I was an anxious new mother and thought that this product would reassure me when my son was sleeping in another room. Whilst it did give me peace of mind (the movement detector is extrememly sensitive) I found the sound quality of the monitor to be lacking. In the end my son slept in bed with me for the first three months and so I only used the movement detector on a few occasions. By the time he moved into his cot I was much more confident and didn't really find it useful. However, I was very disappointed by the monitor in general as the sound quality is very poor and you have to have the volume turned up on maximum. Even on full volume the sound was not crystal clear. In the end I sold that monitor and bought a different (cheaper) one. For the price of this monitor I would have expected better quality sound. Also, it eats batteries (although you can plug it in rather than use battery power).
The Maws baby Reassurance Monitor does just that. Provides reassurance that your baby is moving/breathing while you are in other areas of the house. This is the key issue as it does give you great peace of mind. Where this excellent product falls down is in the detail as follows: 1. The alarm which sounds when no movement is detected (after 20 secs.) is only on the baby unit, not the parent unit. This is ok when in the room with the baby, or if you have the sound turned up on the parent unit. But if you have the sound down in another room you hear nothing! The red light that will go on won't help you if you don't look at the unit for a while. The fact that you can have a red light activate means it must be simple to add an audible alarm to the parent until too. 2. The unit does not have rechargeable batteries - this is crazy as the parent unit eats batteries for breakfast! I would suggest that the until comes with powerful recargeable batteries - and whill recharge them whenever the ac adapter is used for powering the unit. I have separately bought a charger with rechageable batteries - but it should not be necessary to do this and spend another £25 after paying £100. 3. The temerature gague seems to read high. E.G. reading 22c when I have another temperature gague in the room reading only 20c. This is annoying as it's difficult to figure out which is correct....but I believe it's the Maws one which is over-reading and makes us feel uncomfortable that we have the room temperature up too high. Overall I am satisfied - but this could be a great product if Maws attend to the points I've listed
This monitor includes a pad that is put under the baby's mattress which senses any movement including, it seems, breathing. Our previous monitor was analogue, was constantly receiving interference on both channels and picked up other radio equipment and also only picked up sounds over a certain volume. We bought this baby monitor on the understanding that it had crystal clear sound. In one shop it was also advertised as digital. Unfortunately this did not seem to be the situation. The monitor is not digital as in DECT digital, although, it does have a digital diplay for the temperature. The sound is certainly not crystal clear, and the volume on the parent unit was incredibly low, even when the volume control was on maximum. The "sound seek" option is also not as good as it sounds. All it seems to do is increase the volume of the parent unit. Even with "sound seek" enabled, the volume was still unacceptably low. I like the idea of a pad that senses movement, but this also did not live up to expectations. The pad is a rigid piece of plastic about half an inch thick which, when put in our moses basket or crib, our baby could not settle when we used it. It may be because the thickness of the mattress in moses baskets/cribs are thinner than those in cots, but we had to stop using the sensor pad in order to settle our baby. The pad has an alarm if no movement is sensed for some time (20 seconds if I remember rightly). If you forget to turn the sensor pad off when you take your baby out of it's bed, the alarm will go off. I found that 20 seconds was just long enough to sit down, get a bib on our baby and get a bottle in his mouth! Basically, we returned the monitor after trying it for three days and being totally dissatisfied with the product. It was one of the more expensive monitors available and I think that, for the money, it should perform much better than it does.
Crystal clear sound, Soundseek, Glowing Light display, 100m Range.