14 High-Tech Baby Monitors

Baby Monitor Beaba Minicall
Peter Ardito
We’ve narrowed the options to help you find the ideal nighttime (and naptime!) watchman for your nursery.
Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Sound Only

If a video monitor feels like TMBI (Too Much Baby Info, obvi), try the audio-only Beaba Minicall. The device has a 1,000-foot range, so you can rest easy, even if you’re out mowing the lawn. $60.

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Courtesy of Cocoon Cam

Super Detailed

Besides having HD video and two-way audio, the Cocoon Cam Plus logs your baby’s sleep times and monitors her breathing by tracking the rise and fall of her chest. $150.

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Courtesy of Mobi

Bargain Bet

The MobiCam Multi-Purpose Monitoring System runs on your home Wi-Fi and streams to an app that up to 15 people can watch. Plus, it has night vision, two-way audio, and a why-not price. $55.

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Courtesy of Nanit

Sleep-Coach Splurge

The Nanit provides 24/7 live-streaming video, motion and sound alerts, and humidity and temperature data. The price includes a year of daily sleep analysis and tips. $379 for the Sleep System bundle.

Track Vitals

Owlet Smart Sock 2 will ease the mind of any nervous Nellie. The comfy sock tracks your baby’s heart rate and oxygen level and alerts you if either falls outside norms. $300.

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Courtesy of NetGear

Works with Alexa

If you love Amazon, the Netgear Arlo Baby Monitor might be your jam. Watch your baby via the app or on a Fire tablet or an Echo Show. Sync with Alexa to control night-lights, lullabies, and more. $200.

Courtesy of Project Nursery
Courtesy of Project Nursery

No Phone Needed

Project Nursery’s sleek 5-inch HD Baby Monitor System with 1.5-inch Mini Monitor gives you a screen for your nightstand and a mini you can move around with. $200.

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Courtesy of UrbanHello

Grows with Baby

The UrbanHello Remi adapts from a smart audio monitor to a toddler clock to a Bluetooth music player. The cute face signals to youngsters when it’s okay to get up or still time to stay in bed. $100.

Courtesy of Safety1st
Courtesy of Safety1st

Make It Your Own

Once you sync the Safety 1st HD WiFi Baby Monitor to your Wi-Fi, you can stream video or audio to your phone and set alerts for movement and sound. $200.

Photo Courtesy of Summer Infant
Photo Courtesy of Summer Infant

WiFi Connection

Check in on your sleeping beauty at home or on-the-go with Summer Infant's Baby Touch WiFi Video Monitor. With a free Apple and Android App, you can take a look at your baby on your smartphone, tablet and computer—great for out-of-town grandparents or for when you're at work, but eager to check in. $300.

Photo Courtesy of Philips AVENT
Photo Courtesy of Philips AVENT

Day and Night Vision

This Digital Video Monitor from Philips AVENT not only comes with a large 2.4" color video screen, but it also includes a 500-foot range of freedom for movement and a rotating camera—great for night vision! $220.

Photo Courtesy of Angelcare
Photo Courtesy of Angelcare

Tech-Savvy Connection

Angelcare's new AC 1200 Video Movement and Sound monitor goes wherever you go—all you need is a Smartphone (iPhone or Android), a Tablet or Ipad! With internal communication via Wireless Access Point, which turns the Nursery Unit into a router, you don't have to worry about Internet connection. $300.

Photo Courtesy of Infant Optics
Photo Courtesy of Infant Optics

Interchangeable Lens

This DXR-8 monitor by Infant Optics lets you pan, tilt and zoom in on your baby—with an interchangeable lens function, too! You can switch the lens to zoom in on your little one, or switch to a wide-angle lens to see more without compromising video quality. $240.

Photo Courtesy of Samsung
Photo Courtesy of Samsung

Smart Watching

Samsung's SmartCam HD Pro monitor offers real-time video and audio monitoring for on-the-go parents—available with a smartphone App on IOS or Android. Parents can also set it up to receive notifications from sound and motion that is detected in the area, or talk directly to their child through the device. $200.

Part of this article originally appeared in Parents Magazine as 'Pick Your Monitor.'

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