Motorola Wi-Fi Video Baby Monitor Camera Review
I’ve raved before about the Motorola baby monitor we had after the birth of our first baby and how much peace of mind it gave me and so we were so delighted to review the Motorola Wi-Fi Video Baby Monitor Camera recently.
There are so many benefits of baby video monitors – for both you and your baby. Although we’ve never lived in a huge house, we do like to close the bedroom door when our baby is in bed so that they get a peaceful sleep but it often means we can’t hear them if they wake up.
The baby monitor means that we can keep a close eye on our baby as soon as he’s gone to bed so that we can relax and enjoy our evening!
The Motorola Wi-Fi HD Video Baby Monitor (affiliate link), as the name suggests, connects up to our home Wi-Fi – so has wireless connectivity. It literally turns your smartphone or tablet into a baby monitor!
It was so easy to set up by plugging in the camera and positioning it on the top of my baby’s cot. The camera is lightweight and it also can be fixed to a wall to get the best angle. We decided not to fix it because we travel a lot and like to take our baby monitor away with us.
When the camera was turned on, I searched for the Hubble app in my iPhone app store and downloaded it for free. I then searched for the camera and it was located in under a minute – easy! Hubble is a secure cloud service which gives free streaming and notifications to from the camera to your smartphone or tablet.
The picture on my screen was in colour in daylight and infrared at night and so clear and I loved the fact that it was on my phone. I pretty much carry my phone everywhere with me – yes, I’m a bit odd. It’s great though as it means whichever room I was in the apartment, I could view my baby on the monitor!
Our previous Motorola baby monitor could not be connected to my smartphone and although the monitor device was not overly big, it did have to be recharged often and was an extra device to pack when we travelled.
I have an iPad too and Mr M has an iPhone so if we want, we can download the Hubble app on to any of these devices and view our baby.
Another great feature that I’ve tested out is the video streaming recording option – just to capture a little video of Mini M sleeping :) It would be a great option to try if your baby wakes up at night a lot and you want to work out why. You can also take a cheeky image shot of your baby sleeping to add to the collection.
There is a two-way communication feature so we can ‘shhhh’, speak softly or hum nursery rhymes to sooth without having to go into the room where Mini is sleeping. Sometimes if he stirs and we go straight in, it just ends up waking him up more – wrong result!
On the Hubble app screen, I can also see the temperature in the room where the camera is as well as control the angle the camera is pointing so if Mini has a wriggle around while he’s asleep, I can move the camera around from wherever I am, again without having to go into the room and disturb him.
For me, a baby video monitor camera is a ‘must-have’ and an essential item for new parents who are looking for peace of mind. I used to get anxious just having a shower after I had my first baby in case I couldn’t hear her cry. With the monitor, I can keep a close eye on them when they’re asleep wherever I am in the house so I can get on with chores knowing they’re ok.
Baby video monitors are not cheap, however they really do last and it’s the kind of item that you can use for years with multiple children and then either pass on to a friend or resell.
Disclosure: we were sent the Motorola Wi-Fi Video Baby Monitor Camera to review in return for our honest opinion.