Quiet Sounds Handheld Color Video Monitor Summer Infant Baby, $200 Your best bet if you need to see it to believe it.
2.4 GHz Ultra-Range Monitor The First Years, $60 This unit lets you hear your baby from up to 1,500 feet away and won't interfere with your cordless phone.
Ocean Wonders Aquarium Monitor With Smart Response Fisher-Price, $40 When it "hears" your baby wake up, this model starts a soothing music-and-light show.
SoundSleep Monitor Graco, $30 All the basic features you need to keep tabs on your tot.
Whisper Connect Tria Nursery Monitor Evenflo, $70 A "page" button helps you find the receivers even when they get shoved under the couch.
-Sandra Gordon, author of Consumer Reports Best Baby Products
Copyright©: 2005. Reprinted with permission from the August 2005 issue of Parents magazine.