Baby monitors are an essential purchase for any new parent.  We want to be with our baby all the time, but we still have plenty of things to do while they are asleep.  Baby monitors allows you to go about your task or just relax when baby is in the nursery room and only alerts you when required.

Baby monitors have really advanced over the years.  There are essential 3 types of baby monitors - sound monitors, video monitors and sensor monitors.

Sound Monitors

There are usually 2 units.  One in the baby room and the other with the parent.  When the baby cries or makes noise, the monitor on the parent unit is alerted.  Buy one with quality sound and good transmission distance.

Motorola Motorola Digital

The MBP8/2 digital audio baby monitor features crystal clear sound with a sound level indicator and a high sensitivity microphone with direct plug for Baby and 2 Parent Units.

Motorola Motorola Digital Audio Monitor MBP8-2

Oricom Secure55

The Secure55 DECT Digital Baby Monitor provides crystal clear sound and zero interference, ensuring you’re the only one listening to your baby.

Oricom Secure55 DECT Digital Baby Monitor

Video Monitors

These would also have sound monitor built in.  Basic video baby monitors will have a parent unit and a video unit for the baby room.  There are different camera resolution qualities and also monitor qualities.

As smart phones are nearly on every parents hands at all time, maybe consider buying the new baby video monitors with wifi and internet connectivity.  You can view your baby on the other side of the world.


This high quality, large 4.3″ digital video baby monitor gives you the peace of mind and freedom to get on with other things around the home knowing you can check on your baby at any time.

Oricom Secure850 4.3″ Digital Video Baby Monitor with Pan-Tilt Camera

Owlet Cam

The Owlet Cam streams HD 1080p video with night vision and two-way audio to your smartphone over a secure, encrypted WiFi connection. Keep informed of your baby’s needs with background audio.

Owlet Cam

Kodak Cherish C525

The KODAK CHERISH C525 Baby Monitor helps you stay connected to your little ones at home or on the road.

Kodak Cherish C525 5inch Smart Video Baby Monitor with Motorised PT Camera

Sensor Monitors

There are 2 types.  There is the monitors with sensor pads.  These pads are placed below the mattress and it monitors breathing movements.

The other sensor is attached to the babies sock and it silently tracks an infant's heart rate and oxygen while they sleep and notifies parents if something is wrong.

Angelcare Movement Monitor

Under-the-mattress Sensor Pad detects every movement baby makes
Angelcare Movement Monitor AC300

Oricom Babysense2

Babysense2 is included as a medical device on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG No. 97479)

Continually monitors the breathing movement rate of your baby

Oricom Babysense2

Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor

The Smart Sock comfortably wraps around your baby’s foot to track heart rate and oxygen levels using clinically-proven pulse oximetry.

The Owlet Smart Sock 2 silently tracks an infant's heart rate and oxygen while they sleep and notifies parents if something is wrong.

Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor