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Review: VTech Communications Safe & Sound Monitor

March 12, 2013

Edited October 2013: After 7 months of use, the monitor died on us. The base battery had run out, as it had a few times before. I plugged it into the charger, and the light was lit, but it would not charge or turn on. I waited a couple of hours, then 24 hours, and it still wouldn't turn on. I contacted VTech and was told I could purchase a new base...which I wasn't about to do, since it had only been 7 months. :( 

The baby monitor we had from day one with Ethan was one that was given to us for free. It was brand new, and we liked it. It was audio only, and I was okay with that. I didn't feel the need to watch my child's every move on a video monitor.
When we neared the transition to the big boy bed, however, I felt we would be facing a challenge. It's quite obvious, once you transition from a crib to a toddler bed, there is sudden freedom the toddler didn't have before. With that said, I began thinking a video monitor would be something we'd want. And so our search began...
We settled on a monitor that...well...wasn't really settling at all. It was not only the best price, but it had everything we wanted and more. Our previous audio only monitor showed the temperature of the room, and we were sure we wanted that again. This monitor has it. It has a zoom feature. It has options. It's the VTech Communications Safe & Sound Full Color Video & Audio Monitor (and for just $99.95, you can get it at Amazon today...seriously, JUST under one hundred bucks for a great monitor)


Fun facts about this great monitor:

  • Split screen viewing system supports up to four total cameras to be viewed from one parent unit. When Gabe comes, and we have a house (where he has his own room), we will be purchasing a second camera. Handy! 
  • Talk-back intercom and lullabies help soothe your baby!
  • Electronic sensor tracks temperature of room.
  • Wall-mountable camera with swivel, tilt, and zoom.
  • Infrared LED view your baby at night without disturbing them.
  • 1,000 feet of range with superior digital transmission.
  • Rechargeable battery with low battery alert in parent unit.


We really do love this video monitor, and we're so glad it's the one we chose. If you're in the market for a video monitor for your little one's room, do yourself a favor and check this one out. You won't regret it!
Note: I was sent this video monitor for review, free of charge, but it absolutely was the monitor we chose above all the others we'd checked into, and the opinions I've expressed here in this post are my own genuine, honest opinions. We love this monitor!


Originally published on 2013-03-12 by Laura at The Everyday Joys .