Listed in this section are baby monitors (also known as baby listening devices) and add-on accessories such as flashing lights or vibrating pagers.
Baby monitors are similar to one-way intercoms in that they enable sound to be transmitted in one direction. This enables you to hear when your child is crying.1
Most of these monitors incorporate a vibrating pad or pager and/or a flashing light for parents who are deaf or hard of hearing. The vibrating pads can be placed under your pillow at night time. Some also have a visual sound level indicator - e.g. rows of light that increase as the sound your child makes increases.1
Before purchasing any of the add-on accessories listed here (e.g. flashing lights or vibrating pagers), always check with both the supplier of the monitor and the accessory that they are compatible.
If you are a parent who is deaf or hard of hearing, you may like to get in touch with Deaf Parenting UK. Deaf Parenting UK is made up of interested organisations and individuals and provides forums to discuss deaf parenting issues.2
Which? have completed a baby monitor review which tested various baby monitors on range, durability, sound quality and ease of use. Please note that you will need to subscribe to see how they rated the monitors.View references and sources of further information ›
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