When you’re expecting a baby, whether it’s your first or fourteenth, you want to have all of the essentials before their arrival. This is where the fun starts because everyone will list a ton of things you absolutely need. Right now I’m only going to tell you about one – the VTech DM222 Safe & Sound Digital Baby Monitor.
I received the VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor for review purposes and want to tell you more about it and what I think. Let’s jump in!
At first sight, this is your standard baby monitor. You have your receiver and transmitter, both with AC adapters. The transmitter/baby unit needs to remain plugged in while the receiver/parent unit has a rechargeable battery. The parent unit has an operational range of up to 1,000 feet outdoors or indoors.
VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Parent Unit
The parent unit has a belt clip that lets you carry on with your daily tasks and still have your baby within earshot. There is a 2-way talk-back intercom feature on the parent unit that lets you vocally soothe your baby without interrupting any sleep training.
If for any reason you need to mute the parent unit, there is a 5-level sound indicator that shows the sound level in your baby’s room. For added measure, the unit will vibrate when sound is picked up in the baby’s room.
The parent unit allows you to set several features, including sound sensitivity, from the menu.
VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Baby Unit
The baby unit uses DECT 6.0 technology, meaning you can go further and not encounter the annoying white noise that analog monitors put out. This also keeps transmissions secure and interference-free – so no eavesdropping neighbors.
Going above your standard baby monitor, the baby unit has a built in night light that projects a colorful solar system on the ceiling. The scene changes to show more and less so there is a steady flow of vibrant planets, stars, and moon.
The scenery change is subtle which I really like; I think rapid changes would be too distracting.
The baby unit plays a soothing lullaby, with the ability to increase and decrease the sound. You can choose between just playing the lullaby, just projecting the astronomy scene, or having them both in unison.
The baby unit sits on a magnetic base, allowing you to swivel and adjust the projection to best suit baby. There is also a page feature on the unit in case you lose/misplace the parent unit.
VTech DM222 Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Bottom Line
Priced under $50 (on most sites), this feature packed baby monitor will suit most needs. The fact that it is made by VTech adds a lot of value to the unit. You can buy the VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor from any of the following retailers: