Disclaimer: The following product was sent for free for the purposes of a review. All opinions and thoughts expressed are solely that of the writer’s.
As a parent, I’m always trying to make the healthiest choice for my baby (which I’ve recently realized means taking care of myself too!). For that reason, I was eager to try the Bebcare Motion baby monitor, advertised as an “ultra-low emission safe baby monitor that just works”.
But when I think of a baby monitor that doesn’t use WiFi or Bluetooth, it seems like forever ago that any tech gadget existed without those. I think back to the sound-only radio monitors and the early black and white fuzzy video monitors my aunts used to have for my baby cousins. Obviously we’ve come a long way since then, but high quality wireless video and low emissions haven’t always gone together. Bebcare is trying to create that perfect balance of a quality video baby monitor and a healthy low EMF environment for your baby.
But did they succeed? In this Bebcare Motion Digital Video Baby Monitor review, I go over the pros and cons, features, and bottom line to help you in your decision. Read on (or skim the subheaders) to see if it’s a good fit for you!
Spoilers: it made it on our best baby monitors list.
Pros & Cons
1200 feet low EMF transmission
Great 4.3" video quality and night-vision
Baby-tracking camera and voice activated screen
Feeding alarms, out-of-range and low-battery alerts
Uses a USB Type-C charger so you can also charge it with a common phone charger
Support up to 4 cameras paired to a single parent unit
Lights on the baby camera can be turned off completely
Adding additional cameras not as simple as the initial plug-in-and-go setup
Does not connect to your phone
Mat breathing sensor sold separately
“Bebcare is trying to create that perfect balance of a quality video baby monitor and a healthy low EMF environment for your baby.”
Bebcare Motion: Our favorite low EMF baby monitor
Their patented ultra-low emission Digital Safe Radio (DSR) technology communicates using FHSS with FSK modulation (for you tech-minded folk). With DSR, we no longer need to compromise baby monitor performance and quality for low emissions. Bebcare’s goal with this baby monitor was to create the best of both worlds – and I think they did it! Cheers to reducing the amount of WiFi and Bluetooth waves from baby’s room. #LowEMFclub
Easy to set up
The box included the baby monitor, the parent display unit, a USB Type-C charger (used to both power the monitor and charge the display unit), and a bunch cute stickers that I’ll be sticking around the house (e.g., my partner’s laptop).
To set it up, all I had to do was:
- Plug in the baby monitor
- Turn on the parent display
- and…voila! I could already control the camera with the parent unit.
Voice-activated screen on parent unit
The system is already setup with this feature on, so you may notice your display screen turn off if it’s quiet around the monitor. We loved this feature particularly for night time since the screen would stay off next to us unless the baby cried. Note that you may need to play with the microphone sensitivity based on where you have the monitor positioned for the least false alarms! For example we had to adjust the sensitivity to a 4 out of 5, but the monitor did a great job of blocking out interfering noises (e.g., the air conditioner).
They call this feature “VOX sound activation” or the “White Noise Silencer”. It’s a key part of their low emission technology because the monitor enters into a Sleep Mode when there is no sound detected and this is one way they greatly reduce emission levels next to the baby.
Useful additional features
- Automatic night vision is very good quality
- Two-way talking has clear sound making it easy to communicate between parents in different rooms
- Feeding alarms and alerts for low battery and out of range were helpful
- Music lullabies and the voice activated night light were good perks, but not necessary with our baby
- Auto-dimming buttons on the parent unit were nice to have at night
Bebcare Motion General Specs
- 4.3 inch “True Color” Screen
- 360-degree full pan-and-tilt camera
- 16-hour standby battery life
- 1200 feet wireless range
- Baby Tracking function
- Temperature sensor
- Fully encrypted and secure
- Configurable lights on parent unit and camera
- USB Type-C powered charger
Bebcare Baby Monitor Add-ons
We didn’t get to test these additional products but thought they are definitely worth mentioning for those who may be interested.
Support for 4 cameras per single parent display unit
The display unit has a split-screen function to show you two cameras at the same time, allowing you to monitor multiple babies or rooms. If you decide to get extra cameras, you will need to manually pair them with your parent unit as they don’t come paired like the original baby monitor did. The instructions manual shows you how to do this.
Bebcare Mat breathing sensor
The Bebcare Motion baby monitor works with the breathing mat sensor which alerts you if your baby’s breathing is abnormal. This feature could give parents an added peace of mind. Although Bebcare states that it is NOT A MEDICAL DEVICE, they claim that the mat can potentially prevent SIDS.
Before You Buy
Remember that you can’t connect this baby monitor to your phone! You know, just in case you are out for a romantic dinner with your partner and need to “check on the babe” even though we both know the babe is doing fine since they’re being looked after by grandpa and several aunties. (Love you and trust you fam! It’s just hard to let go sometimes!)
In addition to the reduced wave pollution of using this monitor, we really enjoyed the zero delay in video, clear picture, and strong battery life and think you will too!Buy Here
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