“ Brand: BT / Type: Baby Monitor „
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I bought these monitors in 2011, whilst pregnant with my second baby. I have used many different baby monitors, and, for my budget, these are by far the best. They have all the features that I would expect from a baby monitor, plus more. The most important being a mute button! They are very easy to link up (takes seconds) and the sound is very good quality. The fact that there is a 'talk' feature where you can soothe your baby is excellent, even though my five year old uses it as a walkie- talkie! The digital screen display is very good and clear. I have it set so that I can see my baby's room temperature which is very useful. There are many other features in the menu, including; 'Lullaby;' 'Sensitivity;' and 'Vibrate.' If you want to have the monitor on mute but still want to be alerted to your baby's cries, the vibrate setting is good for that. There are a few lullabies that you can choose for your baby to soothe them to sleep. You can turn them on and off using the parent's unit. There is even a handy built in torch so if in the middle of the night, you don't want to wake your family by turning on the lights going to your baby's room, you can grab the monitor instead and use this helpful feature! The battery life is also great, and both the baby unit and parent's units can use the mains or batteries. The batteries in the parent's unit are rechargeable. There is an alert sound when the battery is running low. I would highly recommend this baby monitor to other friends, family, and any perspective baby monitor buyers.
There are so many products on the market today for new baby arrivals. A baby monitor can be one vital piece of equipment needed. There are many available today from basic ones to video ones! *WHAT IS IT?* The BT 100 Digital baby monitor has two units. One is the parent handet, which consists of a plug in adapter and mobile handset. The other is the baby unit which is powered by the mains. *PARENT UNIT* The parent handset is very handy as it is mobile, it can be carried around from room to room as you wish, it has a belt hook attached to the rear of the handset so can be just clipped on and with you wherever you go. It has a range of 300m indoors and 50m outdoors (in good conditions), I'm not very good with measurements but I've nipped across to my neighbours and it was still in range. There are many features integrated into the parent unit. It has a talk button, which when pressed, allows the parent to talk to the baby through the monitors. I often tell my daughter to go back to sleep in the morning, but it never works! There is a light display so when sound is picked up from the baby monitor the lights illuminate to show the level of sound. There is also a light to display when the parent handset is muted, and when the battery is running low. 6 buttons are included on the front of the unit, to mute it, to adjust the sound level, to turn it off, and also to activate lullabys. There are 3 different lullabys available to play to the baby unit. In my personal opinion I wouldn't describe them as being soothing lullabys! I have the mains adapter for the mobile handset plugged in next to my bed, it gets charged overnight then as soon as my daughter goes to sleep I keep the mobile unit with me. Not once has it said the batterys are low, so does hold it's power very well. *BABY UNIT* The baby unit has many features. It has an integrated nightlight which can be turned off or on by the touch of a button. The other buttons on the baby unit include a volume button for the volume of lullabys and when you talk to baby through the parent unit, it has a play and stop button and also a button to choose which lullaby to play. A very handy feature is the light to show whether or not it's linked to the parent unit, showing when the parent unit can not find the baby unit. This unit is powered by the mains, but batterys can also be added. *PRICE* I was given this as a gift when baby was born. Having had a quick google it is available for around £40. I think it's worth it's weight in gold. I've used it for 19 months now and not once has it let me down! *MY THOUGHTS* The BT 100 digital baby monitor is a fantastic essential piece of equipment. Not only does it gives you peace of mind, it gives you possible ways to try and soothe baby without being in the same room. Although my daughter has never liked the lullabys the sound of my voice through the parent unit is enough to reassure her. There has only ever been one slight problem I have encountered, that was when I put my daughter to bed, switched on her unit, then went downstairs to look for mine and it was no where to be seen. There is a button on the baby unit to alert the parent unit when lost, but obviously the parent unit wasn't turned on, so I paniced. Finally found it in saucepan. I don't think any baby monitor can locate the missing half if it's switched off, but it would be a nice idea if it could! I would recommend this product to anyone searching for a baby monitor, it ticked all the right boxes for me! 4*'s, had to knock one off for the lame lullabys.
