Best video baby monitors

From basic one-camera monitors that do the job to units that are expandable and come loaded with lots of bells and whistles, we put a wide range of video baby monitors to the test to bring you a list of the best out there. We tested range, white noise levels, picture and sound clarity and more in a home setting. And we asked our hands-on parent testers to use the monitors in their home so we could get real-life feedback. Here are the video baby monitors that made the cut to get the Today’s Parent Approved seal.

Motorola MBP36XL 5″ Portable Video Baby Monitor
Best for Parents who want a reliable video baby monitor with a large screen
Top benefits Excellent picture and sound quality, very good range, rechargeable camera battery
Considerations No sleep mode
Bottom line The Motorola MBP36XL video baby monitor is a high-quality monitor that performs well in the areas that matter most
Buy
bestbuy.ca CAD $249.99 amazon.com USD $179.99

 

VTech VM991 Wi-Fi Pan & Tilt HD Video Monitor
Best for Parents who want to monitor their baby from anywhere
Top benefits Gesture controlled touchscreen, impressive range, can add nine additional cameras
Considerations You’ll need a strong Wi-Fi signal
Bottom line The VTech VM991 video baby monitor lets you check in remotely, has a crystal clear picture and can be expanded as needed
Buy
vtechcanada.com CAD $299.99 vtech.com USD $259.95

 

Philips Avent SCD630 Digital Video Baby Monitor
Best for Parents who want an easy-to-use video baby monitor to watch over one child
Top benefits Lightweight parent unit you can clip to your clothes, Eco mode for longer battery life, temperature alerts
Considerations Limited zoom and pan options (no tilt), lullabies sound a bit robotic
Bottom line The Philips Avent SCD630 Digital Video Baby Monitor offers good value, with several useful features and delivers good picture quality and sound
Buy
toysrus.ca CAD $219.99 amazon.com USD $219.99

 

Levana Willow 5-Inch Touchscreen Video Baby Monitor
Best for Families who want an expandable monitor with premium sound quality, talk-back and lullabies
Top benefits 12-hour battery life, touchscreen clarity, sound quality
Considerations Camera must be plugged in (no battery), some screen interference
Bottom line The Levana Willow offers a long battery life, with several unique features and quality sound and picture quality
Buy
babiesrus.ca CAD $274.99 babiesrus.com USD $189.99

 

VTech VM343 Safe & Sound Video Baby Monitor
Best for Parents who want an expandable video baby monitor with a great infrared camera, and who don't need to have a touchscreen parent unit
Top benefits Easy to set up and use, comes with a wall-mount bracket, the ability to add up to three additional cameras
Considerations Camera occasionally moves on its own when not in use
Bottom line The VTech VM343 is a dependable, easy-to-use video baby monitor without a whole lot of bells and whistles
Buy
vtechcanada.com CAD $199.99 vtech.com USD $179.95
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