You want to make sure you're there the second your baby wakes up from his or her nap, but you also don't want to stay glued to the crib. A baby monitor is absolutely essential for new parents, and we recently tested the top models to find the absolute best options for you.
When it comes to audio baby monitors, the VTech Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor outperformed all the others. And right now it's only $22.49 on Amazon, the lowest price we've ever seen for this device. It typically sells for anywhere from $35-$40, so if you buy it now you'll be saving up to $17.
The most enticing feature is the vibration mode. When your baby starts to cry, the parent unit will vibrate, rather than transmitting the sound directly. This is especially useful late at night, when it won't wake up the whole house. The monitor also has a two-way audio feature so you can sing your child back to sleep if he or she wakes up mid-nap.
Other features include:
• clear audio quality (no white noise)
• a range of 1,000 feet outdoors (and 160 feet indoors)
• a nightlight on the monitor
• an LCD display on the parent unit
• a belt clip on the parent unit
• rechargeable batteries that last up to 18 hours
Buy a VTech Safe & Sound DM221 Digital Audio Baby Monitor with one parent unit for $22.49 from Amazon.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.