We think the Nanit Pro Smart is a great baby monitor that matches the budget and expectations of many parents, which is why it earned the top spot in our list. But we found each of these baby monitors to be high-quality and well-reviewed. There's enough variety on this list that you're sure to find the one that meets your needs.
To choose the best baby monitors with cameras, we considered video quality, audio quality, night vision, and zoom. We also prioritized baby monitors that provide a live audio stream so parents can know right away when their baby needs them (before the crying reaches ear-splitting levels).
We also looked at Wi-Fi and closed-circuit units to make sure we could recommend units with a balance of convenience and privacy. Units with low EMF readings from third-party tests also grabbed our attention.
Features like white noise, lullabies, a room temperature monitor, smart home integrations, or a cute design were considered nice to have but not essential.
To learn more about our research and testing methods, take a look at our methodology.