Being able to keep an eye on your baby when they’re sleeping in a room without you is essential. We’ve been putting the Summer Infant Panorama Digital Video Baby Monitor to the test over the last few months and it’s fair to say it’s now become an essential part of our parenting kit!
Our ten month old baby boy Freddie has been taking naps in his cot in our bedroom regularly now for six months and whilst I know he’s safe in his cot, I wanted to be able to see him at a glance and be able to hear him if he woke up. The Summer Infant Panorama Digital Video Baby Monitor looked ideal for us as it comprises of a large 5″ colour LCD screen monitor and a portable camera that allows you to tilt, pan and zoom in remotely.
The Summer Infant Panorama Digital Video Baby Monitor also lets you know what the temperature is in baby’s room, the ability to talk back to your baby using the handheld monitor, automatic night vision and has a nightlight feature which shines blue or soft red, or can be switched off.
The Summer Infant Panorama Digital Video Baby Monitor doesn’t need your wifi to connect to each other which is brilliant when you’re in an area that doesn’t have any wifi available. We have taken it away on holiday and it has been brilliant and we haven’t had any problems at all.
The monitor has a range of 240 metres which is fantastic, allowing you to put baby to bed and being able to keep a close eye when you’re enjoying the last of the sunshine in the garden. There’s also a volume control on the monitor which allows you to turn up the noise from where the camera is based or turn it off. Don’t worry, you can still see baby with the volume down and there’s a light system which flashes from green to red when a noise is heard from the camera.
One of the main features that has impressed me is the ability to easily move the camera around from afar using the handheld monitor. I can zoom in, pan out out and move the camera 360 degrees around our room. I’ve found it responsive and really easy to use. We have mounted the camera onto the wardrobe next to Freddie’s cot so that it points down towards him giving us a clear view of him when he’s asleep. I’ve kept the handheld monitor downstairs with me and it’s used twice a day whilst Freddie naps upstairs.
I love that there is a feature to add an additional camera to the system too which would be brilliant should we need an extra camera in our home; perhaps a playroom or in another young child’s bedroom. Such a brilliant feature to have.
My only slight issue with the baby monitor is that the battery life doesn’t last that long if using it without the plug, around 5 hours, however we always tend to use ours with the plug so we haven’t had any problems.
I wouldn’t be without our monitor now. It is that the gives me complete peace of mind and it is serving us well.
The Summer Infant Panorama Digital Video Baby Monitor is currently priced at £119.99 with Amazon but other retailers sell it too.
Disclosure: We are working with Summer Infant this year and received this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and images are my own.