Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Video Sensor Monitor ||REVIEW||
Some baby monitors seem to be designed to appeal to gadget lovers. This one is more for people who just want to monitor their baby.
It came top in my wireless range tests, working flawlessly throughout the house and keeping going the furthest as I wandered out the front door and down the road with the parent unit. I’m not advocating you rely on a baby monitor while popping out to the corner shop, but it’s reassuring for people with large houses or gardens.
Baby monitors are often as much about peace of mind for parents as they are for active monitoring. This one includes a sensor pad that fits under the mattress and can detect subtle motion including breathing. If no movement is detected for 20 seconds a loud alarm sounds on both the baby unit and parent unit. I’m not qualified to comment on how effective this is at reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), but even if it only reduces parents’ stress levels then it’s doing a useful job.
The picture is nice and clear on the 3in screen, and there’s an infrared light for night vision mode. The screen only stays on for 20 seconds, but it’s probably no bad thing to discourage parents for staring endlessly at their sleeping children. The screen switches on automatically when noise is detected so you’re unlikely to miss anything particularly eventful.
10 out of 10