rotate up to 355 degrees. It is rather easy to operate the devices – no more difficult than usual plug and play devices. The picture is shown on a bright 3.2 inch screen.

The monitor will pick up any sudden noises in the child’s room and report to the parent. You will be alerted if your baby starts crying.

The microphone is a special feature here – it is extra clear, and a conversation sounds like you are sitting in the same room as your baby. The feature with two-way conversation is also a great idea. The camera itself is also packed with exceptional features. It has a thermometer for the room temperature, ability to see at night and indicate the sound level. It can also play a lullaby.

Pros:

  • Excellent picture quality, both in the day and in the night
  • Very rarely loses connection
  • The charging port is very sturdy and rarely breaks

Cons:

  • The charging port is unique, and only fits the wire that ships with the device

Nanit Plus
#3
Best high-end model
Editor’s Rating:
9.3
/
10

This model has many premium components, such as the crystal-clear screen, which gives a great resolution. The camera has a high-quality sensor, which is able to see both in the day and at night.

The model can connect with devices using iOS or Android. It easily connects to a wall next to the crib.

There is a two-way radio with a very quality microphone, which allows for a conversation. The sound is surprisingly clear, and you can hear everything said on the other side. The device also monitors the temperature and humidity in the room.

The device is able to track the baby’s sleep quality and report to you each morning. It also records everything it sees, so you can replay what happened last night. The manufacturer’s site also has advice on how to improve sleep quality.

All transmitted data is encrypted with a 256 character password.

The device has Alexa voice control, which makes everything easier. You can literally ask the monitor how your child slept last night. The manufacturer gives a year long guarantee with the device.

Pros:

  • Very high quality camera and screen
  • Voice control makes things much easier
  • Records humidity and temperature too.

Cons:

  • The price is a bit high, but this is a premium-class device

Babysense Video Baby Monitor
#4
Affordable model
Editor’s Rating:
9.2
/
10

The bright screen of this model has a diagonal of 2.4 inches, and even though it does not consume much energy, it gives a high-resolution image. The microphone is no worse – it too transmits clear sound. The radio allows for a two-way conversation.

The model has a large range of 900 feet, and there is no risk of hacking, because it does not use Wi-Fi for communication.

The model has a few infrared lights, which allow you to see your baby at night. There is also a thermometer, which will alert you in case the temperature gets too high or low.

The device responds to voice commands, and the cameras are able to zoom up to two times. It is also able to rotate, so you will always be able to see the whole room.

Up to four cameras can be connected.

Pros:

  • Very easy to set up and use
  • Good range – will reach to the other side of a large house
  • Very small, light and mobile

Cons:

  • The camera has a very short power cord, so probably you will have to use an extension cord

Baby Monitor with Camera by HelloBaby
#5
Universal model with good connection range
Editor’s Rating:
8.9
/
10

This video monitor gives great resolution and quality sound. The connecting method is free of interference.  The two-way speaking mechanism allows for communication in a clear voice. The device itself knows many lullabies, which it can sing to your baby to make it sleep. The speakers on both sides are very clear, so you can hear everything in the baby’s room.

The radio emitter has an active range of 960 feet, so it can connect to the monitor even if it is on the other side of the house. You can connect up to four cameras to one monitor. The camera can be mounted on a wall or be set on a tabletop.

The model will tell you if you get out of range of radio connection.

The infrared LEDs allow you to watch the baby at night, and the picture does not lose quality at night. The infrared vision turns on by itself when the light level goes down. The camera can pan in a range of 360 degrees and also tilt in a range of 60 degrees. There is a 2x digital zooming ability.

Pros:

  • Great transmission range
  • Pans and tilts in a wide angle
  • Rather affordable

Cons:

  • Battery life is rather short