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Baby & child.

30 September 2021

Which baby monitor brand to buy in 2021

Find out which is the best baby monitor brand. See whether Angelcare, BT, Philips or Motorola baby monitors do well in our testing, and which brand parents would recommend.
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 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

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.

Baby monitor brands rated

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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.

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.

Brand
Number tested
Average test score
Customer score
Brand 1
6
58%
78%
Brand 2
2
80%
74%
Brand 3
5
81%
72%
Brand 4
14
69%
72%
Brand 5
12
71%
72%
Brand 6
5
77%
70%
Brand 7
 1
n/a
69%
Brand 8
6
61%
65%
Brand 9
 4
70%
64%
Brand 10
 1
n/a
63%
Brand 11
 0
n/a
61%
Brand 12
 2
77%
58%

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
  • 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:

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

How we help you to choose the best baby monitor

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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? You can find out more about the pros and cons of each in our audio baby monitor buying guide and video baby monitor buying guide.

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.