Rotate Around the Room with the iHealth iBaby Video Monitor | Review


iHealth iBaby Video Monitor

The biggest gripe that my husband and I have always had about baby monitors is that we couldn’t move the angle of the camera. I love having baby monitors, even for my 4 year old.

There have been times with my little one when the camera would get knocked out of place, or she would squirm to another end of the crib and fuss. You know how it works, the minute you walk into their room to see what the problem is, the baby then instantly wants you to pick them up and fusses until you do.

iHealth iBaby Video Monitor

My first impression of the iHealth iBaby Video Monitor was shock over the size. The iBaby monitor is noticeably larger than my previous baby monitor, but with the capabilities that the iBaby was going to provide I figured the trade off would be worth it.

iHealth iBaby Video Monitor

The setup was easy to do with my iPad. Screwed on the antenna, plugged in the DC and Ethernet cord, and plugged the camera into the back of my router. After downloading the free iBaby application onto my iPad, and following the setup instructions, I was connected to the baby monitor within minutes.

Some of the iBaby features include:

  • Compatibility with Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and PCs
  • Supports up to 4 devices and 4 users
  • Infrared night vision
  • Motion & Sound Alerts
  • Snapshot Functions for sending pictures to friends and family
  • 2 Way Radio to allow you to hear and respond to your baby through the monitor
  • Remotely rotate the camera right, left, up and down

My Thoughts on the iBaby Monitor:

My little one is 18 months old and we don’t watch her much at night however, we do watch her during nap times and during playtime in her room with big brother.

I love that we can use the iPad to check in on our little ones both during the day or at night. With the swipe of my finger across the iPad, the iBaby camera monitor will rotate left, right, up and down. There doesn’t seem to be much sound from the motion of the camera which is a big plus.

My husband and I both like that the iBaby monitor can take pictures of your little one from the camera.

iHealth iBaby Video Monitor

iHealth iBaby Video Monitor

What Could be Improved:

There is a 2 Way audio feature and I was quite excited about this as it would have allowed me to soothe my little one back to sleep, or tell her big brother to stop harassing her. However, to use this feature you have to attach an external speaker to the camera. We did not have an external speaker and since we mounted the camera on the wall, if we added a speaker then we would have to mount the speaker as well.

While the rotating feature is very awesome I would also like to see a zoom in and zoom out feature added.

iHealth iBaby Video Monitor

I couldn’t quite figure out how to use the sound and motion alert feature. You can set the motion alert and the sound alert level anywhere from low to high. When I set the sound level to high, we received alerts every time there was a tiny sound, including sound from a rain storm. When we moved it down then we didn’t receive any alerts at all, I’m sure there is a happy medium in there somewhere it will just take some adjusting.

Overall I’m very pleased with the iBaby video monitor. The rotating capabilities are a top notch feature that my husband and I have been waiting for a long time. We love that this camera can be used from the nursery and as she gets bigger we can move the camera into the playroom or other rooms in the house that need monitoring. While there are a few things that I would have changed, those details would not deter me from purchasing this video monitor.

The iHealth – iBaby Monitor for Apple can be purchased from Best Buy for $199.99

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11 thoughts on “Rotate Around the Room with the iHealth iBaby Video Monitor | Review

  • May 11, 2012 at 6:59 pm
    Oh how cool is that! I would have luved it in fact I still would when my 1 year old granddaughter is here. I agree about the zoom in zoom out so I could see like if she were choking or just about anything I'd want to know. Gladys P Reply
  • March 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm
    I would love an iPad monitor Reply
  • March 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    We want to get a video monitor and have been so overwhelmed with all the choices. The fact that you can control it from you ipad is amazing! I will definitely be checking this out! Reply
  • February 29, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    WOW!~ That looks like a great monitor. I'd love to have this for the new baby. Thanks for the review Reply
  • February 29, 2012 at 5:12 am
    I would love to have this in my grandson's room! We always wonder what he's up to and can only hear him. Having a video monitor would be so helpful! Reply
  • February 28, 2012 at 10:23 pm
    This is a great monitor. I love that you can rotate to different angles and that you can view this on your ipad. Thank you for the great review! Reply
  • February 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    I love how the monitor gives some peace of mind, especially as a new mom. I have been trying to talk my hubby into getting one, because it would be nice to be able to see them while they are sleeping. Especially since I have such light sleepers Reply
  • February 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    I don't have a video monitor but was thinking of getting one. I like how nice the picture is even without light in the room. The two way speaker is neat too! Reply
  • February 28, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    I wish I had one of those when my little ones where littleer Reply
  • February 28, 2012 at 9:08 am
    this is great for everyone thank you for the information and the review Reply
  • February 28, 2012 at 8:40 am
    THAT'S an AMAZING monitor! I would LOVE one in my sons room! Reply

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