When I was registering for my baby shower I looked extensively at baby monitors! I did research on WiFi vs Bluetooth ones and which ones had the best range and battery life and so on. But I also didn’t want to register for a baby monitor that was $200+! I didn’t want my registry to seem greedy. I wanted to be practical with my registry and my family. Therefore I landed on registering (and receiving) the Motorola MBP36S monitor.
I went to the store to see it in person; it was simple, had all the requirements I was looking for in a monitor, and wasn’t overly priced. Once I received this monitor and got it all hooked up and installed (super easy, plug in and turn on), I loved it more than I thought I would! It had a super clear picture quality (I tested in daytime first) and it was in color! During the night it had a clear night vision infrared picture. I could zoom in and see my daughters face and if she was actually asleep or awake which I loved. It also had a room temperature icon that gave a reading of the room temp and I was so excited! I could now gauge if I needed a fan or heater depending on the temp! It also has a build in music player which has about 5 lullaby’s to choose from that loop so you don’t have to worry about baby waking up once the music stops.
I still to this day use this monitor (my daughter is 2) and I will add an additional camera (another plus feature) for when baby girl #2 arrives in Feb 2018.
- Easy installation
- Color camera with good quality and zoom
- Built in music on loop with volume control
- Easily add additional cameras
- Relatively inexpensive
- 2 way talk feature (push a button and talk to your baby from a different room)
- Decent range
- Video is used with bluetooth NOT WiFi so no hacking by stranger danger
- Battery life isn’t great, dies after about an hour unplugged
- Additional cameras are pricey ($80) compared to a whole new system ($120)
Overall this camera has worked for me and I will continue to use it with baby girl #2 but there are definitely some draw backs. If I could re-register or wanted to buy a new system I would probably look into ones with better battery life but since I don’t mind keeping it plugged in-it works for the meantime.