Baby Monitors have come a long way since I became a mom almost 5 years ago — video monitors now have better quality, resolution and features. I love Summer Infant’s Sleek and Secure Handheld Color Video Monitor (price range $160 -$179). Besides being able to see your child, you can use the talk-back feature to talk to your baby while they’re in their nursery!
The Baby’s unit has a camera (with an A/C adapter included) and nighttime LED lights for viewing baby in a dark room. You can use it on a dresser or mount it on the wall (hardware included). The Parent’s handheld monitor is designed to look and feel like a cell phone.† It features a 2.5″ color LCD screen with automatic black and white night vision, as well as 100% digital technology to provide a secure and private connections up†to 350 feet away. It also has a 4-way split screen feature that allows you to view up to 4 rooms at a time (you’ll have to purchase an additional cameras for that) or scan between each room every eight seconds. Additional features include:† a belt clip for the parent unit, a flip stand, a 10-hour rechargeable battery, and an auto time-out feature.
I tested this out in our nursery, which my two year old is still in – until the new baby comes.† I liked being able to check on her as she slept, using the handheld monitor. The talk-back feature was great for telling her I was coming to get her after a nap. I look forward to using this with baby #3!
Reviewer received sample for testing purposes.