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Baby & child.

Updated: 31 May 2022

Which baby monitor brand to buy in 2022

Discover the brands parents would recommend to friends, as well as those that score highest in our baby monitor tests.
Andrew Laughlin
Video baby monitor

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 brand, 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 more quickly than others, or a fault can develop with signal range.

If you've already decided which brand to go for, head straight to our pick of the best baby monitors.

Best vs worst baby monitor brands compared

Average test score70%56%
Customer score83%68%

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 brand is more vital than ever to ensure you don't end up with a poor-quality product. 

Baby monitor brands rated

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 and worst brands easily.

Only logged-in Which? members can view the full results of our independent tests and customer scores in the tables below. 

If you're not yet a member, join Which? to get instant access.

BrandNumber testedAverage test scoreCustomer score
Brand 1367%83%
Brand 2770%79%
Brand 30n/a79%
Brand 4270%79%
Brand 5856%78%
Brand 61469%77%
Brand 70n/a76%

Baby monitor brands in-depth verdicts

Only logged-in Which? members can view our brand verdicts. If you're not yet a member, join Which? to get instant access. The brands we cover in alphabetical order are:

  • Angelcare baby monitors
  • Babymoov baby monitors
  • Babysense baby monitors
  • Bluebell baby monitors
  • BT baby monitors
  • Eufy baby monitors
  • Hello Baby baby monitors
  • Hubble baby monitors
  • Kodak baby monitors
  • Lollipop baby monitors
  • Motorola baby monitors
  • Philips baby monitors
  • Tommee Tippee baby monitors
  • VTech baby monitors

Common baby monitor problems

Based on our survey of real parents, here are three most common problems we found with baby monitors;

  • Battery loses charge quickly or won't charge at all
  • Signal problems and wi-fi connection issues
  • Grainy picture quality

If your baby monitor becomes faulty, you should be able to claim for a repair or replacement. Our guide to your consumer rights with faulty products explains how.

Head to our baby monitor reviews

Know which baby monitor brand you want? Go straight to our reviews and find your ideal model:

Need help choosing? See all of our baby monitor reviews.

How we help you to choose the best baby monitor

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. For example, do you want an audio baby monitor or a video baby monitor?

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.

Read our guide to keeping your baby monitor safe from hacking if you've got or are interested in using a wi-fi video baby monitor.

How we calculate the best and worst brands

We asked 1,262 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.