A good baby monitor lets you fully relax during those most precious free moments, but only when they're truly reliable. These are the best of the best for the top-notch picture quality, tracking multiple kids, and peeking in on the nursery when you're out of the house.
If you want a large screen, the Motorola 's screen is 5 inches wide. It also has remote panning and zooming in case baby shuffles during the night, boasts a far range (up to 1,000 feet), and displays the room's temperature. We particularly liked the two-way communication feature, which lets you talk to your spouse or caregiver from another room, and it even plays lullabies to help lull your baby to sleep.
Consider a general security camera powered by WiFi and you can access your baby's room anywhere you have a connection. The offers impressive picture and video quality (1080p HD) and access to 24-7 streaming video footage. The Nest doesn't offer audio, so you may want an audio-only monitor on-hand, which can also serve as a backup for occasions when your internet cuts out.
If you don't want to splurge on a video monitor, an audio monitor is a less expensive route. This model from VTech features a night light on the baby unit and a vibrating alert and graphic that indicates sound without the constant background noise.
If you're down for bells and whistles, the comes fully-loaded with a built-in night light and lullabies, temperature monitoring, two-way audio, and vibration alerts. And the sound quality is top-notch, according to our engineers.
The doesn't miss a beat. It's got remote pan, tilt and zoom, room temperature display, and two-way audio. While we wish the screen was larger (it's only 3.5 inches), you can purchase additional lenses to better see your baby. The wide-angle lens is great for capturing the entire room, and the optical zoom lens lets you see up close. The bundle comes with a single camera, but you can up to three additional cameras for other rooms.
Some new vehicles have monitoring capabilities for seeing kids in the backseats, but if not, we like the easy-to-install . It allows you to view your baby in the backseat on most Garmin GPS units (or you can ).