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Digital Video, Movement and Sound Baby Monitor {Angelcare} + giveaway

When my second child was born, I was terrified, more terrified than with my first.  With my daughter I had ignorance to help me sleep through the night.  Six years later when my son was born, I stayed up all night sick with terror thinking about SIDS.  The first few months I didn’t sleep, even when he actually did.  Had I had the Angelcare Digital Video, Movement and Sound Monitor, I could have relaxed a bit and achieved some quality deep sleep.

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This video monitor has all of the capabilities a parent could want: uninterrupted streaming color video, infrared for night vision, back-up battery power and 2-way talk so you can sing a lullaby or speak soothing words to your baby from the other room.  There are also multiple alarms to make sure everything is perfect in the nursery, giving parents everywhere unprecedented peace of mind.

The parent unit features a temperature reader/display which I really appreciate.  Note that we keep our house at 78 degrees, which may seem warm to non-desert-dwellers, but compared to the 110 heat outside, it’s very comfortable.  Luckily, fall is setting in and we are seeing temperatures into the mid 60’s at times – sweatshirt weather!  For added comfort, we also keep a tower fan blowing through the kids’ beds.   For those in other climates, this will come in handy as the temperature reaches freezing temperatures outside.  Angelcare recommends 68-72 degrees so we keep the temperature alarm off.

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Other notable features: touch screen on portable parent unit, audio “tic” feature for paranoid moms like me to provide assurance when baby is super quiet, parent unit locator for when you lose track of it, and a timer that tracks baby’s sleep times… oh and it uses 2.4 GHz digital transmission to reduce interference and provide maximum privacy.

The video is good during the day and night, not the best in the in-between low light, and has zoom in/zoom out ability (and also rotates up/down and side to side).  Love that.  The audio I think is the best I have heard.  It tunes out my white noise machine pretty well, making it easy for me to hear my baby’s cries.  The volume levels are great, the lowest being perfect when I don’t want my husband to wake with me (he lives and works on a very different schedule than me).

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When my son was a newborn in his crib, I watched the video monitor like a hawk.  I even would go put my finger below his nose to make sure he was still breathing… okay I STILL do that, but way less now that he is 8 months.

The Angelcare Digital Video, Movement and Sound Monitor has a trick up its sleeve that other video monitors do not.  See, it monitors movement.  It features an under-the-mattress baby movement sensor pad that offers peace of mind like none other. The sensor pad feels every tiny movement your baby makes, and if they do not move within 20 seconds, an alarm sounds.

It is easy to use, just place it under the mattress where your baby sleeps.  I wish I had this system when my son was a newborn, but I still find peace using it now — you can never be too safe.  The sensor pad can be used for babies under 24 months and then after that, just disconnect it and keep using the rest of the monitor system.

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As a fun bonus, the nursery unit is also a nightlight… a pretty cool one at that.  I’ve found one can never have enough nightlights.  Being right next to the crib, it is a nice beacon in the night when you go in for a feeding or diaper change.

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Here is where I list negatives about the monitor.  I do have one and that is trying to figure out how to face the camera at my sleeping son.  I’m used the kind of monitor that mounts to the wall and motors around.  I was befuddled with where to put the nursery unit when I saw it had no mounting capabilities, but ended up placing a new shelf for the nursery unit.  I had to also use a bit of 3M sticky tape.  I’ve read online that many use a flexible tripod… maybe the next version from Angelcare with come with its own tripod — brilliant idea!

My other negative I would list is the battery life isn’t awesome (a few hours)… but you can snooze the video part which I believe reduces the battery draining, and the range is about 200 ft, which doesn’t extend to parts of my yard where I like to relax.  But, all in all, this is one monitor system that can keep new and veteran parents both in the peace.

Purchase the Angelcare Video Sound and Movement Baby Monitor System at Amazon (MSRP $289.99) – a really reasonable price for the amount of peace of mind it gives.  Keep in the know by liking Angelcare on Facebook.
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*Note: The Sensor Pad can be used with a regulatory standard baby mattress, whatever the size or thickness. However, it cannot be used with a memory foam mattresses, a dual sided, a mattress with a hollow frame or a Purflo mattress.

Product was provided by Angelcare to facilitate this review; all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. amy pugmire
    October 20, 2013 at 4:20 am — Reply

    I have 2 young kids and my only monitor just broke.

  2. Kim
    October 20, 2013 at 5:26 am — Reply

    because our monitor hasn’t worked in ohhhhh a year???! ugh

  3. October 20, 2013 at 6:23 am — Reply

    I know someone who is having a baby and she would love and appreciate this.

  4. Sonya Morris
    October 20, 2013 at 7:16 am — Reply

    I would love to have the movement monitor for my little guy! A friend of mine lost her little boy at 18 months from SIDS and I have been terrified of that happening to one of my little ones. A monitor like this would help me sleep better at night!

