Best baby monitors – video, movement and smartphone models 2022

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  • We tested the latest devices, including video, movement, and smartphone models, to find the best baby monitors available to buy now.

    With the range of models on offer, working out which is the best baby monitor for your needs can be confusing – especially if your decision-making skills are suffering as a result of sleepless nights with a baby! To help you choose the right device for your lifestyle and budget, we’ve put them to the test.

    How we tested the best baby monitors

    To find the best baby monitors for 2022, we assembled a panel of parent testers. But first, our Consumer Editor Heidi Scrimgeour – an expert in all things baby gear and a mum of three – shortlisted her pick of the top-performing baby monitors currently available based on her industry knowledge and product research. Next, we gave them to a panel of mums and dads to try out for rigorous testing and review. We asked our reviewers to test their products over several weeks and report their findings to us so that we could analyse their feedback to select our pick of the best baby monitor overall, along with the best budget baby monitor and, at the other end of the spectrum, a best premium baby monitor. and overall.

    We selected every type of baby monitor going. From basic devices for keeping an eye on your baby to those with high-tech gadgetry and movement sensors, they’re all here. And even the latest award-winning smartphone-enabled baby monitors.

    We asked our testers to carefully consider key features including portability, range, and battery life. We also asked them to tell us about functionality, ease of use, and value for money.

    Which type of baby monitor is best for you?

    No two baby monitors are the same. You can buy several different types of baby monitors and they all have different features. The key is to work out which features you need, and which extras you can do without.

    Audio-only monitors

    This is the most basic (and therefore affordable) baby monitor. It consists of a baby unit that you place beside your baby’s cot which picks up sound and transmits it to a separate parent unit that you keep near you. They’re handy if your baby naps or sleeps in another room and you’re concerned that you might not hear when they stir or cry.

    Video monitors

    As well capturing audio, a video monitor captures live footage of your baby via an in-built camera and streams it to either a dedicated app on your smartphone or to a separate parent unit with a screen. These days, most parents choose video monitors over audio-only models as they like to be able to see their baby sleeping without disturbing them by entering the room.

    Wearables

    These hi-tech devices are attached to your baby, usually via an item of clothing such as a sock. They collect a range of data and send it to a dedicated app on your smartphone. 

    How to choose the best baby monitor

    Before you buy a baby monitor, take these features into consideration:

    Sound and image quality

    If you’re investing in a video monitor, go for one with the best quality camera you can afford and make sure it has night vision for dark nights. Tilt, pan and zoom functionality is a useful extra if you’re likely to have two children sleeping in one room as you can scan the room rather than view just one fixed point. 

    Wall mount

    It’s essential that baby monitor wires are kept out of your baby’s reach as they are a safety hazard. A wall-mounted monitor is a good choice but you’ll need the DIY skills to affix the mount to the wall. If you choose a free-standing baby monitor, think about where you plan to place the baby unit. A shelf out of reach or a changing unit beside the cot is usually ideal.

    Mains vs batteries

    Most baby monitors you to plug the baby unit into the wall for it to work so think about the power source in your baby’s room. The parent unit is usually battery-operated so that you can move freely between rooms with it, but check the battery life. If you’re the kind of person who forgets to charge your phone, you’re probably not going to want a baby monitor that needs daily charging. 

    Range

    It’s important to choose a monitor that’s practical for your living environment. The best baby monitor for a small flat might not be the most practical for a detached house. Check the maximum range for the signal to be sure that the monitor will still work when you’re downstairs or wherever in your home you’re likely to be during your baby’s naps. 

    Wi-Fi connection

    If you choose a monitor that needs to connect to your Wi-Fi, make sure it’s up to the task – and secure. The beauty of this type of monitor is that you can view the video footage from your phone even when you’re out and a babysitter is in charge – but not everyone wants to feel tied to their phone when they’re away from their baby.

    Extra features

    From talkback – so you can soothe your baby from another room using your voice – to music, white noise, and nightlights, many baby monitors have lots of additional features built-in. These can be a real boon or a waste of money depending on whether you use them. Think about the practicalities and whether the extras add value.

    Best baby monitors for 2022

    Whether you’re pregnant and shopping for those all-important baby essentials or a parent already in the trenches of baby sleep training, read on to see what our testers thought of each of the products they tested for this baby monitor buying guide. The in-depth feedback and our analysis will help you make your own shortlist of the best baby monitors for your needs.

    You might also be interested in our guides on the best baby sleep aids, best baby sleeping bags, and the best cot beds.

