Choosing the best baby monitor for your little one can prove challenging. Do you want a device with all the mod-cons, such as motion sensors, infrared night vision and temperature sensors, or are you happy with a more budget-friendly buy that will simply allow you to see what your baby is doing?
One of the best ways to narrow it down is to look for a gadget that has already been tried and tested by other parents, and by browsing the baby monitors with the best reviews.
From Angelcare to the high-tech Nanit Pro, we've rounded up seven of the best-rated baby monitors to help you get started…
Best baby monitor brands
According to top reviews these are the best brands for baby monitors in 2022.
Best baby monitors with cameras 2022
Nanit Pro Camera
Nanit Pro Camera, £299, Nanit Pro
Both you and your baby will get a peaceful night's sleep with the Nanit Pro Camera, which not only provides you with a crystal-clear HD display of your baby but also monitors the temperature and humidity of your nursery to keep your baby comfy. It even has two-way audio to let you listen and speak to your child to soothe them at night.
But that's not all; this clever device will monitor baby's breathing without having any electronic equipment touching them, and will offer daily sleep stats, sleep tracking and personalised guidance via the app, so you can see just how much rest they're really getting. And perhaps the cutest part is the digital baby book it creates, capturing memories and moments in a digital album.
No wonder, then, that it has 4.5-star reviews from customers, with one saying it "changes the game in baby monitors", while another added: "This has got to be the best monitor on the market!"
Owlet Cam 2
Owlet Cam 2, £159, Owlet
An upgrade of the previous bestselling HD video monitor, the Owlet Cam 2 features motion sensitivity so you can check if your baby is restless and you'll also be alerted when they cry. With the automated video footage, it will even capture short clips whenever your baby moves, so you can play back footage and pick up on their cues and behaviour patterns.
The new Owlet Cam can also be bought as a bundle with the brand's award-winning Smart Sock. Simply pop the Sock on your baby and it'll track their heart rate, oxygen levels and sleep trends.
Parents say they've been given a good night's sleep and peace of mind in reviews. One happy customer said the video quality is "exceptional" and "crystal clear".
GHB Video Baby Monitor
GHB video baby monitor, £59.99, Amazon
This baby monitor is popular with parents on a budget, and it's easy to see why. As well as infrared night vision and a two-way talkback function that allows you to watch and talk to your baby, it also has built-in lullabies to soothe little ones when they start to stir. Factor in a room temperature gauge, an eco-power-saving mode and a price tag of £59.99, and it's little surprise it has amazing reviews on Amazon.
"This product was the best purchase for my newborn baby, the camera quality is great, you can zoom in on the child and also it has a very good quality night vision mode" one reviewer wrote.
Angelcare AC327 3-in-1 baby monitor
Angelcare AC327 3-in-1 baby monitor, £127.99, Amazon
Angelcare provides extra peace of mind to parents as it has a movement sensor pad to detect your baby's movements without touching them, and will sound an alarm if no movements have been detected for 20 seconds. You'll also have infrared night vision and crystal clear sound with a 5" video screen, along with two-way audio and a room temperature display, so you can always rest assured knowing your baby is sleeping safely.
"Fantastic item and worth the money! Really good picture quality both day and night, and peace of mind with the movement sensor," one happy customer wrote.
Babymoov Yoo Travel baby monitor
Babymoov Yoo-Travel wire free video baby monitor, £139.99, Mamas and Papas
The Babymoov Yoo-Travel video monitor is perfect for parents who are on the go as it lasts for up to 24 hours wirelessly thanks to its batteries. As well as featuring a night light and temperature indicator, the monitor has 180-degree panoramic night vision and a parent-to-baby talk-back function.
"The Yoo-Travel baby monitor is a compact, yet sturdy device. It provides a very clear image of your baby. The device is really easy to set up, with the camera and screen linking from first use. It has an additional feature of being able to add up to 4 cameras to one monitor, if this was useful to someone," one reviewer on John Lewis wrote.
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