Safety 1st High Def Digital Baby Monitor Review & Giveaway

by Mama Chocolate on June 15, 2012

During our 3+ years of parenting, we have used a few different baby monitors, and had issues with them all. Most of the problem with the first few models we used was their limited range.

We have a single-level home, and it’s a bit spread out. The master bedroom is on almost the opposite side of the house as the girls’ bedroom, and there are a few doors and hallways in between.

After trashing the last model just weeks after purchasing it (it was that cheap and useless), I started looking into slightly  higher-quality models and came across the Safety 1st High Def Digital Monitor.

Parent Unit

  • Digitally Enhanced Cordless 6.0 Technology for superior clarity, privacy and range
  • Rechargeable batteries (included)
  • Sound lights display
  • Page Indicator
  • Out of range/low battery indicators
  • Volume controls
  • Belt clip for portable convenience
  • 1000+ ft range
  • Energy-saving AC adapter (for optional, plugged-in use)

Baby Unit

  • Page feature
  • Upright or slight recline positioning
  • Power on/off indicator
  • Energy saving AC adapter

We were at first very pleased with every feature, especially the range, of this monitor – I am even able to take the monitor outside with me all the way to our chicken pen (at least 200 feet from our house,) and can still hear clearly the slightest noise the girls make. It picks up any sound nearby very well, so you can have it set anywhere in your child’s room and be sure to hear any noise they make…you might even be able to hear them breathing!

It worked great and was a perfect fit for us in every way for the first month or so of use – no interference or even static, unless you got too far out of range. I tested the range and it eventually disconnects and beeps at you if you get too far away.

Then weird things started happening and now even at the very lowest volume setting, (even if there are no noises in the girls’ room) the parent unit makes a nasty static sound that keeps me from sleeping, so I have to keep it down on silent mode. I can still see if there are noises because of the light display, but that’s not very helpful when my eyes are closed. Also, if the volume is on (again, even at the lowest setting,) and one of the girls does happen to make a noise, it’s deafening. I’m not sure what caused it to start doing this, but it’s been very disappointing and severely reduced the usefulness of the monitor for our family.

Based on the 142 current reviews on Amazon for this monitor, I think this is a fairly rare problem. Other people have had different minor issues with it, but almost half of the reviews are glowing 5-star recommendations, some even mentioning that it has given them years of great monitoring.

When working properly, this is a great monitor, and a good value at it’s price ($55 on Amazon.com) compared to some pricier monitors on the market today.

Safety 1st is generously giving away a High Def Digital Monitor set to one lucky Mama Chocolate reader!

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Samyra June 15, 2012 at 9:53 pm

a playard with a total care center

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Amanda Alvarado June 16, 2012 at 6:41 am

I’d like the S1 Satellite Premier Play Yard

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Toby June 16, 2012 at 10:14 am

Insulated bottle holder and soothed pouch kit is a great idea!

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Melanie June 16, 2012 at 10:29 am

Their electronics shields are a really clever idea!

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Kristin S June 16, 2012 at 11:00 am

I love their highchairs!

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Elizabeth P. June 16, 2012 at 11:45 am

I really like the swing shut outlet covers, Safety 1st products are great :)

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Lauren Brock June 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

The electronic sheilds!

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Sandy VanHoey June 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I also love the Deluxe Sit, Snack & Go Convertible Booster

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Anne Perry June 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I’d love to have the Patio Set

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ronda peyton June 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

i would love a Perfect Fit Gate

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amy marantino June 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm

the Lift, Lock & Swing Gate 42060 is a really nice gate

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Rebecca Wood June 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I’d really like the Welcome Baby Nursery Collection. I’d also like the Front or Back BabyView Mirror!

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Heather Slater June 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Love the Patio Set!

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Felicia R June 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I would love the Saunter Luxe Travel System!

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Amanda N. June 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I would also love to have a onBoard™35 Air SE Infant Car Seat.

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Molly Bussler June 16, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Complete Air™ 65 SE Convertible Car Seat

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Alessandra Peterson June 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I would love the Prelude Play Yard!

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Lori Thomas June 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm

I like the
Alarm Security Gate
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Kris June 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm
HappyHomemaker June 16, 2012 at 10:04 pm

We were at our church Family Camp, and my husband and I used our cell phones as long-range monitors. But you need two cell phones, and they need free minutes to each other (we’re on Verizon). Just call have A call B, put both on speaker phone, then push the MUTE button on which ever one you take with you. It was the BEST EVER.

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Carrie Phelps June 17, 2012 at 3:11 am

I would also love to have the Patio Set.

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HollyC June 17, 2012 at 8:22 am

I’d like the 3 in 1 exchangeable tip thermometer

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Tina M June 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I like the 2 in 1 rocker and picnic table

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Kari Howell June 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I like the SleekRide™ Travel System.

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Stephanie Hungerford June 17, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I would love to try the Sink Snuggler Baby Bather this would be great for a small place because it turns the kitchen sink into a baby bath.

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Alex Liz Robinson June 18, 2012 at 4:46 am

I like the vera scan talking thermometer.

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Cassandra Eastman June 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I love the 2-1 fun rocker & picnic table!

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Raizah D. Credo June 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I would love to have a Prefect Fit Gate, perfect to keep my little one from harming herself :)

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Livivua Chandler June 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Talkin’ Tunes Potty is cute!

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Ann Fantom June 21, 2012 at 8:21 am

I would like to get the ProGrade™ Complete Family Thermometer 49546

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Robyn June 21, 2012 at 9:15 am

I’d love to win a video monitor for my little boy due in September!
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Susan Jonell Roragen June 21, 2012 at 9:31 am

Disney/Pixar Deluxe car sunscreen

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Anne June 21, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I like the onBoard 35 Air SE Infant Car Seat.

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Rita Spratlen June 22, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I like their play yards. http://www.safety1st.com/usa/eng/Products/Play-Relax/Play-Yards/Details/2975-PY2 prelude and many more are neat.

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Jennifer June 22, 2012 at 11:05 pm

A baby swing would be nice too (+3 entries) or even a box of simple outlet protector plugs :P

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Trasina McGahey June 23, 2012 at 11:50 am

Love the Sit, Snack & Go 5 Mode Booster Seat

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Cristen June 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I like the prelude play yard.

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Kyl Neusch June 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm

the Deluxe Sit, Snack & Go Convertible Booster

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Karina Lee June 26, 2012 at 9:26 pm

i like the Prelude™ Play Yard

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Sara June 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I’d like to have their Alarm Safety Gate!

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Pamela g. June 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm

The video monitor

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Jessica Mahanay June 28, 2012 at 11:57 am

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2-1 Fun Rocker & Picnic Table

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Mrs. Cox June 28, 2012 at 12:02 pm

The Nod-A-Way Bassinet would be nice for baby #2 :)
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SANDRA June 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I like the Diaper Pail Deodorizers – 6 Pack

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Kathleen Hiskey June 28, 2012 at 12:13 pm

i would really love the foam bumbers for the coffee table since it’s my daughters favorite piece of furniture in the house since she started standing lol

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Casey Everidge June 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm

i like the bath buddy thermometer

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kelly June 30, 2012 at 10:34 am

I like the safety gates.

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christine jessamine July 1, 2012 at 10:25 am

i would love to have the Deluxe Funtime Froggy Bath Center

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mommyofone shanna July 3, 2012 at 5:59 am

Also love Disney ProPack LX Travel System

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gigi July 3, 2012 at 7:29 am

Love the baby monitor!

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stephanie Barmann July 3, 2012 at 7:51 am

The perfect fit gates would work great in my house!

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HilLesha July 3, 2012 at 9:22 am

I love the Sink Snuggler Baby Bather. :)
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Tarah July 3, 2012 at 11:16 am

I like the Perfect Fit Gate

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Leigh July 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I would love to try their fabric gates!!!!!

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Keisa Rogers July 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I like the video monitors…

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Jennifer Pierce July 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm

2-1 Fun Rocker & Picnic Table

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Carrie Weisenbach July 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I love the patio set….

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Lee Ann Cameron July 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Swing shut outlet covers…it has been so hard to find the older types…and am going to buy some of these.

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Kelly M July 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Thanks for sharing. I have a monitor by them from 3 or 4 years ago. with a new baby I think an upgrade would be nice.
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Jamie July 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I’d also love to have the Deluxe Funtime Froggy Bath Center.

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Tracy M. July 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I would love this!

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Colleen Fuller (mattandcolleen fuller) July 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm

The Espresso Swing Gate! Thank you! :)

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Rebecca Graham July 3, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I would like to have the AdapTable Deluxe High Chair from Safety 1st.

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Anastasia July 4, 2012 at 2:18 am

Oooh I also like their SleekRide™ Travel System stroller / car seat :)

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Theresa Jenkins July 4, 2012 at 7:46 am

ProGrade® No Touch Thermometer
I would love to try this

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Katie R July 4, 2012 at 10:46 am

I would like to have the Disney All-in-One Swing LX

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Maggie C July 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I would love to have the ProGrade no touch thermometer.
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Candice Hull July 4, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I like the patio set. Thank you!

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Stacey R. July 5, 2012 at 5:41 am

I would love to have their Prelude Play Yard. I need one of these for the new baby, due this month. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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tomato July 5, 2012 at 8:12 am

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Disney® Umbrella Stroller with Canopy

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s riches July 5, 2012 at 8:42 am

I like the Alarm Security Gate

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Marla B July 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I’d love to have the Sleek Ride LX travel system.

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Jennifer Marie July 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I would also love the ProGrade® Clear View Ear Scope to monitor my kids ears!

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Brittney House July 5, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I love the bath buddy thermometer.

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Ashley Suzanne July 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Disney AIO Swing!

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Kathleen July 5, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I would also love to have their video monitor!!

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Breanne July 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm

42250
Alarm Security Gate

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Peggy Rydzewski July 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Alpha Omega Elite™ Convertible Car Seat is something I would like to have.

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Jennifer July 6, 2012 at 8:12 am

I love the premier play yard!

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Nadine L July 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

I also like the Disney All-in-One Swing

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amy deeter July 6, 2012 at 8:51 am

ProGrade® Dual Action Outlet Solution – 12 Pack
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Kym July 6, 2012 at 9:13 am

I have the travel system and a car set now for the toddler and I love them. I’d like another security gate too!

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Isis Sample July 6, 2012 at 9:13 am

espresso swing gate!!

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Mary July 6, 2012 at 9:28 am

Would love to try the ProGrade No Touch thermometer.

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Robyn Danielle July 6, 2012 at 9:34 am

EuroStar Travel System is one product I’d love to have

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Whitney Jordan July 6, 2012 at 9:35 am

I’d love to try the Prism Color Camera!

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Kelsey Olsen July 6, 2012 at 9:38 am

We need a new humidifier and the ultrasonic 360 looks perfect!

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Natalie S July 6, 2012 at 9:56 am

Love the Nod a way bassinet!

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shae johnson July 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

Baby gate! So need one!

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Denise Nutile July 6, 2012 at 10:10 am

I would love the Espresso Gate, the look would fit my home decor perfectly.

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R Hicks July 6, 2012 at 10:38 am

would like their Alarm Security Gate
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julie hawkins July 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

I like the prelude playard

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Amanda July 6, 2012 at 11:33 am

I would love the Alpha Omega Elite™ Convertible Car Seate

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Sisifo July 6, 2012 at 12:04 pm

That Deluxe Sit, Snack, and Go high chair seat! It’s super cute. We have one for our 1yo, but we have another (surprise) baby girl on the way.
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Jessica Hays July 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I would love the S1 Satellite Premier Play Yard!

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Melissa July 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm
Ani July 6, 2012 at 7:40 pm

I’d love to have their Sit, Snack, & Go Convertible booster chair.

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Candie L July 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I would like the ProGrade® See Baby™ Soft Mirror. Thank you

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Laurie Emerson July 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I would love to have their Sound N Lights Activity Walker.
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