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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.

#1Babysense Video Baby Monitor

The Babysense Video Baby Monitor has a 2.4″ high quality color LCD display. The secure 2.4GHz digital interference free wireless connection provides exceptionally clear vision and sound. Included is a two-way talk-back radio for your baby’s comfort when hearing your voice. Compared to the other brands this monitor has a much higher range of 900 ft (open space) and an out-of-range warning.  Auto infrared night vision comes as standard along with room temperature monitoring with alerts when the temperature is above 90F or below 55F. There’s 2xdigital zoom for close up view and it is also able to play lullabies.

 

#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 $166.99, 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 Wireless Baby Video Monitor

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 room all the time to ensure your baby is comfortable, when the temperature is under 46F or above 90F 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. It also has an impressive 12hr battery life on power saving mode.

 

#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 and again)

#5 HelloBaby 3.2 Inch Video Baby Monitor

If you liked the Hellobaby video baby monitor but was not impressed with the size of the LCD display this one has 0.8″ more at 3.2″. It has the usual infrared night vision and temperature monitoring functions. What stands out is the frequency-hopping and digital encryption technology to prevent intruders hacking into your network. Two-way talk-back intercom comes as standard and an impressive 960ft range (open space) the longest in our review. There’s an auto mute function that turns off the speaker of the monitor when sound is under 50db for longer than 7 secs.

 

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 Hello Baby having the longest range screen and the Infant Optics offering the interchangeable lenses. 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: Babysense Video Baby Monitor Infant Optics DXR-8 Hello Baby Motorola MBP36S Hello Baby 3.2″
Frequency: 2.4 GHz FHSS Digital 2.4GHz FHSS Digital 2.4GHz Digital 2.4 GHz FHSS Digital 2.4 GHz Digital
Range: 900 ft. (digital: strength may vary by obstructions) 700 ft. (digital: strength may vary by obstructions) 960 ft. (digital: strength may vary by obstructions) 590 ft. (digital: strength may vary by obstructions) 960 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 Frequency hopping and digital encryption
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: 2.4″ 3.5” 2.4” 3.5” 3.2″
Expandable: Yes- 4 additional cameras per handset Yes- 4 additional cameras per handset Yes- 4 additional cameras per handset Yes- 4 additional cameras per handset Yes- 4 additional cameras per handset
Pros:
  • 900ft range
  • high quality video and sound
  • room temperature monitoring and alert
  • plays lullabies
  • Interchangeable lenses
  • Good video quality
  • room temperature monitoring
  • 10hr battery life with power saving mode
  • Affordable price
  • Good video
  • Good microphone pick up
  • 12hr battery life with power saving mode
  • No interference, static or stray signal pickup
  • Two-way audio
  • Plays lullabies
  • Great video quality

 

 

  • Frequency hopping and data encryption
  • 960ft longest range
  • room temperature monitoring and alert
  • plays lullabies
Cons:
  • some complaints of poor connectivity and video quality
  • Charging and battery issues but resolved under warranty
  • Poor night vision
  • Complaints of charging failure
  • Poor battery life
  • Poor customer service beyond warranty
  • some complaints of poor connectivity and video quality
Overall rating: 3.8/5(1,201 reviews)

#2 best seller

7th most wished for by moms

4.4/5(13,189 reviews)

#1 Best Seller

2nd most wished for by moms

3.8/5 (1201 reviews)

#3 best seller

6th most wished for by moms

3.2/5 (1069 reviews)

#5 best seller

9th most wished for by moms

3.9/5 (394 reviews)

#4 best seller
10th most wished for by moms

Price: Babysense

 

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