Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor review

A video monitor that ensures your little one sleeps safely from newborn through to toddler age

Our detailed review and guide to the Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor
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GoodtoKnow Verdict

With sleep tracking analytics and alerts that tell you if your baby's mouth or nose are covered, the Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor has some excellent features that first-time parents might find particularly reassuring. The cute bird design makes this an appealing buy, and the ability to track your toddler's movements around the house is a useful feature which means you could get years of use from this smart monitor.

Reasons to buy
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    Grows with your child

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    High Definition camera

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    Provides useful alerts

Reasons to avoid
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    No second parent unit

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    Takes a while to set up

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Keen to know more about the Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor? This nifty device features sleep safety and danger zone alerts. This means you can monitor your baby to toddler and get peace of mind at all times. 

The Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor earned a place in our roundup of the best baby monitors for 2023. In this review, we take a closer look at some of its clever features.

In a nutshell

The Cubo Ai baby monitor positioned above a baby's cot in a modern nursery

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Co-created by a pediatrician, the Cubo Ai is designed to alert you in real-time should your baby’s mouth or nose be covered. It will also let you know instantly if your baby is face down. As your baby grows and becomes a toddler, it allows you to set up 'danger zones' to help with sleep training. 

In the box, you'll find a high-definition smart camera and all the attachments you need to fix the Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor to the cot bars or have it floor standing. You will need to pair your smartphone with the baby monitor to make the most of the app and clever camera features.

Reviewed by
Reviewed by
Daniel Macdonald

Our review of the Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor is based on feedback from our parent tester. We asked Daniel Macdonald, father to two-year-old Arlo, to give the Cubo Ai a try and tell us what it was like to use.

Price & availability

If you're willing to spend a little more on a baby monitor with additional features, the Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor is a brilliant buy. At £289 it's on the higher end of the price budget, but it's a design that is going to grow with your child so you'll get your money's worth. Not only does it have useful monitoring features for babies, but the 'danger zone' feature will help you keep track of your child as they start to move around more. The Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor has special features to let you know if your toddler is on the move away from their bed or cot and for this feature alone, we think it's worth the spend.

Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor

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Design & features

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

The Cubo Ai Smart Baby Monitor has an impressive offering: not only does it do a good job of monitoring your baby from newborn, but the smart kit will grow with your child up to the age of five. You'll find an HD camera in the box that is adorably designed to look like a little bird. This can be attached to the crib to give you a 'bird's-eye view' of your child, but there's also a floor and mobile stand included.

After a few hiccups with the camera disconnecting and unpairing with the smart app, things seemed to iron themselves out and our tester Daniel found the baby monitor and its features easy to use and reassuring. Daniel also found the sleep analytics quite interesting and it could tell him how many times his child woke up in the night.

Daniel thought the variety of options was useful, particularly if you have a curious toddler and you need to get the camera out of their reach. 

Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor

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How we tested

  • Used the baby monitor for a minimum of two weeks for both naps and overnight sleeping.
  • Downloaded the app and tested out all the features to see how the babies responded to them and which we used the most. 

Things you won't find on the box

Obviously the big selling point of this monitor is that it alerts you should your baby's nose or mouth become covered. This is a really unique feature although it wasn't without its faults and Daniel was quick to note that if you have an active baby that refuses to sleep on their back, you may be regularly (and unnecessarily) notified by the app. 

The baby monitor comes with a cry detection feature, and you can adjust the sensitivity on the app - a useful feature, according to our tester. There’s also a nightlight, temperature and humidity detection, and two-way audio so you can use your voice to soothe your baby back to sleep without entering the room. With a two-year-old, Daniel found the ‘danger zone’ alerts particularly effective. He could set the ‘danger zone’ on the app to monitor certain areas in the room and if Arlo got out of bed and went past this area Daniel received an alert on his smartphone, which he found very useful – particularly when sleep training at bedtime.

Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor with baby sleeping in the cot

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Who's it best for?

Our parent tester liked the fact that the app on this baby monitor gives you flexibility when you’re on the go and your child is perhaps being looked after by the babysitter or grandparents and you want to ‘check in’. You can also share access with up to 7 people, which means multiple users that you choose can get access to the app footage of your child. 

It's also great if you want a baby monitor that's going to grow with your child and its variety of features cater for newborns, toddlers and those up to the age of five. 

Need an alternative?

If you'd prefer a monitor with a mat and no app, have a look at the Tommee Tippee Dreamee review. Or you might also be interested in our Nanit Pro Smart Baby Monitor review – we rated it the best premium baby monitor you can buy. 

Looking for more? Discover our range of baby gear buying guides covering everything from the best prams to the best cot beds.

Emily Peck
Consumer Writer

Emily Peck is a lifestyle journalist with over 20 years’ experience writing for magazines, newspapers and websites. Emily writes in-depth reviews and features for Goodto covering the latest must-have products for the home, lifestyle, garden, parent and child. She has previously worked as in-house writer for BBC Good Homes and 25 Beautiful Homes and features editors at Ideal Home.