Published: 2017-12-28 16:55:00
A new born baby can be the most exciting, yet worrying time of any parents life - none more so than at bedtime.
If you’ve had a busy day and finally got your loved one to sleep, the last thing you need is to be worrying about how well they are sleeping, if they are upset or even if they are warm enough. This is why a baby monitor or listening system is the must have tool for any parent. There’s no need to break the bank if you don’t want to and Argos have a range to choose from.
At dealfeed, we’ve chosen 5 baby monitors from a range of prices so you can make a decision based on your budget, so let’s jump straight in.
There’s a range of quality baby monitors in this area, but you have to be realistic about the level of technology you will get at this price point. Most baby monitors under £50 could be classed as listening devices or audio monitors, as this is pretty much their purpose.
While technically not a baby monitor as such and usually priced over £60, this sensor and alarm system currently has 50% with Argos and comes in at just £32.99 making it genuine value for money. The twin sensor pack works by notifying you when doors or windows have been opened without your knowledge. The notification is sent to your smart phone or tablet via a dedicated app and provides an extra level of assurance if your loved one is in a room of their own.
At only £39.99, the Motorola audio monitor has a great range of wireless connection and uses DECT technology to ensure a interference-free signal. The microphone is highly sensitive and has a long range of up to 300m, volume control, low battery warning and also it’s own alert if the monitor is not in range giving you full flexibility and assurance at night even when you’re sleeping. The current rating from customers carries an average of 4.7 out of 5 meaning parents really do like this monitor and for the price, you won’t find much more with as many features.
With a 2.4” diagonal colour screen, the next level in mayoral baby monitors really does provide a lot for under £60. With all the usual things you would expect such as high sensitive microphone, clear audio sound and a digital signal, the Motorola MBP482 also has a room temperature display and inferred night vision so you can still see your baby when all the lights are out. As the first monitor on our list with an actual camera, including zoom function, it’s hard to find a baby monitor that will give you all of this at such a great price.
The Tommee Tippee name is usually associated and widely known when it comes to quality bottles and baby milk preparation, but with the Sensor Pad monitor, they have created a simple to use product that provides everything you could ask for and best of all, at a price that is very reasonable given the array of features and accessories you get here. Priced at just £89.99, you get the unique sensor pad, which sits underneath the baby’s mattress. This sends out a alarm to the monitor if no movement is detected for 20 seconds, which is a really useful tool for newborns. However, as your child grows older, if you choose not to use the sensor pad, the monitor and camera can still be used separately to provide long term reassurance. The monitor itself has a backlight to provide night lighting if needed and also a talk-back feature which allows you to speak or soothe your child from wherever you are in the house without the need for you to actually go into the room if your child just becomes unsettled in the night. There is also a sound indicator level, rechargeable docking station for the monitor and a room temperature display on the monitors LCD screen.
Our final product was voted the Gold award by LovedByParents website for the best video monitor in 2017. While the most expensive of the baby monitors we’ve listed today, the BT Monitor 6000 really does provide peace of mind to any parent while their baby sleeps. The camera can be remotely adjusted using the monitor meaning you don’t have to go into the room to have a good look round, the room temperature is constantly monitored and the sound level is also fed back to you via lights on the 5” high resolution screen. As with other models, you also get a two-way communication function that allows you to hear, see and talk to your loved one from another room and there are even 5 different lullabies you can play to help settle baby if they wake. The camera can be wall mounted if required and the info red night vision allows you to see baby in the dark. At £139.99 this monitor will give you compete reassurance and tops our list in terms of price and features.