  5. Abby B.
    October 20, 2013 at 7:17 am — Reply

    I would love this monitor because it would give me peace of mind when he’s sleeping in his room.

  6. Maia G
    October 20, 2013 at 7:40 am — Reply

    I could watch baby throughout the house

  7. 1955nurse
    October 20, 2013 at 9:05 am — Reply

    I want to win this because we have a new Baby due in our Family in January, & the new Mom & Dad-to-be live in an older 2-story house – and can’t afford anything as Fabulous as this Angelcare monitor! This would help them feel @ ease when they were downstairs – plus this is their 1st, & it would help w/the nerves everyone has about their new Baby. Thanks for the chance….

  8. Jill H
    October 20, 2013 at 9:05 am — Reply

    I need a second one for my newest little one.

  9. Andrea
    October 20, 2013 at 9:35 am — Reply

    We just welcomed our second child 3 weeks ago and it would be wonderful to have a second monitor to be able to keep an eye on her and her older sister during naps and bedtime. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Cassandra Eastman
    October 20, 2013 at 10:02 am — Reply

    I’d love to have a monitor in my daughters nursery as well as my 4 year olds room, I love that it has 2 way audio which would be great for naptime!

  11. Jamie
    October 20, 2013 at 10:19 am — Reply

    We have noisy, old hardwood floors, so it’s hard to sneak a peek. But I’d love to see how my little one is doing at night.

  12. loriag
    October 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm — Reply

    I would love to win this as a gift for my SIL who had a baby this last year. It would be a wonderful gift.

  13. Lindsay Cyr
    October 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm — Reply

    I would love to win this monitor because it sounds like a fantastic product for me to use with my baby boy!

  14. Melissa M
    October 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm — Reply

    I would love to win this for my cousin who is pregnant with twin boys!

  15. Erin G
    October 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm — Reply

    I would love this so that i could keep in eye out for my little miss priss while I am doing chores around the house.

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  17. lisa bolduc
    October 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm — Reply

    I am due with my first and I could really use this as I don’t have a monitor yet

  18. Anne Perry
    October 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm — Reply

    We do not have a monitor,,, I would like this to have in our bed room during naps. I like the under-the-mattress baby movement sensor.

  19. Nicole Krutz
    October 20, 2013 at 8:02 pm — Reply

    it would put my mind at ease!

  20. sandra davis
    October 20, 2013 at 10:57 pm — Reply

    i would like because my niece is having her first baby in Decemeber and i know that this would be great for her.

  21. October 21, 2013 at 6:06 am — Reply

    I am expecting my first child and I can’t think of a better way to keep an eye on the little one.

  22. Kimberly
    October 21, 2013 at 6:44 am — Reply

    I would like to win because we’re expecting baby #2 and I love the idea of having so much peace of mind. I remember how many times I checked on my daughter when she was baby and ended up waking her up.

  23. nici r
    October 21, 2013 at 7:16 am — Reply

    I would love this for my little boy due on Friday!!

  24. Jonathan Baker
    October 21, 2013 at 9:01 am — Reply

    I’d love to win it for our daughter’s room! The sensor, temperature monitor, and touchscreen are all great features.

  25. Jessica
    October 21, 2013 at 10:43 am — Reply

    I would love to win this because we finally moved our baby girl to her own room and I worry about her

  26. October 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm — Reply

    I would love this for my newest addition. We are currently pregnant with baby #2 and I am terrified of SIDS as well. I wanted a video monitor for my daughter but we just couldn’t afford it at the time.

  27. Alex Liz Robinson
    October 22, 2013 at 4:36 am — Reply

    We are expecting right now and we still need a monitor. This will give me peace of mind at bedtime which will hopefully let us all have a good nights sleep.

  28. Cathy C
    October 22, 2013 at 1:40 pm — Reply

    I would love to win this for my daughter. She has a newborn and it would be helpful when she moves into her own room.

  29. adina
    October 22, 2013 at 7:37 pm — Reply

    id love to be able to keep an eye on my baby

  30. Rebecca Parsons
    October 22, 2013 at 7:47 pm — Reply

    We will be having a baby in the house In less than week hopefully so we will need it.

  31. marywithrow
    October 23, 2013 at 1:14 am — Reply

    It would be so handy to keep a eye on Abagail and I would not have to keep running up and down the stairs!!!!

  32. Jillian
    October 23, 2013 at 7:56 pm — Reply

    I would like to use for my newborn nephew.

  33. Natalie S
    October 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm — Reply

    I would love to have this to use with my 12 month old – his room is on the opposite side of the house as ours! Thanks for the chance :)

  34. Tamar
    October 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm — Reply

    I would LOVE that peace of mind!

  35. Kenny Hall
    October 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    We are expecting and do not have a baby monitor. This one looks fabulous!

