In a nutshell

Good value for money crystal clear baby monitor with enough great features to do the job well.

What we tested

  • Ease of use
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Sound and/or picture quality
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Signal range
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Design
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.


  • Amazing BT digital sound quality, good value for money, talk back function


  • Less user friendly than next model up, some complaints of reliability.

The BT Baby Monitor 100 might not have all the whistles and bells of its fancier older brother the BT 150 but when you compare the prices you might decide the features it lacks aren’t actually that important. And the sound is amazing.


The BT Baby Monitor 100 was developed by BT for parents who didn’t want to spend over £50 on a monitor so its definitely less flashy, but still pretty impressive. It looks sleek and cool and has some really useful features like 3 polyphonic lullabies, a sound sensitivity light (so you can see your child is fussing but you don’t have to hear it) and a parent talk back facility enabling you to soothe your little one without leaving your armchair.

What we love

The BT Baby Monitor 100 really does provide crystal clear monitoring with its fabulous high definition sound (your baby can’t sneeze without you knowing about it). The range (50m inside, 300m outside) is impressive and the handy travel bag makes going on holiday easy. Also both units can work off battery so you don’t have a problem if you ever struggle to find a power outlet or have forgotten your adaptor when going abroad.

This monitor is a really good value option. Although the RRP is around £50 you can pick one up online for nearer to £30 and when you compare that to the BT150 (with identically fabulous sound quality) which costs around £20-30 more, this baby alarm makes sense. You don’t have a temperature monitor, you don’t have screen and you can’t plug your MP3 player in, but you can monitor your child.

What to watch out for

Once you know your way around the monitor it’s easy to use but it’s certainly not as intuitive as monitors with a dedicated screen to guide you through the functions. You can set the sensitivity and volume using the sound sensitivity lights at the top of the parent unit, but it is definitely easier on the next model up, the BT150.

One common complaint from other mums online is that after a while this baby monitor can stop working – or at least the sound indicator lights continue to work but no sound comes out. This is something I’ve never experienced, other than when on minimum sensitivity (when you don’t hear you baby’s noises until they get really loud, but you can still see that they’re starting to stir with the lights flashing). Obviously in this case it’s a feature – no need to wake up if your baby’s just resettling himself. If, as some reviewers insist, the sensitivity is on high and the mute is off, then it’s a very worrying problem. There’s nothing worse than discovering your baby’s been upset and you haven’t been aware.

Who is the BT 100 best for?

Mums who like perfect sound quality but aren’t fussed about keeping up with their neighbours’ baby gadgets.


MadeForMums verdict

This is a great alarm and while it’s easy to think you should splash out on the most expensive baby monitor (because surely there’s nothing more important than your child’s safety and happiness) this less fancy version will probably do everything you could ever imagine it needing to.

Product Specifications

ModelBaby Monitor 100
Video screenNo
Movement sensor padNo
Range indoors50m
Range outdoors300m
Number of channelsMulti
Sound level indicator lightsYes
Two-way talkbackYes
Night lightYes
Soothing lullabiesYes
  • Digital DECT technology with Hi-Def sound
  • Rubber key zones on both units
  • Portable parent unit
  • Parent talk back
  • Mute function on parent unit
  • Nightlight with adjustable brightness
  • Illuminated key zone on baby unit
  • Fully adjustable volume and sensitivity