There’s a lot of different options when it comes to baby monitors.
One of the most popular and well-known brands is Angelcare, but Nanit has been gaining popularity in recent years as well Angelcare offers two types of monitors: movement-based and breathing-based, while Nanit only offers a breathing monitor. Which one you choose really depends on your preferences or needs for your baby.
For example, if you’re worried about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), then choosing the Angelcare movement monitor might be best for you. Or if you have twins that share a room, the Nanit would be better because it can track both babies at once!
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So today I’m talking about baby monitors that also monitor your baby’s breathing. So if you are in the market for that, if you’re interested in that, um, today I’ll be chatting about the Nanit it and the Angelcare. So both monitors I have used on the poppy. And I’m going to give you guys my honest review.
You know, how I like to do a review is pretty straight forward three or four pros and cons, and then give you guys what I recommend.
So let’s just keep it really simple and just touch on the points that I feel like you care about. Or at least what I care about, what I cared about when I was searching for these baby monitors. So I’ll just jump right into it. Let’s start with the Nanit and the pros of the Nanit.
1 Pros Nanit: User-friendly app
Um, you can monitor your baby’s breathing. You can actually monitor their growth, which is a newer feature. You can watch your baby. Obviously, that’s what a baby monitor does. It also has all these analytics.
You can see how, enough time was, um, when their last nap was, how long they not for how many naps they took that day. And then for nighttime, you can see how long they slept when they woke up. If you came in the room, if you took them out of the crib, how long it took them to fall asleep when they woke up, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
This thing is loaded with all the goodies. Um, for someone who’s like me and you’re like, I need to know everything about my baby’s sleep at has everything jam-packed. It actually also has a memory in there. So if you love to reflect on your baby’s memories, who don’t you can say, oh my gosh, this is when my baby first slept through the night.
This is all my baby’s morning. Wake-ups, just so many different little milestones that also remind reminds you when your baby turns like nine months, 10 months, which I feel like us moments probably know, but it’s cute.
So if you’re looking for everything about your baby’s life, the Nanit, it may just be for you on that though. The con to having all that information is information is not free. And unfortunately, with the Nanit, it’s also not a brain. You do have to pay a subscription fee. Um, I actually believe you do get one year free though.
I will double-check and put that there. So it’s a little bit enticing, but in the case that I am wrong and it’s a loss of one year, you do have to pay a fee, which I think it’s $99. I don’t really think it’s too pricey.
Especially if, if you are someone who really wants that information, anyways, it may be worth willing, willing to pay for it. But when you download the app, the only thing that does come from the app is breathing.
If you bought the breathing band, which is a separate purchase, or if you got the bundle and may have come with the bundle, the app is free though, just to be very clear, but you do have the breathing band, the crib sheet that measures your baby, that also has a separate purchase. So the crypt sheet, but I believe that’s a non another bundle, but as for an app, use those things are free.
Um, you have to pay extra to unlock it like 30 days of your baby sleep, which I thought was ridiculous. I was like going through the other day, I was like, oh, I want to see pop on this day. And it’s like pay for like to unlock more days. And I thought that was kind of silly. So there’s quite a bit to pay for it. If you want to use all the features, which is the big con for the app. Okay. So let’s move on to Angelcare. The first Pro.
So the first part right off the top of my head for the Angelcare is you don’t need wifi. So if you’re planning to travel a lot, or if you have spotty wifi, right, you don’t need it. You can just plug in and go. It’s super easy. This is the baby monitor right here.
This is not an app on your phone. So if you’re someone who is like, I need an app on my phone to watch my baby, um, this is just not going to be for you, but if you’re open to multiple, like you just want to hear different, big monitors in there and make the decision after. And it doesn’t have to be an app on your phone.
Then here is the Angelcare. You watch your baby on here. No wifi needed no connectivity issues. Um, it does have a range obviously, but the range is really good. Actually, that could be a separate pro, but I’m just gonna lump it in the range is really good.
Pretty much on your property. You can see your baby, um, unless you live on a massive property. Um, obviously if you go for a walk, hopefully, someone’s home. If you’re walking with your baby monitor, but if you’re going far, which I don’t see this being an issue, um, the ranch will just stop.
But within your home, I haven’t had an issue and no wifi is needed.
The con of that is that this thing needs to be charged all the time.
Um, I found that the battery died quite a bit. And so if you’re someone who’s like walking from room to room, you’re busy.
You’re like on your baby’s nap, you have things to do. You’re going to have to like to plug it in. Sometimes leave it. It’s kind of annoying how it’s like this annoying beep when it has a low battery. So it’s like, oh my gosh, it’s dying again. So that is a huge confirmation.
When I was using those for poppy, I found myself just like carrying the plug around with me because it’s dying all the time.
And I just, it was so annoying. So if you are someone who knows you’re going to be on the move, um, the con is at this dries fast and you do need to plug it in.
2 Pros Nanit: Crystal clear vision.
Um, I mean, as crystal clear as a baby monitor can get, of course, um, I found it actually to be a lot better than the Angelcare, especially when the Nanit shin kicked in. Um, I could see like the Passy in her crib. I can see her face a lot more clear.
