Baby Monitoring Apps

The next generation of baby monitors


Baby cams and baby monitors have become more and more advanced. Now, those with spare iPhones can actually monitor their child from a different room and even over 3G anywhere in the world with many of these apps. We compare the best baby audio monitoring options in this AppGuide.

Essential Apps

  • $2.99

    Baby Monitor & Alarm

    by TappyTaps s.r.o.

    Baby Monitor & Alarm is the essential baby monitoring app for the iPhone. This app will monitor the audio levels of your child and react how you want it to. You can have the app call a predetermined phone number, play a prerecorded calming message from Mom, play a peaceful song, and all of that is fully customizable. Best of all this app keeps an activity log, which allows you to see exactly when your baby was stirring throughout the night. The user friendliness of this app is what makes it a winner.

Notable Apps

  • $0.99

    Baby Monitor Pro (ALARM)

    by Gp Imp.

    If you are looking for a more traditional baby monitor app this is it. For $0.99 you can hear a live stream of audio from your other iPhone. You can turn your mic on as well if you want to talk to your child. The design of the app is fantastic. There are up to 9 channels, which would allow you to monitor multiple rooms if necessary. Baby Monitor Pro is an excellent alternative to those alerting apps.

  • $1.99

    Baby Monitor - WiFi & Bluetooth w/Background Audio

    by Porchlight

    Baby Monitor is a nice offering. You get a notification rather than a live video stream. This app will monitor the audio levels and if reaches a certain level your iPhone will call a designated phone number or send an SMS to you. You can even enable it to FaceTime you when your child wakes up. The functionality works as advertised.

Decent Apps

  • $2.99

    BabyPhone Deluxe (Baby Monitor)

    by Kirstin Hofkens - Mobile Applications

    BabyPhone Deluxe is not a very deluxe app. The developers have kept this one simple. This app will monitor the crib’s audio levels and call you if it exceeds a certain volume. Everything works as advertised and should bring comfort to a parent in the other room or out and about. An activity log is also included in this app. We would love to see more features added to this app to make it an even better buy.

  • $1.99

    Simple Baby Monitor

    by Harry Works

    Simple Baby Monitor is a simple option. Put more than one iOS device on the same Wi-Fi network and use one to monitor and one to transmit audio. There are no bells and whistles to this app. There are better monitoring apps out there and we would recommend trying one of those first.

  • $0.99

    Baby M

    by Pointer Software Systems, Ltd.

    Baby M is complex and hard to use. The developers tried to make this app pretty and baby-like, but in the process made it very hard to navigate. The features are similiar to the others. You can have it play music and call you. There is great potential here, but for now it is just potential.

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