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Best Video Baby Monitors TechnoBuffalo 2021

Being able to see and hear your baby while they nap and sleep is absolutely priceless for worried parents and carers. Investing in a baby monitor with a video unit is a great idea, and we have six we can recommend, including our overall best pick, the Campark option, which has infrared lighting built-in so that you can even keep an eye on your little one in the dark.

Best Overall: Campark Video Baby Monitor

This monitor uses secure 2.4GHz wireless streaming for real-time video and audio of your baby to a range of up to 300 metres. Five infrared lights give you night vision, and the monitor also informs you of the temperature in the baby's room.

There is also two-way talkback communication, the ability to play lullabies to your baby and a built-in timer that can be set to two, four or six hours.

Pros:

  • Two-way communication
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Infrared night vision

Cons:

  • Only 2.4-inch display

Best Overall

Campark Video Baby Monitor

Sweet dreams

This tidy option gives you a day and nighttime monitoring at an affordable price.

Best Large Display: BT Video Baby Monitor 6000

This BT monitor sets itself apart from the competition with a generous 5-inch display, the largest in our collection. You can remotely control the pan and tilt of the camera for targeted monitoring, and the parent unit also displays the temperature of the room.

You can activate one of five lullabies to soothe your baby or talk to them via the talkback functionality. The monitor offers a night vision view and has sound level lights for at-a-glance checks.

Pros:

  • 5-inch display
  • Five lullabies
  • Remote control pan and tilt

Cons:

  • High cost

Best Large Display

BT Video Baby Monitor 6000

Sleep easy

The five-inch display sets this monitor apart from rival models.

Best for Bedtime: Tenboo Baby Monitor with Camera

Another 2.4GHz option, this is a good all-rounder that offers a 3.2-inch TFT LCD display that shows the time, date, temperature, signal strength and battery charge with a range of up to 260 metres.

There are infrared night vision and eight lullabies for bedtime. If that doesn't calm your little one, the PTT button on the parent unit allows you to talk to your child.

Pros:

  • Infrared night vision
  • Eight lullabies
  • Temperature monitoring

Cons:

  • Only 3.2-inch display

Best for Bedtime

Tenboo Baby Monitor with Camera

Rest assured

A decently sized display and good all-round spec make this a reliable option.

Best Value: Motorola MBP481 Video Baby Monitor

From trusted brand Motorola, the MBP48 monitor uses frequency-hopping spread spectrum 2.4GHz wireless technology to keep you connected to your baby when you're not in the nursery with a range of up to 300 metres. It also offers infrared night vision and an LED sound level indicator.

The vertical 2-inch colour display lets you see what's going on and if you need to, you can use the digital zoom to get a closer look and tap the arrow buttons to pan around.

Pros:

  • Infrared night vision
  • Digital zoom
  • 300 metre range

Cons:

  • Only 2-inch display

Best Value

Motorola MBP481 Video Baby Monitor

Nighty night

Excellent build quality and a strong signal make this Motorola monitor a wise choice.

Best Battery Life: Babysense Video Baby Monitor

The Babysense monitor has a handy "ECO mode" which, when activated, turns the parent unit's screen off if there is no sound in the baby's room. Once a sound is detected, the unit lights up and starts transmitting the audio once again.

It has a 2.4-inch display, uses 2.4GHz FHSS technology, has automatic infrared night vision, two-way talkback communication, lullabies and a range of up to 300 metres.

Pros:

  • Infrared night vision
  • Digital zoom
  • Alarm and timer

Cons:

  • Only 2.4-inch display

Best Battery Life

Babysense Video Baby Monitor

Sleep tight

In ECO mode this monitor offers excellent battery life providing peace of mind you'll always hear your baby.

Nanny cam

A baby monitor with video capabilities is a wise investment for parents and carers as it gives you real peace of mind to be able to see your baby as they sleep, but you need to choose the right model to suit you.

While we love the BT 6000's large display, our overall pick, the Campark option, is priced a lot more affordably and offers a comprehensive range of features that should reassure even the most worried of parents.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Author:

Amy-Mae Turner A natural-born worrier, and a very nervous mum, Amy-Mae knows all too well the importance of a decent video-enabled baby monitor.

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