Product Type: BT safety products
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Excellent monitor however now developed problems charging
BT Digital Baby Monitor 150
Member Name: LiAndConsMum
BT Digital Baby Monitor 150
Advantages: excellent quality sound, good features that are useful and utilised frequently such as talkback
Disadvantages: frequent problems with charger not charging
We bought this monitor to use for our son when his previous monitor kicked the bucket. We wanted a digital as we had previously experienced some problems with the sound on the previous monitor and thought it would provide us with better quality sound. It has some good features - talkback, nightlight, temperature display, temperature alarms (for temp too high or too low), lullaby. The batteries on the parent part actually lasted all night, which was brilliant!
Our son is currently 5yo. We have the monitor because he has special needs and requires us to monitor him more closely than some other 5yos. The sound quality has been excellent - we can hear him moving about in his room or even breathing if turned up (which is nice as he has asthma as well so we can hear if he's wheezing).
The talkback has been a hugely helpful feature. We've been using this monitor for quite some time - since he was 3yo, and it's been nice to be able to calm him or answer him over the talkback, especially when it saves constant trips up and down the stairs.
The temperature display is very helpful, as well as the alarms - especially when the weather is very cold or very warm. I would say this isn't an absolutely necessary feature, but it certainly came in handy. I feel the cold much more than most, so sometimes I don't trust my own "temperature gauge" and having the room temperature on the monitor made it pretty easy.
The lullaby feature has been used quite frequently - we always have it set to "play all" and let it run through all the sons as that is what our son likes to listen to, especially when he wakes up in the middle of the night. Our 2yo is in the next room, and often we'll play the lullaby and both boys settle, as our 2yo can hear it playing softly from the next room.
The range is quite good - we've taken it out in front of our house when working on the garden or out in the back garden with no problems at all.
The biggest problem that we've noticed is that recently the parent charger has stopped charging. We're not sure why. At first it just seemed that sporadically it wouldn't charge and then after a while it just wouldn't charge at all. We're currently using rechargeable batteries and just recharging the batteries ourselves, and not even bothering plugging in the charger anymore with the parent unit. But it is annoying, as it was so much less hassle to just pop it on the charger at night while using it and letting it charge that way, without the fuss of monitoring the battery level and making sure we had a set of rechargable batteries to put in it.
I've done a bit of digging around online and found that this is a fairly frequent problem with this monitor, which is a real shame, as it works very well. That's probably the main reason we even went through the hassle of the rechargeable batteries, as the monitor itself is so good. Otherwise when it stopped charging, we would have probably binned it and bought something else.
Summary: Excellent monitor, but the base not charging can be a big frustration
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