If you’re looking to buy a baby monitor, it’s wise to look for a special deal. So we’ve put together today’s best discounts and sales that you can take advantage of today:
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Baby monitors are definitely not a new idea. But as technology has advanced, these gadgets have gotten increasingly complex and varied. So which one’s best?
Now, with so many features you may be wondering which ones are essential and which ones maybe aren’t.
Also, when it comes to baby monitors, sometimes the less announced features are the ones that matter the most.
For example, did you know that you should choose a monitor with a frequency of at least 900 MHz? Otherwise it might catch some interference and see its clarity diminished.
Here are other things to consider when buying a baby monitor:
Wireless is best.
By all means get one that doesn’t require a cord of any kind. It means it will be much easier to take it along for trips, monitor your baby in other settings or take the receiver with you while you finish chores inside and outside the house.
Many monitors feature a little light that flashes when noise is detected. This is great for keeping track of your baby while your ears are distracted or the actual sound of the monitor may be drowned out. Like when you’re vacuuming, listening to music or taking a call.
With the wide availability of video monitors in 2017, some of them even featuring night vision, color LED screen receivers and smartphone connectivity, you might as have eyes and not only ears on your little one.
Monitors with a sensor mat are rarer than video ones, but you might want to look into it. They come with an additional device that you can put under the bed and it activates an alarm in the receiver if your baby doesn’t move for a certain period of time.
With all those things considered, and even some bargains you could profit from right now, which are the best options in baby monitoring today?
Based on reviews from sites like PCMag, Tom’s Guide, and Lifewire, we recommend the following monitors (click on them to see Cyber Monday and Black Friday week prices):
Fortunately the dedicated folks at PCMag have put together a list f the best baby monitors of 2017. This is a highly-regarded publication that specializes in reviewing gadgets. So you may be pleased to notice that the iBaby M6S (mentioned in our Amazon deals) was ranked as number one.
It was a clear winner among the editors, since it’s the only one out the 8 top monitors to feature digital zoom, night vision, two-way audio, and even pan and tilt controls for the camera.
Other features considered were Wi-Fi connectivity (all 8 have it), field of view, resolution, storage, whether they include an app or not and type of notifications.
You might want to know that the iBaby M6S was also #1 (or within top 10) in the eyes of other reviewers such as Tom’s Guide, Top Ten Reviews and Lifewire.
It should also be noted that a more robust version of the Motorola Connect (MBP853) was also mentioned in some of these “top baby monitors of 2017” reviews.
Same thing with the VTech DM111, which a lot of reviewers consider the best option if you don’t want to spend too much and are willing to monitor without video.
Of course, many of the other top rated monitors, such as the Infant Optics DXR-8, the VTech VM991 and the Philips Avent SCD603 haven’t seen discounts this November, but that doesn’t mean there’s no hope!
All things considered, be sure to choose the monitor that best fits your needs, whether it sees a nice discount this Thanksgiving or not.
In their 2016 Black Friday ad, Target had a Motorola video baby monitor with two cameras (model MBP38S-2) down to $129.99 from the regular price of $259.99
Also, according to the website ‘babylist.com’ the eStore “My Own Baby Store” had the Snuza Hero baby monitor at 20% off.
They also highlighted that VTech had a Black Friday sale on their own site, where their 2-Camera video monitor was $30 off (so $149.95).
As always, good luck and happy bargain hunting!
Rachel Fink is a writer and mom of 7 kids. She keeps her sanity by keeping a stash of chocolate and coffee nearby.