As a new mom, I’m quickly learning that there are a lot of baby products you can live without. That being said, a video baby monitor is not one of them. As much as I adore watching my little one sleep, mamma needs a break. Thanks to the Babysense Video Baby Monitors, I can shower, get things done around the house, or binge watch my favorite Netflix series without running into check on the baby every 5 minutes.
The fact that both of these baby monitors come with a color LCD display is a huge plus. I’ve used other video baby monitors in the past that stream through your phone via wifi, and it’s a pain. Your phone battery lasts half as long, and let’s get real, us mom’s need our phone’s fully charged so we can Google every little thing our babies do to make sure they’re normal.
As far as deciding which Babysense video baby monitor is right for you, it depends on your needs and preferences. I put them both to the test, and here are a few things I love about each that may help you decide.
Video Baby Monitor By Babysense – 2.4 Inch LCD Display Monitor:
The LCD display that comes with this set is on the smaller end at 2.4-inches. I like the size and shape because you can easily fit it into your back pocket while moving around the house. It’s convenient to be able to pull it out while I cook, or while I’m throwing in my baby’s fourth load of laundry for the day.
Not only can I get some cleaning done with this monitor, but I can work out in the yard or I can run to get the mail because it features a long range of up to 900 feet. If the baby starts crying while I’m outside, I can easily use the two-way talk back system or turn on a lullaby to soothe him.
If you have a small nightstand, or one that’s already crowded with a pump like me, this monitor is nice because it doesn’t take up a lot of room. It also has infrared night vision technology so you can easily keep an eye on your baby, no matter the hour without turning on the lights. In addition to this, you can zoom in and out. It’s important to me to be able to zoom in on my baby’s chest to make sure he’s breathing ok.
You can also keep an eye on the temperature in the room. I love this feature, because the thermostat in our house never seems accurate. It’ll be freezing downstairs and 10 degrees hotter upstairs. For this reason, it’s nice that the monitor tells me exactly how warm it is in his room so that I can ensure he’s sleeping in a comfortable environment.
Babysense Video Baby Monitor – 3.5-inch LCD Display Monitor:
This set includes a 3.5-inch LCD display. If you’re anything like me and struggle to find your glasses in the middle of the night, this extra large screen size really comes in handy. This monitor includes the infrared night vision and zoom feature as well, so it’s easy to keep an eye on your baby from a distance.
Both sets come with two cameras (you can also purchase an additional two). The cameras in this set are slightly larger, and the benefit of this is that they feature interchangeable wide lenses.
Having two cameras is a game changer, as my baby currently sleeps in a basinet in our room at night, but naps in his crib during the day. Not having to switch over the camera morning and night makes our routine so much easier.
The range on this monitor is slightly longer than the other, with 960 feet. This may benefit you if you have a larger yard or house. You can easily carry it with you outside as long as you have large pockets or some place to set the monitor.
In addition to the two-way talk back system and lullabies featured on the other monitor, you can also play white noise. This feature is particularly nice during naptime to block out the sound of lawn mowers, dogs barking, and children playing outside.
Another cool feature about this monitor is the remote nightlight activation. For whatever reason, my child likes to go to sleep with at least one light on. Gone are the days of having to get up and turn the lamp off with these cameras, because they feature a built in nightlight that you can control from the monitor.
So, which is the best monitor for you? I think it comes down to a few things. First, how on the go are you? If you’re constantly moving around, then you may want to stick with the smaller, 2.4-inch LCD display baby monitor.
Second, does the screen size matter to you? If so, the 3.5-inch monitor is probably your best bet. That extra inch can make a difference, especially if you’re frequently using the zoom feature.
Third, do you care about the additional features such as the white noise and nightlight activation? If you already have a white noise machine and night light, the 2.4-inch video baby monitor will likely fit your needs. However, if you don’t already have these items, the 3.5-inch monitor is a great, all-in-one device.