In a nutshell

This is a solid dependable product that looks as though it would last longer than you need it to. The soothing sounds may or may not be to your liking though.

What we tested

  • Ease of use
    A star rating of 4.5 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 4.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.


  • Reliable, transmits clear sound, has a good range


  • The ‘soothing’ noises sound a bit peculiar, nightlight is fairly dim

The idea behind the Fisher-Price Digital Audio Monitor is brilliant – you can press a button to play soothing sounds to your restless baby and he or she goes back to sleep. While this didn’t work for my 7-month-old, the monitor overall is reliable and transmits clear sound.


The Fisher-Price Digital Audio Monitor has an efficient look about it with rubber feet and grips. It’s quiet business-like, if you will.

You can push a button on the parent unit and the music and soothing sounds play – at whatever volume you choose – to your baby. Cormac, 7 months, simply looked baffled rather than soothed when the music started, which his older brothers found hysterically funny. The watery ‘nature sound’ might be ideal for the kind of restless newborn that needs a background of white noise to drop off to sleep. It could also mask other noises.

What we love

The Fisher-Price Digital Audio Monitor was easy enough to set up – or at least that’s what Cormac’s big brothers (Ally, 10, and Rowan, 7) said when they were given the job. In moments they had it installed and were playing with the tunes and soothing water sounds function.

The Fisher-Price Digital Audio Monitor is a very dependable product. We could hear what Cormac – and his brothers – were up to. It worked very well from one end of Grandma’s house to the other (we tested it there as the distances were further).

The product blurb claims it has a range of 280m outside. I’m a rotten judge of distance, so I’m not sure how far that is. We tried it outside and I can vouch for it going a long way. That is, much further than I can imagine anyone reasonably needing it to.

The lights and music work well and the units look pretty good, too.

What to watch out for

There’s very little to criticise about the Fisher-Price Digital Audio Monitor, although the music and sounds didn’t soothe our baby. However, they might work on a younger infant.

If I’m being exceptionally picky, the nightlight isn’t very bright, but that’s partly the point of a nightlight, isn’t it?

Who is the Fisher-Price Digital Audio Monitor best for?

Parents with babies who need sounds to drift to sleep.


MadeForMums verdict

It might be slightly more expensive than some of the others, but the Fisher-Price Digital Audio Monitor is a monitor that will earn its keep. The sounds and music, however, may prove to be a bit of a gimmick.

Product Specifications

ModelDigital Audio Monitor
Signal typeDigital
Video screenNo
Movement sensor padNo
Range outdoors280m
Number of channelsMulti
Sound level indicator lightsYes
Two-way talkbackNo
Night lightYes
Room temperature displayNo
Soothing lullabiesYes
Power supplyBattery and mains
Power supplyMains
  • Nightlight
  • Nightlight/soothing sounds/music controlled remotely
  • Low-battery and out-of-range warnings