10 best baby monitors

Keep an ear out for your new arrival with these all-hearing – and  some all-seeing – gadgets for parents

The world of baby monitors is far from straightforward. Audio monitors may be analogue, digital or DECT and there is a whole range of video monitors available now too, as well as ones that come with sensor mats.

Not sure where to start? A key consideration is whether you’ll be using it in the garden, in which case a good range is essential. Do you plan to travel abroad with your monitor? If so, size and weight will matter. Do you want to be able to see, as well as hear, your child? And how important are extra features to you, such as lullabies, night light or temperature sensor?

We’ve tested models to cover all bases, and you can rest assured that with all the ones that we’ve chosen, the sound quality is good, as well as general ease of use and portability of the parent unit. All our recommendations are reliable too.

Click on the gallery to see the IndyBest buys

Verdict:

If you can afford it, the Angelcare AC1100 Video, Movement and Sound Baby Monitor is the daddy of baby monitors, boasting all the bells and whistles you can think of – and more. For a more budget option, the TOMY TF525 Digital Baby Monitor is an excellent buy, including plenty of genuinely handy features all for under £40.

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1. Philips AVENT Digital Video Monitor SCD603, £123

2. Aden + Anais Serenity Star, £65

3. BT Digital Baby Monitor and Pacifier, £63

4. TOMY TF525 Digital Baby Monitor, £39

5. TOMY TFM575 Audio and Movement Pad Baby Monitor, £70

6. Babymoov Premium Care Green Baby Monitor, £71.99

7. Chicco Top Digital Video, £110

8. BT Digital Baby Monitor 300, £40

9. Angelcare AC1100 Video, Movement and Sound Baby Monitor, £158

10. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature DECT Sound and Movement Baby Monitor, £70

 

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