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Best Baby monitors

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Baby monitors

Best Baby monitors

We tested 10 baby monitors to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Baby monitor based on the following criteria:

  • Ease of use
  • Interference
  • Range
  • Battery life

Below lists the Baby monitors that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Baby monitor is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Baby monitors

Best Baby monitor for Ease of use

Ease of Use rates the presence and convenience of features of each device. For video models it also includes the picture quality of the monitor.


This Baby monitor which tested best for Ease of use has the following features: Type, Frequency band, Sound lights, Out of range indicator, Link indicator, Baby unit has battery option, Rechargeable batteries, Talk to baby from parent unit, Low battery indicator and Night light.

Best Baby monitor for Interference

Interference can vary widely depending on the area in which the home is located and what other electronic devices are within the home or are being used by nearby neighbors. When you buy a monitor, choose one that operates on a different frequency from your cordless phone and other wireless devices around your house.


This Baby monitor which tested best for Interference has the following features: Type, Frequency band, Sound lights, Out of range indicator, Link indicator, Baby unit has battery option, Rechargeable batteries, Talk to baby from parent unit, Low battery indicator and Night light.

Best Baby monitor for Range

The distance in a typical home and outdoors that a unit can pick up a uniform signal from the baby's unit.


This Baby monitor which tested best for Range has the following features: Type, Frequency band, Sound lights, Out of range indicator, Link indicator, Baby unit has battery option, Rechargeable batteries, Talk to baby from parent unit, Low battery indicator and Night light.

Best Baby monitor for Battery life

Battery Life reflects lab measurements of continuous use of the parent unit with new alkaline or fully charged rechargeable batteries, with the loudness of each unit set to the same level.


This Baby monitor which tested best for Battery life has the following features: Type, Frequency band, Sound lights, Out of range indicator, Link indicator, Baby unit has battery option, Rechargeable batteries, Talk to baby from parent unit, Low battery indicator and Night light.