In my opinion this is a really good baby monitor. It consists of two units - one for babys room and a base which can be plugged in wherever necessary but also has a removable handset which can be taken to any location within the recomended distance. The baby unit is easy to use and has a nightlight feature which can be quite handy in the middle of the night when you dont want to use a brighter light for checking on baby, it also allows you to play 3 polyphonic baby tunes, which whilst they arnt the best sounding, they seem to appeal to my baby who does stop crying when they are playingas she likes plinky plonky music. The volume of the tunes can also be moved up and down. The buttons and touch sensitive and have a rubbery feel and do require firm pressure. The rubbery casing makes it more robust when it gets knocked over - mine has been pushed off the bedside cabinet a few times and has come to no harm. The parent unit is very useful , favourite bits are the mobile handset that can be carried arounsdand the talk facility. The talk facailty is a little button on the side of the handset which when pressed allows you to talk into it and it acts like a walky-talky so you are heard through the baby unit. This comes in handy when you need to speak to someone who has gone to the baby for example it an be handy to warn them that the baby monitor is on if you suspect they have forgotten and you have guests listening downstaris! (Older kids also love this facility). The other good features are the ability to set the music off from down stairs and also the sound activated lights which allows you to see when baby is making a noise - this is particulaly handy when you have other children who might be a bit noisy in the room with you during the day. Finally another good feature is the warning alarm which goes off on the parent unit when the connection between the two units is broken. A good system, cant be faulted.
THE BASICS: Baby monitors today range from the most basic models, which often struggle to deal with walls, to all singing and dancing varieties complete with live video footage of your child. The BT 100, currently retailing for £49.99 on Amazon (but often available as cheaply as £29.99), sits somewhere in the middle. With digital technology and 120 channels (plenty to ensure you avoid interference) crystal clear sound can be expected for 50 metres indoors and up to 300 outdoors. While we usually just use ours in our little cottage, it also functions perfectly adequately at my in-laws large farm, even if we're in the garden. ADDITIONAL FEATURES: The handsets have a number of other features: three 'lullabies', the ability to use both mains power and batteries (more on this later), adjustable volume, an intercom function enabling you to talk to baby, a mute function (which can be used in combination with lights that indicate how loudly baby is screaming!) and a low battery warning light. The parent unit 'docks' in a charging unit, whilst the baby unit remains permanently plugged in (although you can supply your own batteries. APPEARANCE: Two shiny white units, the child unit being roughly round and the parent more rectangular, with matt pale blue backs. Not exactly stylish but perfectly unobtrusive. The purple polyester travel bag is pretty hideous though, but it's only going to be sat in your suitcase.... PROS: The price, especially if you manage to get hold of it for around £29.99, as is often possible using Amazon (though if you can't, I'd recommend upgrading to the BT 150 which is usually available for only £10 more). It does what it says on the tin, enabling you to listen in on baby with confidence that the thing is functioning properly. CONS: Many of the features (especially the lullabies which sound like something created on a 1990s mobile phone) are extraneous. The battery situation with respect to the child handset is rather irritating. We don't have a plug socket near babies cot and so are totally reliant upon the batteries. Normal batteries are a complete no-no: they're drained overnight, but rechargeables aren't hassle-free either. They last about 14 hours at a time at the peak of their use, which is fine, but means that you always have to have one pack on charge and one in the monitor. When you're travelling this can be even more irritating as you either have to lug a battery charger with you, or numerous packs of batteries.
When you plan for your new arrival it's easy to get carried away. For me an essential item is a baby monitor and when my local freecycle group listed this item I snapped it up as the item retails for £49.99!! I had initially looked at my husband to research a baby monitor but as we have a small home it really didn't need to be all singing and all dancing. The person that was giving this item away could not get the item to work so I gave it to my husband to figure it out.....all it took was batteries! The baby monitor consists of 2 units, the parents unit and the monitor that remains with the baby. THe monitor offers high definition sound and it is crystal clear thanks to the Dect technology. The baby's unit is powered via the mains and contains a night light that can be adjusted and an illuminated key pad, there are also a selection of polyphonic lullabies which our baby really does not like so we do not use this feature as it tends to keep him awake rather than soothe him to sleep! This is because they sound like someone trying to play via a computer system and rather than being soothing they sound more robotic. The parents unit can be used up to 300m indoor and 50m outdoor, we only use it a short distance away from our son just for reassurance really but one feature we do like is that the sound can be turned off and an illumination panel lights up with any noise from the baby. The parent unit runs off rechargeable batteries and it is very important that only this type of battery is used as standard batteries will just drain really quickly and this was the problem the owner did not realise and thought it was faulty. When the batteries are low a warning light will appear which to me is a necessity for key items like this. The baby unit can also be used as a portable but will require 4 x aa rechargeable batteries and the parent unit requires 2 x aa rechargeable batteries. Using the parent unit you can aslo play the nursery rhymes without being in the room which is a great little feature to try and get baby off to sleep without disturbing them by having to go into the room. I like the way that this acts as a night light as well as this has saved us having to purchase additional night lights and when you have a lack of plug sockets you are grateful that you have this as an added feature. One of the main benefits of this product is that you can mute the sound on the parent's unit and use the illuminated display to monitor the baby's sounds and movements as it ranges from green right through to red to highlight how much noise is produced from the baby. There is no interruption with our telephones which are also Dect technology and it does not interfere with our wireless router either which some monitors can. I am definately happy with my find and think that this is one of the good buys out there.