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      18.10.2010 11:43

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      Does what it says on the tin

      We have had this for two years now and it is an excellant product. The sound quality is fantastic and all the settings are useful rather than gimmicky. What impresses me most about this is the range that you can use this at. We have a large garden and its still works right at the top of it meaning whilst the little one is sleeping you can get some gardening chores done without worrying. The nursary rymes that it can play are soothing and a useful feature when trying to get some one to sleep. The battery life is quite good although for most of the time it is easier just to leave it in the charging bay. All in all this is a good product in an area that you are keen to have the reassurance that something is working. These aren't rocket science but solid and reliable to use.

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      19.09.2010 21:55
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      Worth every penny

      The BT digital baby monitor was bought for us by a member of family just before our first child (Our Son) and it has been great all the way through with him and also now with our second child (Our daughter). It certainly isn't the cheapest monitor on the market but with this type of thing you don't want to skimp on price as I'm sure you'll all agree the baby's safety comes first as well as your piece of mind.

      However, as I talk about price, when we got the units I believe they were much more expensive then than they are now. You could now pick up a set from amazon for £60 brand new or second hand if you trust the seller on EBay for around £35.

      Also my wife and myself would never think about replacing this set as it has shown to be reliable throughout the years and always met all our needs, keeping our baby safe.

      If i had to think about a negative point, the units are so responsive that even a change in the baby's breathing can make your ears prick up and feel a need to check on the baby although in our case, all as always been thankfully ok, and the baby has just rolled over or changed their lying position.

      The units always made us feel much better when away from home, as when not in your usual surroundings and having your baby in strange room, it was nice to have extra piece of mind to hear them and know they were ok.

      With this monitor set you get

      - Sound sensitive lights (you can see straight away if your baby has moved)
      - Sensitivity control can be increased or reduced depending on your baby
      - Talk back, You can speak to your baby without entering their room
      - Belt Clip to allow to carry the monitor around with you
      - Rubber side grips which make it comfortable to hold and non slip when upstanding
      - The volume can be adjusted from either unit
      - Up to 300 metres range outside and 50 metres inside
      - Can be operated by the mains or batteries both units together would require 6 AA batteries
      - Splash resistant
      - The most important - keeping in constant touch with your baby

      The units are very easy to use and to set up and were in permanent use for us, whether be at home or on holiday or just spending a night away at faraway relatives. If you are going to use batteries I would recommend buying rechargeable or it would cost a fortune but why bother when you can connect to the mains.

      All in all a very good present for us as it has served us well so far and who knows maybe sometime in the future as well.

      A very good buy for any expecting parents out there.

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        19.08.2010 08:02
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        Certainly one of the better baby purchases I made

        When I was pregnant it was a natural decision to buy a baby monitor for when baby arrived. My husband and I went shopping to Mothercare and actually returned with a Tomy monitor which cost around £40.00 at the time. When we got home we decided to plug it in and give it a try and found that all we could hear were the neighbours! Now whilst this may have been great for being a bit nosy it would have been useless for when our baby arrived so we decided we would have to take it back and opt for a digital monitor.

        We did a little bit of research online and felt that the BT digital baby monitor plus would be a great investment. At £79.99 at the time it was an expensive purchase, but it did last us many years so I cannot grumble. The newer version of this is selling for £69.99 on Amazon at the moment.

        The monitor comes in two main pieces really. You have a parent unit and a unit which goes where the child is sleeping.

        The parent unit comes with a base which plugs into the mains. When this is plugged into the mains with the parent unit sat in the base it will charge it for you so that you can carry the unit around with you at night when your child is asleep or whatever. The unit has a clip on it so you can attach it to your pants but I managed to snap ours off but carrying it around with me or just leaving it on the coffee table was fine in all honesty anyway. The monitor claims to have a range of 300m on it and I have to say I never tested it this far. The furthest away I would be would be hanging out some washing which was in our tiny yard underneath my son's bedroom anyway!

        The parent unit has quite a few features which you can use remotely. Firstly there is a button which you can press to talk to your baby or child when they wake. When my son was little I found this a great tool to soothe him and to let him know I was on my way for him if he woke and was a little upset. When he got a bit older it would be used to say "Get back in your bed!"

