Best buys: Baby monitors

Samsung SEW-3030

An easy to use wireless monitoring system which lets you see and talk to your baby, check their room temperature and play them a lullaby. It also includes a night vision camera which kicks in automatically after dark, and video/audio output so you can watch on your TV screen. Plus, link it to Skype and give friends and family a glimpse from anywhere in the world. RRP £149.99

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature

Easy to set up and operate, this model offers a long distance range of 300 metres, giving you reassurance from afar. A key feature for newborns is its unique sensor pad which sounds an alarm if no movement is detected after 20 seconds, and can be removed once your baby is able to move freely around the cot. Other benefits include sound level indicator and cordless technology for interference free monitoring. £99.99

Motorola MBP 15

A digital monitor with crystal clear sound and a high-sensitivity microphone, the MBP 15 gives you 2 way communication with your baby, and peace of mind that their room is at the optimum temperature. The parent unit clips on, so you can move around and still hear what’s going on. RRP £59.00

Summer Infant BabyZoom

Another award-winner, the BabyZoom has a 6.5cm colour display screen and automatic black and white night vision viewing. The remote control adjustable camera can be placed anywhere in the room, while remote control lets you pan, tilt and zoom using a simple scroll button to get the best view of your baby. RRP 129.99

Tomy TD350

An award winning monitor which comes with a timer to keep track of feeding times and doubles as a multi-coloured night light. Other features include a sound-level light display, two-way talk back, temperature sensor and vibrate function. RRP £84.99