“ Brand: Mothercare / Safety Type: Baby Monitors „
We have just had a new baby (4weeks) and also have a 2 year old. We were kindly given a plug in both ends type monitor which we used for our first and have been quite pleased with but it has obvious limitations. Therefore we decided to splash out on a new monitor. After extensive searching both on foot and on-line we decided that the best value monitor was the Mothercare Sound Asleep Rechargable. We weren't dissappointed. It has a compact, rechargable parent end, both ends can be used on mains & baby end takes batteries (for holidays with no electricity I suppose!). The baby unit also has a nightlight which can be switched off if not wanted. We have found the reception to be as good as our plug in one and it has a range of 200m, we've not tested this but it works in the garden. It also has a light display so you can watch for noise instead of listening. For all these features we payed just £30 (£10 off normal price of £40). Other makes were much more expensive for the same functions.
After being battered about and dropped endless times, our second hand baby monitor finally gave up working, so we had to buy a new one. All of them looked pretty good, but they were really expensive, so we opted for the Mothercare Sound Asleep monitor. You get the transmitter and the receiver and two adapters. You can either have them running on mains or put batteries in, which is handy if you're moving around the house a lot. You can just clip the receiver onto your belt etc and carry it with you. The receiver has a volume switch, and it also has lights across the top which light up depending on the noise volume. The more loghts, the louder the baby! The only problem with this monitor is that it isn;t sound reactive ie: it monitors the noise constantly. This is onlya problem if baby likes to have the radio on - it means you end up listening to it all the time as well. Other than that, I can;t pick any fault with this monitor at all. It's great and it's alot cheaper than some of the others.