I bought the Tommee Tippee digital monitor with sensor pad to replace the old analogue version which I used with my first born. I was very impressed with the clarity, quality and reliability of this digital monitor and the sensor pad. Being a worrier, I was always going to choose a monitor with a sensor pad and as it was a brand I trusted (from previous products) I went with this. Within 5 minutes of taking it out of the box we were set up and ready to go; you have to make sure you put the sensor pad in the right place with the wire not interfering with the pad or being within reach of baby, this is easily achieved by just following the simple instructions. The wire from the sensor pad then plugs into the base unit. We used the sensor pad in a Moses basket, cot bed, travel cot and also on a single bed (as she got older) and it has always been reliable and reassuring.
You can adjust the sensitivity of the pad easily – once you have the level that doesn’t give any false alarms there is no need to touch it at all until your child moves to a different bed (and therefore has a different sized mattress). The monitor unit can be set so that it continuously beeps on every movement that is detected and/or to sound an alarm if no movement is detected (in my experience of using this, baby breathing is enough movement for detection) . The room thermometer is displayed on the monitor base and portable parent unit and the talk back function is clear and easy to use (press to talk). It has a charging dock which sits on our bedside table making it easy to put the monitor on charge whilst always knowing exactly where it is, therefore being easy to grab in the middle of the night. We have never had a problem with the battery life or with the reception; if you are looking for a digital, portable baby monitor with a sensor pad, I can’t recommend this enough.
Who is it good for?
If like me you need reassurance that your sleeping baby is ok then this is for you. Although your baby should sleep in your room with you for the first 6 months, that doesn’t mean we are able to constantly monitor them – we need sleep too. The Tommee Tippee digital monitor with sensor pad monitors your baby for you. And the beauty of it is you can set it so you are alarmed (woke up) if no movement is detected for 30 seconds and also have the option of constant beeps through the parent unit to reassure you that your baby is still OK. Buy this if you need that peace of mind each night.