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Why Babysense Video Monitor is the Best

When I put baby monitor on my baby registry, I didn’t want a video one. I thought it was extra money that didn’t need to be spent. A simple audio monitor would do the trick.

While an audio monitor is better than no monitor, I am so happy a family member spent extra on us and got us the Babysense video monitor.

Babysense

Product: Babysense Video Monitor
Price: $74.99
Place to BuyAmazon.com
Multiple Monitors: Yes
Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
My Rating: 4 out of 5

This baby monitor comes with a lot of specs. I don’t even use them all. I’m going to go over the ones I love, then tell you about the extra ones.

Specs I Love

Here are the ones I know and use

Video

I love having the video. There are two things it offers that simple audio can’t: peace of mind during phantom cries and checking on my baby, Sara, without giving her the opportunity to see me.

I didn’t pull out the baby monitor until about 2 months after Sara was born. During that time, I experienced a lot of phantom cries. I would think she was crying and go check on her only to discover she didn’t make a sound.

Having the video helped immensely with the phantom cries. When I though I heard something, I could check the video and see she was still sleeping. Eventually, the phantom cries went away.

I’m not sure they would have without the aid of the video identifying for me that I heard nothing.

The second piece that has been great is being able to see her sleeping without having to walk into the bedroom.

It’s great for sleep training. When she fusses, I can look at her on the monitor and watch to see if she is putting herself back to sleep or if I’m going to have to go help her.

Without the video, I’d have to walk into the bedroom giving her the opportunity to see me almost guaranteeing I’d have to help her.

Musical notes
Musical notes

Lullabies

The monitor comes with 4 pre-downloaded lullabies. They’re short. Only like 10 or 20 seconds long and they just repeat. It can get really annoying to hear the same sounds over and over and over and over.

But in a pinch, like visiting family without your normal lullaby stuff, it can be a great help.

I discovered the wonder of lullabies thanks to my babysense monitor. We weren’t using lullabies at all. But then we visited family and the house was louder than ours. We needed the lullabies to drown out the sound of the activity of everyone else in the house. It was a huge help.

When we got back home, we started using our Rockabye Baby CDs a family member had given us.

Volume Control

I usually keep the volume on mute. The bedroom is right next to my living room where I am most of the time. I can hear her crying without the volume on.

The times I use the volume are when I’m doing chores, like the dishes. My kitchen is in a different area of the house. Doing the dishes is a noisy chore by itself, but I often have the laundry going at the same time creating extra noise.

Having the volume turned up let’s me hear from the monitor that Sara is awake and crying since I wouldn’t hear her naturally.

Brightness Change

You can change the brightness of the video picture. I find that great. Bright lights hurt my eyes at night. When it’s darker out, I set the brightness setting lower.

Here’s a comparison:

Day vs. Night comparison of the video picture
Day vs. Night comparison of the video picture

Temperature Reading

In the upper right hand corner, the monitor screen tells you the temperature of the room it’s in.

I really like this feature because I don’t trust the thermostat of the house we rent. When it’s really hot out, it gives me peace of mind to see the temperature reading on the monitor.

Babysense monitor with kickstand up
Babysense monitor with kickstand up

Quick note, I never knew where the temperature scan was on the monitor. In doing some research for this post, I learned it’s the piece I always thought was the mike.

You learn something new everyday.

Stand

The monitor half that watches baby has it’s own stand. But the part for Mom and Dad to hold onto also has a kick stand. It can lay down flat or you can put the kick stand up.

No Batteries

No batteries required. It’s great. I don’t have to worry about keeping track of good batteries or running to the store to pick up knew ones when the monitor starts to die.

Instead, it comes with two charge cords, one for each part. The piece that watches baby stays on the cord permanently. It does not charge and then function on its own.

The piece that Mom and Dad hold onto charges and can be used off the cord for a few hours. When it starts to die, it beeps at you. So you know it needs to be plugged back in.