  36. Pamalot
    October 24, 2013 at 6:35 am — Reply

    My niece is having her first baby and I know that safety and peace of mind are important to her and the angelcare monitor could help relieve some of her fears.

  37. Debra S
    October 24, 2013 at 7:01 am — Reply

    I do the daycare for a bunch of grandkids, plus, they just adore to spend the nights here a lot- and it’s a two story house. I would love to have a monitor up there!!

  38. andie
    October 24, 2013 at 8:28 am — Reply

    This would be an amazing gift for my niece/nephew to come – helping their parents as much as we can.


  40. October 24, 2013 at 9:46 am — Reply

    Our son is on a different level than we are at night so this would be a huge comfort.

  41. Aimee T
    October 24, 2013 at 9:47 am — Reply

    Honestly? To keep an eye on babies… sheep babies!

  42. October 24, 2013 at 10:08 am — Reply

    I would love this 3 in 1 monitor because it would bring me peace of mind and help me keep an eye on my baby.

  43. Elizabeth B
    October 24, 2013 at 11:07 am — Reply

    I like all the bells and whistles! I like the movement pad and the nightlight is a nice touch.

  44. Kate Newton
    October 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    Would love to try this higher end monitor. My cheapy doesn’t work well.

  45. Katie Roch
    October 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm — Reply

    I would love this monitor because of the movement.sensor. It would give my piece of mind while I’m sleeping.

  46. Dianne McVetty
    October 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    Our first great grandchild will be born soon and I know his parents would appreciate a monitor like this. Thanks.

  47. Amber
    October 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm — Reply

    I’m expecting my first baby and am excited to prepare for his arrival! With a limited budget, we plan to buy a cheap monitor, but would love to have something this fancy for peace of mind. Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. April Brenay
    October 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm — Reply

    This can grow with the child, even be used for playroom monitoring :)

  49. Nicole Vosburgh
    October 24, 2013 at 8:32 pm — Reply

    I’d love the peace of mind while doing my thing around the house each day. I would feel safe to be in the basement and even right outside doing landscaping.

  50. kath g
    October 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm — Reply

    why? because safety is ALWAYS the number one priority with children.

  51. heather baker
    October 25, 2013 at 6:14 am — Reply

    I would love to have one to monitor my baby better, the one we had broke.

  52. Alexia
    October 25, 2013 at 9:46 am — Reply

    I would like it so that I could keep a better eye on my little ones. =)

  53. sandra
    October 25, 2013 at 10:54 am — Reply

    to help keep a watchful eye oer my little one

  54. Robert
    October 25, 2013 at 10:55 am — Reply

    We have a baby due in the next couple of days and don’t have a monitor yet.

  55. Kelly D
    October 25, 2013 at 11:57 am — Reply

    I am going to have a new niece or nephew soon so I would like this for them.

  56. greg
    October 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm — Reply

    My wife is due in June 2014 with our first child. This would be awesome to win since we will have to buy one soon anyway.

  57. Natalie
    October 25, 2013 at 5:15 pm — Reply

    I would love this monitor so I can sleep knowing my child is safe

  58. Meagan
    October 26, 2013 at 11:29 am — Reply

    I would love to win this for my little sister’s sweet baby!

  59. Sara
    October 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm — Reply

    I would like this because my son’s monitor has a lot of static. It’s hard to use/hear.

  60. Dawn S.
    October 26, 2013 at 3:22 pm — Reply

    This is great!

  61. Tiffani H
    October 26, 2013 at 7:50 pm — Reply

    My first grandchild is expected to arrive in January and I think an angelcare monitor is a must-have. I am so jealous that moms have this added sense of security….that wasn’t available when I was a new mom, but so grateful for the technology now. I know it would give my daughter at least a few minutes of restful sleep. :)

  62. October 27, 2013 at 7:56 am — Reply

    I would like to offer it to my brother (they have 2 babies)

  63. mike w
    October 27, 2013 at 4:01 pm — Reply

    A resant for my first grandchild

    • mike w
      October 27, 2013 at 4:03 pm — Reply

      A present for my first grandchild. should not type and watch tv

  64. October 27, 2013 at 8:26 pm — Reply

    I have a newborn baby enough said lol

  65. Leann L
    October 28, 2013 at 8:31 am — Reply

    I would love to have it for baby #2. Would definitely ease my mind of some worries that come along with a newborn.

  66. Gina Demaree McKee
    October 28, 2013 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    I would like this to use when we move our 9-month old into her own room, and for when I am outside gardening//working while she’s napping.

  67. Miranda Mora
    October 29, 2013 at 6:53 am — Reply

    I’d LOVE to have this for my baby due in February. I read so much news over the years and have worried myself so much about things that could happen.