        There is also a menu button so that you can put a little nightlight on the main unit which is in the child's room. The nightlight is just a few dimly lit stars on the side of the main unit and doesn't really give much light but it is something for your child to look at.

        There is also the option to remotely start the playing of some music into your child's room when they wake. We used to do this sometimes on a weekend when he woke early and we wanted five more minutes! The only thing in doing this is that it also plays through the parent unit too!

        There is an lcd display on the parental unit which tells you the temperature in your child's room. I always found this a huge help in the earlier days when I was unsure of how warm he should be and things-first time mum nerves are the worst!

        There are also lights on the unit which flash when your child is stirring or awake so if there are just a couple of green lights your child may just be turning over or something but if the lights come on all the way up and are red then you know they are shouting! This was handy for the odd occasion I would turn the volume down on the monitor.
        You can also turn down the volume on the monitor so that it is on silent or on very loud. We never had any issues with not hearing our son wake up when using this monitor.

        The main unit which goes into the child's bedroom plugs directly into the mains but does also have four AA batteries in it for if you need to use it for a short while without the mains charger.

        On the unit you also have an lcd display which will tell you the temperature in the room which is then duplicated on the parent unit. The temperature is read by a small plastic thing on the back of the unit which must have some gauge in there for measuring the temperature!

        There is a power button on the front for you to push in when you want to switch it on or off. We never really had to switch ours off though to be honest.

        On the front of the unit you have the buttons to start the music playing or to pause it. I would sometimes use this feature if I was having a quick clean of my sons room whilst he was still in his cot. On the top of the unit you can also start the nightlight, page the parental unit and adjust the volume.

        With this monitor you are also given a little travel bag to store all your bits of the monitor in for when you go away which is useful as at least you know you have got everything if you pack it all in the little bag.

        We used this monitor for my son from him being born right through until he was around three and a half! We had no issues with it at all and I feel it was a brilliant purchase-in fact I recommended it to many of my friends with children afterwards as I don't think you can go wrong with this monitor.

        It has all the features you could want from a monitor in my opinion as I was never keen on one of those with the video output, or those with the breathing mats that detect changes in your child's breathing. This monitor offers lots of key things and was nothing but exceptional for the years that we used it.

        The sound on the monitor is of exceptional quality as it is digital so it really was crystal clear. In fact if people were having conversations upstairs whilst the monitor was on you could sometimes hear that too! Thankfully no dramas such as that in Eastenders were ever present in our house!

        If I were to become pregnant again any time in the future I have to say that it would be one of these monitors that I would be looking at again for sure.

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          01.07.2010 18:36
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          4 stars

          The Tomy digital plus monitor was an absolute god send with our second daughter. When I became a mum for the first time with Anja, our eldest daughter, she pretty much went wherever I did for five months and so I never felt I needed a baby monitor. However, once my second daughter arrived a couple of years later, we decided that we had enough experience and decided that both I and she would survive if she was in a different room to me occasionally! I basically got a grip!

          I decided on the tomy digital plus monitor because it had a number of extras which I liked and plus it was a good price. The temperature gauge is a handy feature which I still use from time to time now even though we are way past needing to use a baby monitor. The monitor also doubles up as a soft night light which I often felt comforted knowing that she wasn't in a dark room. The soft glow it gives off is subtle but comforting. There are also five lullabies on the monitor which can be set at various volume adjustments for a comforting lullaby at bedtime.

          The monitor comes in two parts as you would expect - a baby unit and a parent unit. Both are stylish and have really come on well since the days of baby monitors looking like walkie talkies! The parent unit comes on a docking station which charges the unit easily and also improves the sound, however the parent unit can be taken off of its docking station so you can take it with you anywhere in the house and perhaps have it docking in the bedroom. One thing to bear in mind is that the light on the parent unit is quite bright so I didn't put it on my bedside table but on the windowsill behind the curtain where I couldn't see it but I could still hear it!

          The range of the parent unit is 300m so even when I was out in the garden in summer I could still hear clearly and was never out of range.
          There is also a feature allowing you to set a feeding timer should you wish, so you keep a feeding routine but this wasn't something I used to be honest. The parent unit can also be set on a vibration feature so if you have friends round and its getting a bit loud, you can still be alerted through the vibrating of the unit.