    1. VTECH RM7767HD Smart Video Baby Monitor

    A versatile video monitor with smartphone app – best baby monitor overall

    The Vtech RM7767HD

    Credit: Vtech

    Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐| Type: Smart monitor | Sound alerts: Yes | Motion alerts: Yes | App control: Yes | Talkback function: Yes | Lullabies included: Yes | Nightlight: Yes

    Pros Cons
    ✅  Excellent picture quality
    ✅  You can access the data via your phone
    ✅  Night vision mode
    ❌ It’s fairly expensive

    VIEW AT CURRYS | £199.99

    The Vtech RM7767HD Smart Video Baby Monitor is packed with useful features that we’d expect to see on a premium model – yet it’s significantly more affordable than other smart monitors. That’s why this is our top choice when it comes to the best baby monitors you can buy.

    The camera (which is full HD and comes with wall-mounting accessories) offers excellent picture quality and has adjustable tilt, zoom, and 360° pan functionality, which means you won’t miss a thing during nap time or at night. You can choose whether to watch the video footage of your baby’s room on the parent unit – which has a large LCD screen – or on your phone via the MyVTech Baby Pro app. We love this feature for being able to check in on your baby when they’re at home with a babysitter and you’re not there.

    This monitor also has temperature, sound, movement, and humidity sensors so you can make sure conditions in your baby’s room are optimal for sleep. Night vision mode means you can still see your baby clearly on even the darkest of nights but there’s also a gentle night light if you need to see your way to your little one’s side.

    Topping off the reasons why this has the No.1 spot in our roundup of the best baby monitors is the talkback feature – you can use the device to talk to your little one. That’s truly useful for soothing a tired but wakeful baby back to sleep without disturbing them by entering their room. Lullabies can help babies sleep and this monitor has five to choose from, plus five ambient sounds to help your baby drift off.

    We gave the Vtech Smart Video Baby Monitor to Jenny and asked her to put it to the test with her two-year-old, Logan. She found the comprehensive offering impressive. ‘I like the fact that this baby monitor comes with both a very large parent unit and a smart app that I can access on my phone,’ she says. ‘The smart app gives you free live remote access to the camera so I can keep a close eye on Logan at all times – even when I’m out and he’s with a babysitter.’

    The Vtech Smart Video Baby Monitor also has excellent picture quality and a colour night vision mode – proving that the best baby monitors aren’t necessarily the most expensive ones. ‘I really liked this feature as it meant I could get a good picture of Logan in the dark,’ says Jenny. ‘It has 10 x zoom capability from the smart app and 8 x zoom from the parent unit and I can move the camera around easily on the screen using my fingers, so I can keep a very close eye on my child.’

    2. Nanit Pro Smart Baby Monitor & Floor Stand 

    A high-tech smart device with floor stand – the best premium baby monitor

    The Nanit Pro Smart Baby Monitor & Floor Stand, the best premium baby monitor for 2022

    Credit: Nanit

    Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐ | Type: Smart monitor | Sound alerts: Yes | Motion alerts: Yes | App control: Yes | Talkback function: Yes | Lullabies included: Yes | Nightlight: Yes

    Pros Cons
    ✅ Offers bird’s eye view of baby
    ✅ Zoom and night vision modes
    ✅ Sleep tracking and trends info
    ❌Smart use only – no dedicated parent unit
    ❌An expensive option

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £329.99

    The Nanit Pro Smart Baby Monitor is a step up from the Nanit Plus, which we’ve reviewed before. This is an expensive option so it won’t appeal to everyone but it’s one of the best baby monitors you can buy if you’re looking for a premium model with an array of features that you won’t find on less expensive devices.

    Download the app and you can pair the camera with your smartphone to get high-resolution stills and video direct to your device. It has data encryption for security and you can add multiple users which means a partner or the baby’s grandparents can coo over the footage too.

    The Nanit app will alert you with sound and motion notifications if your child moves so you’ll know when they need attention. And if you choose the floor-standing option you can also get a bird’s eye view of your child’s cot. You can zoom in on this picture and with built-in night vision, you’ll always get a sharp image.

    Our parent tester, Rachel, thinks this baby monitor is a particularly good choice for anyone keen to analyse their child’s sleep data. ‘The insights on how well your baby has slept and for how long could be very useful if you’re trying to establish a good sleep routine,’ she says. ‘The app also tracks developmental milestones – including your baby’s height – and collates all the information in a digital scrapbook. This could be lovely to look back on as it’s hard to remember much when you’re sleep deprived in the early days!’

