When I was pregnant a reliable baby monitor was top of my list of items to purchase. We were recommended a certain brand as part of our nursery advice at John Lewis, purchased the monitor and have used it ever since. 11 months later and Tommee Tippee have recently launched a new Digital Movement & Sound Monitor that uses Digital Enhanced Cordless Technology (DECT) offering interference free monitoring. We were sent one to try out.
A key feature of this monitor is its unique sensor pad, designed to sit under the baby’s cot mattress. This monitors and sounds an alarm if no movement has been detected after 20 seconds. I had heard of these sensor pads but never bought one and unfortunately Edward is now too old to try it. However, this monitor has been designed so that the sensor pad can be removed when your child starts to move around the cot and you can purchase and use the monitor as a stand-alone model.
The parent unit has an easy to read LCD display, showing the room temperature, rechargeable docking station, auto-channel select and sound level indicator.
Things we love:
the design is modern and sleek
the display is easy to read
auto-channel select so no tuning
good length of cable on both units
out of range indicator
room temperature guage
two way talk back so you can speak to your baby
range of up to 300 metres with no interference
Things we didn’t like:
one addition we would have liked was the ability to play music
As you can see, we both thought there were lots of great features with the monitor. It’s simple to use and does exactly what it says on the box. It’s easy to set up and competitively priced.
The Tommee Tippee Digital Movement and Sound Monitor retails for £99.99, while the Sound Monitor on its own costs £64.99, and is available from Argos, Boots and Mothercare, or directly from www.tommeetippee.co.uk.