Top 10 Baby Monitors of 2021
Discover the top 10 best baby monitors of 2021 to help you and your baby sleep better. We tested each model with our kids at home to give you a real-life review of the best monitors available today and help you decide the one that’s right for you.
We focus on video baby monitors in our ranking as these are the most popular models. They use radio frequencies or your home Wifi network to stream the video of your child. We also included the best audio baby monitor in our ranking for those of you looking for a simpler alternative.
There are no bad options in our top 10. The Bebcare Motion video baby monitor is overall the best baby monitor for 2021, but the Infant Optics DXR-8 is a better choice if you don’t need the fancy tech and the Nanit is a great model if you want to also keep an eye on your baby from afar. The Miku baby monitor comes packed with some interesting monitoring tech.
Scroll to the bottom of the page if you want to see how we tested each monitor and the criteria that we measured them against.
Without further ado, here’s our list of the 10 best baby monitors of the year.
9.8 / $259.00
Bebcare Motion Video Baby Monitor
The Bebcare Motion Digital Video Baby Monitor is the best baby monitor of 2021. It comes with all the features you expect from a digital video baby monitor with a ton of added-on features. It's the Rolls Royce of baby monitors.
9.6 / $399.99
Miku Breathing Monitor
By tracking your baby’s sleep quality, together with data on their environment, such as room temperature and humidity, the Miku monitor can help you understand your baby’s sleeping pattern to create an ideal sleep environment.
9.6 / $229.93
Nanit Baby Monitor
The Nanit Smart Baby Monitor was the best baby monitor of 2018, and now it comes at the third spot. It’s expensive, but its price is justified if you care about the data-driven insights it will give you every day. The picture quality is outstanding...
9.5 / $165.99
Infant Optics DXR-8
The Infant Optics DXR-8 is the best radio baby monitor of the year. It came well ahead of its competitors in our tests if you’re looking for a radio monitor. All the basic features that we’ve come to expect from a video baby...
9.4 / $146.99
iBaby Care M7
The iBaby Care M7 is the most features-rich WiFi baby monitor on the market at the moment. The iBaby M7 is a premium monitor with a premium price. Sound and video quality are excellent and we like the extensive lullabies and bedtime...
9.4 / $157.94
The Angelcare Baby Movement Monitor AC517 has an impressive 5” touchscreen with one of the best image quality available at the moment. The built quality is excellent and the baby monitor comes bundled with a whole range of useful..
9.3 / n/a
Lollipop Baby Monitor
The Lollipop Smart Baby Monitor is a great looking Wifi baby monitor that is well built and comes with tons of great features. The accompanying mobile app is easy to use and subscription-free. The video quality is excellent and...
9.1 / $299.99
Owlet Smart Sock 2
The Owlet is very helpful if you have reasons to be worried about your baby’s heartbeat or oxygen level. But as a standalone monitor, it lacks some of the basic features that a video monitor provides.
8.0 / $176.99
The Nest camera wasn’t built to be a baby monitor, but using a Nest to keep an eye on your baby isn’t such a bad idea. It lacks some of the basic options that dedicated baby monitors provide, such as lullabies and diaper alerts.
8.5 / $19.99
Vtech DM111 Audio Monitor
If you’re looking for a simple and affordable audio baby monitor, the VTech DM111 is your best option. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that some of the more premium baby monitors offer.