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Are cheap baby monitors from Ikea, BT and VTech any good?

Are cheap baby monitors from Ikea, BT and VTech any good?

Ikea's new audio baby monitor joins a range of models under £50, but is it worth spending more on a device to monitor your sleeping baby?

Second-hand baby products: what’s safe and what’s not?

Second-hand baby products: what’s safe and what’s not?

While using baby hand-me-downs from friends or relatives or buying second-hand items online can be a great way of saving money and preventing products from going to waste, you need to make sure they're safe.

Five useful baby monitor features that every parent should consider

Five useful baby monitor features that every parent should consider

We explain why features such as temperature sensors, sound sensitive lights and lullaby functions are useful to have on a baby monitor.

Do I really need a baby car seat (or other popular baby items)?

Do I really need a baby car seat (or other popular baby items)?

The list of baby items you need before your precious bundle arrives can be long and potentially very costly. Find out some of the pros and cons of buying these products and alternatives that might save you some money.

Six summer safety hazards every parent needs to know about

Six summer safety hazards every parent needs to know about

Whether you’re spending more time in the garden or travelling to see friends and relatives, it’s important to not let your guard down when it comes to your baby or toddler’s safety. Find out what key hazards you need to watch out for this summer.

Five key safety checks to make before bringing your newborn baby home

Five key safety checks to make before bringing your newborn baby home

Before you take your most precious cargo home, we run through what you need to ensure they'll be safe, including car seats, stair gates, cot mattresses, baby monitors and first aid kits.

Five key products you need that could save your baby’s life

Five key products you need that could save your baby’s life

From baby monitors and child car seats through to carbon monoxide detectors, we guide you through five lifesaving products that every parent needs.

Which? warns parents not to use a security camera as a baby monitor

Which? warns parents not to use a security camera as a baby monitor

Lacking useful features such as temperature sensors and sound sensitive lights, these cameras are better suited to detecting burglars than monitoring your baby.

Latest reviews: Summer Infant, VTech and Angelcare baby monitors tested

Latest reviews: Summer Infant, VTech and Angelcare baby monitors tested

We've just reviewed nine baby monitors, including popular monitors from Angelcare, Owlet and Summer Infant. Find out whether additional baby monitor safety features, including temperature sensors and movement sensor pads, are accurate and worth investing in.

Philips Avent digital video baby monitors recalled over fire risk

Philips Avent digital video baby monitors recalled over fire risk

Philips has issued a voluntary recall of its Avent digital video baby monitors (SCD620) produced between January 2016 and March 2018. The battery in the parent unit can overheat while plugged into the electrical connection, which poses a potential fire hazard. Find out what to do if yours is affected.

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