Product Type: Tomy safety products
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Tomy Digital TD300 baby monitor - mostly good
Tomy Digital TD300
Member Name: karlsm93
Tomy Digital TD300
Advantages: Temperature checker, good range of sounds picked up
Disadvantages: Feedback at times, short battery life
One important element of baby kit for us was a baby monitor, however when I started to look around at the monitors on the market, I couldn't quite believe all of the terrible reviews on many from well respected brands. It was my sister that recommended the Tomy monitors as she had an older version for her own children and thought they were the best that she had found, having gone through a few duff monitors beforehand.
I did a bit of research in Tomy monitors and decided upon this Tomy Digital TD300 monitor which costs around the £50 and upwards mark, although I got them on offer at TEsco direct at the time I was looking.
Tomy claims this product offers a 100% crystal clear digital monitor that can pick up sounds within a 350 metre range. It has DECT technology which is what gives you the clear sound without interference. The other main features of this product are the nightlight on the base unit giving a soft green glow in the baby's room, a temperature checker on the monitor to ensure baby's room not too hot or cold and a talk back button which allows you to talk to your baby when not in the room if you need to offer comfort. In our case this was used for mummy and daddy to communicate when one of us is trying to settle the baby!! Useful nonetheless.
The monitor also comes with a belt clip so you can be wearing it hands free which my husband likes to do, and clip it onto his trousers when he is in charge! I like to have it beside me so I can see any movement via the lights, which brings me onto the sound/light feature which I particularly like. You can decide how much sound you want to hear in terms of your baby. You can turn the setting up to maximum to mute, where you will only hear louder noises. I have to say that I have never had it on this setting, in fact I have it always at full reception so much so, that I can even hear the clock ticking in my baby's room.
There are a few downsides however such as the battery life. The monitor is able to be charged using the mains but I find that the battery onto lasts about a week before needing to be charged again, a full 6 hour charging. There is a warning that the battery is about to go, so you can charge it before it goes completely dead.
The other downside is that sometimes if you have the monitor in your hand or hooked onto you and you go too close to the base unit, there can be a lot of feedback which unfortunately has woke my daughter when I have went to check on her and forgot to turn off the monitor.
Despite these couple of negative points, this is a very good monitor allowing a parent to listen very closely to a baby's every movement. It also allows you to check the temperature and decide just how much noise you want to hear. All in all, I ma very pleased with these monitors and think they are worth the money.
Summary: A good monitor with only a few downsides
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