You can’t help it—you’re totally obsessed with your baby’s sleep schedule. (They’ll make it through the night at some point, right?) That said, the only window into their soon-to-be-sleep-trained world is the baby monitor you cart around your home as soon as you close the nursery door. But which video option is the best for you and your baby? Here, our three top picks on Amazon.
The 3 Best Baby Monitors on Amazon
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Editors’ Pick: Eufy Spaceview Baby Monitor
- Comes with dedicated monitor screen that has 5-inch display
- Has the ability to pan the nursery up to 330 degrees for corner-to-corner views
- Monitor has a connectivity range of 460 feet
The easy setup and wall-to-wall nursery views are what set this baby monitor apart from the rest. Parents who use it also love the extra-large monitor display and the crisp video quality, not to mention the fact that you can adjust notifications so you’re only alerted when the ambient noise in the room is louder than what you set it at. Other features worth shouting out: The battery life and signal range of the monitor. One of our editors says: “Other monitors ping me with ‘no signal’ constantly. I could be out in the garden at my house, but still keeping tabs on my sleeping baby.” She also called out a small—but important—detail: “I love that this baby monitor has an accurate temperature gauge.”
Splurge-worthy: Miku Smart Baby Monitor
- Tracks breathing, motion, temperature and sound
- Pings you with real time alerts and updates via a mobile app
- Allows you to save HD photos and videos of what happens in the crib
This Wi-Fi-enabled baby monitor brings government-level surveillance (for real—the founder used to work for the Department of Defense) to the crib, providing you with a data-driven picture of your infant’s sleep habits so you can track everything from breathing patterns to the humidity levels in your nursery at a glance. But what sets this device apart is the “intelligence,” so to speak: The wall-mounted device not only provides jittery parents with real time updates on motion and room temp via a paired mobile app; it generates detailed sleep reports so you get a full picture of your child’s nighttime health. One mom who tried it says: “It was wild to confirm at a glance that my son consistently wakes up at 10:37 p.m. and 1:53 a.m. every night.” Other parents tout the fact that it’s wearable-free, meaning false alarms (like inaccurate alerts that your baby isn’t breathing) are rare.
Best Seller: Infant Optics Dxr-8 Video Baby Monitor
- Allows you to track and monitor baby via a dedicated monitor screen
- Compatible with up to four different cameras
- Comes with an interchangeable lens so you can adjust view to room setup
Parents swear by this tried-and-true baby monitor, which comes with a separate monitor screen so you don’t have to rely on your phone—or Wi-Fi—to keep tabs on your kid. But that’s not all: The video quality is crisp and the plug-and-play setup is user-friendly. Another cool feature: This monitor comes with an independent, sound-activated LED bar that allows you to see when your baby is crying even when the volume is off. One mom adds: “I swear by this monitor for its ease of use. I’ve toted it on so many vacations, thanks to its portability and simple setup. It’s a dream when your baby is on the verge of a nap and you don’t have time to fumble with fancy (and complicated) tech.”