          Varies in price according to shops but expect to pay around £75.

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            18.06.2010 11:50
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            Just great

            I bought this monitor on a recommendation from my friend when i was pregnant, and got them on a great half price offer from Boots at £50. Although i have nothing to compare them to, i feel i had to write a review as it really is a fantastic baby monitor. The base unit has a lovely star nightlight integrated in it, although you don't have to have it turned on, but i use it every night as it gives off just enough light rather than leave a lamp or stairs light on. The temperature gauge on it is great and much more accurate than the cardboardy type that are available.

            The monitor that you keep with you has simple volume control and also has a talk function so you can speak through the intercom should the need arise. I've never used this function personally, but my friend who had the same monitors found this a really good thing when her little girl got older.

            I have only one small downside with this product and that is that the battery doesnt last as long as i would like, but as a rule most nights i dont need it to be on for long.

            These monitors are pricey unless you can get them on special offer but i would definately say they are worth it as i know people who have had others in the time i've had these and are on their 2nd or even 3rd replacement, while mine (two and a half years down the line) is still going strong!

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            18.02.2010 22:43
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            Excellent baby monitor.

            I felt compelled to review this after a friend of mine had made their way through 3 Tomy monitors in 2 years. Weve had this monitor for 3 and a half years, use it every night, have moved it about and packed it off to the parents when the baby goes for sleepovers - and its still good as new.

            It was bought to us as a present when we were expecting, and i dont know if we had chosen one if we would have chosen this. It is all singing and all dancing. It comes in two parts - the stationary part that you leave in babys bedroom (or wherever they sleep) and the handset.

            The stationary part has a toggle hanging down the back of it - this is the thermometer, giving you an accurate and instant reading of the temperature of your babys sleeping environment. The front has three little stars that serve as a night light and it also has a button that you can press to make it play lullabys. The thermometre is a brilliant tool, the nightlight is so pale it is not really much use - so weve never bothered, and the lullabys weve never really needed.

            The hand held piece constantly shows the temp in babys room and has lights across the top that increase or decrease depending on the lever of noise in babys room - if babys just whimpering it might just hit one or two green lights, but a full on wail will send it into the red. Theres also a button on this part that allows you to transmit your voice through the static part walkie talkie style - so you can soothe your baby without moving.

            We havent really made the most of the facilities on this product, which isnt to say that they arent worth it - we just didnt need them (the 2 way walkie talkie, the lullabies, the nightlight have all never been used). Im sure they are very handy though should the situation arise - for example, one friend said she could send her baby basck to sleep just by shhhh-ing into the handheld piece.

            The only criticism i have, and the reason i have knocked a star off, is the battery life on the handheld piece - you really need to give it a couple of hours charge everyday before you remove it from the charger - otherwise it just runs dead.

            This isnt that much more expensive than your average tomy or other brand product - and seeing as it has lasted us so many years without fault it is obviously worth spending that little bit more initially.

            At the minute this retails at about £45 on amazon i think, and whether you use all the gadgets or not - its definately worth the money.

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            03.02.2010 10:24
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            a must have for any parent

            I bought these baby monitors when i was pregnant with my eldest son, they were around £100 from boots. I am now using them with my youngest son and they are just as good as they were when i first bought them. These really have been invaluable. The base unit has a temperture monitor on it and gives an accurate guide to the room temp and it also alerts you by beeping and flashing if the temp is too low or goes to high, you set the temps at what would like to be alerted. The base unit also has 3 star lights on it that you can turn on and they also come on when it is playing lullabies, i dont use the lullaby function much as my boys prefect silence.

            The clarity of these monitors is superb, i can hear my baby breathing through it. The parent unit is portable but i tend to leave mines on its docking station, battery life is ok if it is off the dock, but nothing spectacular. The front of the parent unit also has a talk button where you can talk to your baby to calm them, or talk to someone in a different room if you need to lol.

            You can control the lullabies and light from the parent unit, so you dont need to disturb your baby if you want to adjust settings.

