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Best baby monitors of 2020 [+ one extremely popular monitor to avoid]

- What's the best baby monitor of 2020?

Well thanks to the parenting industrial complex

you have roughly 5,000 to choose from.

In this video I'm going to tell you about our four favorites

in five different categories and why we love them.

You'll be shocked to learn that this list even includes

a non-WiFi monitor.

(CD scratch)

I hated non WiFi monitors till like two months ago.

If you feel like we snubbed your favorite monitor,

be sure to tell us in the comments below.

We just might even review it

if we get enough people yelling at us.

And oh, by the way,

be sure to stick around till the end of this video

to find out how you can win our favorite

baby monitor of 2020.

Hey guys it's John from Fathercraft.

We're doing this video high school yearbook style

with fun categories like best personality and

most likely to not piss me off in the middle of the night.

We're going to start off with coolest tech

which is basically like biggest nerd

but the kind you wanna hang out with.

We went with the Miku Baby Monitor for this category.

But why does cool tech matter in a baby monitor anyway?

Other than making you feel cool and superior.

Well it means that companies invested in its product

and dedicated to staying ahead of the curve.

So it'll be a long time before Miku becomes obsolete

unlike a former favorite baby monitor Laris.

(sniffle) (sigh)

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Also, this type of high grade tech is what allows the Miku

to monitor your baby's breathing without the use of any

wearable devices.

Miku's internal hardware also includes

a built in security chip which, according to them,

makes it near impossible for this monitor to be hacked.

Uh, just getting something.

What's this?

We have an honorable mention?

Honorable mention, coolest tech.

Cubo Ai Baby Monitor.

We are currently testing the Cubo Ai Baby Monitor

and the picture quality is so outstanding

that I wanted to give it a shout out.

So shout out to you Cubo.

And the winner of our next category,

best wallet friendly monitor, goes to the Lollipop Cam.

So for the many of us on the lookout

for a great monitor that won't cause heart palpitations

because of its price,

we highly recommend the Lollipop.

Guys, in the budget friendly category,

Lollipop Cam straight up licks the competition.

I mean it, it really sticks out.

And I've gotta say,

it's a sweet deal. (bell chime)

It provides more than decent video and sound quality,

it has excellent night vision,

and has a variety of mounting options.

If you're on a budget,

you'd be a sucker not to consider the Lollipop.

(exhale)

Yeah I pack a lot of puns in a very short period of time so

let's all collectively take a second to catch our breaths.

(exhale)

Alright, moving on to the best vital monitoring category.

There are a handful of monitors

that can now monitor your baby's vital signs,

but for us Miku wins out

because it's breathing monitoring technology

doesn't require your baby to wear any electronic devices.

It's not vital to the situation.

Yeah?

Another one?

Honorable mention. Best vitals monitoring.

The Nanit Plus.

We wanted to mention the Nanit Plus in this category because

although it requires your baby to wear Nanit's

custom sleep sack or belly band,

they're free of electronics just like Miku.

Although the Owlet does a great job of monitoring

vital signs, it requires the use of an electronic wearable,

which has to come into contact with your baby.

And it also means that you have to remember to

keep the sensor that goes inside the sock charged.

If you want to actually see your baby

then you have to buy the camera unit as an add-on.

The camera itself has run-of-the-mill features

so when your baby outgrows the sock

you're left with just an average camera.

So probably not the wisest choice in this category.

Okay, who wrote this stuff?

What do you want?

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Well hell yeah.

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Two months ago this particular category would have been

my least favorite, and that category is

best non-WiFi baby monitor.

We've tested a handful of traditional video monitors now

and while they aren't are top choice

for monitoring your baby,

the Eufy Spaceview stands out

in spite of its weird bug-eye design.

We really like this monitor for its sound alert feature

and because the paring unit's super slim and lightweight.

Also if you have twins the Eufy parent unit

can connect to multiple child units.

Another one?

Honorable mention.

Best non-WiFi. Summer Infant Zoom HD.

Now I really like this monitor

because of its movement alert feature.

It's customizable and it's a feature that comes in

real handy when your baby gets older

and becomes much more mobile.

On the down side the Summer Infant pairing unit

is really clunky and large and not very user friendly.

Summer Infant, you win most athletic,

because you're big and beefy,

and you let me know when my baby's on the move.

(burp)

What?

Dishonorable mention.

Okay, yup. That makes sense.

Infant Optics DX are you kidding me?

Have you ever seen the cult-classic Dazed and Confused?

The Infant Optics DXR-8 is the Wooderson

of the baby monitors, class of 2020.

The guy who refused to let go of his glory days.

- I'm thinking about getting back in school though, man.

- [John] And for some unfathomable reason

was seen as cool. Well he's not.

And neither is the Infant Optics.

It's time to grow up. You know, learn some new skills

and become a productive member of society.

You too, Wooderson.

- Alright alright alright.

- Our last category is best app.

This is like best personality,

like who do you actually wanna spend time with,

who's fun and not annoying.

So the best app goes to, Nanit Plus.

Having a solid app experience is super important

when it comes to choosing a WiFi baby monitor.

You can have the most advanced monitor in the world

but if the app sucks, then you're gonna hate it.

The Nanit app has an exceptionally well laid out design

and connects very quickly.

The main page of the app is free of clutter,

directing your eye straight to the video feed.

The app also captures historical movement

and sound information

and because you can customize the sound and movement alerts,

the historical activity feed is easy to consume,

only showing you info that you want to see.

The dashboard of the app provides information

related to how well your baby slept,

and gives you a night summary time-lapse video.

It also comes with this nifty movement map

which is basically a heat map

detailing how active your child was at night.

But most importantly, the app acts as basically a

personal sleep coach that provides detailed and useful

information about how to get your baby

the best night sleep possible

based off analysis of your baby's sleep habits.

No it doesn't mean standing crib side screaming

"Focus, eyes shut! Remember what we practiced".

But, you know that would be cool too.

And then because we couldn't help it,

we included a best all-around baby monitor category.

The valedictorian of the class of best baby monitors 2020.

Even though graduation is canceled this year.

The award goes to Nanit Plus.

App user experience is a crucial feature

for any WiFi baby monitor and as I just mentioned,

the Nanit Plus knocks it out of the park.

The sleep coach tool is unique to Nanit Plus as well.

Concerning the fact that it has the ability

to monitor breathing, it comes with white noise,

two-way audio and HD video resolution

makes this the best all around baby monitor of 2020.

Nanit, you are most likely to succeed

at not pissing parents off.

That's it, you made it to the end

and we appreciate you watching.

And thanks to the best baby monitors class of 2020.

You work hard, you watch our kids,

you drain our bank accounts.

Hey, you're a lot like real high school seniors.

Okay now as promised, here's info on the contest.

We're giving away one of each of our top four picks

for best baby monitor throughout 2020.

So one Miku, one Nanit, one Lollipop Cam, and one Eufy.

Here's how to enter to win.

Step one, subscribe to our channel.

Don't worry, it's awesome, you're gonna love it.

Step two, got a question about baby monitors

we didn't answer in our video, ask in the comments below

and get a bonus entry.

Step three, and this is important to finalize your entry,

head to fathercraft.com/win and enter your email

so we can get in touch with the winners.

Oh and in case you didn't know,

Fathercraft is more than just a YouTube channel.

We have an entire sweet website at fathercraft.com.

Check it out for tons more baby and kid gear reviews,

blog posts, tips and tricks for parents,

and online courses to make this whole parenting thing

just a bit easier.

Okay. Now that's it, thanks for watching.

We'll see you in the next video.

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