The Best Baby Monitors of 2018

The Best Baby Monitors of 2018

Baby Monitors are one of the greatest tools you’ll invest in to give you peace of mind while your baby sleeps. In a previous blog “how to choose the best baby monitor”, we have explained the different types of monitors available to parents’. Click here to check it out. If you’re ready to buy your baby monitor but just need help to choose the right one then continue reading the best baby monitors of 2018.

The Best Baby Monitors of 2018

Parent’s Top Picks:

Best baby monitors of 2018

GHB Baby Monitor Camera Video Digital Security 2.4GHz Two Way Realtime Audio Talk Night Vision Temperature Monitoring 2.0″ Display

Why is the GHB Monitor one our list for best baby monitors of 2018?

  • Hundreds of great reviews
  • Affordable
  • Video Monitor
  • Sound Monitor
  • Temperature Monitor
  • Night vision
  • Portable

This monitor is very basic, nothing fancy and easy to use. We would rate it as our “go to” monitor for basic usage. The GHB monitor has a few extra perks such as the lullaby music option which can be played to help sooth a fussy baby. The battery is rechargeable and has a life of up to 8 hours on VOX mode. This monitor is portable up to 160ft indoor and up to 850ft outdoor usage. It has a two-way talk so you can sing or speak to your baby without being in the room. All in all the GHB is a good bargain for your buck. Buy it now!


best baby monitors of 2018

Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens

  • Interchangeable lens technology
  • IR night vision
  • Remote pan/tilt/zoom function
  • Add on cameras option
  • Two-way talk
  • Remote temperature display
  • Sleek, compact and portable
  • Expandable up to 4 cameras
  • Screen off battery saving mode (sound only)

This is a TOP SELLER on the best of baby monitors 2018. There are upwards of 24K customer reviews, on amazon alone to check out. Due to the high quality lenses, this monitor offers normal, zoom and wide angle viewing option without having an effect on the video quality. Having the Audio only control saves up to 50% battery life offering up to 12hours of life, otherwise with the screen on, up to 8 hours. Transmission range allows up to 700 ft, wireless transmission provides 100% digital privacy with delay-free video and audio playback. The screen is 3.5 inches and allows a 270 degree viewing range. This baby monitor is a high quality reliable monitor for those looking a little extra. Buy it now!


Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitor

This monitor is on the best of  baby monitors 2018 list because it is unique. The breathing and movement pads are generally used for premature babies’ and babies’ with health issues or concerns. The Angelcare monitor is truly great for a parents’ peace of mind.

  • Breathing/Movement sensor pad
  • Adjustable sensitivity setting
  • No sound/breathing alarm
  • Temperature display
  • Portable parent unit
  • Out of range detector
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Clear audio sound

The Angelcare monitor is a three-piece unit that comes with a sleeping pad which goes under the babies’ mattress. The motion pad detects subtle movement and breathing which other audio and video monitors can not detect. This is an especially great future for premature babies’ and babies’ with any type of health issues to help monitor them as they sleep. The parent unit is portable and rechargeable so you can take it around the house with you as needed. This unit does not have video, but picks up every little sound your baby makes whether he/she is sleeping or awake. Buy it now!


Levana Astra Digital Baby Video Monitor with Talk to Baby Intercom

I had to have this one on our list because I have used this monitor for two years now and love it.

  • Video/Audio/2-way talk options
  • 750ft range
  • Voice activated power saving PEEP mode
  • 10 hour battery life with screen on
  • 300 degree horizontal view
  • 110 degree vertical view
  • Lullaby music option

This monitor has many options. The Astra is great if you are in awkward spaces, the camera can be moved in a wide range of viewing options, controlled by the parent unit. The night vision is excellent, ad very clear. There is a lullaby option so that if your baby wakes up you can put on soothing music to help them go back to sleep or relax. The two-way talk option is also a nice feature so you can say good nights to your LO. I personally found this helpful when sleep training. The parent unit is very portable and rechargeable. Buy it now!



Best baby monitor of 2018

Motorola MBP33 Digital Video Baby Monitor

This monitor offer a good range of 650ft, with an out of range detector.

  • Five built in lullibies
  • Two-way communication
  • Room temperature display
  • Additional camera add-on option

The Motorola MBP33 has great reviews, and offers some nice features. Having the lullabies to help sooth your baby is a nice option. The monitor has an infrared night vision and can be mounted to the wall. Buy it now!



best of baby monitors 2018Honrane Baby Monitor

I call this one an intelligent nanny cam. Why? Because you can watch your baby from your PC, Iphone, Ipad or Itouch. Whether you are in your home or at the office.

This monitor offers some very cool features:

  •   Built in Thermometer
  • Built in hygrometer
  • Wifi video monitoring
  • Night vision
  • Lullaby play
  • Two way talk
  • Video recording ( for those cute moments)
  • Save your babies routine through SD card
  • Unique design offering portability
  • Flexible stem to attach to different places.

This monitor so so unique, it offers great features, plus the ability to take the Honrane monitor when you travel. Buy it now!


best-baby-monitor-of-2018VTech Audio baby Monitor

Lastly on the best of baby monitors 2018 list is the Vtech audio monitor. For those who are just looking for sound detection, this is a great monitor with an attractive price.

  • 1000 feet of range
  • Vibrating sound alert
  • Great sound quality
  • No static white noise
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Low battery detection


The Vtech Audio monitor is simple to use, it is your basic monitor and very affordable. If you just need something simple with good range, then this is your monitor. Buy it now!


