Make sure your baby is safe and sound with the best baby monitor in Australia for 2023

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This guide was first published on 31 May 2023. See more.

Your baby is the most important thing in the world. From the day you bring it home, you don’t want to let it out of your sight. That’s why you need one of the best baby monitors in Australia.

Today’s baby monitors aren’t just about alerting you as your baby stirs from sleep. They use high quality camera lenses so you can quickly check in on baby without disturbing them.

Advanced software takes that to the next level as well, notifying you when the baby’s face is covered, either when your child rolls over or perhaps pulls a blanket up over their face.

You can also get deeper insights into their sleeping patterns, and many of the best models will help soothe the baby as well with either a nightlight or lullaby function.

But how do you choose the right model?

It can be hard to decide which baby monitor is right for your little one. To help, we’ve done extensive research of some of the best ranking sites on Google recommending baby monitors.

We filtered through the vast array of international products, and came up with this list of the three best baby monitors in Australia.

We also pulled together a guide to the most important things to look for when choosing a baby monitor, which you can find at the bottom of this page.

These are the best baby monitors in Australia right now

Nanit Pro

Crystal clear 1080p video can be accessed from your phone no matter where you are with the Nanit Pro.

If your baby stirs, 2-way audio means you can speak to them to comfort them, or the integrated white noise and soothing sounds can help send them back off to sleep.

Impressively, if you’re the lucky parent of two or more kids, the Nanit Pro app will also let you watch two video streams in split screen mode.

But the real magic is in the software, which delivers detailed information on your baby’s sleep patterns, trends and personalised sleep training for your child.

Cubo Ai Plus

The cute, bird-shaped Cubo Ai Plus baby monitor offers 1080p video streaming from your baby’s cot.

The Cubo Ai is designed to help keep your baby safe, using software to detect if the child’s face is covered at any point and sending you a notification so you can check everything is okay.

It will alert you when your baby cries or coughs, tracks your baby’s sleep patterns and play lullabies to help your child settle more easily.

On top of that, it will collect photos and video and compile it into a digital scrapbook of your child, so that when they are a teenager, you can look back and remember how cute they were.

Lollipop baby monitor

The Lollipop smart baby camera’s unique design makes it an exceptionally versatile camera, capable of travelling with your baby thanks to the flexible base. It doesn’t have a battery so you’ll need to make sure it’s plugged in for it to work though.

The camera records 1080p video in all lighting conditions thanks to the invisible IR light and integrates with both Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa.

You’ll get notifications if your baby cries, or if they get their arm or leg stuck between the bars of their cot.

The Lollipop also monitor’s your baby’s breathing without any extra devices, and an inbuilt speaker will play back soothing sounds if your child’s a little restless.


How we chose the best baby monitors in Australia

Review sites – including this one – are subjective by nature. Everybody has a different opinion of what is best.

So to try and counter the fact that every best guide on the internet has a different opinion of what is best, we approached our list by combining the results of some of the top sites recommending baby monitors on the market today.

To determine this list, we followed the same journey most consumers would follow: we went to Google.

We searched for “Best baby monitor” and identified 10 of the top results. It’s important to note that Google results can change often. The full list of sites we referenced is outlined below:

Top ranking sites

We listed out all of the baby monitors listed on each site, tidying up any slight differences in spelling for consistency.

We then calculated the frequency in which each product was mentioned across those 10 guides. The more frequently a product is mentioned, the more agreement there is between experts reviewing these products that it is, indeed one of the best products available.

We set a minimum of three mentions across all 10 guides to be eligible for inclusion here.

Before we created this page we took some time to remove products that are either unavailable, or difficult to find in Australia.

We also leveraged our own experience with products to ensure that we wouldn’t be recommending any product that doesn’t deliver.

