Becoming a parent is one of the most exciting and challenging things you’ll ever go through, and as well as coming to terms with a new addition to your life, you’ll also need to learn how to look after it.
These days, there’s plenty of handy devices to help you along the way – a very important one being a baby monitor, which help you keep a close eye on your little one even when it’s not with you.
As well as giving you a peace of mind, keeping an eye on your baby when it’s alone also helps you learn its habits and natural sleeping schedule.
While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a cheap option, if you’ve got a bit more budget you can get some extra bonus features.
Really handy functions like IFTTT technology lets you share videos with your childminder or babysitter when they’re in your house and automatically turns off when they leave.
We’ve found some of the best deals available online and in store in our roundup below.
Best baby monitors for 2020
A good mid-priced option, this camera features all the usual capabilities such as clear audio, night vision and temperature display, meaning you can keep a close eye on your little one at all times.
Get it from Argos for £49.99
This baby monitor gives you great peace of mind when your little ones aren’t in the same room as you, via wireless connectivity.
It also has night vision infared technology, for use day and night so you’ll never miss out on a thing. You can also quickly view the temperature of the room on the display, to keep your baby comfortable at all times.
Two way communication features and a lullaby function enable you to soothe your baby back to comfort – wherever you are.
Get it from Amazon for £39.99
While this monitor only has sound capabilities, it’s clear and crisp, reaching a range of 50m inside and 300m out. There’s also a talk back function, room temperature monitor, feed timer and adjustable night light.
But by far the best bit about the monitor is all its other jazzy, unique functions, which includes a projected starry night light show, and a range of lullabies and sounds such as white noise and soothing womb sounds.
Get it from Amazon for £49.99
Not just a pretty face, this option also has two way talk, letting you reassure and comfort your baby from another room.
It also has five lullabies you can play to help them drift off, as well as temperature display for that added peace of mind.
Get it from John Lewis for £112.99
As well as being able to see and hear your little one, this nifty device also lets you assess and monitor multiple rooms at once.
It has Angelcare’s new 40% smaller Wireless SensAsure Movement Sensor Pad. The monitor’s alarm will only sound if no movement is detected after 20 seconds letting parents relax. It also allows you to detect movement from multiplesvia an extra movement tab.
Get it from Kiddies Kingdom for £199.99
Easy to plug into your wall at home, you’ll be able to hear your little one loud and clear if they need you. It’s all data encrypted as well, which means that you’ve got an added level of security too.
Get it from Amazon for £39.99
As well as the two-way talking across your usual 960ft transmission range, there’s also the option to play eight different lullabies, if they wake up in the middle of the night and you want to try get them back to sleep without talking or getting up yourself.
Other features include infrared night vision and a remote in-room temperature display on the screen that lets you know your baby is comfortable and safe.
Get it from Amazon for £72.99
This baby video monitor from Vtech has an easy viewing 2.8 inch colour screen display, which not only allows you to see your baby clearly; but you can also tilt and pan the direction of the camera for a super good view. The monitor also includes a temperature display, nine lullabies and infrared night vision for when it gets dark.
The monitor has a nifty power saving mode, as well as a temperature display. If you have several smart devices you can adjust them all accordingly.
Get it from Argos for £64.99
You get lots of different options with this offering, meaning you can make it exactly as you like.
As well as a touchscreen parent unit, there’s also the option to add an SD card, as well as the ability to link your camera up to two or three other cameras (hello parents of twins or triplets).
Get it from Amazon for £199
If you’re not too fussed about seeing your little, but are keen to ensure they are breathing safely – this is the perfect device to put your mind at ease.
The wearable device attaches to your baby’s nappy without disturbing the comfortable fit and monitors your baby’s breathing.
The HeroMD detects the slightest of breaths and will alert you if breathing is weak or less than eight breaths per minute. If no breathing is detected for 15 seconds, it will vibrate in an effort to rouse your baby to resume breathing.
Get it from Argos for £69.99
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