I can even use the cord on my android to charge my phone. It’s a slow charge, but it works.

Digital, not Analog or WiFi

When I started using this product, it occurred to me that I had heard stories of people hacking baby monitors.

I was worried and had to look into how hackable my monitor was. Turns out, digital monitors are the least hackable. None are completely hack proof. A determined hacker will get in. But someone just trying to play pranks (like screaming at a sleeping baby) won’t put in the effort to hack a digital monitor.

Analog is the easiest to hack. It has no encryption. All someone has to do is find the radio frequency and transmit it on it.

The problem with WiFi is that the monitor is only as secure as your password. If someone can hack your wifi, they have access to your monitor.

Digital has encryption and is a closed system. It does not run off your internet. The signal is harder to find and harder to crack.

The down side to digital is that other digital products in the home can interfere with the signal. These other products are not hacking the signal. The frequency waves are just overlapping causing them to compete in transmission and receiving.

As a result, the video does cut out sometimes. It’s rarely for long. Usually within a couple seconds it comes back up.

Camera Swivels

babysense video monitor set up over pack n play

Camera set up over the pack n play.

The camera comes as mountable. My husband placed it up on the wall to be able to see into the crib without the cord being withing Sara’s reach.

The cord is plugged into something else charging it in this photo. Normally, that cord you see on the floor would be going up the wall.

Can you see where the mount and camera attach? There is a ball swivel there. So the camera can be adjusted to look at any angle. It’s super helpful.

That piece that sits out to the side is for reading temperature, not the microphone like I originally thought.

Extra Specs

Here are the specs the babysense monitor has that I don’t use.

2-Way Voice

You can talk to your baby if you’d like through the monitor. I;m afraid it would cause Sara to wake up rather than be soothed. So I don’t use it,

Eco

I didn’t not know what this did until I researched it for this post. It’s basically a battery saving option. When set to echo, the video will come up when the microphone picks up noise. Otherwise, the video stays off preserving power.

Alarm

You can set the alarm to go off at 2, 4, or 6 hours.

Multiple Cameras

You can sync up to four different cameras with this monitor. It would be great for anyone who has more than one kid. Buying the additional cameras by themselves cost $19.99.

Zoom x2

The camera does have the ability to zoom in. I tried it out once. Didn’t think it was necessary and the video quality dropped a bit.

Although, maybe it’ll help me identify those times I can’t tell if Sara’s eyes are closed or not. I’ll have to give it a shot.

Warranty

The Babysense video monitor does come with a one year warranty. The manufacturers are very particular about customer service and advertise that they use human operators.

So if you get a product that is defective, when you call and talk to someone, you get a human. That’s always helpful.

Price

$74.99 is cheap for baby monitors. I had no idea how much this product cost because it was a gift. I assumed it was on the higher end of prices because of how great it is.

But when I looked on Amazon, I saw that most monitors range in the $100s. This product is priced cheap for everything you get.

It’s the Best

There is not a monitor out there in this price range that can provide all the same specs. I love it.

Do you have experience with this monitor or others? Do you like to use some of the functions I haven’t? I’d love to hear about your experiences!

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Oh, I didn’t even know they made a baby monitor like this!  I have a new grand baby coming really soon, so have been looking for great gift ideas.  My daughter-in-law is going to be a new mama and I know that she will find a LOT more comfort with this than just the regular baby audio monitor.  Thanks for the great review!

