This is my baby camera review is for the iBaby M6 model. Owned and operated for 13 months.
Like many products we own and love, iBaby baby camera is something we came across on the third try. It was love at first sight. Quite literally. It really has fulfilled all of my desires in the baby camera department. Believe me, this was not a short list. I wanted great coverage, clear images, and excellent nighttime vision. What I got was so much more.
iBaby baby camera is loaded with features that any parent would love. It includes features I didn’t even know I wanted and I am sure, will have a few surprises in store for you too!
Before I finally discovered iBaby, I had purchased (and returned) Summer Clear Sight Digital Color Video Monitor and Levana Ovia Digital Baby Video Monitor with Talk to Baby Intercom and SD Recording, Black/White. The Summer monitor was quite terrible at keeping its connection if I went too far in the house. For example, it didn’t work in our basement, laundry room or the garage, displaying a message of a lost connection. Unacceptable. The Levana lasted a bit longer than the Summer though the battery in the monitor had begun to deplete in under 2 hours which would have me plugged into the charger along with the monitor which was quite frustrating.
Also, though I didn’t know it at the time, I hated having to have an extra piece of equipment (monitor) on me. This baby camera solves that too. It’s really a wonderful piece of technology that truly makes this mom’s life a whole lot easier. And so, I believe this particular item deserves some praise.
Following, you’ll find my baby camera review of the iBaby M6. Oh, and the new model iBaby M6t also monitors the temperature and humidity levels in your baby’s room.
Baby Camera Review: What I Love About My iBaby Camera
Seriously, for under $200 the iBaby baby camera is elegant, free of bulk, and rich in features.
Set Up So Simple it’s Crazy
Simply connect iBaby to the power cord and your device. iBaby will automatically install on your device and you are good to go! No drilling, no hanging, no patching. Mine was up and running in under two minutes. Really.
Wifi/3G/4G LTE connection means you can access your baby camera anytime, anywhere!!! This is a HUGE plus for me. Sometimes simple is awesome. With the great apps available from
With the great apps available from iBaby Labs for your IOS and Android devices you can view and control the camera (take a photo or video, talk to your baby, play a story) from anywhere. As long as I have my phone or iPad, I can see my camera at the press of a button.
The crystal clear HD daytime and nighttime image of the iBaby baby camera is astounding.
Daytime camera is awesome! I am not sure what the technicalities are when it comes to the specifics of a 720p High Definition resolution but I know this — it’s pretty close to crystal clear! The nighttime camera is also pretty incredible. It catches the glow of even the squintiest of eyes so I can see if she’s awake or asleep or pretending to be asleep (she’s slick like that).
The nighttime camera is also pretty incredible. It catches the glow of even the squintiest of eyes so I can see if she’s awake or asleep or pretending to be asleep (she’s slick like that).
I really love how simple and clean the interface of the apps are. Fullscreen view along with a few control icon buttons (capture photo, listen, talk, record, play (song/story)). Turning your phone device horizontally will allow you to view the camera in all its glory and tapping the screen once will make the buttons go away allowing you to just see the camera. It’s pretty fabulous. Moving the camera is super easy. Just swipe in the direction of where you want to turn.
It’s pretty fabulous. Moving the camera is super easy. Just swipe in the direction of where you want to turn.
Full Range of Motion
The full range 360-pan, 110 tilt of this baby camera gives me the ability to view at any angle with a swipe of a finger like no other. This comes in handy when you have an escape artist like mine. I can watch her climb off the bed, walk around, play with a few toys, and then, cut off her path as she heads for the door by coming into the room to put her back in bed (for the umptieth time). Love this feature. No camera I’ve seen comes close to this range of motion.
Love this feature. No camera I’ve seen comes close to this range of motion.
Share the Love
Share viewing privileges with unlimited users and see who is viewing at any given moment. With this camera‘s feature, your loved ones can view your little ones magical moments alongside you. Grandparents and single parents love this feature especially. What I love is that you are in control on who views and when, at all times.
Capture Photos and Record Videos
Being a single mom, sometimes we miss out on the capture of our special moments together. iBaby has helped us in the department by giving me the power to capture photos and record magical videos on a whim. If you feel a special moment coming on snap a photo and share with your friends and family. If you want to capture story time, record a video of the heart warming memory to keep forever. We have so many special little videos from a fly-on-the-wall aspect and it warms my heart to know I’ll have those to keep for years to come. You can share those too, by the way.
If you feel a special moment coming on snap a photo and share with your friends and family. If you want to capture story time, record a video of the heart warming memory to keep forever. We have so many special little videos from a fly-on-the-wall aspect and it warms my heart to know I’ll have those to keep for years to come. You can share those too, by the way.
If you want to capture story time, record a video of the heartwarming memory to keep forever. We have so many special little videos from a fly-on-the-wall aspect and it warms my heart to know I’ll have those to keep for years to come. You can share those too, by the way.
Alerts for movement and sound let this baby camera know that something is going on that you should be aware of and lets you know via an alert. Depending on the set motion or sound alert sensitivity iBaby will send alerts to your mobile devices and tables.
You can also set the camera to record 15 seconds of video at the time of the alert or an image capture. It will keep a log of these occurrences for your record keeping. A sound can be assigned to an alert but that drives me crazy.
I don’t use the alerts really as I find them too sensitive for my overly active toddler who is up and out of bed 30 times in under a minute. I don’t need an alarm telling me what I am already seeing. But that is unique to me and my girl. You just may find this useful.
This awesome feature lets you talk to your baby without entering her room right from the baby camera speaker. It’s great for when they are stirring and need a gentle nudge or hum to settle back in. It helps reassure your little one that you’re not far away so they can feel safe.
It also helps me catch her sneaking out of her bed and tell her she’s been caught!
No Month to Month
You don’t have to subscribe to anything. For a fantastically low price of the baby camera, it would be not surprising at all to have to sign up for monthly chargers of one sort or another. Not with iBaby. Once you get your camera you are set. The only thing you may want to think of buying is another camera for another room. But that’s obviously completely up to you.
Some Improvements for iBaby
No wall mount (though since my purchase they have made a sleek looking wall mount)
Though a novel idea, the lullaby and story recordings are more of a sing-along type of songs and the stories too loud and engaging for a little ones bedtime. I am hoping they will come up with a way a parent can record their own stories or songs for their babes to listen to. That would be fantastic.
The light from the camera may be a little distracting for a baby in a pitch dark room like mine. My solution was to tape up the back lights where they flicker. It worked fairly well.
The Bottom Line
As my baby camera review suggests, I have recommended the iBaby to all my friends and friends friends. Let me tell you, I hear nothing but raving reviews from those that have gotten their very own iBaby. After seeing mine in action, One friend even purchased it as his surveillance camera in the garage. And another to keep an eye on their dogs during the day when they are gone. They love the control of viewing just about any corner of their first floor. Now that’s saying something!
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