Best video baby monitors revealedVideo baby monitors tested in Which? lab

29 September 2014

Chicco Top Digital Video

Chicco's video baby monitor lets you video and photograph your baby

Which? has tested a range of video baby monitors to find the very best models for keeping an eye on your baby. Best Buy video monitors have the best signal strength, the best range and the longest battery life.

If a video baby monitor is on your list of baby products to buy for your new arrival then the Which? baby monitor reviews can help. 

We've tested the latest video monitors in our lab and can reveal that four new models have been awarded a Best Buy accolade.

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Video baby monitors 

A video baby monitor comes with a screen so you can see your little one as well as being able to hear them through the monitor. Most come with sound sensitive lights too, so you can turn the volume off and still be alerted when your child is crying.

A good video baby monitor should have:

  • a clear display
  • decent signal strength 
  • good battery life
  • clear sound

It should allow you to wander about the house and carry on with jobs without worrying about missing your baby crying.  

Some of the latest models have useful added extras such as pan and tilt cameras (great for tracking wriggly babies or toddlers moving around their cot) and talk-back features (so you can soothe your child without having to immediately go back into the room). And some video monitors even let you play your own music, take photos or record videos.

All our have a great range and decent battery life and they give clear sound and video images so you can put your trust in them. 

Motorola MBP36S

The Motorola MBP36S Digital Video Baby Monitor has a pan and tilt camera

Baby monitor reviews

Is the baby monitor review you're after in the latest ones we've tested? Here's the full list: 

The Which? baby monitor reviews now cover more than 30 models in total, including the top eight monitors we have rated good enough to be Best Buys. 

We have found baby monitors to suit you whatever your budget, with Best Buys from just £40 for an audio monitor and around £120 for a video monitor. 

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