Home

Baby Video Monitors—you’d be hard pressed to find a mom who wouldn’t find one handy, but like many infant-care products, there are so many to choose from. How do you choose the right one for your home? Are they safe? Are they worth the money? Which one should you buy? Well, let’s have a look at the five best-selling video baby monitors on the market this year to help you decide.

#1Summer Infant Wide View Digital Color Video Baby Monitor

The Summer Infant WIDE VIEW 2.0 Digital Color Video Baby Monitor has 100% digital technology for privacy and security. It has a 5.0″ high resolution color LCD video display, with black and white automatic night vision and Wide View Lens Technology this enables parents to see more of the baby’s room with the wide angle lens camera. The Camera comes with a soft glow night light that helps soothe babies while sleeping. The Remote zoom function is ideal for getting a closer look at your little ones. The camera grows with your baby as they get older the wide angle lens allows you to see 4 times more of the room which means you can see your toddler as they scoot from side to side.

#2 Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens

The Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor With Interchangeable Optical Lens, White/Biege is the first baby monitor with interchangeable optical lens capability, which allows parents to customize viewing angle and zoom. The display is large and sleek, producing HD videos and has a long battery life of up to 10 hours in power-saving mode. The interchangeable lens technology provides a crystal-clear image and unlike internet cameras guarantees secure FHSS wireless transmission and 100% digital privacy. This is a baby monitor that gives parents total visual control of their infant’s room.

This monitor has a slightly higher price tag at $165.00, but eliminates complaints of cheap housings while also being the first video baby monitor on the market with interchangeable lenses allowing for different angles and zoom. Sadly, complaints of wifi-signal interference continue with this model.

 

#3 Hello Baby Digital Security Baby Videos Camera with Night Vision Temperature Monitoring & 2 Way Talk Talkback System, White

Hello Baby – Best Video Baby Monitor Wireless with Night Vision 2.4 inch Digital Screen / Smart Camera with Temperature Monitors HB24 is an affordable model that is on par with the more expensive models. It checks the temperature in the nursery all the time to ensure your baby is comfortable, when the temperature is under 8 degrees or above 32 degrees it gives off a warning . The video quality is very good in the day time as well as the night vision. The microphone pick up is very clear and set up extremely easy. The video monitor also has eight lullabies and lastly it pans and tilts 120 degrees and swivels left and right 360 degrees.

 

#4: Motorola MBP36S Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor

Another digital baby video monitor option, the Motorola MBP36S Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor with 3.5-Inch Color LCD Screen, Remote Camera Pan, Tilt, and Zoom offers two-way audio, infrared night vision, a remote controlled zoom lens, and five lullaby options, however, complaints of charging failure are plentiful with very little help from Motorola if your warranty is up (which like most products, seems to be the most common failure time.)

#5: Summer Infant In View Digital Color Video Baby Monitor

Sporting by far the largest screen on the top 5 bestselling baby video monitors list at 5 inches, the Summer Infant In View Digital is a great choice if you like a bigger viewing screen, but beware, many reviewers complained the image on that screen may be grainy and display in odd, not-quite-accurate colors in a choppy manner. This monitor also lacks a lot of the bells and whistles, so to speak, that many others on the list support. It does not offer two-way radio, temperature readings, a pan-able lens or wide-angle viewing. This may be a pro if you want something simple with just basic audio and video, but is also something to take into consideration.

So, which baby video monitor is the best?

In this mom-of-fours opinion, that really depends on what you want in a baby video monitor. Do you care about screen size? What about range? These were the only two categories where there was a clear winner with the Summer Infant monitors having the largest screen and the Infant Optics offering the greatest range. Honestly though, I feel there is a reason that the Infant Optics DXR-8 is the #1 best seller, because it would be my top pick. Why? Reliability wise this baby video monitor had the fewest complaints. Almost all baby video monitors also come with some degree of wifi interference, meaning this monitor has very few obvious downsides along with a fair price.

Given all the specs and versatility of the newer models, it is really a matter of preference as well as individual needs that dictate your choice of product. Some parents find the infrared night feature rather important as their infant wakes up frequently and requires tending every hour or so while others run errands throughout the day and need a lightweight, portable baby monitor. In this sense, the Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor With Interchangeable Optical Lens, White/Biege provides the best combination of price, variety of features and functionality and has proven to be popular with customers as evident by the many positive reviews.

However if cost is a concern the Hello Baby comes a very close 2nd at less than half the price of the Infant Optics. The Hello Baby is on par with more expensive models and personally I like the temperature warning and 8 lullabies.

Product: Summer Infant Wide View Infant Optics DXR-8 Hello Baby Motorola MBP36S Summer Infant In View
Frequency: 2.4 GHz Digital 2.4GHz 2.4GHz 2.4 GHz Digital 2.4 GHz Digital
Range: 600 ft. (digital: strength may vary by obstructions) 700 ft. open space 500 ft. (digital: strength may vary by obstructions) 590 ft. (digital: strength may vary by obstructions) 600 ft. (digital: strength may vary by obstructions)
Extra security features: None beyond digital signal Automatic Frequency Hoping System  private connection and prevent dropping Data encryption None beyond digital signal
Power source: AC adapter (camera)
AC or Rechargeable battery (handset)
AC adapter (camera)
AC or Rechargeable battery (handset)
AC adapter (camera)
AC or Rechargeable battery (handset)
AC adapter (camera)
AC or Rechargeable battery (handset)
AC adapter (camera)
AC or Rechargeable battery (handset)
Screen size: 5” 3.5” 2.4” 3.5” 5”
Expandable: Yes- 3 additional cameras per handset Yes- 4 additional cameras per handset Yes- 4 additional cameras per handset Yes- 4 additional cameras per handset Yes- 3 additional cameras per handset
Pros: -Wide Angle Lens Technology, enables parents to see four times more of baby’s room -Interchangeable lenses
Good video quality
Temperature reading
-Affordable price, good video and microphone pick up -No interference, static or stray signal pickup-Two-way audio-Plays lullabies
-Great video quality
-No interference, static or stray signal pickup-Large screen-Simple setup and use
Cons: -Leaving monitor plugged in constantly will shorten life of battery -Charging and battery issues but resolved under warranty -Poor night vision -Complaints of charging failure-Poor battery life-Poor customer service beyond warranty -Color displays “odd.”-Complaints of poor video quality that is “choppy” or “grainy”-Limited features
Overall rating: 3.8/5(421 reviews)

#5 best seller
8th most wished for by moms

4.3/5(7,6645 reviews)

#1 best seller

1st most wished for by moms

4.0/5 (731 reviews)

#2 best seller

4th most wished for by moms

3.4/5 (790 reviews)

#3 best seller

7th most wished for by moms

3.9/5 (648 reviews)

#4 best seller
6th most wished for by moms

Price: $159.99

 

$229.99
$159.99

$149.98

$129.99


Click HERE For The Baby Store


 Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved