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iHealth ~ iBaby Monitor Review

I am a huge fan of video monitors. They just give so much peace of mind in my opinion. When I heard there was a video baby monitor that would work with my beloved iPhone I was definitely intrigued. I knew I had to try this thing and I am thrilled to bring you a review of the iHealth iBaby Monitor!
The iBaby Monitor will work with your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch! It has night vision so you can see your little one even when all the lights are out! That’s a big plus (a must in my opinion) to a video monitor! We haven’t put Baby Addy in her crib yet for overnight sleeping so we haven’t had to use this feature, but I did check it out a few times just to see how well it worked and was rather impressed. You can also hook up speakers and have two way sound (sound is automatically available for you to hear from your Apple device but if you want to be able to speak to baby you can easily hook up speakers in the room). The sound is delayed by just a few seconds but I can’t imagine that being a problem. You can also activate the monitor when baby’s cry or sound is detected. 
We received our iBaby Monitor the day after Baby Addy was born. I was so excited to get home from the hospital and try this monitor with her! The instructions look incredibly simple. There are four instructions – yes, that’s it! Unfortunately it wasn’t that easy for us. After looking at the instructions I thought it would take us about 15 minutes, but it actually took us about an hour. The instructions did not go over setting up the WiFi, which we had a bit of a problem with but we were able to resolve it and get the camera working on our WiFi. Both my husband and myself were able to install it on our iPhones so we can both use it. I love that it can be installed on multiple devices (you can install on up to 4 devices). 
Once the camera was correctly working I was truly enjoying it. I love that you can move the camera from anywhere in your home by simply using your finger on your Apple device in the direction you want the camera to move! This will be great for when Baby Addy is older and moves around in the crib! When I am moving the camera from my phone, it also moves it on my husband’s phone because the actual camera is moving in the room where it is set up. I would love to get a second camera and set it up in LA’s room. Since he’s in the toddler bed now he has ended up on the floor a few times and it would be perfect for seeing him no matter where he is in the room. It would also be great if you have twins or more than one child in the same room so you can easily check on both children! The iBaby Monitor makes it super easy to do that! I also love that you can take a snapshot of the video picture and it’s saved to your photo album on your device. I love sending my husband pictures when he is at work and this is perfect for that! 
My Final Thoughts: I love that you can use this with your Apple compatible product. I love having it on my phone so I can see the baby from anywhere in my home. I love that I can move the camera from my phone without having to disturb baby. My only disappointments? I was disappointed that I can’t access this from another WiFi connection. When I go back to work I will not be able to see the baby in her crib, but I am happy to know that no one else will be able to either. The other disappointment was with the directions. I love that the directions are simple and easy to follow, however, I wish that they were more detailed and that they went over the WiFi settings because that’s where we ran into problems and frustrations. 
Purchase It: The iHealth iBaby Monitor is available at Best Buy for $199.99 with free shipping! Be sure to go purchase yours now – you’ll love it!  
FTC Disclosure: I have received the reviewed product from Best Buy for free, however, all opinions are 100% my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Comments

  1. FYI, you can have this exact same setup with a common wireless IP camera (I bought mine on Amazon for $65) and there are free apps that you can use on your computer or Android device (so I’m sure there’s an iPhone one, too!) that allow you to view and manipulate the camera (I paid the few dollars to upgrade for audio capabilities, but found the lag too distracting so I just use our normal audio baby monitor). If you add a speaker to the camera, you can also speak into the baby’s room (great idea for a toddler trying to sneak out of the room!) You can also record the video stream, as well as take photos. The instructions are similarly absent from the camera, but if you can figure out the security settings, you can easily view the feed from a remote location! So basically . . . as cool as this device is, it’s possible to do the same thing (with the same drawbacks, and possibly an additional benefit) for less than half the price 😉

  2. Allison Downes says:

    Sounds like a great product! Thanks for the review!

  3. Ihave a bebecam and is way better and i only paid $99.99 also the have an amazing costumer service, thats a plus.

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