We have a Arlo baby monitor review for you! First, let me say – sad panda here, my babies are all grown. Netgear sent over an Arlo smart baby monitor for us to test out and now I am faced with the fact that I once stared mindlessly into a screen watching my babies every move. Now, I can’t keep track of all of my kids (okay, I totally can – hello FIND MY IPHONE.)
All that to say, THIS – the ARLO smart baby monitor – is the baby monitor that I WISH I had when my littles were littles.
ARLO BABY MONITOR REVIEW
If you have a chance, read my Baby Registry Must Haves post. The ARLO Baby is featured in it and well, it’s a great overview for all new parents on what you need to have for baby. Enough, I know – you just want to know about this awesome baby monitor. I get it.
Not the Baby Monitor of 2011
SO my last baby was born in 2011. Sure we had video baby monitors, but compared to this monitor? This is the Baby Monitor of 2017 – this is NOT a 2011 monitor. The picture is clear, the audio is awesome, the features are legit. Here, let me just tell you everything you want to know in our Arlo Baby Smart Monitor review:
1080p HD Quality
1080p HD for all you non-geeks means this has AMAZING quality video. No longer will your baby look like an alien thru the video monitor – this quality is legit! You can view live or recorded videos in awesome detail and color. I actually downsized this screen shot as for web, best practice is not to have massive images. For real y’all – check out this quality. My kid looks like my kid and not some blurry monster like in the old school video monitors!
Air Sensor – Air Quality Checker
Air quality checker? Well, didn’t know what better way to say – this device checks your air quality! The built-in air sensor will show you the temperature wherever your camera is located, as well as humidity and condition of the air.
HELLO CHILD, CAN YOU PLEASE GO BACK TO SLEEP. Yes, those are the words that my kids constantly heard but you know, you do you. You can talk to your baby from anywhere and hear them, too – all thru the Arlo app.
Advanced Night Vision
Because newborns require 24 hour surveillance, the Arlo Baby Smart Monitor gives you near-invisible infrared LEDs, that let you see your baby clearly, even in the dark. That’s right, night vision!
Make sure to read our review of the Netgear Arlo Surveillance Camera System.
Instant Smart Alerts
Set alerts when ever there is motion or sound – even set air quality notifications! The smart alert notifications are sent to your smartphone. Smart, eh? I love this feature, again – things that I didn’t have back in the day (5 whole years ago, what a difference 5 years make!)
Play White Noise and Music Thru the Baby Monitor
This feature is something that I adore, why? I had 2 colic kids that had to have white noise to sleep! The Arlo monitor comes with a playlist of options for your baby to listen to, including white noise! You can also record your voice and play it back to them.
Free 7-Day Cloud Storage
You can be review, download and share recorded moments for an entire week
The multi-colored night light, music player, temperature, humidity & VOCs air sensors are all controlled from the Arlo app. Again, all thru your app. Nope, didn’t have that 5 years ago.
Built-in Rechargeable Battery
Go wireless with your baby monitor for up to 6 hours (or up to 3 hours with night vision.) This allows you to monitor your baby, wherever you go! This also allows your camera still work, in the event of a power outage.
The Arlo baby monitor works thru your Arlo app! If you have an Arlo video surveillance system, it’s the same app as you will use to monitor your child.
Arlo Baby Accessories
The Arlo baby camera comes dressed in an adorable bunny outfit. If green bunny isn’t your thing, no worries – the camera has costumes! You can dress your camera up as a cat or dog.
Other Arlo accessories include a display monitor – which would be super helpful if you had a sitter and didn’t want to give them phone access. Also there is a monitor stand available which comes in handy when positioning the camera.
Useful After Your Baby is Grown
After your babies are all grown, this baby monitor still has a purpose! We use our’s as an indoor camera. It’s great as we can talk to the kids and hear what they are doing when we aren’t around. I can be outside in the pasture, pull up the app – see what my kid is doing! I can move the camera around to wherever my kids and know that they are okay. This is an advantage of the kids growing up, I don’t have to be TOTALLY eagle eye on them.
Setting Up The Baby Monitor
Setting up the Arlo baby monitor took 15 minutes. 5 of that is retrieving, setting up a new password and telling my husband the new password. Setup is super easy. If you are a non-techy – no worries, Netgear made the setup process super simple.
Stay tuned for our Arlo Baby Monitor Review video!
Peace of Mind
As a working mom who traveled when her babies were little, I so would value all of these features. Moms and dads just want peace of mind, knowing that their child is okay. This baby product offers just that.
Thanks for reading our Arlo Baby Monitor Review – now it’s your chance to win one of your very own! We have no need for a baby monitor in our house, babies grown, mom sad. My loss is YOUR win! I’m giving away my review unit to a lucky reader. I hope that this helps out one of your new mamas or papas in your quest to raise baby!
Where to Buy
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Content creator, lover of sweet wine and tacos and mom to 4 kids. Molly appreciates the unique things in life, is a Ennegagram 7w8 and has been blogging here at Digital Mom Blog for a very long time (10 years!)