Compare Baby Monitors

In previous post, I introduced you 5 best baby monitor models from different brands. Today, I will give you baby monitor comparison chart for you to have comprehensive view about different types of baby monitor. During making compare baby monitors, for you convenient to follow, I divide baby monitors into categories, including best seller baby monitor on Amazon, best wifi baby monitor, best video baby monitor, best audio baby monitor, best baby monitor for twins, baby monitor under $100 and a famous brand – best Motorola baby monitor. Because these above categories are very different types of baby monitor that people often look for. So, you can find useful information about typical baby monitor in our comparison below.

As you may know, each type of baby monitor has each own strong points and weak points. Therefore, each one will be suitable for certain situation and demands of each family. Hence, in each category, I will introduce about which family this type of baby monitor is suitable for and compare baby monitors of 5 models in same type to help you choose the right baby monitor for your family. This is also the aim of our comparison rating chart below. You can summarize the best one in each group. Hopefully, after reading our comparison table below, you can choose the most suitable baby monitor for you.

Compare baby monitors

Let’s see our 7 groups of baby monitor as below. In each group, I will list out five outstanding models and do compare baby monitors in some criteria:

  • Brand
  • Video quality
  • Audio quality
  • Screen size/ resolution
  • Ease to use
  • Special features
  • Maximum range
  • Battery life
  • Price range

After comparing all of these criteria, I will have my rate point for each model.

Best seller baby monitor on Amazon

It’s not random that these following baby monitors become best seller on Amazon. When I find data to do compare baby monitors, I see that these following models are in top rated by customers on Amazon. They are not the best baby monitors in the world but they are the best in their price range. On the other words, they are very value for money. Moreover, I think an expensive one is not always the best for you, the best one is a suitable one. After long time researching on Amazon, I see that all below baby monitors are very common with basic functions and features. It doesn’t mean that they have no advanced features. These baby monitors are suitable with almost family in suitable price range so they become best sellers.

Overall, they own very useful and basic functions as: video monitoring, remote pan/tilt and zoom, talk back function and are added with some other features for further convenience. They are Infant Optics DXR-8, HelloBaby HB32, Motorola MBP36S, iBaby M6S and MBP38S-2. In previous posts, I had articles to reviews some above models, you can find more information about these posts Infant Optics DXR-8 review or iBaby Monitor M6 review.

For you to have more information and comparison of 5 best seller baby monitor on Amazon, I give a comparison table as following.

Products:
Infant Optics DXR-8
Brand:
Infant Optics
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
3.5 inches full LCD screen
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Interchangeable optical lens
  • Sound-activated LED display
  • Remote pan, tilt and zoom
  • Two way talk
  • Alarm function, IR night vision
  • Expandable up to 4 cameras
Maximum range:
750 feet
Battery life:
6 – 10 hours, rechargeable
Avg. Rating:
4.5 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
HelloBaby HB32
Brand:
HelloBaby
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
3.2 inches LCD screen
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Infrared night vision and temperature monitoring
  • Two way communication and 8 lullabies.
  • Auto mute and  multi-transmitter.
  • Expandable up to 4 cameras
Maximum range:
960 feet
Battery life:
About 3.5 hours, rechargeable
Avg. Rating:
4.2 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Motorola MBP36S
Brand:
Motorla
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
3.5 inches LCD screen
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Remote pan, tilt and zoom
  • Two way communication
  • Five built-in lullabies
  • Temperature sensor
  • Smart alert system (out of range, low battery)
Maximum range:
590 feet
Battery life:
3.5 hours, rechargeable
Avg. Rating:
4.6 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
iBaby Monitor M6S Full HD
Brand:
iBaby
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
1080p Full HD
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Smart WiFi monitor with dual band routers 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Lullabies and bedtime stories playing
  • Two way communication
  • Picture snapping, video recording
  • two way audio with echo cancellation
Maximum range:
Unlimited
Battery life:
Rechargeable
Avg. Rating:
4 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Motorola MBP38S-2
Brand:
Motorola
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
4.3 inches LCD
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Two camera with remote pan, tilt and zoom
  • Two way communication, night vision, room temperature display
  • Expandable up to 4 cameras
  • Out-of-Range Alert, Volume Control. Sound Level Indicator
  • 5 built-in lullabies
Maximum range:
1000 feet
Battery life:
5 hours, rechargeable
Avg. Rating:
4.2 Star Rating
Price:

Best wifi baby monitor

Wifi baby monitor is nowadays typical in market. This is the best tool for you to monitor your babies from any corners within the house and outdoors. Different from wireless baby monitor that just reach the signal in certain distance, WiFi baby monitors are able to connect with internet and transmit data in very long distance.  You will have to WiFi installation in your house to use this type of baby monitor, but I think it’s not a big problem because almost family nowadays have some gadgets using WiFi, so you use WiFi for baby monitor together with other devices. Normally, parent can view videos from WiFi baby monitor from smartphone, tablet or PC but some models just support Android and IOS app.

I think if compare baby monitors between a common one and smart wifi one, WiFi baby monitors have some advantages as:

  • Check in on your little one from any corners at any time. This is the most remarkable thing, I think! On-the-go parents can have peace of mind when they can check their little one even when they are in other continents. Parents who are busy at work find this function is really useful. They just need 3G, 4G or Wifi connection and smart devices like smartphone, then they can follow their little one.
  • Two way communication. This function is very common in today baby monitor; however, it’s especially nice when you are far from your baby. This is an effective way to help you stay connect with your family.

In short, smart wifi baby monitors is suitable for mothers who have to back to work after maternity leave or for parents who often travel for works or cannot stay home and take care their baby. When compare baby monitors, I see that price of wifi baby monitors in average are higher than other, but some others is very affordable. However, it’s equipped with advanced technology for further convenience, so if you really need, don’t hesitate to purchase one.

In comparison table, you will see the information of Manilbo video baby monitor, iBaby M6T, Samsung SEW-3043W, Snug baby monitor and Motorola MBP54 in detail. Let’s see!

Products:
Manilabo baby monitor
Brand:
Minilabo
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
2.4 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Infrared night vision
  • Remote pan/tilt and zoom
  • Two way talk
  • Eco mode sound activated
  • Expandable up to 4 cameras
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Lullabies playing
  • -
  • -
Maximum range:
960 feet
Battery life:
~ 8 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.1 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
iBaby M6T
Brand:
iBaby
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
No screen
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • 360 degree pan, 110 degree tilt, zoom function
  • Two way audio
  • Smart alert mode (still receive alert even when you are talking on phone)
  • Music playing and voice recording
  • Unlimited users
  • Temperature and humidity indication
  • Free app
Maximum range:
Unlimited
Battery life:
_
Avg. Rating:
4.3 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Samsung SEW-3043W
Brand:
Samsung
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
5 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Remote pan/tilt and zoom (300 degree pan and 110 degree tilt)
  • Expandable up to 4 cameras
  • USB charger (for any device at any time)
  • Voice activated mode
  • Two way talk
  • Soft and calming night-light
  • Night vision
Maximum range:
900 feet
Battery life:
4-5 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.5 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Snug baby monitor
Brand:
Snug
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
No screen
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Motion and audio detection
  • Black and white night vision
  • Remote pan (350 degree) and tilt (110 degree)
  • Network led indicator and night vision light sensor
  • Free app
  • -
  • -
Maximum range:
Unlimited
Battery life:
Avg. Rating:
4 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Motorola MBP854
Brand:
Motorola
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
4.3 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Compatible with smartphone, PC and Tablet
  • 2Way communication
  • Remote pan/tilt and zoom
  • 5 choice of lullabies
  • Can turn off Wifi feature if need.
  • Free in-app video recording and image snapshot
Maximum range:
_
Battery life:
3 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.6 Star Rating
Price:

Best video baby monitor

As I said above, convenience, peace of mind and security that baby monitors provide is unparalleled by any other modern parenting tool, electronic or otherwise. You can own a basic audio baby monitor which is also great to ensure your baby safe and sound, but I want to talk about video baby monitor. This type of baby monitor will provide you more peace of mind because you can see your baby instead of only hearing sounds. It does not mean than audio baby monitor is not good, it will talk about it later. But now, I want to mention some advantages of video baby monitor:

See exactly what the child is doing. Some parents do not want to enter the nursery or bedroom to wake up the baby, but they often wonder that they baby is lying or standing or doing something in the crib? In that case, video monitor is really helpful. Moreover, sleep training generally requires baby to self-soothe, so video baby monitor will prevent parents from intervening into baby sleep as well as help parent to watch this training process

Peace of mind for parent. If you use a baby monitor, sometimes you may miss some sounds from monitor, however, a video baby monitor will help you to hear sounds and watch videos. With this, you can ensure that your baby is in safe situation.