Cris
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Cris

When I had my babies, the “video” function wasn’t really a thing yet. So I used the old simple audio monitors, which were great, but I can relate 100% on the phantom cries. I think that is a common experience for new mommas. You’re very aware that you just brought home this tiny precious gift and you are it’s everything. You hear EVERYTHING, even when it’s not really happening! Thankfully, both of my babies were good sleepers, so when I would peek in to see them sleeping I could just go back to bed. If I were a new momma… Read more »

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Teresa

Hi Nicole I liked your breakdown of the Babysense monitor. What an age to be a baby! There are so many features to this that are really useful. I especially like the lullabies feature and the fact you can sync multiple cameras to it – perfect for those with other kids. You mention the fact that baby monitors can be hacked which sounds quite terrifying for any parent, so I’m glad you mentioned that this works on digital and not WiFi. The price is also decent for the features you get, so it would be a great gift for any… Read more »

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Ola

I absolutely love this insightful article because it is full of great information. This is fascinating and intriguing to meYou did an excellent job of providing education and resources; The article was well written and easy to understand. I am just getting to know about babysense video monitor existence, Technology is advancing on daily basis. I love the way you outlined the features. This article is a must for all parents to read

Kehinde Segun
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Kehinde Segun

This is actually a welcomed and good innovation. This Baby sense video will really help some mothers save some stress. Checking the baby’s temperature is really cool feature Been able to sync up to four cameras is really awesome. But able able to check the temperature of the room is quite innovative

Dapoach
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Dapoach

Never come across such a device before. Honestly, i never knew such a great device existed. The baby sense video monitoring device review on your page is really eye-opening.The functionalities are much and am even surprised it goes only for 70 dollars. Thanks so much for this review, i will definitely bookmark this page and share to my friends.

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jaykaynigltd

This is a great article! I love your expository skill! I love the fact that you did not paint unnecessary picture in this insightful article because it is full of great information. I am just getting to know about baby sense video monitor I am used to the audio version, Technology is really advancing. I love the way you outlined the features. This article is for all parents to read especially mothers. Are they available in local stores in USA? 

Kenechi
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Kenechi

This is the very time I’m getting to know about this baby monitor of a thing. The features of the monitor are quite wonderful and all worth buying. The one thing I like about it is that there’s little or no inconveniences for a baby to be using this monitor. The absence of Wi-Fi and internet connection in it is another feature I like and just want to 

Irin Khan
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Irin Khan

Wow! Thank you very much for a wonderful article. I absolutely love this insightful article because it is full of great information. Obviously, the Babysense Monitor is an amazing innovation. It also a useful product for a new mom. Especially, I like the lullabies feature and the fact you can sync multiple cameras to it – perfect for those with other kids. . I will definitely shear this article with my friends and family.

Ayodeji
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Ayodeji

Great article about baby sense video monitor, plus you have a excellent writeup too. I wanted to get one for my first baby but I preferred the audio. Based on your review I think I’m going to give it a good shot. Its actually better than the audio in a million ways. Thanks for sharing. 

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Vapz

Hubby had bought this for our son and I must confess, it helped us a lot because we hadn’t used any with our older kid. And I can understand why you think the baby sense video monitor is the best, I mean with you get, the price is really good. The temperature reader is very useful, especially for our Little one who doesn’t tolerate being hot. And I especially like the 2 way voice, I could sing one of his favorite lullabies to keep him calm and sometimes fall back to sleep. He got used to getting back to sleep… Read more »

Henry
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Henry

Hi Nicole! I’m really impressed with all we get for this price. In our case it’s a no-brainer. Thank you very much for this review.

I really appreciate features such as temperature of the room where baby is, ability to talk to baby with the two way communication, being able to zoom in and the soft lullabies that can be played. All these features complement greatly the main purpose of this camera. We’ll purchase it.

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cpanharun

Hi Nicole, Thanks for writing this wonderful review about the Babysense Video Monitor. I was impressed by reading this story. I do not even know I have learned many things about Babysense Video Monitor. Technology in human society is a mandatory result of science and engineering. However, many technological innovations have already been predicted by much knowledge of science and engineering. And this is a discovery of technology Babysense video monitors. I really did not know anything about it if I did not read your article. A new baby will come very quickly in our family and so I liked… Read more »

Mary
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Mary

Tons bof great information that is well detailed and will be of good well to your readers and to every parents. Many people nowadays rely on technology to do everything. I’m really impressed on how baby monitors have advanced in technology. I like it because we don’t need Wi-Fi or anything, very productive and with great results. It will make the parents feels more comfortable in moving about about  doing things they needed to do. It will also be  very good tool when you work from your home.Thank you so much for sharing this interesting article.

