Disclosure: I received the following monitor at no cost to me for review purposes. Opinions here are my own.
When I first became a Mom, video monitors were just coming out on the market and to be honest, they were “tre expensiva” (VERY EXPENSIVE!) they were in black and white, and didn’t have many options. As a single Mom I settled for a basic monitor in which I used only a handful of times. Mostly because I was so nervous about my daughter being out of sight, so nervous in fact, that she slept in my bedroom (in her bassinet) until she was too big. Then I moved her into the playpen and then and only then when she was too big for that did she make her way into her own room. I am pretty sure I was up every hour checking on her, making sure she was breathing O.K, and that she wasn’t tangled in her blanket or God forbid something worse.
Not until my 3rd child did I start seriously looking into baby video monitoring systems. When I was doing my research I came across the Vtech safe & sound pan & tilt full color video monitor.Can I just say I was super impressed?
With a husband, and 2 other children, I don’t have the option to be by his side 24/7. Life is busy – we have homework, and bake sale items to bake, not to mention dinner to prepare, laundry to do, and sometimes we just need to relax. I needed something besides just a basic ‘noise’ monitor to keep an eye on my son. A video monitor was more than just a preference – it became a necessity.
WHAT I LIKE:
- Works on a rechargeable battery
- 2.8 Color LCD Screen to allow you to actually see the baby.
- Great clear picture during the day. Night vision is okay.
- Talk-back – Allows you to talk to your baby or toddler through the nursery camera.
- Pan/Tilt – Scans 270 degrees around the room and 124 degrees up and down to really see all the action
- 2x Zoom – This is standard on baby monitors.
- Good handheld size about the size of a bulky iPhone
- Temperature Sensor and alarm to monitor temperature of the nursery.
- Great range! VTech advertises a 1000 ft range- all we know is that we never lose the signal in our large home.
- Monitors up to 4 cameras at a time. (Only one camera comes with the monitor – the others would be purchased separately.)
- Volume for the talk back feature.
- Temperature sensor to monitor the temp in the room.
- Looks sleek and modern.
- Comes with a wall mount feature.
- Has rubber feet to keep it from sliding.
WHAT COULD BE IMPROVED:
- The nursery camera has to be plugged in to work. I would love to see a rechargeable battery included for those times when an outlet isn’t convenient for where the parent would like to place the camera.
- While the night vision works and you can see the baby, it could always be better.
Overall, I think the VTech Safe and Sound monitor is a great option for a baby video monitor. It retails for $179.95, which is very reasonable for a monitor with all these features. You can purchase the monitor with 2 camera’s for approximately $259.90
I like the sleek design and that it has a wall mount feature! My baby’s nursery is small so the wall mount feature is a must. Thanks for the opportunity!
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I love that it can be wall mounted!
We had a wall-mounted monitor when my daughter was a baby. I personally think that VTech makes the best baby monitors around; and the design and the look of them are sleek and modern.
That is an awesome monitor! I wish I had that back when my boys were babies.
I love the talk back feature. This is a great monitor, we have it!
I like the 2.8 Color LCD Screen and that 1000 ft range
I love video baby monitors and could not imagine having anything else now that I have three children. It is a huge blessing to be able to check on my baby and not even have to open her door. She tends to wake up whenever her door open!
The talkback features is my favorite. But the night vision is so good, too! It’s hard to choose just one thing. We have the same monitor!
Vtech has great products, The talkback in interesting.
We never did have a video monitor set up with either of my children and WOW did I miss out! Wish they had these around then.
I’ve seen a few moms review this product. It looks pretty cool. My husband said he wanted one to spy on the dogs when we are not in the house.
I really like the fact that it monitors 4 cameras at one time. I also liked the talk back feature.
I wish I had video monitors with my children. I am sure it helps put many moms at ease.
This would have been so great to have when my kids were babies. But I was in the same position when they first came out that they were very expensive.
Man, baby monitors have come a long way since my kids were babies! This one looks like it would provide a lot of peace of mind for new moms.
I love VTech products. I’ve been using them for many years. I really wish we had gone with a video monitor when my son was born!!
Video monitors are awesome and so reassuring to new parents. VTech has great products no matter what they are!
I didn’t get one either because it was so expensive in the day! Technology has come along nicely, love this monitor
Our video monitors make me wonder how I got through my first’s baby years without one!
These are the best mnitors. I wish I would have had a video minitor when my babies were little.
I love Vtech. Have used their products for my kids, and have nothing but positive things to report!
This would be so great for new parents and I am glad they have this technology today. This looks like a great model.
We never had a video monitor, but I’d love one! Thanks for the giveaway!
It is amazing how far technology has come in the parenting world. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
I like the sleek design and that it has a wall mount feature! I would love one of these if I had a baby.
We actually just bought one of these for a friend. She LOVES it!
Video monitors really have come such a long way. I love all of the options this one has!!
Goodness what a great monitor. I can’t believe it monitors the temperature of the room! That feature is worth the cost along. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
Vtech is a great brand, one of my favorite! I bet half if not more of the stuff I own is vtech!
It is great having that peace of mind with the little ones! That monitor looks like a great device to own
I just gave one of these to my niece for her kiddos. She is in love with it. She loves being able to sing her 2 year old back to sleep in the middle of the night without having to get out of bed. That talk feature is awesome!
I like the cool factor of being able to angle it and see in color
I wish I had splurged and gotten a video monitor! Vtech looks like they have a great product!
VTech makes the most amazing products for everyone and I love them! That’s a great monitor.
I like the talk-back on this monitor. I also like how much it can pan throughout the room!
The distance and that you can pan around to look in the room.
You have to have that peace of mind with little ones and a great monitor goes a long way in giving you that. This has some really great features.
I love that it can pan/tilt and zooms 2x Zoom! I also love that it can use up to 4 cameras on the monitor!
V Tech makes awesome baby monitors. We had an audio one and loved it. The video would be really great.
Great giveaway! There were no video monitors when my kids were little. If I had young kids now I would definitely invest in one. Thanks for sharing.
I like the temperature seeking aspect. I think that is very cool.
I like the idea of a temperature sensor!
Wow! Awesome giveaway! I’d love to have one now. If I had one with my first, I don’t think I would’ve slept, I would’ve stared at it all night.
Wow, how great would this have been when my son was born!
I was one of those moms who would stand over the crib (if he ever got into it) and stared to make sure he was breathing. And I would hurry down the hall at the first whimper. Yeah.
I love that this has rechargeable batteries and I can actually see into the baby’s room! Plus the two way sound speaker would be nice when they just need a little soothing (thinking a quiet lullaby when he fussed in the middle of the night without having to make eye contact).
Thanks for the info about the Vtech video monitor! Definitely peace of mind in a box, no question!
I love the talk back feature.
I like that it comes with a wall mount feature!
I love that it has a full pan and tilt!
I Like The 2.8 Color LCD Screen And The TalkBack Features!
I like the Temperature sensor to monitor the temp in the room
I love the feature that said VTech Video Monitor has 4 cameras at a time! Great product! I would love to win for my baby!
Thank You for the chance
My favorite features are the color screen and the Pan/Tilt
I love that it moves up and down too and not just side to side.
I love the pan & tilt feature so I can see the entire room!
I like that it has a wall mount feature which is convenient.
I like the talk back features.
I like the talk back feature, the temp nature gauge and that its color.
I love that it can be mounted on the wall!
I like the wall mount feature and the temperature sensor the best.
I like the temperature sensor!
I like the Talk-back.