6 Great Video Baby Monitor Picks [Plus Buy-It-Now Prices]

 Great Video Baby Monitor Picks [Plus Buy-It-Now Prices]

There are a ton of baby video monitors out there. Which one is right for you? And do you even really need one?

While a video monitor is certainly not a “need” in the truest sense, many parents–especially first timers–enjoy the peace of mind they get from being able to keep an eye on their kiddo when they’re not in the room. A monitor can also tell you whether you need to go into the nursery to comfort/change/feed your child or if she’s just turning over or making noises in her sleep.

Video monitors are pricey, though, so don’t feel like you must have one from day one. Put one on your registry, perhaps, or wait until after the baby’s been here for a while to see if you really feel like you want one. Monitors generally go on sale often, so there’s rarely a need to pay full price.

When choosing a video baby monitor, it’s important to think about what features you need based on your particular living situation:

  • You’ll probably want night vision if you plan on using the monitor after dark.
  • How many cameras do you need? If you think you’ll want to keep an eye on more than one room, make sure the monitor you get has more than one camera or is expandable.
  • If the nursery is located at a distance from where you’ll be using the monitor, make sure you get one with a good range.

Top Rated Monitors

Below you’ll find my six top video baby monitor picks. I’ve linked to the monitors at Amazon so that you can learn more about them. I’ma also including buy-it-now prices so you’ll know what price you should pay for the monitor you choose. Read on!

Note: “Buy It Now” (BIN) prices are what I consider “very good” prices on the item. They’re the best sale prices you can expect to find fairly regularly, based on records of previous sales. Don’t confuse these with the “lowest price ever” price. You may be able to  beat this price if you happen onto a unusually great sale.

Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 9.49.17 AMInfant Optics DXR-8 Pan/Tilt/Zoom 3.5″ Video Baby Monitor With Interchangeable Optical Lens

  • Best rated monitor at Amazon– 4.5/5 stars from over 400 users
  • Interchangeable optical lens lets you customize viewing angle and zoom
  • 3.5″ screen
  • Sound-activated LED display
  • Remote pan, tilt, digital zoom
  • 10-hour battery life on power-saving mode.

List price; $230 | Buy-It-Now Price: $190

Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 9.48.34 AMMotorola MBP36S Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor with 3.5-Inch Color LCD Screen, Remote Camera Pan, Tilt, and Zoom

List price; $250 | Buy-It-Now Price: $240 

Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 9.44.59 AMLevana Lila Digital Baby Video Monitor with Night Vision and Talk to Baby Intercom 32000

  • Highest rated monitor at Walmart.com – 4.6/5 stars from over 70 users.
  • Exapandable up to 4 cameras
  • Invisible night vision LEDs
  • Adjustable brightness
  • 12-ft night vision
  • Talk-to-Baby Intercom

List price; $140 | Buy-It-Now Price: $90 

Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 9.41.45 AMDropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera

  • Amazon’s #1 best seller in surveillance and security cameras. 4.5 stars from over 1,000 reviewers
  • While not truly a baby monitor, it’s often used as one (as you’ll see from the reviews at Amazon)
  • Connects to Wi-Fi via computer or iOS mobile device’
  • 130 degree diagonal field of view plus Zoom and Night Vision
  • Talk-to-Baby Intercom
  • Cloud video recording: Review footage and make clips with optional secure offsite recording (extra cost)

List price; $200 | Buy-It-Now Price: $200 

Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 10.01.52 AMLevana Jena Digital Baby Video Monitor with 8 Hour Rechargeable Battery and Talk to Baby Intercom

  • 8+ Hour Battery Life
  • 100% Private Signal with up to 500ft Range
  • 15 ft night vision
  • Talk-to-Baby Intercom
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Expandable up to 4 cameras
  • On camera nightlight
  • 5 lullabies

List price; $250 | Buy-It-Now Price: $80 

Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 10.03.36 AMLorex BB2411 2.4″ Sweet Peek Video Baby Monitor with IR Night Vision and Zoom

  • Night vision
  • Digital zoom
  • Talk-to-Baby Intercom
  • On camera nightlight
  • Expandable up to 4 cameras
  • Up to 450 ft outdoor wireless range
  • Lullabies

List price; $180 | Buy-It-Now Price: $87

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What’s your favorite video baby monitor? Why do you like it?

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