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Best Smart Baby Monitors for 2020

High-tech features on a smart baby monitor make your job as a parent easier.

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What to Know About Smart Baby Monitors

The newest crop of baby monitors have officially gone smart. These technology-enhanced offerings come tricked out with everything from two-way audio to room thermometers to movement trackers. Thats not only supercool, but also super helpful to anyone in the slog of new parenthood. Here are six smart baby monitors worth considering.

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Best Budget Choice

Theres no need to shell out big bucks for a smart baby monitor when you choose the Nooie Baby Monitor. This economical option includes lots of great features, such as two-way audio, 360-degree motion tracking, night vision, Alexa compatibility and recording options that let you store videos on your phone or in the cloud. Just download the Nooie Cam app to get started.

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Best Splurge

For the ultimate in next-generation baby monitors, consider the Nanit Plus. Its standout features include time-lapsed highlight reels of babys sleep sessions and Nanit Insights, an app that offers sleep guidance tips and hyper-detailed data about your babys sleep. It also comes with temperature and humidity sensors, and even keeps working when your internet is down

Pair the monitor with the Nanit Breathing Wear Band to always know your babys breaths per minute.

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Best All-Around

The hugely popular and award-winning Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor has lots of great features at a decent price. Its a great choice for parents concerned about privacy, because it transmits over its own channel rather the internet. An interchangeable lens lets you choose between a normal and zoomed-in view. (A wide angle lens is sold separately.) Other features include two-way talk, alarm function and a remote room thermometer.

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Best Design

The Cubo Ai Smart Baby Monitor comes packaged as a super-cute owl with a built-in night light. Notable features on this WiFi-enabled monitor include an automatic photo capture that knows when to snap memorable moments, face detection alerts for when your babys mouth or face is covered, and the option to set a motion sensing alert zone so you immediately know if your child enters a no-go area.

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Best Monitor Display

The five-inch CasaCam Video Baby Monitor features a responsive touchscreen interface that lets you remotely control the camera, three digital zoom options, and a single/split/quad display if you wish to position multiple cameras around the room. It operates over a wireless FHSS signal for privacy. The camera also includes a built-in nightlight, four preloaded lullabies and a built-in room thermometer.

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Best Sound Selection

Its easy to lull your little one to sleep with the iBaby Care M7 Lite. It comes with WiFi speakers and its own app with thousands of lullabies, bedtimes stories, nature sounds, white noise and more. You can even record your lullabies and stories as well. Besides top-notch sound selection, the monitor also has night vision; the option to receive alerts about sound, motion, temperature and air quality in the nursery; two-way audio speakers; and diaper and feeding alerts.

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Amanda Prischak
Amanda Prischak is a freelance writer based in Erie, Pennsylvania.