    3. Angelcare Ac327 3-in-1 Baby Movement Monitor with Video

    Excellent value video baby monitor with reliable movement sensor

    The Angelcare Ac327 3-in-1 Baby Movement Monitor with Video

    Credit: Angelcare

    Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐  Type: Video monitor | Sound alerts: Yes | Motion alerts: Yes | App control: No | Talkback function: Yes | Lullabies included: No | Nightlight: No

    Pros Cons
    ✅ Clever sensor pad
    ✅  Digital pan and zoom
    ✅  Thermometer included
    ❌ No smart app

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £140

    The Angelcare Ac327 Baby Movement, Sound, and Video Monitor is the best budget baby monitor you can buy. For significantly less cash than premium devices, it comes with everything you need to keep tabs on your baby – plus extra value with the addition of a reliable movement sensor for further peace of mind.

    The zoom and pan camera gives a good view of your baby and the large full-colour LCD display on the parent unit has easy-to-use touch controls. While this isn’t the highest resolution camera footage you can get, this monitor does a more than adequate job of giving you a clear picture of your baby in real-time.

    The parent unit has an open-field range of up to 250 metres, which is more than enough for the average home. It comes with an ‘out of range indicator’ so you know if you’ve stepped too far away to keep monitoring your baby. It also has infrared night vision so you can easily see footage of your baby when the black-out blinds are down.

    Our tester, Kate, found the monitor easy to set up, without too many cables or fiddly parts. Inside the box is both a wall-mount and a magnet stand so you have options in terms of where to place the camera in your baby’s room. Kate felt the cable for the camera could possibly do with being a little longer. However, she found the overall design of the unit slick and says it worked well in her baby’s nursery. ‘The camera’s crisp white finish makes it unobtrusive and versatile plus it will blend easily with any nursery decor.’

    The Angelcare AC327 has the benefit of a movement sensor that comes with the device. This has SensAsure technology and can be placed under the cot mattress. It tracks the movements of your baby’s chest as it rises and falls. It also tracks every wriggle and turn so you know how your baby is sleeping at all times. Kate liked the fact that she could track her baby’s breathing without attaching any devices to her child’s body. The alarm to the parent unit sounds after 20 seconds of no movement, and she didn’t report any false alarms.

    4. Kodak Cherish C525 Video Baby Monitor

    A smart video baby monitor with a crystal-clear display

    The Kodak Cherish C525 Smart Baby Video Monitor

    Credit: Kodak

    Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐  Type: Video monitor | Sound alerts: Yes | Motion alerts: Yes | App control: Yes | Talkback function: Yes | Lullabies included: Yes | Nightlight: No

    Pros Cons
    ✅  Parent unit and smart control
    ✅  Top-quality camera
    ✅  Infrared night vision
    ❌ Takes a while to set up
    ❌ Noisy feedback
    ❌ No nightlight

    VIEW NOW AT AMAZON | £179.99

    The Kodak Cherish C525 Smart Video Baby Monitor lets you view video footage of your baby on both its accompanying five-inch parent unit and on a smart app via your phone or tablet. It comes with rechargeable batteries and WiFi connectivity so you can use it freely around the house or take it with you on holiday.

    Our tester Alex Sexton, who is mum to five-month-old Oli, was impressed by the picture quality. ‘As it’s made by Kodak we expected the image to be great quality – both in daylight and when viewing in the dark and it was, particularly at night due to infrared night vision,’ she says. ‘Additionally, you can take photos using the app, which is a nice feature when your little one is sleeping in a funny position and you want to capture the moment.’

    Alex found the setup a little time-consuming as it had a software patch, but this was easily fixed. ‘I think this may have just been a user fault as friends who have the same camera didn’t have the same problem,’ she adds. ‘Once I set it up correctly it was very smooth to use. Although I got some noisy feedback when I turned the monitor on in the same room as the camera.’

    Overall, our tester feels the tilt, pan, and zoom functionality make this monitor stand out from others she has used. ‘I can imagine these features will be very useful as Oli gets older and moves around more,’ she says. ‘The vox function is also invaluable. The ability to turn down the sensitivity setting means you aren’t disturbed every time your child moves or if they are a noisy sleeper – which Oli most definitely is.’

