Tested with one-year-old twin sons Erza and Noah.
BT 200 Digital Monitor
200 Digital Monitor
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What’s in the box?
- Parent unit
- Baby unit
- Travel bag
What we loved
The lack of edges and smooth curves are certainly pleasing to the eye, and so are the bold, shiny colours (the design is pretty retro-futuristic and wouldn’t look out of place in The Jetsons). The baby monitor is easy to use and set up. It has a range of up to 50m indoors (and 300m outdoors), lets you talk to your baby through the parent unit, comes with a nice travel bag, and has a warm orange night light. Plus, it has high-definition sound, although I don’t know if baby screams are the best use of HD!
There’s even a button on the baby unit which makes the parent unit beep if you’ve lost it – I think this function will be put to best use when I’m trying to get one of my babies to sleep and I need to alert my other half to come into the room with a replacement for a lost dummy!
What to watch out for
Firstly, don’t buy this if you urgently need a monitor – the parent unit’s battery takes 16 hours to charge before you can use it!
Secondly, the monitor has two mute functions: mute all and mute low. They both filter out background noise in the baby room, but even after reading the instructions I still don’t quite understand how they work!
I ditched the instructions, as its basic functions make it as easy to set up as your bog standard monitor.
Perhaps the mute buttons will come in handy when my one-year-old’s are older and chatting away in their room instead of sleeping.
I also think BT could have found a way to light up some of the buttons on the baby unit, so I can see what I’m pressing in the dark.
An eye-pleasingly ‘retro space-age’ look, this monitor works well even if you ignore the sometimes befuddling instructions!