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Top Baby Monitors of 2024

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More resting, less stressing – that’s the goal with a quality baby monitor! But there is SO much information out there to sift through and so many questions with (what seems like) so few answers! So, we’ve done the detail digging for you to help you confidently make your baby monitor decision. 

Here we go!

Nanit Pro Complete Baby Monitor

If you’re looking for a baby monitor that quite literally does it all, then the Pro Complete Baby Monitor by Nanit is the one to beat. This baby monitor is positioned above the crib to give you a bird's eye view of your sleeping child. This tech-savvy device also monitors your child's sleep patterns to deliver custom tips to improve sleep habits directly to your app!

We've done a full review on the Nanit Pro Complete, check it out, here! We also have several other articles outlining Nanit's entire collection, check those articles out, here.

What's it Got:

  • Two-way audio: Yes
  • A secure connection: Yes, over Wi-Fi  
  • High-resolution camera: Yes [HD]
  • Option to add more cameras: Technically, yes but you pay the same price as the original camera and just stream to the same app
  • Night vision: Yes
  • Camera pan, tilt and zoom abilities: Just zoom, you have a bird’s eye view of the crib though when mounted on the wall so no need to pan or tilt anywhere
  • Alerts for when baby wakes up or makes noise: Yes, and you can toggle the notifications on or off in your app settings
  • Easy installation features: Yes
  • Temperature display: Yes
  • Pre-installed lullabies or white noises: White noise and nature sounds, but we still prefer the sound quality of a separate white noise machine

Added Bonuses:

  • Supports background audio so even if your phone is locked or you’re in other apps you can still hear the nursery
  • Will continue to stream even if your wifi goes, as long as your WiFi router is still plugged in (if you’re in the same house). You will see “local view only” at the top of the app indicating it's not streaming to remote devices.
  • Dim nightlight that can be turned on for finding that pacifier, or sneaking in a late night feed without turning the bedroom lights on
  • Ability to watch your night back as the Nanit records and stores the data [wondering why babe is extra tired one morning? Watch back and see if they had a little play time at 3 am!]

Cons:

  • Have to have the app on your device to view nursery (meaning if you’ve got someone babysitting, you’ll have to have them either download the app and give them permissions, or have an iPad or smart device as your “main unit” at home)
  • Mounting it to the wall and running on WiFi makes it harder to transport if you’re going on vacation or on the move for naps. In this case, we recommend purchasing a secondary monitor for taking with you just for your own sanity (even just an audio monitor will do!)
  • Must pay for a subscription to maintain insights after the first year (you can still use it as a monitor for free, you'll just lose the insights and customized tips without activating a subscription)



Nanit

Baby Monitor Flex Stand

$74.99

Pro Complete Baby Monitoring System

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Nanit

Pro Complete Baby Monitoring System

Sale Price: $349.99

Regular Price: $499.99

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 Pro Baby Monitor & Wall Mount

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Nanit

Pro Baby Monitor & Wall Mount

$399.99

Owlet Cam 2 Smart HD Video Baby Monitor

The new and improved Owlet Cam 2 puts you in control of your baby’s sleep. Not only does this monitor have high-end features such as HD video, night vision, wide-angle view, and 4x zoom but it also helps parents understand why baby may not be sleeping. The Owlet Cam 2 saves video clips when sound, motion, or crying is detected in baby’s room, also allowing you to save and share these clips for later!

To top it all off, the Cam 2 is compatible with Owlet's Dream Sock! This monitor is a high-quality device that can help parents master nap time and offers peace of mind.

Read our full review of the Cam 2, here.

What's it Got:

  • Two-way audio: Yes
    • A secure connection: Yes (over an encrypted WIFI connection)
    • High-resolution camera: Yes
    • Option to add more cameras: Yes
    • Night vision: Yes
    • Camera pan, tilt and zoom abilities: Yes, it includes 4x zoom and a wide-angle view.
    • Alerts for when baby wakes up or makes noise: Yes
    • Easy installation features: Yes, includes magnetic base for easy mounting and a wall mounting kit.
    • Temperature display: Yes
    • Pre-installed lullabies or white noises: No 

Added Bonuses:

  • Cry notifications
    • Predictive sleep technology with manual tracking
    • Fully compatible with dream sock
    • Video clips that capture babies’ behaviour before they cry. Plus, you can save the clips to your phone to watch later.
  • No subscription fee for app

