Angelcare Baby Sound Monitor, $60. The only screeching this monitor picks up is the baby’s. The crystal-clear sound is sensitive to the slightest snuffle, and a discreet light indicates when you’ve gone out
Philips AVENT DECT Monitor SCD510, $120. The range is huge (more than 1,000 feet), but the sound clarity will make you think you’re in the same room. The talk-back feature allows you to send a soothing “shhhhhh.”
Safety 1st Sound Moments Audio Monitor, $40. The nursery unit comes with a clock and tap-on nightlight, while the two parent units feature four channels to reduce interference and a 600-plus-foot range.
Summer Infant Peek Plus Internet Baby Monitor, $350. Set up a secure, private connection that transmits to a handheld monitor, computer or smartphone for remote check-ins (available in Summer 2012).
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Digital Video Sensor Pad Monitor, $300. Has all the bells and whistles, including a 2.8- inch video monitor, infrared vision to see your baby at night, talk-back feature, nursery temperature gauge and a sensor pad to detect if your baby stops moving for more than 20 seconds.