Top 5 baby monitors: Mumsnet recommendations

An essential bit of nursery kit, the baby monitor is more than just a glorified walkie-talkie. Here are the best on the market, as recommended by Mumsnetters

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1. VTech Pan & Tilt VM343 Baby Monitor, £149.99

Mumsnet Best Buy: equipped with infra-red for nighttime viewing and a unique pan and zoom camera so you can always keep an eye on your baby

"The pan and tilt feature is great and I love the fact you can play lullabies."

"Large display screen on handheld unit, and both the sound and picture quality are very good."

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2. Angelcare Sound And Movement AC401, £74.99


Mumsnet Best Buy: features an under-mattress sensor pad to monitor even the slightest movement, so you can rest easier

"The battery life on the parent handset is really good, no problems at all and we've used it everyday for two years."

"The breathing alarm is very very loud, so no worries about sleeping through it!"

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3. BT Baby Monitor 250, £54.99

Mumsnet Best Buy: boasts an indoor range of 50 meters as well as a built-in thermometer, torch, and selection of lullabies

"It's really user-friendly - it has a useful torch and plays lullabies. It also lets you know if the parent unit is out of range of the baby unit."

"The sound is excellent (even picking up low breathing) and it has good range. I can walk to the top of the garden and still hear everything."

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4. Tommee Tippee Digital Sensor Mat Monitor, £99.99


  This innovative model tracks sound and movement as well as allowing parents to reassure their baby through the talk-back feature.  

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5. Motorola MBP33 Baby Monitor, £162.99


This wireless monitor features infra-red night vision and a high-sensitivity microphone.

"The picture is brilliant and the night vision is good as well - we can see our son clearly and tell if he has his eyes open or dummy out."

"It's got a good signal which allows me to do some gardening while watching my little girl sleep. I can talk to her, check the room temperature, play tunes and zoom in to check her more closely."

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Prices correct as of 22/02/16

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