You can actually adjust the bandwidth on your Nanit app, which helps with that as well. So I just love having a crystal clear image. There’s nothing worse than like trying to see your baby. That’s all the really pixels.
1 Cons Nanit: even though it has a great vision is you have to have wifi.
So if you live somewhere with spotty, wifi, or slow internet, the Nanit, it might not be for you. If you’re planning on traveling, you have to make sure that wherever you go has wifi.
So probably, you know, camping or like going to a cottage out in the middle of nowhere. Um, you need wifi. Like it’s so annoying sometimes like out of the blue like my phone has full bars, everything has full bars and my wifi is like, it’s totally fine. And then the name of it is just like not working.
And there’s like the little voting thing on the screen. I’m like, oh my gosh, because there’ll be like 11 o’clock at night. And then I’ll have some ads spin into like repair and reset the name of it. And it’s like by the crib. And then we’re like, oh my gosh, we don’t want to wake her. So it’s a huge pain in the bum.
So if you have internet that is spotty or you just know that like you’re going, you love to travel the time. And then the Nanit might not be for you.
1 Pros Angelcare: affordable.
So if you are looking for breathing wear, but you are working with a smaller budget or you’re like, I’m not spending an arm and a leg on the Nanit, then this may be for you. I believe it’s about, um, it depends. I’ve seen it for anywhere from one 50 to two 50. Um, so I will try to find a price that I see more and kind of put on my video because I did a quick search. I’m like seeing three different prices, but it really is affordable and you get the whole bundle.
So you will get, um, the actual monitor, the camera, and the breathing pad, which I forgot. Um, it’s great because yeah, it’s like such an affordable product compared to Nanit.
It, the con of that, I don’t like the breathing sensor, pat, honestly, guys, the breathing sensor pad, I didn’t end up using.
So I’m being completely transparent about identity using it because it just felt too complicated. And so I was like an extent and I was like, I’m just going to use the camera. So the breathing pad, like you guys saw it as like the square and you have to have it on a flat surface. If you don’t have a flat service, you can’t use it.
So I had a rocking bassinet when I got this and they told me don’t use it on the rocking bassinet. It’s going to like trigger it wrong or something’s going to go wrong. And then I got this new and this new moves, so I couldn’t use it there. And then by the time she moved her crib, I was like, okay, so what am I going to put it on?
Because the crib is like, you know how a mattress thing is, whatever the mattress, where you put the mattress on top, there’s like a bunch of holes.
And so had a cutting board. I’m like, I’m not gonna put a Connie board underneath the mattress. This is a little ridiculous. And that’s when I switched to Montana.
In all honesty, I do think there is just some like the development they need to work on, on a better breathing system. But I will say with that being said if you are looking for something, breathing that doesn’t actually go on your baby, like the Nanit, this may actually be for you. So I’m not saying that this is just horrible. Um, it just didn’t work out for me.
And I read reviews on it where it had a lot of false alerts because it’s like underneath. And what if your baby like Russell, the other side, like it’s, I don’t know. So I’m going to say for this, definitely see if you can find some reviews.If you’re someone who’s just like, I don’t want anything on my baby. I want it. Like, this seems perfect. Then definitely this might be for you. Okay.
3 Pros Nanit: Breathing band
I have the breathing band attached. So if you have a baby that’s zero to three months, I have a swaddle with the breathing band.
If your baby’s over three months or whether maybe your who’s younger and sleeps in a sleep sack, they have one attached with the breathing band or like how I use it with Papi.
We have a separate breathing Bandler put on top of her favorite sleep socks. It just is so much easier to bring the manual, wash it, it Velcros on. I mean, there are a few cons with that which I’ll get into, but overall, I just think the breathing is like, it’s the function of it works so much better than the Nanit like, it actually moves around.
So you can tap the lungs when you have the breathing band, um, ready to go and monitoring your baby. There’s like a little green bar. And there was like lungs. And when you tap the lungs, there’s a circle and it shows that over your baby.
So as your baby moves around the crib, especially as they get older, it’s so smart and it follows your baby. So although you can still possibly have also alerts, I just feel like it’s just easier. Like it’s following your baby. It probably works better.
Um, so I really like the breathing where feature the Han though, with this breeding where it is, you might get false red alerts and it’s going to give you a serious heart attack.
Um, we just have one, two nights ago and prior to this, she didn’t have any false alerts because we changed with thinner.
SleepSack like when she was transitioning, she was in the halo transition one, which is a thicker one. And they kept sending the alert off. It was so annoying, but we like knew like, it’s like just a false a couple of nights ago out of the blue I, 1130, it goes off. And me and my husband and like, like incomplete shocks, like so scared. But my husband was like, after, like, I wasn’t actually scared, but I was like, I was terrified guys. Like, there’s nothing worse than waking up with Melania.
You think your baby is not breathing. Like you just like go into this panic. So, um, if you’re trying to avoid that panic, I would avoid breathing altogether. But anyway, she was totally fine. And you can actually report false red alerts, which I’ve done a couple of times.