Stephen
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Stephen

Thank you for this post. It is very well-written and informative. Thank you for sharing your pictures of the baby monitor too! That was helpful. I was wondering if there was anything that you don’t like about it and how long have you had the monitor? Thanks for writing this review and I hope you can reply. Thanks!

Robert Trevor
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Robert Trevor

When we were younger,when there were no monitors, we read about several cot deaths, which caused a lot of anxiety to parents.

I,m so glad that today we have the new monitors.Its wonderful that now we not only have audio, but also video coverage.

Also the advantage of lullabies, is obvious when you don’t want baby upset, in a visiting environment.

It’s wonderful the range of extras, that you get for the reasonable price.

Rob S.
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Rob S.

The timing on this is perfect because my daughter just has her first baby!They have been talking about the monitors and my son-in-law wants something with video.

This is perfect and I agree that although audio monitors are great, video is so much better.You’ve really described the Babysense Video Monitor in great detail. I wish I had this when my kids were born.

I mean, to have temperature readings, brightness control, volume control, and lullabies? This is awesome!I have to show them this monitor. It beats everything I’ve ever seen.Do you feel that multiple cameras are necessary?

Jay
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Jay

I am used to audio monitors and have not really had much experience with video monitors. I have been able to see some of them but have not actually made use of them. It sure seems they are much better than audio monitors and I don’t see why anyone would actually prefer audio monitors to video monitors. They are much better and also a video monitor and do everything an audio monitor and do but going the other way round is not possible. I had no idea that people could actually hack into baby monitors. That can be pretty scary.… Read more »

Murray
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Murray

Hi Nicole, your article is a very easy read and I found a lot of information I did not know.  I was looking for a monitor for a gift for my granddaughter who just let us know she is pregnant so I have a bit of time to do research. This is the first article I found where a real life mom gave her opinion on a product. Very nice. I have come across some very high priced monitors, many using smart phones as receivers. By your article I can see being on wifi leaves the monitor open to hackers,… Read more »

phranell86
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phranell86

The baby video monitor is a great resource for every mom. There is nothing like the peace of mind you get when you can see your baby from any part of your home. Even while you are in the kitchen you can be sure he is sleeping just by peeking into your camera. I find it remarkable that such a device functions without changeable batteries. This is a good cost saver in my opinion. It is also great that multiple cameras can be synced with just one monitor. This is an awesome bargain for a price of less than $100. Do… Read more »

Louis
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Louis

Nice review of the babysense video monitor. This monitor is a worthy investment, especially for new parents, it would really save them the stress of checking on the baby frequently. 

I’m expecting to have a nephew in about two months time, apart from the regular diapers and milk gift, this would be a befitting gift.

I know that you said this device is very secured, but is there anyway I can watch the monitor videos on my phone? Just In case I have to run down to a store. 

Thanks for sharing, expecting your feedback

Babsie Wagner
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Babsie Wagner

I’m just in shock how cheap these video monitors are now!  When my kids were born (yes many moons ago) they were out of reach.  Then for my daughter, a few of us had to chip in to make it affordable.  Now, one person could easily afford one!  So funny how that works!  The other thing I was amazed by is the quality and brightness of the video at night!  Wow, are you kidding me?  It’s awesome!  I really wish this had been available for me as a mom, but I’m glad I can get one for my daughter-in-law for her… Read more »

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Rjpollob

Hi

Thanks for writing an excellent step by step guideline about babysense video monitor . I understood every necessary information about it. It will be very helpful for every women. I think babysense monitor is great innovation and Also the advantage of lullabies, is obvious when you don’t want baby upset, in a visiting environment.

Now i am going to share it with my family members.