Summary: Bought for my 3 month infant who is sleeping in crib in same room as us. Motion sensor provides peace of mind if you are an anxious parent and I felt I could sleep easier knowing the monitor was on. Drawbacks are the sensor plate needs to be on a hardwood base so would be no good for a moses basket or if cot has a slatted base.
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!!
Excerpt: I bought this monitor as it has the sensor pad which gives me peace of mind. I like all the functions and find it easy to use. However, I have had a problem with the parent unit switching itself off. Angel Care sent me a replacement unit free of charge. This has not resolved the problem. If I keep the unit on the charge all the time it works but that prevents you from carrying the unit around the house. Until they sort this problem out I would not recommend this product.
" I wish I'd just bought a bog-standard cheap monitor rather…"
28 April 2012
Excerpt: I wish I'd just bought a bog-standard cheap monitor rather than this one. I didn't find the sound quality very good and it was quite fiddly. However, the movement bit is quite good for peace of mind in the early weeks.