Whether you are looking for a very basic monitor, or a specialized monitor we have something for you on our best baby monitors of 2018 list. The prices will vary depending on what features and rage you need, we have thoroughly researched these monitors based on personal reviews, star rating and personal use. We are confident these monitors are the best options and you will love whichever product you may purchase from our list.















This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. Hi Linsey, thank you for reviews of some of the most amazing baby monitors. In my opinion, a baby monitor is a must for your own peace of mind.

    I think the Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitor would be perfect for my friend as her baby has some health concerns. I am sending her the link to your site and this article.

    Great site… keep up the good work.

    1. Hey Moni,
      Thanks so much for your feedback and passing on my link.
      Really appreciate it.

  2. The technology has certainly improved since my kids were babies! My kids are teenagers now, and they might think it’s a little creepy if I put a baby monitor in their rooms LOL.

    These baby monitors are awesome, you have a great selection here. My wife and I loved having a baby monitor and used them all the time when our kiddos were little. It’s nice to be able to sit outside on your patio while the kids are napping and you can still have an eye on them.

    Thanks for sharing, you are going to help out a lot of new parents with this post.

  3. Nice article!

    I have a 2 and half year old and I quite enjoy my ‘me’ time when he is down for his nap and when he finally decides to fall asleep at night. I’ve been wanting something like these and the GHB caught my eye right off the bat.

    I want something that I can see him and know he is staying asleep or when he wakes up from his naps. Sometimes he likes to just remain in the bedroom and play or wander out looking for me but sometimes I am outside with the pups.

    Bookmarked for sure!

  4. Having a baby monitor is a top priority for any parents with a small baby. having that peace of mind that you can hear and see them from another room is a great relief. I particularly like the Levana Astra model that you have displayed, as it has a built in lullaby tune.

  5. This is a really good review that you’ve done on the baby monitors. I personally believe that It is very important to invest in them because it lets you know that your little one is safe. Good job!

  6. I wish I would have come across this article sooner. I have a 10 month old baby and didn’t know which monitor I should have, so I just bought the first one I saw. Before that if we weren’t in the room I would FaceTime myself with my iPad lol. This is great, having all the different specs of these different monitors on one page. I like that lollipop monitor, I’m gonna have to go check it out.

  7. Well, i learned a lot about the baby monitor technology and just how far it has come in the last 30 or so years when my kids were babies. This is a must for a parent and the camera is a fabulous addition.

    You showed the options and comparisons well enough for anyone in the market for a baby monitor to buy one.

  8. Great details and overview in this post. I have a new baby nephew and we definitely want to keep an eye on him…or an ear rather.;)

  9. Thanks for this review the way I see it you covered baby monitors for every parent that has a need for one. Great monitors and any parent should have one with a new baby. I kind of like the second one the DXR-8 because of the interchangeable lenses very nice.

  10. Awesome post on the best baby monitors, how I wish they had these when my sons were babies. I really feel every family should purchase baby monitors for the safety of their baby. It is really easy for a baby to harm themselves while in the crib when you think they are asleep, I recommend these baby monitors as good products to start your search for the best monitor for your baby and you.


  11. These are great options! I have seen the change in baby video monitors. Today my friends with newborns (or even up to 2 years old) look for a video monitor that is mobile compatible. I remember there was a time when those were the most expensive. They still purchase the sound monitors to be save (that’s what they say). I am positive there are some of these models that they don’t know about like the Lollipop- Smart Baby Monitor so I’ll share this article with them. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  12. Wow! I didn’t realize the baby monitoring niche got so tech savvy! I love your site. If I was a new mom, I would definitely buy one of them.

  13. My have these baby monitors changed over the years! These are really state of the art. A video monitor that’s mobile compatible? I don’t have kids, but if I did, these monitors would make me feel super safe. Great article chuck full of useful information. Thank you.

  14. I never had baby monitors when I was a stay at home Dad forty years ago. Thanks to modern technology we have a choice of baby monitors.

    After reading your post, I liked
    the GHB Monitor the best. I see that its one of the best baby monitors of 2018.

    The price is very competitive and has received lots of positive reviews. I will mention this to my son whose wife is expecting a baby later this year. Thoroughly enjoyable post and very informative

    1. Thank you for sharing Richard, congratulations and good luck to your son and daughter in law.

  15. Hi Linsey My baby is now 45 years old never had a monitor in those days now after seeing the wide selection of monitors I wished I had one the one I like is the angel care movement monitor I am a little disappointed it did not have a monitor, My grand son was a preemie weighed 3 lbs. but his mom just moved his crib in her bedroom. He is now 15 and is doing well

    1. Wow! Thanks for sharing Ruthlyn, amazing to hear your grandson was a 3lb baby and now a healthy 15 yr old! That is really great, my girlfriend just had her preemie son at 3lbs. She just finally got to bring him home after many weeks in the hospital and he has already caught up on his weight. Amazing little babies, that is for sure.

  16. Hello,
    My goodness what a great article .Was not aware of all of these different choices .The technology is amazing and how it meets different needs , very individualized .We will definitely pass this on to others.
    These monitors have to bring an additional peace of mind tho their home .
    Elaine and Scarlett

    1. Yes there are so many to choose from it is hard to narrow it down sometimes, I appreciate you sharing with others. Thank you very much.

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