They haven’t figured out why, so that, I mean, they haven’t figured it out, but, um, other than the false alerts, the breathing wear is really great.I was trying to think of another profile that will care and I am struggling. I can not, but I do have a few more pros from the Nanit.
4 Pros Nanit: mounting it to the wall.
They have made it look seamless. It made it look beautiful. And it’s really easy to do when you bother the Nanit and running comes with, well, it depends which one you buy. There are two bundles. So there’s a bundle for the wall or you can get the floor stamped, bundle it up the wall bundle. And that one comes with like these, uh, cord covers. It’s super easy put up. It just like flows.
The nursery’s on an eyesore. It’s not a pain. Um, I felt the Angelcare because it’s like this. It’s like, okay, how like cancer babies are moving and moving out, like the cord doesn’t reach extension cord.
So frustrating. You can try that. I guess, put it to the wall. It’s not really made for that. Cause this right here is for the court.
So when it comes to just like find a place for your baby monitor, Nanit, has it figured out?
And if you’re someone who’s like, I don’t want it on the wall, you can actually buy a forced fan. So they kind of have everything to make it look pretty in your nursery, which I feel is important for a lot of people. And they also, um, when you bought the bundle, it comes with the multi-state into.
So if you’re on the go or you just won’t like a little nanny cam and a different room, you can move the Nanit to off the wall. Super easy. You just like, pull it off.
You moved to the floor, stand, you moved to the multi stand. Um, they really have thought of everything where this, they have not, it’s just, it’s difficult. Um, and like, I, a man not think of another pro, but another con for this is like, gosh, like trying to get this to see the whole crib is all possible. It’s like a very zoomed-in lens.
So like, you’ll seem like your baby’s face and like, that’s it. And you can’t see the entire crib wherewith the Nanit you can see the entire crib. It’s just so easy. I can see the room. I can sit a crib. I can say my husband goes in. I can see if like the curtains fall out with the black occurrence just to see everything, which so they, they just hit the nail on the head with that. The Nanit. Okay. So I think it’s pretty obvious what baby monitor I personally love and I use.
Um, but if it wasn’t obvious, I use the Nanit and I love the Nanit.
I would highly recommend the Nanit to anyone like for breathing aware.
Um, I didn’t put prices or con and the reason why is because it is pricey, I just feel like there is a lot of features in this baby monitor that makes it stand out from the other ones, everything from the quality of the video, to how much of the crop you can see to all the analytics, um, they even email you your baby sleep for the week and where you can prove tips.
Um, so I do think even though it is pricey, it is worth every single penny, especially if we’re gonna have multiple babies. But if you are specifically looking for breathing, I would suggest us. If you’re looking for something a little more simple, just a little more black and white, you just need to have eyes on your baby.
And here are your babies. Go with the Angelcare, skip on buying again. The sensor pod doesn’t buy the breathing pod unless you are someone who thinks that that may work for you, but you can actually buy the Angelcare without the breathing pad.
So I would just skip on it. Um, but if you’re looking for like all the things go from the Nanit, you won’t regret it. Um, we’ve been using your Nanit forever. Like probably when she was three months and months now we started using it. And I was like, I wish I used this earlier, but, um, the aged care does have some great pros to it. If you’re looking for something more simple, I always say, guys, do additional research.
Uh, always read reviews, always reviews because usually reviews aren’t biased and you can get a little bit more of a clearer picture of the baby monitor from other people who’ve used it. But overall, I highly recommend Nanit. I hope you guys enjoy this video.
Nanit Pro FAQ
What is the difference between Nanit Pro and Nanit Plus?
|Nanit Pro Camera||Nanit Plus Camera|
|Image Quality||1080p with sharper night vision||960p|
|Breathing Motion Monitoring||Included with additional small Breathing Band||✓|
|Two-Way Audio||Upgraded for crisper sound||✓|
|Nightlight with Adjustable Intensity||Increased brightness and warmer color||✓|
|Ambient Light Sensor||Improved for smoother transition between day and night mode||✓|
|Reset & Wi-Fi Pairing Button||✓||None|
Can you view Nanit Pro with more than one phone?
Yes! Out of the package, approximately three individuals can stream all at once from anywhere in the globe. With registration to Nanit Insights, you can have up to 10 individual accounts with streaming gain access to.
Are 2 Nanit Pro systems needed for twins?
Yes, two cameras are required for doubles.
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Nanit VS Angelcar
Nanit is a great option for those looking to track their baby's sleep. It has an easy setup process, and can be placed anywhere in the room as it doesn't require a specific type of mattress or bedding arrangement. You do have to purchase additional sensors if you want more than one camera, but overall I highly recommend this product! If you're not sold on buying another monitor with breathing tracking features like the Angelcare - that might work better for some families- then go ahead and skip out on purchasing the sensor pod because you don't need it anyways. But if your folks insist that they are important, no worries- just buy them separately from the Angelcare itself.
- User-friendly app
- No wifi needed
- Breathing band
- Mounting it to the wall
- Crystal clear vision
- The price of the app is also obscene
- Occasionally the app doesn’t connect to the monitor
Easy to use