Baby Monitors

posted 1 week ago in Babies
Post # 16
9222 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

We had a cheapo Hello Baby one and it got the job done. But we stopped using it pretty early on bc I’m such a light sleeper and every little snuffle would wake me up (even on the lowest sensitivity setting).

Post # 17
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

wineosaur :  I hate to be devils advocate but I had an Infant Optics DXR-8 and it stopped working within 6 months. However my Mom has the same one for her house and it’s been fine. I think I just had a lemon! 

We have a Motorola. It has the ability to add another camera when baby #2 arrives. I must say, with all baby monitor, the batteries suck. I feel like that’s kind of a given. 

Post # 18
2056 posts
Buzzing bee

I have infant optics.  I actually ran the monitor through the washing machine and it has now dried out and still works perfectly.  I’m pregnant with my second and debating a second camera or just a whole second monitor and camera but for sure will stick with infant optics.

Post # 19
14965 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Another vote for infant optics dxr8!  I love that you can pan and move it (though we can see his whole bed right now anyways), but for future use, they have swapable wide angle lens so you can monitor the whole room when they are able to really move about.  It’s pricy brand new, but I picked mine up for $80 during an amazon warehouse deal.  It was labeled as Used – Good, but it came still wrapped up like new, plastic on the screen.

Post # 20
320 posts
Helper bee

I also have the infant optics one and like it so far. I definitely wanted one that doesn’t connect to a phone/operate over WiFi because I’m just paranoid about anyone else watching my baby. Having good video is important to me because she grunts and squirms so much that I need to be able to see whether she’s actually waking up or just sleeping loudly.

Post # 21
164 posts
Blushing bee

wineosaur :  I have the Philips Avent SCD630 baby monitor. Didn’t want wifi because creepy hackers (someone has to actually be on our property or in the middle of our road out front to catch the signal — it works perfectly in our whole house). You can talk to the baby with this but you’ll sound like a distorted robot. It wasn’t a feature I wanted but it comes standard on most of them now.

Hearing and seeing the baby are both great, can see her well enough to see that she’s breathing. Night vision isn’t bad. I’ll never be able to watch Paranormal Activity again. Spooooky eyes. Same problem for any baby monitor.

This one is rated decently for EMF but I still turn the camera off when it’s not in use. Yet another thing to worry about affecting our babies lol.

My only real gripes about this monitor that keep it from being perfect are that it doesn’t have the time on it, and the music options don’t include white noise. 

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