For you to have some comparison about some best video baby monitor, I draw out here a table to compare:

Products:
Infant Optics DXR-5
Brand:
Infant Optics
Video quality:
Fair
Audio quality:
Good
Screen size/ resolution:
2.4 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Voice activated mode
  • Auto-mute mode: automatic static white noise canceling mode
  • Expandable up to 4 cameras
  • -
  • -
Maximum range:
800 feet
Battery life:
4 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.2 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
iBaby M6
Brand:
iBaby
Video quality:
720p HD
Audio quality:
Good
Screen size/ resolution:
No screen
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Night vision
  • Unlimited users
  • Sound and motion detection
  • Sleep mode to control access to monitor
  • Lullabies and bedtime function
Maximum range:
Unlimited
Battery life:
Avg. Rating:
4.1 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
iBaby M2 Pro
Brand:
iBaby
Video quality:
720p HD
Audio quality:
Good
Screen size/ resolution:
No screen
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Impressive design
  • Sound and motion detection
  • Full Privacy Control, Sleep Mode, Social Share & Parenting Community
  • Temperature and Humidity indication
  • Lullabies and bedtime playing
  • -
Maximum range:
Unlimited
Battery life:
Avg. Rating:
4.5 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Summer Infant in View Digital Color
Brand:
Summer Infant
Video quality:
Good
Audio quality:
Good
Screen size/ resolution:
5 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Digital zoom
  • Wall mountable
  • Power-saving one touch video on/off
  • Smart alert (out of range and low battery)
  • Expandable up to 4 cameras
  • Sound activated LED lights
Maximum range:
600 feet
Battery life:
6 hours
Avg. Rating:
4 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Hello Baby HB24
Brand:
HelloBaby
Video quality:
Good
Audio quality:
Good
Screen size/ resolution:
N/A
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Expandable up to 4 cameras
  • Temperature monitoring and warning (if too cold or too hot)
  • VOX-on (power saving mode)
  • Two way communication
  • Optical pan/tilt and digital zoom
  • Lullabies playing
Maximum range:
N/A
Battery life:
~ 4 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.7 Star Rating
Price:

Best audio baby monitor

As I said earlier, audio baby monitors is great but in some case, it will be more helpful with a video baby monitor. However, in some certain situation, audio baby monitor is enough. In the very first time baby monitor invented, they were devices which transmit sound from baby unit to parent unit; and, they still completed well their function. So, if you are considering buying an audio baby monitor, these are reason for you:

Affordable price: almost audio baby monitors in market have affordable price that parents do not need to pay much for this device if you not really need an expensive one.

Simple and easy to use: most of audio baby monitors is simple with basic function so every people can use it.

These followings are some suggestions for you as the best audio baby monitor. Let’s see. 