  68. Jamie Steagall
    October 29, 2013 at 8:56 am — Reply

    I would love to win this monitor so when I have my baby in June, I will be able to keep an eye/ear on my sleeping baby while I’m in other rooms interacting with my 2 and 5 year olds. It would help give me that peace of mind, as with my other two I didn’t have the funds for a monitor and there was always that added stress of having to check in on the babies every so many minutes and not being able to step outside even to make a phone call. This would be absolutely amazing to have this time around.

  69. alaina
    October 29, 2013 at 10:44 pm — Reply

    Due in february and would love this!

  70. Stephanie MacDonald
    October 30, 2013 at 3:00 am — Reply

    I’m a paranoid parent LOL this would help put my mind at ease

  71. Jim W.
    October 30, 2013 at 7:22 am — Reply

    My current monitor is sound only

  72. Heather
    October 31, 2013 at 3:32 am — Reply

    I would like to win this because my sister is expecting another baby soon.

  73. Sarah VM
    October 31, 2013 at 12:52 pm — Reply

    I would like it to give to my friend for her baby.

  74. October 31, 2013 at 5:07 pm — Reply

    I would love to gift this to my nephew & his wife who are expecting twins.

  75. nickie
    November 1, 2013 at 6:42 am — Reply

    So I could Gift it to my brother, who has a baby.

  76. tina reynolds
    November 1, 2013 at 7:45 am — Reply

    I would love to win this for my brother and sister in law who are expecting

  77. Erica H
    November 1, 2013 at 7:54 am — Reply

    This would be great as our monitor is just sound and we really wanted a video monitor!

  78. Tiffany W
    November 1, 2013 at 9:59 am — Reply

    I would give it to my friend who is having a baby

  79. Jill Myrick
    November 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm — Reply

    I would love to have this monitor to use with my son. I would feel more secure when i am away from him knowing that I could see him.


  80. Heather B
    November 1, 2013 at 9:14 pm — Reply

    I would love to win this because just like you I still try to sneak into my sons room and check on his breathing, or stand in his doorway and just watch him sleep, of course his doorway almost always creaks and wakes him up!!

  81. sharon c
    November 1, 2013 at 10:40 pm — Reply

    i would give it to my niece who just had her first baby.

  82. November 2, 2013 at 9:05 am — Reply

    I’d love to win for my sister who just had her baby.

  83. Cassandra Davis
    November 2, 2013 at 11:26 am — Reply

    I would love to win this for my little sister who just had her first child 10/29! This would be a wonderful Christmas gift!

  84. Karen
    November 2, 2013 at 3:04 pm — Reply

    I have 3 grandsons and we need to know what they’re doing!! Haha

  85. Mary M
    November 2, 2013 at 5:32 pm — Reply

    I could use this for my new grandson.

  86. Brittney House
    November 2, 2013 at 5:41 pm — Reply

    I would give it to my sister who is a new mom!

  87. allyson becker
    November 2, 2013 at 6:24 pm — Reply

    I want to give to a friend as a gift for Christmas.

  88. Karen F
    November 2, 2013 at 9:11 pm — Reply

    My niece is having her first child and I would love to gift this to her.

  89. Robby Rob
    November 3, 2013 at 6:34 am — Reply

    what a great way to keep an eye on my baby without getting up every couple hours worrying

  90. Denise Donaldson
    November 3, 2013 at 10:25 am — Reply

    I would like to win it for my sister, who has a 3 year old autistic son

  91. angela m
    November 3, 2013 at 11:23 am — Reply

    I would love to win this for my brother and his girlfriend who are expecting their first child soon

  92. Katherine
    November 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm — Reply

    We use a monitor to keep track of MIL and this would be helpful to see her also. She is 92 and still living alone next door

  93. Trenda
    November 3, 2013 at 1:19 pm — Reply

    I use a monitor still with my 3 year old but we are having another baby in Feb

  94. Mary I
    November 3, 2013 at 4:21 pm — Reply

    My boss is expecting her first and this would be a great gift for her.

  95. November 3, 2013 at 4:28 pm — Reply

    This would make a great gift for a friend of mine who is expecting!

  96. scott amoroso
    November 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm — Reply

    I’d love to give this to close family friends they just had a baby 2 months ago

  97. susan smoaks
    November 3, 2013 at 5:04 pm — Reply

    i would love to win this for myself. we are ttc right now and this would be fantastic!

  98. Mihaela Day
    November 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm — Reply

    I would love this monitor because it would give me peace of mind

  99. Karrie Millheim
    November 3, 2013 at 9:02 pm — Reply

    to always keep an eye on my little one

  100. Donna Kellogg
    November 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm — Reply

    I think this is great to be able to keep an eye on your little one not just a ear :)

  101. Alex Roach
    November 3, 2013 at 9:46 pm — Reply

    I want to give this to my friend!

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