We like the Infant Optics DXR-8 baby monitor best overall, but it might be a little too traditional for some parents. It does feature video and two-way talk, but you've got to be home to use it.
To check in on your sweetie pie from anywhere in the world, try the Nanit or Miku Pro. These smart baby monitors also feature sensors to help you evaluate your baby's healthy and comfort like never before, as does the Babysense 7.
Need to pinch pennies for diapers? We get it. The VTech Safe&Sound is an audio-only monitor that gets the job done at a good price.