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Best baby monitors for 2014 revealed

Which baby monitors can you trust?


We test baby monitors in realistic scenarios. 

Our baby monitor testing has uncovered the latest Best Buy baby monitors for 2014. We reveal which baby monitors won’t let you down when you need them most. 

The latest baby monitor models on the market have just been tested by Which? and two new audio monitors have made the grade as Best Buys.

Which? members can log in to see all Best Buy baby monitors. If you’re not yet a member you can sign up for a £1 trial to Which? to see all our test results and reviews – from baby monitors, pushchairs and child car seats to washing machines, TVs and coffee makers.

Audio baby monitors

An audio baby monitor – that’s one which lets you hear you baby rather then see them – is a useful piece of kit for any new parent. It can really help ensure peace of  mind when your little one is napping. 

Audio monitors were rated the third most useful baby product in this year’s Which? baby products survey, behind stair gates and baby change bags. 

See what other products parents find useful in our colourful gallery of the 10 most useful baby products

Baby monitors on test 

Many manufacturers make big claims about the range their baby monitors cover – in other words, how far away you can go from the nursery unit before you lose signal.

Which? tests use realistic scenarios to challenge these claims. We test the signal strength and range of baby monitors while walking between different rooms in a house, to represent normal daily usage. 

We also test the monitors’ range from inside to outside and see how far we get from the house, to represent how far you’d be able to get down a garden, for example, before the signal starts breaking up or cutting out completely. 

And we check the basics like how clear the sound is, how long the batteries will last and how accurate the sound-sensitive lights are, so you can choose your baby monitor with confidence.

BT Digital Audio 300

The BT Digital Audio 300 is £39.99

Baby monitor reviews

The Which? baby monitor reviews cover more than 30 models, and we recommend the top eight rated good enough to be Best Buys.

Is the model you’re after in the latest ones we’ve tested? Here’s the full list: 

  • BT Digital Baby Monitor 300
  • Chicco Top audio video
  • Chicco Top digital video
  • Hush Comfort Plus Digital 44890
  • Luvion Supreme Connect
  • Motorola MBP27T
  • Motorola MBP36S
  • Philips Avent SCD603/1
  • Philips Avent SCD560/01
  • Samsung SEW-3037
  • Tomy TF525
  • Tomy TFV600

More on this…

  • Read full test results including durability for more than 30 baby monitors reviews
  • Video monitor or audio monitor – find what you want using our compare features tool
  • Check out the baby monitor mistakes most parents make
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