            There is also a sensitivity function that allows you to determine how sensitive you want your monitor to be to sounds. There is also the lights on the front that alert you if there is noise, great if you have the sound turnt off.

            These have been a sound investment and well worth the money.

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            12.08.2009 15:24
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            Effecient with great features

            We have had this monitor for two years and it has worked unfaillingly. It was initially expensive but with hind sight was worth it.
            It has very clear digital reception (as I write this I can hear him breathing on it!) and a very good temperature monitor which negated the use of our egg temperature gauge.
            It comes with a travel case and is easy to install, It also has battery back up incase an electrical socket is not available - however we've never needed this facility so cannot vouch for the battery life.
            It flashes blue when the room is too hot or the batteries have run out of charge and has sound sensor lights on the top, which as my husband wears hearing aids is useful for him too.
            It has a built in night light which gives a pretty star light that my son seems to enjoy and plays lullabys which switch off automatically after a while.
            Its only fault is that the clip broke off the back when i dropped it.
            I don't have any experience of other monitors but can reccommed this one.

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              27.01.2009 14:11
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              One of the best items I bought for my baby

              I purchased this baby monitor about two years ago when I was expecting my little girl. I had read reviews on various products and as a first time mum I was a little overwhelmed with the choice on offer.

              I plumped for this monitor because it was available from my local boots and I knew that if there were any problems I would be able to exchange it relatively easily. My little girl is now 18 months old and we have never had a problem with it.

              The main monitor sits in the nursery next to the cot. It has a clear display which shows the temperature in the room and the current level of battery power. It works off the mains supply with a battery backup, which also allows you to move the monitor into a different room if necessary.

              The monitor also has a lullaby feature and a nightlight, which are both useful (especially if you are trying to find a dummy in a dark room!)

              The listening part of the monitor runs off batteries and recharges on its pod. It has a set of lights indicating the level of noise/crying, ending in a red light when the baby is really screaming! There is a volume button, and a lit display which flashes if the room is either too hot (over 24c) or too cold (under 15c).

              The sound quality of the device is excellent. We have never experienced any interference or dip in quality since purchasing it. The sound on it is so clear I can even hear my little girl breathing!

              All in all an excellent buy and certainly worth the money.

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                29.09.2008 18:15

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                can be bought cheaper on ebay!!

                these were an expensive buy but in the 2 and a half years that we've had them we've had no problem with them. I liked the sound quality, as having been a nanny and used some of the non dgital monitors, i found the interference quite annoying. With these the only noises i've heard have been from my daughter. It has the temperature displayed on both monitors which is very handy in the summer and an alarm that can be used to alert you when the room is too hot or too cold. It also has a talk back function, which i have found reassures my daughter without me having to go into her all the time, and 3 light up stars on the unit for use as a nigh tlight which my daughter adores and insists on having on. It also plays a selection of lullabies and has a volume control on both monitors.

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                24.09.2008 16:44
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                great clear sounding monitor

                I read many reviews before deciding which baby monitor to buy and this one ticked all the boxes. It has so many extra features that the standard baby monitors. The display in LCD which makes the monitor look very modern and is also very easy to read. Beware at night though it can be rather bright . The monitor also plays a selection of lullabys to the baby to soothe them if they get restless and would send our girl back to sleep. It has an excellent range ad could be placed anywhere in the room. I was stunned by the clearness of the sound it was fantastic you can even hear the baby breathing. It was so much better than our old non digital monitor. It also has a vibrate function and also has volume change option on it. Another great thing about this monitor is a temperature guage. You can set the temperature warning to go off if the room gets too hot or too cold. I also love the look of the monitor and I like the fact that the one for the nursery has nice little stars on it.

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                10.09.2008 01:27
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                A wonderful baby monitor

                I bought this monitor after losing all faith in the Tomy monitor I originally purchased which wouldn't connect the parent and baby units even after following the convoluted instructions for pairing them.

                I chose this monitor because it was digital and I have heard that digital monitors attract less interference than analogue monitors. Also, the parent unit has a sturdy charging/storage cradle unlike the Tomy one, which would not stand up and was generally annoying.

