The Doro BM35 monitor is not particularly well known, but it is a fantastic choice, particularly for those who live in an apartment block, or a house with thick stone walls. With its reception range of 3kms, it can overcome almost any reception obstacles.
The monitor has a portable parent unit with a rechargeable battery, while the baby unit stays plugged in. It can monitor continuously, or it can be programmed to kick in when baby starts crying, which conserves the battery power. But by far the biggest advantage is its transmission range – we bought it so we could take it out into the garden – but if you really wanted to, you could take it to a garden 3kms away and it would still work! Amazing.
What we love
We previously had another monitor which we spent ages trying to get to work every night as it kept picking up everything else except Jack’s crying. In the end we had to give up because reception was so bad and that’s when we found this one. Battery life is excellent and the parent unit has a handy torch built into it, useful for when you’re creeping into baby’s bedroom at night time. It also has eight channels and several sub channels so if you do pick up any interference there are plenty of other channels to choose from to ensure the best reception.
What to watch out for
There’s no thermometer on it, so you do need a separate thermometer if you want to keep a check on baby’s room temperature. Also, when the battery’s running low it doesn’t give you any warning. Instead, once it’s completely dead it just beeps once and turns itself off. There is a visual indicator for the battery life but you don’t check it that often, so an audible warning that the power is low would be a bonus.
Who is it the Doro BM35 Monitor best for?
People who live in blocks of flats where they may be many monitors vying for attention, as well as those in houses with thick stone walls. Overall, anyone who wants to make sure they can rely on the monitor they’re using to tell them when baby is crying.
This is a great monitor and because of its amazing range you can go out into your garden without any fear of losing reception. Having tried a couple of other monitors before, we would recommend this to anyone.