When you are having or have a baby there is so much choice available when it comes to what baby items to buy, especially when it comes to baby monitors there are so many different makes and models on the market all with different features. As i am
a bit a lot of a worrier i have always wanted monitors that detect baby's breathing as i am forever up checking on my children multiple times during the night. But i had heard of so many people that there monitors kept going of for no reason during the night worrying them. So in the end i did not buy any and just brought normal monitors instead which turned out to be a bit rubbish if i am honest as they were really crackly.
However a few week's ago i was very lucky to be selected to be a babyologist tester for Babies R Us and they sent me some new baby monitor's to try out that had babysense movement monitors included. This was perfect for me being a mum to a one year old and a newborn.
We were sent the Motorola MBP16 baby monitor and babysense bundle and this is a bit of information about the product and what we thought of them.
|What we got|
About the product
A bundle that includes Motorola baby monitors to hear baby and a babysense sensor pad to place under baby's mattress to give you peace of mind that they are breathing when they are asleep.
The baby monitor has a 300 meter range so you can use it in any part of your house or garden as the parent unit is portable and includes data encryption to prevent any interference . It has back lit LED screen, built in nightlight , and lullabies and a two way talk as added features.
Babysense sensor includes two highly sensitive sensor pads that monitor baby's breathing when they are asleep. If baby stops breathing after 20 seconds a high pitch alarm will sound and it will also sound if less then 10 movements per minute detected. And is recommended for healthy babies up to one year of age.
* Rechargeable parent unit
* Two way talk feature
* Night light
* High sensitivity microphone
* Back light & sound indicators
* Eco mode
* 1.8 Ghz DECT technology
|The parent unit|
|The baby unit|
* Dual sensor pad monitors
* High pitch alarm to wake you & baby
* Indicates low breathing
* Indicates partial loss of breathing
* Alarm sounds after 20 seconds
* Alarm sounds after 1 minute with less then 10 movements
* Baby unit fits on cot/ crib
* Can be used in moses basket/ cribs & cots
|The sensor pad|
|The sensor unit|
|How they look in the basket|
The box arrived and inside there was two smaller boxes one with the monitors in and the other with the babysense monitors in. We have been using them for a few week's now every day to really test them out fully and we have found them so easy to use. They were both super easy and quick to set up with easy to follow clear instructions included. With the baby monitors you literally plug them in to charge and turn them on and that's it they are ready to use, a little message will flash up on the screen telling you if they are not connected.
I have been using the monitors with Sophia who is one year old and we use them when she goes to bed on a night time. We live very close to Newcastle airport and we are right under the flight path and the planes fly really low above are house with are old monitors we had interference due to this but with these monitors we have had no interference or crackling sounds at all. The sound quality is fantastic as i can hear every little noise that she makes so clearly.
The parent unit can be charged up and carried around with you so that you can hear baby anywhere you go in the house or garden. And it also shows you the temperature in the baby's room so you can make sure they are not to hot or cold. And if you press a button you can talk to baby through the monitor if you wish like a walkie talkie.
The baby unit also has some great extra features too such as a built in night light and it plays soothing lullabies at the touch of a button. If the baby unit is not plugged in or is turned off by mistake the parent unit will beep and a message will flash up on the screen telling you that it is not connected so you can be sure that the monitors are connected properly. They are brilliant we found them so easy to use with great sound quality and lots of useful extra features.
We have been using the babysense monitor with Jacob for the last few week's as obviously he is still a tiny baby who is with me all the time and sleeps in are room on a night time so we don't need the monitors for him yet. But the babysense sensors and the baby monitors would work great together when he is older.
The babysense sensors were again super easy and very quick to set up, we have been using it on a mosses basket and it fits perfectly but it can also be used on cribs and cots. Because Jacob is still so young we only use one of the pads supplied but once he is a bit older and is in a cot and moving around you use both pads supplied spaced out in the cot to detect movements better. We placed the pad under his mattress and plugged it into the monitor and the monitor then clipped onto the end of his moses basket.The monitor is battery operated and the batteries are included so there is no wires plugged into the mains making it safer.
Once the sensor is set up you just put baby in the cot and press a button to turn the sensor on and a blue light will flash to let you know that its detecting breathing movements through the mattress.
The sensor pads detect baby's breathing but if it detects no movements after 20 seconds then an alarm will sound which is meant to wake you and baby up. We have not had any false alarms like people have mentioned with similar products, the only time i have heard the alarm sound was when i picked Jacob up and forgot to turn it off.
This is a perfect product for someone like me who worries a lot about there children and is constantly waking up to check they are ok and still breathing during the night, as this reassures me that Jacob is okay and it also stops me disturbing him so much.
|The babysense sensor in use|
* Super easy and quick to set up
* Really easy to use
* No false alarms on babysense
* Reassuring for parents
* No interference on monitors
* Great clear sound quality
* Can be used on moses baskets and cots
* Night light and lullabies to sooth baby
* Digital temperature display
* You can talk to baby through the two way talk
* The parent unit is portable so can take it with you.
* The babysense monitor which is attached to the cot flashes a blue light when in use and as Jacobs mosses basket is near my bed i could see it flashing all night and it was irritating.
Would i recommend this product ? Yes defiantly, it is expensive but i believe that get what you pay with things like this so it is defiantly worth the money. It is so easy to set up and use and i can not fault it in anyway as it is so much better then are old monitors. With clear sounds no interference and lots of nice little useful extra features and the sensor pads are so reassuring for anxious parents.
I would give this a 10/10
This Motorola MBP16 baby monitor and babysense bundle is available to buy from Babies R Us and is priced at £99.99 .
*Disclosure : I was sent this product for free for the purpose of this review however i was no paid for this post and all opinions are my own.