Products:
VTech DM111
Brand:
VTech
Video quality:
_
Audio quality:
DECT 6.0
Screen size/ resolution:
_
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • 5-level sound indicator
  • Belt clip
  • Can be set to beep (out of range, low battery)
  • Secure transmission
  • Volume control
  • AAA battery use
  • -
Maximum range:
1000 feet
Battery life:
20 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.1 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
VTech DM221
Brand:
VTech
Video quality:
_
Audio quality:
DECT 6.0
Screen size/ resolution:
_
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Talk back intercom system
  • Rechargeable battery or AAA battery use
  • 5-level indicator
  • Belt clip
  • Night light
  • Vibrating sound alert
  • Secure transmission
Maximum range:
1000 feet
Battery life:
18 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.2 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
VTech DM221-2
Brand:
VTech
Video quality:
_
Audio quality:
DECT 6.0
Screen size/ resolution:
_
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Secure transmission
  • Two way communication
  • Rechargeable battery or AAA battery use
  • 5-level indicator
  • Vibrating sound alert
  • Set beep for out of range or low battery
Maximum range:
1000 feet
Battery life:
18 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.5 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Philips Avent DECT
Brand:
Philip
Video quality:
_
Audio quality:
DECT technology
Screen size/ resolution:
_
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Handheld and portable with belt clip
  • Talk back function
  • Automatic channel selection & private connection
  • Lullabies and night lights
Maximum range:
900 feet
Battery life:
18 hours
Avg. Rating:
4 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Summer Infant Baby Wave Deluxe
Brand:
Summer Infant
Video quality:
_
Audio quality:
Good
Screen size/ resolution:
_
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Temperature monitoring and remotely controlling
  • Two way communication
  • Sound lights
  • Night light
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Out of range and low battery indicator
  • Belt clip
Maximum range:
650 feet
Battery life:
6 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.8 Star Rating
Price:

Best baby monitor for twins

If you have twins, the difficulties will be doubled but the happiness will be also doubled. So to make parenting become much easier even when you have to take care two babies, baby monitor for twins will help you. Baby monitors for twins is often equipped with two cameras and split-screen function or auto-switch and screen switch which allows you to watch videos from two rooms. The most remarkable point of baby monitor for twins is that parent can monitor their babies in different without purchasing two separate baby monitor. Some baby monitors is even expandable up to 4 cameras for 4 different rooms or view angles. Generally, these baby monitors still keep the basic functions as other types of monitors; however, they are added with addition cameras for further convenience.

So, in case, your family has two babies or twins, you can refer our suggestions as below to have the best baby monitor for twins. They are Motorola digital video with two cameras, Motorola MBP25-2, Motorola Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor, Summer Infant Dual View and VTech VM321-2. 

Products:
Motorola digital video with two cameras
Brand:
Motorola
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
3.5 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Remote pan/tilt and zoom
  • 5 lullabies
  • Infrared night vision sound level indicator
  • Two way communication
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Two cameras switching
Maximum range:
590 feet
Battery life:
Fair
Avg. Rating:
4.6 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Motorola MBP25-2
Brand:
Motorola
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
2.4 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Two way communication
  • Out of range and low battery alerts
  • Infrared night vision
  • LED sound level indicator
  • High sensitive microphone
  • -
  • -
Maximum range:
520 feet
Battery life:
2.5 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.2 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Motorola Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor
Brand:
Motorola
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
3.5 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Remote pan, tilt and zoom
  • 5 built-in lullabies
  • Two way communication
  • Infrared night vision
Maximum range:
650 feet
Battery life:
Avg. Rating:
4 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Summer Infant Dual View
Brand:
Summer Infant
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
3.5 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Wall mountable
  • Split-screen technology
  • Two pan, scan, and multi-level zoom cameras (remote)
  • Black and white night vision
  • Low battery and out of range indicator
  • Expandable up to more 2 cameras (4 cameras in total)
Maximum range:
600 feet
Battery life:
6 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.5 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
VTech VM321-2
Brand:
VTech
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
2.8 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Wall mountable
  • Two way communication
  • IR night vision
  • 6-level sound indicator
  • Rechargeable battery with alerts when low battery and out of range
  • Vibration sound alert
  • DECT 6.0 technology
  • Adjustable camera lens
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Belt clip and night lights
Maximum range:
1000 feet
Battery life:
3.5 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.7 Star Rating
Price:

Best monitor under $100

Invest the best for baby is the big concern of parents. However, parents often have to pay for many things, not only baby monitor. So many parents look for an affordable baby monitor. To be honest, a lot of baby monitor available that cost less than $100 but not all of them are good. So, we have researched almost all the low priced monitors available online at Amazon and pick up 5 models with best rated by customers. Of course, these baby monitor has price under $100 and they still ensures baby safe and sound. If you are looking for affordable baby monitor, let’s refer to 5 models: Beleef video baby monitor, Palermo HD Wifi IP Surveillance camera for baby, LeFun baby monitor, GHB Baby Monitor and Minilabo video baby monitor.

