Update 11/21/13: Product Recall Alert: A popular model of baby monitors byAngelcare Monitor has been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission due to choking hazard. Unfortunately, the AC1100 monitor that we reviewed recently is part of the recall.
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One of the most important products to be added to your baby registry is a baby monitor. When thinking of the safety of your child you would probably go to great lengths to ensure he/she is safe at night, right? Ideally you should have the best monitor available, like the Angelcare AC1100 video baby monitor. Not only can you hear and see your baby at night, but with the under-the-mattress movement sensor pad, you can now have peace of mind knowing that Angelcare will alert you if you baby stops breathing for any reason (god forbid).
(Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product free of charge to facilitate my review. My opinion is honest and my own and is not influenced by compensation.)
The soothing night light on the nursery unit is great. We usually have a separate night light plugged in for my daughter but now that we have the Angelcare monitor, we can do without it.
The adjustable-angle camera is so clear, even at night. I have to admit, I feel a little weird watching my daughter while she sleeps at night but it is nice to peek on her from time-to-time, especially when I hear a funny noise come out of her room. I love that the parent monitor allows me to digitally zoom in and out for a better view.
From infant to toddler and beyond, Angelcare monitors can grow with your family by simply disconnecting the sensor pad feature. Since my daughter is two, we don’t need to utilize the sensor pad. I love that the monitor still works without one of the components. For babies under 24 months, whether awake or asleep, Angelcare’s world-renowned under-the-mattress sensor pad alerts parents at 20 seconds if no movement is detected. Each unit is also equipped with an optional ‘tic’ feature that clicks to let parents know the sensor is working even when baby is sound asleep.
LCD Touch Screen
Okay, folks. This is amazing! The touch screen is so easy to navigate (once you figure out what each icon represents). My husband and I tried to use the monitor without reading the directions — typical! We soon realized we had no idea what we were doing when both ends of the monitor started beeping out of control. Once we figured it out, we were amazed.
Two-Way Talk -Back
Here’s another awesome feature of the Angelcare AC1100. With a simple push of a button on my parent’s monitor, I can talk to my daughter as if we were using walkie-talkies. I do notice she gets a little creeped out when she hears my voice so close to her without seeing me, but this feature can really come in handy.
The parent unit will alarm you if the nursery-room temperature drops too low or raises too high. This is fantastic. My daughter’s room is in the front of our house and always seems to be a different temperature than the rest of the house. I’m always concerned about her room temperature, especially since she tends to kick her blankets off.
I have to say, the only negative about this product is the price. The MSRP on the Angelcare AC1100 is $289 but you can find it cheaper on Amazon. In fact, it’s only $198 on Amazon. This is why this is a must-have for the baby registry. Let others spoil you with expensive gifts. 🙂 Visit AngelcareBaby.com to find your local retailer.