                The set up of this monitor is simple. You simply insert the rechargeable batteries into the parent unit, charge it and then plug both units in and they find each other - no holding this button on one unit and that button on the other for X seconds to pair them, which makes it much easier to move the baby unit from room to room if, like us, your baby sleeps in your room at night but naps in their own room during the day.

                The sound quality is clear and there is a sensitivity adjustment to enable you to adapt to your baby - if your baby is relatively quiet, then you can up the sensitivity to pick up sounds more efficiently. The baby unit also has a paging facility to find the parent unit should it be mislaid.

                There is also a talk back feature to enable you to reassure your baby without running up and down the stairs all the time - although my husband prefers to use this feature to make me jump out of my skin whilst changing nappies!

                I am so happy that I exchanged my Tomy monitor for this one, I haven't regretted it for a moment.

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                  23.07.2008 22:38

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                  Great monitor

                  I bought this bt digital baby monitor when my daughter was born in 2007, I bought is mainly because it is digital so had less interferance than the old analogue ones. This monitor has many features including music to soothe baby, talk back - allowing you to speak to your child through the monitor - useful in the middle of the night to help get baby back to sleep without having to move. Temp readings to inform you if its too hot or cold within the childs room - and you can set what you think is too hot or cold and a night light which can be useful middle of the night if you just need a very dull light to change a nappy (light isnt great - quite dull so wouldnt rely on it for seeing everything) We have found this monitor to be excellent, with no interferance. The only issue I found is the clip on the back of the handheld section has broken but we dont use it so isnt a massive problem for us.

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                  12.03.2008 19:46
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                  Not bad, has plenty of features. Worrying about the warm units.

                  I bought this digital baby monitor in 2005 for around £70 from John Lewis. After 3 months it stopped working but we were able to get a replacement. The replacement has been fine.
                  There are many features on this monitor including:-
                  * digital room temperature displayed on handset and monitor (with alarm)
                  * Nightlight
                  * Lullabies (5)
                  * Intercom (parents can remotely talk to the chid - my husband used this to talk to me if I was in the nursery!)
                  * Adjustable volume (on handset and monitor)
                  * Sound sensitive lights
                  To be honest we've never really used the lullabies or nightlight and the intercom has only been used between us parents! However I'm sure other people may have found these features useful.
                  For me I wanted the temperature display as the nursery is quite a hot room, also the digial sound quality gave extra peace of mind. It was easy to set up and fairly easy to transport although we find that when using batteries they have a rather limited life. For that reason we usually make sure we take the adaptors so that we can plug them in. The parent unit sits in a cradle so you can move it on and off charge easily.
                  The sound sensitive lights can be useful if you want to be able to see if the child is making noise but don't wish to be disturbed by sounds (watching a movie, hovering etc) And the volume control makes it easy to hear the monitor from another room rather than moving it about.
                  On the negative side both units can get hot, which is a problem we've found with other BT devices. They are not dangerous, just very warm to the touch. Also it is not the cheapest monitor on the market and unless you want to use all the features it may not be worth it.

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                    01.01.2008 15:34
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                    exellent

                    I purchased the BT baby moniter plus when I had my little girl 2 years ago at £80 from boots they where pricey but well worth the money. They are simply the best moniters I have seen they are impressive to look at, Play a varietyof lullabies for baby, tell you the temperature of the babys room in case it is to hot or to cold, and you can carry your moniter with you as it has a clip to attach to your clothes.

                    The moniter that goes in your room also has a talk button so that you can reassure baby by simply pressing down and speaking into it although when I did this one time it startled my little girl, They also have volume controls which is easy enough as the volume buttons are on the side of the actuall moniter.

                    The one problem I had with these moniters is that after only a few weeks of purchasing them the wire to the moniter that goes in the babys room became faulty and was stopping the moniter working efficiantly and it was dangerous so I took them back and received a brand new pair to make up for the old pair breaking so quickly.

                    And 2 years down the line they are still working perfectly fine and serve me and my little girl well i would recomend these moniters to any mum and I beleive they are also cheaper now then they where when I bought them.

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                    This BT Baby Monitor has extra features in addition to the Baby Monitor, including an LCD, 5 lullabies and a temperature monitor. A range of up to 300 metres (in ideal conditions) and an Intercom feature means that a constant link is maintained between pa