Full list of products considered for this guide

Nanit Pro
Cubo Ai Plus
Miku Pro baby monitor
Lollipop Baby Monitor
VTech DM221
Safety 1st HD WiFi Baby Monitor
Project Nursery Video Monitor With Amazon Alexa Unit PNMSA2
Owlet Smart Sock V3 3rd Generation
Kodak Cherish C525
Infant Optics DXR-8 Pro
Eufy SpaceView Pro
Eufy Spaceview
VTech VM5254
VTech VM3254
VTech RM7868HD
VTech RM7766HD
VTech RM7764HD
VTech BM5550-OWL Pan & Tilt Video Monitor
VTech BM2700
VTech Baby DM1111 Digital Audio Baby Monitor
Uniden BW6141R 2-in-1 Smart Baby Video Camera/Monitor
Uniden BW5151R 2-in-1 Smart Baby Monitor
Uniden BW3102R
TweetyCam Baby Monitor
Tommee Tippee Dreamsense Smart Baby Monitor
Tommee Tippee Dreamee Video and Sensor Baby Monitor
The Arlo Baby
Simshine Baby Monitor
Sense-U Video Monitor
Roger Armstrong Sleep Easy Deluxe Crystal Clear Baby Viewer
Pixsee Smart Baby Monitor
Papalook BM1 Baby Monitor
Owlet Dream Duo 2
Oricom 5” Smart HD Nursery Pal Skyview Baby Monitor With Cot Stand
Nannio Comfy Video Baby Monitor
Nanit Plus
Motorola MBP50 Digital Video Monitor
Liip Smart Wearable Baby Monitor
Infant Optics DXR-8
iBaby Monitor M6T
Hubble Nursery Pal Premium
Hubble Nursery Pal Dual Vision
HelloBaby Video Baby Monitor with Camera and Audio
Glow Dreaming Glow Perfect Sleep Sensor
EZVIZ BM1 Baby Monitor
Chillax Giraffe Cam Pro
Babysense 7 + Secure SC330 Value Pack
Angelcare 3-in-1 AC327
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Best baby monitor in Australia buying guide

The Cobo Ai baby monitor is one of the best baby monitors you can buy in Australia today

Looking after a baby is hard work, and it can be a challenge to get enough rest for yourself with a newborn depending on you for everything. A baby monitor can help you get some rest, but still be alerted when your baby stirs.

Whether you want to buy one of the products featured above or something different, these are the things to look for when choosing an baby monitor.

Video and audio quality

While most of the best baby monitors in Australia today offer clear video streaming, it wasn’t that long ago that audio monitoring was still the de facto way to monitor your baby.

Today, you can choose either style, though regardless of whther you want to see your child via video monitoring or just hear them with audio, you will need to get a monitor that delivers crystal clear quality.

If you want a video baby monitor, ensure it offers at least 1080p video quality, so you can see the finer details when you are checking in on your child.

Range and signal strength

One of the biggest challenges you will face with a video baby monitor is the range and strength of the signal.

Today’s baby monitors often use your home’s Wi-Fi to stream audio and video to your smartphone, which means it’s important to have good Wi-Fi in your baby’s room. A high quality mesh network or Wi-Fi range extender will help with that.

Some baby monitor models instead form a direct connection between the monitor in the baby’s room and a receiver in your room.

For these models, you will need to ensure the connection is reliable enough to work – if the distance is too far or there’s too much interference, you won’t be able to see or hear your baby effectively.

Night vision

Cameras typically work best during the day when there is plenty of light. At night, when it’s dark and your baby is sleeping, you need an baby monitor with night vision capabilities to see your baby sleeping.

Typically, this video will be in black and white, as it uses infrared light to record the video. But make sure you look for a model with no visible IR light, so as not to wake or distract the baby.

Two-way communication

It’s not enough to get a baby monitor that just streams out audio and video. You also need a device that can playback audio, so you can talk to your baby to settle them as they stir.

Battery life and power options

Consider your needs when it comes to power requirements for a baby monitor. Often, the camera component in the room will require mains power all the time, but any remote receiver may be battery operated.

If you do opt for a battery powered baby monitor look for a model with a low-battery indicator, so you’re never caught unaware with the battery dead.

Additional features

The best baby monitors don’t just offer audio and video connection to your baby. They also offer extra features like temperature monitoring, motion detection, lullabies or the ability to connect to multiple cameras.

Make sure you check the full feature list to ensure you’re getting exactly what you need.

Security and privacy

With baby monitors effectively broadcasting audio and video of your baby over the Internet, you want to make sure that nobody else can access that feed unless you allow it. Look for 256 bit encryption, two-step verification and password protection as part of the offering

Eas of use

You want your baby monitor to be easy to use. Look for models without a complicated setup, and app based models are typically easy to view and access the video and notifications.

Price

There’s a wide range of prices available in baby monitors. You can pick up a cheap model for about $50, while some of the more premium models can cost as high as $800, particularly with all the accessories.


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  • 31 May 2023 – First Published

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  • Nick Broughall

    Nick is the founder and editor of BTTR. He is an award winning product reviewer, who has spent the last 20 years writing, editing and publishing technology and consumer content for brands like Finder, Gizmodo and TechRadar.

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