Which baby monitor brand to buy in 2021
Our tough tests compare and identify the best baby monitors for picture and sound quality, battery life and practical features. But that's not all.
We also ask parents how happy they are with their baby monitor brand. This is so we can get a complete picture of how well a baby monitor works when new and how it fares over time.
Some baby monitor batteries degrade quicker than others, or a fault can develop with signal range.
Best vs worst baby monitor brands compared
As you can see, there’s a big difference between the best and worst baby monitors in our tests.
Almost exactly the same difference is seen in the feedback from real parents who own baby monitors from these brands.
So, picking the best baby monitor brand is more vital than ever to ensure you don't end up with a poor quality product.
Common baby monitor problems
Based on our survey of real parents, here are three most common problems found with baby monitors;
- Battery loses charge quickly or won't charge at all
- Signal problems and wi-fi connection issues
- Grainy picture quality
Baby monitor brands rated
We asked 1,625 parents to tell us which brand of baby monitor they owned, and how satisfied they were with that brand.
We also asked parents whether they would recommend the chosen brand to a friend.
From these responses we've compiled an overall customer score.
Baby monitor brands leaderboard
The table below is ranked in order of customer score, but we've also given you our average test score so you can compare the best baby and worst brands easily.
|Brand||Number tested||Average test score||Customer score|
Baby monitor brands in-depth verdicts
- Angelcare baby monitors
- Arlo baby monitors
- BabyMoov baby monitors
- BT baby monitors
- Luvion baby monitors
- Owlet baby monitors
- Miniland baby monitors
- Motorola baby monitors
- Philips baby monitors
- Summer Infant baby monitors
- Tommee Tippee
- VTech baby monitors
Head to our baby monitor reviews
Know which baby monitor brand you want? Go straight to our reviews and find your ideal model:
How we help you to choose the best baby monitor
When you're choosing a baby monitor, you want a brand and a model you can trust. But there are also a number of other key things to consider.
With stories appearing in the news of baby monitors being hacked, you also want to make sure you're being savvy on baby monitor safety and security.