Movement sensor is OK but temprature monitoring is NOT
24 November 2014
Summary: We bought this monitor in July and started to use it in November, just after our baby was born. We keep the parent unit mainly in the leaving room and can hear whenever baby cries very clearly. The movement sensor seems to work properly so far and we like the "Tic" option. The device has an option to monitor the room temperature, but whenever I activate it the alarm (falsely) starts in a couple of minutes.
... say there are a few things that I don't like about this product
Susanne Wagner, Amazon
28 October 2014
Summary: I bought this for our daughter but I must say there are a few things that I don't like about this product. I didn't use the sensor pad because the cot bed mattress is thin and I thought my LO will be uncomfortable. I found it very complicated to setup. The main unit: - Little green light is too bright for my taste - When you need to turn the unit on when your baby sleeps already noise is quite loud (all those little details count when you haven't slept in weeks having a...
Summary: Its pretty good, comes with a lot of functions, and is pretty easy to setup. My one complaint is there doesn't seem to be a way of easily telling the unit you have removed the baby from the cot. The number of times we have lifted the baby from the cot because they needed comforting for the alarm to then wake the whole house.
Summary: This monitor for the money is good value, however it comes with downsides. We have been using it for six months now, and whilst the pad is great, and the alarm certainly wakes you up, which, lets face it is why you buy it the system itself has other bug bares. The main one is the way the unit kicks in, this can be for minor things, and as a result can disturb your sleep, when baby is doing also!
Excerpt: This worked well at first. But after just over a year the screen on the parent unit started to miss some of the lines of pixels so that it becomes unreadable. Obviously being out of warranty angelcare didn't want to know unless you wanted to buy a new parent unit for £25+ postage. Gonna sell this one as faulty and buy a different one for baby no.2. It's also a bit bulky if you take it on holiday too.
Summary: This needs so many plugs to set up we haven't used it yet, after thinking it would be the best item we bought we gave up while the baby was in the Moses basket and just moved her round the house with us. We will probably use this once she is in her cot and in her own room as then we don't need to move all the wires and parts around. So wont be using this until she is 5/6 months.
Summary: I chose this monitor as it was on offer and I have not used the sensor pad. It's great to have two parent units as you don't have to carry them around. However, I have few downsides for this product. The main irritant is the very bright display which only really tells the temperature, there is no way to turn the brightness down, it is bright enough to light up the bedroom like a small lamp!
Summary: Am concerned about the security of an analogue product, remembering how you used to be able to pick up analogue cordless phones on an AM radio! Otherwise, found range and sound quality OK and temperature display fairly accurate. Stopped using mat as it is too much hassle. Just purchased a BT 1000 video monitor, which with it's own sets of pros and cons, is probably a better buy (and was cheaper at John Lewis!!
Summary: This product would be excellent if it wasn't for the poor battery life on the parent unit. It switches off without warning and more than once I found myself thinking my baby was sleeping when in fact the parent unit was off.