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LorexBaby Sweet Peek Video Baby Monitor

Unless you plan to have your baby with you at all times, you probably will want to purchase a baby monitor at some point. I still use one for my toddler, to make sure I can fully hear him if he cries at night. If I had a bigger house, I’m sure I would need one even more.

The one I’ve been using is okay, but is often sounds like static when it’s turned on which can be very distracting when I’m trying to sleep. Plus it occasionally picks up the neighbour’s toddler instead which gets confusing.

When I got the chance to review a video baby monitor from LorexBaby, I was ecstatic. I’ve always wanted one but I wasn’t able to buy one myself. I like the idea that when you hear the baby crying, you can look at the monitor to see if he has his eyes closed and is just fussing a bit in his sleep, or if he’s sitting up in bed, wide eyed, or even if the crying is for another reason like having an arm stuck through the bars (been there, done that.)

Lorex Video Baby Monitor

Video Baby Monitor – Amazing Options

The Sweet Peek from LorexBaby has so many amazing options:

  • You can mount the camera on the wall so it’s looking straight down at your baby from overhead and you keep the camera out of the way of grabbing hands.
  • The monitor records the room temperature and you can adjust settings so it will give you a warning if the room gets too hot or too cold.
  • You can play lullaby music (up to 5 songs) from the comfort of your own bed with the touch of a button.
  • You can buy up to three more cameras to mount in other spots or other children’s rooms and switch between viewing them all on the one monitor screen.
  • With the press of a button on the monitor, you can talk directly to your baby without entering the room.
  • The monitor, when fully charged, will last up to 8 hours before it dies.
  • The camera can work without the cord for a short time as well if you add batteries to it. This would be good for a nap at a campsite, when you don’t have a plug but still want to keep an eye on your napping baby in the tent.

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The image above isn’t as clear as it is in real life because of the flash on my camera and the fact that it’s a screen. As you can see though, I’m watching my son through the bars of his crib. That’s because I just have it on a toy in his room, I don’t want to mount it to the wall yet, until the new baby comes and I figure out where she will be sleeping exactly.

The 3 with the music note shows which of the 5 songs is currently playing. It was 24 degrees Celsius in his room when this photo was taken. The top rights shows the battery is fully charged. The top left shows the reception and which camera is being shown (I am only using one camera.) The middle of the top row shows icons depending on what other settings you have it set too.

A Few Criticisms

Overall the system is amazing and way better than my old monitor, but there are a few things that bother me a bit. When the music is on, it’s fairly quiet in the baby’s room, but really loud on my end. If the baby isn’t fully asleep enough to turn off the music when you go to bed, you have to sleep with this loud bedtime music which sounds good, but after a while it gets annoying and my husband has a hard time sleeping with it on. Also I wish you could change it from playing all the time to turning off after a set time. Or at least it should be louder for the child and less loud for me.

It also has a shorter range than a regular baby monitor. I assume this is because its sending video through the system, not just sound. In a house this isn’t too much of a problem, but when we took it camping, we couldn’t go from one side of the camp to the other like we could with the other one.

Conclusion

I am thrilled with the monitor and will enjoy being able to see my new baby and see that she’s breathing and not tangled up in blankets or has her arm stuck between the crib bars. A video baby monitor should be on your next registry!

*Disclosure: I or a member of my review team received the product mentioned above free of charge by the company or PR representative in exchange for this post. No other compensation was provided. See my Disclosure Policy for more information

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