    5. Owlet Baby Monitor Duo

    A wearable device with a camera to monitor your baby 

    The Owlet Duo - Cam and Smart Sock 3

    Credit: Owlet

    Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Type: Smart monitor | Sound alerts: Yes | Motion alerts: Yes | App control: Yes | Talkback function: Yes | Lullabies included: No | Nightlight: No

    Pros Cons
    ✅  Comes with smartphone control
    ✅  Great for up to 18 months
    ✅  Tracks heart rate and oxygen
    ❌ No second parent unit
    ❌ Sock always needs to be in range
    ❌ Bright LED base

    VIEW NOW AT AMAZON | £399

    We have previously tested the Owlet Smart Sock but the newer Owlet Baby Monitor Duo model has added camera functionality, so we decided to put it to the test. It means you can see and hear your baby as well as track their heart rate and oxygen levels using this baby monitoring system.

    Setting up the Owlet Baby Monitor Duo was relatively straightforward. Firstly, your baby needs to wear the sock provided, which comes in a choice of colours – mint, deep sea green, or dusty rose. The camera then needs to be positioned at the optimum height so you can see your baby clearly. Finally, you need to download the Owlet Care app and link your smartphone to the camera.

    We asked Naomi, mum to three-month-old Jonah, to try out the sock and tell us what she thought. ‘At first, I found the numerous boxes to open rather overwhelming, but once I downloaded the app and followed the clear set-up instructions things fell into place,’ she says.

    ‘It’s really handy having the dedicated Owlet app on my phone. And I like the fact that it will send you notifications if it detects movement or sound. This is useful when my phone is on mute. I found the sock readings really interesting to see and I think it would be really useful if you have a poorly baby as you can see the heart rate and oxygen levels clearly.’

    6. Babymoov YOO Moov Video Baby Monitor 

    A video baby monitor with great picture quality

    The Babymoov YOO Moov Motorised Video Baby Monitor with Camera and Night Vision

    Credit: Babymoov

    Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐  | Type: 4.3inch screen video monitor | Sound alerts: Yes | Motion alerts: Yes | App control: No | Talkback function: Yes | Lullabies included: Yes | Nightlight: Yes

    Pros Cons
    ✅  360-degree view of your child
    ✅  Easy to view 4.3-inch digital parent unit
    ✅  Useful VOX mode
    ❌ No smart control
    ❌ Camera is cable only

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £199.99

    The digital feed on the Babymoov YOO Moov baby monitor goes straight to the 4.3-inch parent unit.  While it doesn’t have an accompanying app or smartphone control, we found the picture quality sharp with a good view of your child.

    Our parent reviewer Alex Sexton is mum to five-month-old Oli. She tested out the baby monitor’s offering and thinks it’s an ideal buy if you have a second child in the room and want to keep tabs on two children at the same time. ‘The CCTV camera gives you a 360-degree motorised view of your baby,’ she says. ‘This good range makes it easy to see them wriggling around in their cot or, hopefully, sleeping soundly. The camera moves easily and almost silently so I didn’t have to worry about it waking Oli up. I think this is particularly reassuring if you have a baby that wakes easily at the slightest noise.’

    7. Cubo Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor

    A high-tech smart baby monitor with sleep data

    The Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor

    Credit: Cubo

    Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐  | Type: Smart monitor | Sound alerts: Yes | Motion alerts: Yes | App control: Yes | Talkback function: Yes | Lullabies included: Yes | Nightlight: Yes

    Pros Cons
    ✅  Grows with your child
    ✅  1080p High Definition camera
    ✅  Provides useful alerts
    ❌ Price
    ❌ Took a while to set up
    ❌ No second parent unit

    VIEW NOW AT AMAZON | £289

    The Cubo Ai Smart baby monitor is designed for children up to five years old and features a host of nifty technology to safeguard your tot. The camera provides a 1080p High Definition video stream of your child directly to the dedicated smart app on your phone or tablet and will alert you if they move or make a sound. Should your child’s face become covered or if they roll over in their sleep, clever A.I tech provides alerts directly to your smartphone.

    In addition, the app provides sleep analytics so you can track your baby’s every move throughout the night and get to know their sleep routine. When they are a bit older, you can use the camera as a toddler cam and the app will alert you if your child has moved from a certain ‘safe’ zone in your home. For instance, if your child was about to enter the kitchen, you would get an instant notification on your smartphone.

    Our tester Daniel Macdonald, who is dad to two-year-old Arlo, gave this baby monitor a try. He was a little overwhelmed by all the parts needed in setup. ‘You can choose to attach the camera to the cot or place it on the floor stand, and while you don’t need tools to set up the camera, it did take a little while to put it together,’ he says.

