Top five baby monitors 2017

Your baby monitor will literally go everywhere with you for a few years, so it’s important to get it right.

Pitfalls include anything too big (think holidays), anything with too many unnecessary features (think tired eyes), or anything that doesn’t have the transmission range or battery to fit into your life.

We would highly recommend getting a video monitor as they offer real peace of mind, and two-way communication is also great to have – if you get the hang of it, you can use it to soothe children of all ages without leaving your bed.

As usual we’ve narrowed the yawn-inducing selection down the top five.