I was very excited to hear that we would be sent some video baby monitors to review, not as excited as my husband Chris who is a massive gadget nerd, we have only ever used audio monitors before.
We were sent the Motorola MBP27T Sense The Temperature Digital Video Baby Monitors, upon opening them we were intrigued to read that not only was it a video monitor it also had a touchless thermometer built in, Motorola have used the latest technology to help you monitor the health of your little one.
Once we had set up the monitor the real fun began, testing out all the functions of the monitor.
The picture and sound quality are excellent, the unit also features a night vision mode, the built in photo sensor detects a low level of ambient light and switches to night vision automatically, the screen then appears in black and white while the picture quality remains thanks to the high intensity infra-red LEDs.
You can also turn off the video monitor but leave on the audio monitor if you wish.
This talk mode feature is one of my favourite things about this video monitor, by pressing the button you can talk to your baby, this is great if your baby just needs to hear a soothing voice without having to enter the room and disturb them, I think this feature would also be great for toddlers who won't settle.
I think the touchless thermometer really sets this video monitor apart from it's rivals, there are two buttons, one is for testing forehead temperature and the other is for testing the liquid temperature of things like milk or a bath by using infra-red technology, it's so easy to use and the results are clearly displayed.
Another great feature is the ability to pan and tilt the camera unit from the monitor, this means if your baby wriggles around their cot like ours does you can move the camera to the position you need without having to disturb them by entering the room.
The parent monitor also features an alarm which can be set for a 6,4 or 2 hour period.
Range and Portability
Once charged the monitor is fully portable and has a range of up to 300 metres and an out of range warning, I've found this a brilliant feature as I usually get my chores done whilst the baby sleeps, I can take it from room to room without worrying.
I can honestly say that we have been incredibly impressed with the monitor, not only is it reliable and flexible it also offers unique features which make is so much more than just a baby monitor, meaning it will be used by us way beyond the baby years.
The video monitor offers you peace of mind which can be something we all seek as parents of little ones.
Here is a short video where I point out some of the features of the video monitor.
You can buy the Motorola digital video baby monitor from Babies R Us online for £99.99 .
Do you use a video monitor with your baby ? let me know in the comments below.
*We received the monitor free of charge as part of the Babies R Us Babyologist programme but all opinions are 100% honest and my own*