Your baby monitor should provide you with peace of mind. Many parents use them to give them the freedom to go about their daily tasks while their baby is sleeping without worrying about whether or not their baby has woken up or needs them. Some monitors include the extra reassurance of having a movement monitor built-in for extra peace of mind.
Things you might need to consider are:
We also recommend asking your friends about the monitors they have used. We've found some monitors experience high levels of background interference or have problems dealing with power surges and are best plugged into multiboards with power surge protection built in.
To see all of the baby monitors we have featured, have a look at our sleep archives.
We recommend you read the information from Consumer NZ (links below) before making the decision as to which monitor you will purchase.
Information from Consumer NZ
Baby MonitorsLinks provided with the permission of Consumer NZ
Consumer NZ is an independent, non-profit organisation established in 1959 with the sole aim of getting New Zealand consumers a fairer deal.
Consumer NZ have published the following free resources to help you decide what monitor to buy:
We strongly recommend printing a copy of this for your reference when researching monitor options.