5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Baby Monitor

Before diving in and purchasing the first baby monitor you come across, consider the following questions to make sure you choose the right option for you and your baby.

1. Do I want to hear and watch baby? Or just hear baby? 

You can choose a baby monitor with audio or video, depending on your needs. Today, some baby monitors even offer night vision, VOX function (voice activation) or even a 360-degree turning feature, so you can monitor baby from every angle. 

2. What about the range? 

If you live in an apartment, a small house or a single-storey house, you can use a baby monitor with a 250 or 300m range. If you live in a house where your baby’s room is some distance away, or if you have thick walls, then you’d be better choosing a model with a 1000m range. That way you can monitor your baby from the other side of the house if you need to.  

3. What about the monitor’s technology? 

Technology used will depend on the baby monitor model or brand: 

  • Analogical - mainly used for audio baby monitors 

  • Digital (can help reducing interferences)  

  • Green Digital Technology - low power technology, that combines digital performance with a clear sound and no interferences, with guaranteed efficiency 

  • WIFI/Bluetooth connected 

  • PLC (Power-Line Communication) connected - the monitor and the receptor communicate through your home’s wired electrical network, which will reduce waves in baby’s room. 

4. What about the baby monitor control? 

With some baby monitors, you can have the possibility to orientate and adjust the camera point of view from the receptor. That way, you don’t need to go to baby’s room to do it, avoiding waking him/ her up. Other connected models enable control and monitoring functions remotely thanks to a single app (VOX, walkie-talkie and lullabies mode activation, alarms monitoring, etc). 

5. What about the baby monitor additional options? 

Nowadays, baby monitors are versatile allies for parents, offering important functions which enable them to reassure their baby from afar. These include: 

  • Walkie-talkie - to talk to baby remotely 

  • Lullaby – to calm them 

  • Image and video capture - to save every good moment 

  • Screen sharing - to share every moment with family and friends 

  • The possibility to add more receptors - to monitor several babies at the same time 

Ready to explore your options? Browse the full collection of baby monitors on our website.