Cons:

  • It doesn’t have baby-centric features such as white-noise or a nightlight. 
  • Must have the Owlet App to work


Cam 2 Smart HD Video Baby Monitor

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Owlet

Cam 2 Smart HD Video Baby Monitor

$199.99

Cam 2 & Dream Sock Duo

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Owlet

Cam 2 & Dream Sock Duo

$499.99

Owlet

Dream Sock Travel Case

$39.99

Safety 1st Connected Wifi Baby Monitor

The Safety 1st Wifi Baby Monitor offers parents peace of mind that their little one is safe and sound. Parents will appreciate its crystal-clear night vision, two-way talkback, and customized motion sensitivity/sound detection. Plus, the device is fully encrypted for extra comfort. This stylish baby monitor pairs well with the Smart Humidifier,  Smart Soother and Smart Air Purifier. All are just a few clicks away to have baby within eyesight at all times.

To learn more about this brand's full home line, click here.

What's it Got:

  • Two-way audio: Yes
    • A secure connection: Yes [with WIFI]
    • High-resolution camera: Yes
    • Option to add more cameras: No
    • Night vision: Yes
    • Camera pan, tilt and zoom abilities: Pinch-to-zoom but no digital pan or tilt.
    • Alerts for when baby wakes up or makes noise: Yes
    • Easy installation features: Yes
    • Temperature Display: No
    • Pre-installed lullabies or white noises: No.

Added Bonuses:

  • Save and share memories directly to your smartphone.
    • Compact and lightweight makes it great for travel
    • Both tabletop and mounted options are available for easy installation.
    • Share device access with other caretakers via the Safety 1st Connected App.

Cons:

  • Camera does not include digital tilt or pan.
    • There is no option to add an additional camera
    • Must have WIFI/app to work.


Safety 1st

Smart Humidifier

$139.99

Safety 1st

Smart Air Purifier

$129.99

Smart Soother

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Safety 1st

Smart Soother

$99.99

Connected Wi-Fi Baby Monitor

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Safety 1st

Connected Wi-Fi Baby Monitor

$99.99


VTech 5” Smart Wi-Fi 1080p Video Monitor with 2 Cameras 

The VTech 5” Smart Wi-Fi Video Monitor is a 2-camera system that is hard to beat when it comes to value. For only $30 more than VTech’s single 5” Video Baby Monitor, you can get these 2 monitors that are loaded with convenient and reliable features. With high-definition 1080p video, you can keep a close eye on your little one from the 5" colour LCD screen on the parent unit or through the MyVTech Baby app (available for iOS and Android) on your smartphone or tablet. 

For our full in-depth review, click here.

What’s it Got: 

  • 1080p high definition video for crystal-clear monitoring 
  • Free Live Remote Access for listening and viewing via multiple devices 
  • 5" colour LCD screen on the parent unit for detailed video 
  • Baby unit with a night light featuring 3 different colours and noise-activated auto-on 
  • On-board recording with motion detection or on-demand options 
  • Five soothing melodies and four ambient sounds 
  • Package includes a viewer, 2 camera units, 3 AC adapters, wall-mounts, screws, anchors, and installation guide 

Added Bonuses: 

  • Wide-angle viewing up to 110 degrees for comprehensive coverage 
  • Built-in temperature sensor with alerts for nursery conditions 
  • Ability to talk back to your baby for added reassurance 

Cons: 

  • Some may find the setup process a bit complex due to multiple components and features 
  • Limited to the included number of cameras; not expandable beyond 2 cameras 
5” Smart Wi-Fi 1080p Video Monitor with 2 Cameras

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Vtech

5” Smart Wi-Fi 1080p Video Monitor with 2 Cameras

$199.99

WiFi Sound Machine - Turtle

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Vtech

WiFi Sound Machine - Turtle

$64.99

Portable Sound Machine - Monkey

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Vtech

Portable Sound Machine - Monkey

$43.99

What's the Verdict?

Now that we've laid out all the details and the pros and cons of our most popular baby monitors, it's up to you to decide what is right for your family! Think about how often you travel or switch sleep spaces, whether it's important for you to be able to view your child from outside the home, whether insights are important to you, or if all you really need is a standard baby monitor, where you can see your babe while you watch TV in the other room.

Happy Shopping!