    Moreover, the camera was quick to pair to the app on Daniel’s smartphone, giving him a clear picture and informative alerts on Arlo’s sounds and movement. ‘But the first night we used it, the camera disconnected and wouldn’t reconnect and this was frustrating,’ he says.

    ‘However, I think it was something to do with our WiFi connection. Once it was paired up again I was able to access all the features on the app, which gave me a live video stream that I could access as and when I wanted, with a chronological display of auto-captured photos and videos as Arlo moved around throughout the night.’

    8. Hubble Nursery Pal Link Premium Smart Video Baby Monitor

    A versatile smart video monitor with night vision

    The Hubble Nursery Pal Link Premium Smart Video Baby Monitor

    Credit: Hubble

    Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐  | Type: Smart monitor | Sound alerts: Yes | Motion alerts: Yes | App control: Yes | Talkback function: Yes | Lullabies included: Yes | Nightlight: Yes

    Pros Cons
    ✅ HD live streaming to smartphone
    ✅ Parent unit
    ✅ Soothing nature, womb sounds and stories
    ❌It’s not wall mounted

    VIEW AT ARGOS | £125

    The Hubble Connected Nursery Pal Premium allows you to monitor your child and get high-definition footage direct to your smartphone. You can also use the handy parent unit that comes with a 300m wireless connectivity range. The remote pan, tilt and zoom feature means you can control the angle of the camera from your smartphone or the parent unit, while infrared night vision gives you a clear view of your child when night falls.

    Useful design features include the ‘privacy protector’ on the camera. This means you can flip down a shutter on the camera so that the live stream footage is temporarily blocked. A protective bumper on the parent monitor means it will be resistance to bumps and knocks. Finally, a flashlight on the back of the parent unit is a nice touch and gives instant light when it’s dark.

    Our parent tester Hannah enjoyed using the wide range of features on this baby monitor. ‘I like the flexibility of this model as you can access the camera footage on both a smartphone and parent unit,’ she says. ‘This means I don’t have to worry about downloading the app on the babysitter’s or my mum’s phone when they are looking after Noah. I also think it has a good range of lullabies, white noise, and stories you can play to soothe baby. In particular, Noah liked the Hubble version of Twinkle Twinkle.’

    The parent unit is unique in that it also doubles up as an ‘interactive baby tablet’. ‘Noah is a little young to appreciate this now,’ says Hannah. However, I think it will be useful when he’s a bit older to keep him occupied while I change his nappy or just need a few hands-free moments.’

    9. Tommee Tippee Dreamee Sound, Motion and Video Baby Monitor

    A compact video and sound monitor with a movement sensor pad

    The Tommee Tippee Dreamee Sound, Motion and Video monitor

    Credit: Tommee Tippee

    Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐  Type: Smart monitor | Sound alerts: Yes | Motion alerts: Yes | App control: Yes | Talkback function: Yes | Lullabies included: Yes | Nightlight: Yes

    Pros Cons
    ✅  Comprehensive video monitor design
    ✅  Includes a movement sensor pad
    ✅  Free swaddle included in the price
    ❌ No app
    ❌ Price

    VIEW NOW AT TOMMEE TIPPEE | £219.99

    Like the Angelcare AC327, the Tommee Tippee Dreamee Sound, Motion and Video Baby Monitor features a movement sensor pad. It also has the functionality to play lullabies and sounds to soothe your baby. The camera has tilt, pan, and zoom functionality. This means you can get a wide view of your baby and enjoy a full picture of the nursery. Additionally, the night light works automatically when the light level falls.

    Our tester Jenny Narloch, who is mum to two-year-old Logan, feels the parent unit is a decent size at 4.3 inches and gave her a good view of Logan’s cot. She found the sensor easy to install and was impressed at how accurate the technology is.

    ‘The movement sensor mat features a lovely star and moon design on it, but this seems wasted as the mat is meant to be hidden under the mattress,’ she says. ‘I like the reassurance the sensor mat provides and the fact that the camera isn’t too noisy and only transmits when the baby makes a sound.’

    Jenny found the settings on the parent unit intuitive to use. She could customise how she viewed all the information and choose easily between the six lullabies and nature sounds. ‘It even has a feeding reminder, which would be particularly useful during the newborn stage of parenthood,’ she says. ‘The only thing this monitor lacks is smart capability, so you could get information directly to a smartphone as well as the parent unit.’

