Who’s Watching the Baby?


You are—no matter where you are—with today’s high-tech monitors. We’ve rounded up the best options, so all you have to do is decide!

A geek’s dream

  • 2.4-inch LCD video monitor
  • Night-vision mode
  • Connect up to three cameras
  • Optional Internet kit
  • Transmits up to 450 feet

MobiCam Digital Wireless Monitoring System, $190; Additional Cameras, $100 each; MobiCam Internet Kit, $60, www.getmobi.com

Undercover mother

  • Two under-mattress movement sensors
  • Displays sound, temperature, and baby’s movement
  • Night light
  • Transmits up to 820 feet

Angelcare Movement & Sound Monitor Deluxe Plus, $159, www.angelcare-monitor.com

The family model

  • Three-way communication between base and two parent units
  • Handsets play sound, display lights
  • Transmits up to 1,000 feet, under optimal conditions

The First Years True Choice P400 Premium Digital Monitor, $85, www.amazon.com

Frugalista’s favorite

  • Two parent units play sound, display lights
  • Two channels for less interference
  • Night light
  • Transmits up to 400 feet indoors

Fisher-Price Sounds ’n Lights Monitor With Dual Receivers, $40, www.fisher-pricestore.com

The baby-soother

  • Two-way sound lets you coo back to baby
  • Nursery unit includes lullabies and night light
  • Temperature and humidity sensors
  • Display shows sound, temp, and humidity
  • Transmits up to 150 feet indoors

Philips AVENT DECT Baby Monitor, $190, www.amazon.com

Director’s choice

  • 2.5-inch video screen plays sound, displays lights and temperature
  • Handset includes zoom, scroll, and brightness adjustments
  • Supports up to four cameras
  • Night-vision mode
  • Transmits up to 350 feet indoors

Safety 1st Prism Color Video Monitor, $250; Prism Cameras, $140 each, www.buybuybaby.com

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