Products:
Beleef video baby monitor
Brand:
Beleef
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Lullabies pre-set
  • Two way talk
  • 360 degree free placement
  • VOX mode
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Hanger-hook equipped
Maximum range:
850 feet
Battery life:
8-12 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.1 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Palermo HD Wifi IP Surveillance camera for baby
Brand:
Palermo
Video quality:
720p HD
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Two way communication
  • Good images of night vision
  • Remote pan (355 degree) and tilt (110 degree)
  • Video recording (no snapshots)
Maximum range:
Unlimited
Battery life:
Avg. Rating:
4.6 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
LeFun baby monitor
Brand:
LeFun
Video quality:
720p HD
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Wifi connection and multiple users
  • Digital zoom and 350 degree pan, 110 degree tilt
  • Two way communication
  • IR night vision
  • Motion detector
Maximum range:
Unlimited
Battery life:
Avg. Rating:
4.3 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
GHB Baby Monitor
Brand:
GHB
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
2.0 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Two way communication
  • Night vision
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Multi language support
Maximum range:
850 feet
Battery life:
~ 8 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.5 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Minilabo video baby monitor
Brand:
Minilabo
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
2.4 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Infrared night vision
  • Remote pan/tilt and zoom
  • Two way talk
  • Eco mode sound activated
  • Expandable up to 4 cameras
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Lullabies playing
Maximum range:
960 feet
Avg. Rating:
4.1 Star Rating
Price:

Motorola baby monitor

Motorola is a famous brand in technology devices and equipment. You can search for many models of Motorola which are high rated by customer. We also had some posts about Motorola Baby Monitor to review some model of this brand. Today, I will give you a comparison of 5 models:

Products:
Motorola MBP36S
Brand:
Motorola
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
3.5 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Remote pan, tilt and zoom
  • Two way communication
  • Five built-in lullabies
  • Temperature sensor
  • Smart alert system (out of range, low battery)
Maximum range:
590 feet
Battery life:
3.5 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.2 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Motorola Baby Monitor with Color LCD
Brand:
Motorola
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
3.5 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • 5 lullabies
  • Infrared night vision
  • Room temperature monitoring
  • Out of range alert
  • -
  • -
Maximum range:
650 feet
Battery life:
_
Avg. Rating:
4 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Motorola MBP854
Brand:
Motorola
Video quality:
720p HD
Audio quality:
Good
Screen size/ resolution:
4.3 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Compatible with smartphone, PC and Tablet
  • 2Way communication
  • Remote pan/tilt and zoom
  • 5 choice of lullabies
  • Can turn off Wifi feature if need.
  • Free in-app video recording and image snapshot
Maximum range:
_
Battery life:
3 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.6 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Motorola Digital monitor with Wi-Fi viewing
Brand:
Motorola
Video quality:
720p HD
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
3.5 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Remote pan, tilt and zoom
  • Two way communication
  • Internet viewing
  • Room temperature monitoring and notification
  • Free app
  • Lullabies playing
Maximum range:
590 feet
Battery life:
3 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.3 Star Rating
Price:
Products:
Motorola MBP25-2
Brand:
Motorola
Video quality:
N/A
Audio quality:
N/A
Screen size/ resolution:
2.4 inches
Ease to use:
Special features:
  • Two way communication
  • Out of range and low battery alerts
  • Infrared night vision
  • LED sound level indicator
  • High sensitive microphone
Maximum range:
520 feet
Battery life:
2.5 hours
Avg. Rating:
4.5 Star Rating
Price:

Summary

Above I have given 7 categories of best baby monitor to help you compare baby monitors before buying. Once again, I want to highlight that each type of baby monitor has its own strong and weak points. So, let’s find the most suitable one, not the most expensive one. You can read our further review on each category on some posts: Best Baby Monitor for Two Rooms, Best Long Range Baby Monitors, best baby monitor for iphone or our review brand like ibaby monitor, motorola baby monitor or snug baby monitor. Hope that you spend time here and find useful information for your purchasing.

Best wishes,