    10. Nanit Plus Smart Baby Monitor and Floor Stand

    The Nanit-Plus-Smart-Baby-Monitor-and-Floor-Stand

    Credit: Nanit

    Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐  Type: Smart monitor | Sound alerts: Yes | Motion alerts: Yes | App control: Yes | Talkback function: Yes | Lullabies included: Yes | Nightlight: Yes

    Pros Cons
    ✅  Bird’s eye view of cot
    ✅  Great quality camera
    ✅  Lots of sleep data
    ❌ No second parent unit
    ❌ High price

    VIEW NOW AT MAMASANDPAPAS | £309.99

    The Nanit Plus Smart Baby Monitor and Floor Stand deliver high-definition audio and video straight to your smartphone. It comes with a floor stand to give you a bird’s eye view of your baby’s cot. Additionally, it has zoom functionality. This means you can get a close-up shot of your baby.

    Our tester Alex Sexton, who is mum to five-month-old Oliver, gave it a try. She was instantly impressed by how much information the app provides. Additionally, she likes its fun features such as the heat map that lets you see where in the cot your baby is lying.

    Alex was surprised to see just how much Oli moves around at night. ‘It connects to your smartphone and works very much like a smart doorbell,’ she says. ‘It records a clip of the video for every notification it sends, so you can view what sets it off,’ she says.

    However, this baby monitor doesn’t come with a second parent unit. ‘If we’re going out, the babysitter has to download the app and link up to it,’ explains Alex. ‘And to make it more portable we need to buy the separate Nanit Multi-Stand unit, for an extra £49.99 at Amazon, or keep it as a permanent fixture in the nursery.’

    Overall, Alex thinks the luxurious metal finish looks premium. ‘It was easy to set up, which meant downloading the app, setting up the floor stand, registering, and then pairing the device,’ she says. ‘If you like a lot of data and have the budget to spend, this is a stylish option.’

    11. BT Smart Video Baby Monitor

    A basic but reliable video monitor 

    BT Smart Baby Monitor

    Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐  | Type: Smart monitor | Sound alerts: Yes | Motion alerts: Yes | App control: Yes | Talkback function: Yes | Lullabies included: Yes | Nightlight: Yes

    Pros Cons
    ✅ 5″ parent unit
    ✅ Smart capability
    ✅ Compatible with Alexa and Google Voice compatible
    ❌App is basic

    VIEW NOW AT AMAZON | £139.99

    With smart app control, an HD camera, and a large 5″ parent unit, the BT Smart Video Baby Monitor is a great all-rounder. It delivers a clear colour picture straight to its dedicated BT smart app and to the parent unit.

    In addition, it has a ‘talk’ button on the parent unit so you can soothe your baby via your voice without entering the room. Night vision mode gives you a clear view of your child when it’s dark. Furthermore, it also plays five lullabies that can be accessed by scrolling through the control menu.

    Our parent tester Hannah enjoyed using this baby monitor and liked how easy it was to set up. In particular, she likes the fact that it’s compatible with Alexa and Google Home. This means she can ask the monitor to play a lullaby or check her child’s room temperature when she has her hands full.

    The best baby monitors at a glance

    Overall, the VTech RM5754HD Smart Video Monitor is one of the best baby monitors you can buy based on our parent reviews. Its noteworthy features include colour night vision mode, two-way talkback, and a temperature and humidity sensor. It also has white noise functionality, and the option to play lullabies. If you’re willing to spend a little more money then the Nanit Plus Smart Baby Monitor and Floor Stand is our recommendation for the best premium baby monitor you can buy. Keen to find an affordable baby monitor with excellent functionality that offers value for money? We’d pick the Angelcare AC327 Baby Movement Monitor.

    Best baby monitor overall: VTech RM5754HD Smart Video Monitor – Currys | £119.99
    Best premium baby monitor: Nanit Pro Camera  – Amazon | £379.99
    Best budget baby monitor: Angelcare AC327 Baby Movement Monitor – Amazon | £140
    Kodak Cherish C525 Video Baby Monitor – Amazon | £179.99
    Owlet Duo Smart Sock and Cam –  Amazon | £358.99
    Babymoov Yoo-Moov 360-degree motorised video baby monitor – Babymoov | £199.99
    Cubo Ai Smart Baby Monitor – Amazon | £289
    Hubble Connected Nursery Pal Premium – Argos | £125
    Tommee Tippee Dreamee Baby Monitor – Tommee Tippee | £219.99
    Nanit Plus Smart Baby Monitor and Floor Stand – Amazon | £265 
    BT Smart 5″ Video Baby Monitor – Currys | £139.99