What parent testers had to say:
If you're looking for a simple sound monitor, the Philips Avent Dect Monitor, SCD501/10 is ideal - the sound quality is clear and the soft light gives out a soothing glow that calms your baby. It took me only a few minutes to set-up. We tried it out when our baby boy was asleep and we easily saw via the LED lights on the parent unit when he was just stirring a bit in his crib, and when he was moving around more and getting ready to wake up.
This Advent Dect Monitor is all you will need for a monitor in your child's room. I have a video monitor but since using this unit, will be switching out the video monitor for this. It picks up your child's sounds and movements with great accuracy, and in the night, who is looking at a video feed anyways. I also loved that it was able to drown out the background noise in my child's room (white noise), so that I did not have to listen to it the whole time my child was sleeping (great for nap times when I catch up on my own activities). I also loved that the system was plug in and go, did not require any set up or problem solving. For sleep deprived parents, this was ideal! Could not recommend this product more, if you are looking for a great, easy to use monitor, this is it!
I absolutely love the Avent baby monitor. The smart Eco mode helps with electricity, which is a huge plus. The night light in the baby unit is the best thing about the entire product! Baby sound is extremely clear and it never picked up on any unwanted conversations!
We used the monitor in our baby's nursery and found we could be anywhere in the house as well as the garage and still hear everything going on within the bedroom perfectly. There was no interference from other devices and no cross connection which has happened with previous monitors we have had in the past. The features described on the packaging and within the instructions were correct and for the most part lived up to what was advertised. The battery capabilities of the parent unit allowed us to move about the house with extreme confidence that we would always hear the baby when she cried. In addition the parent unit lasted approximately 36 continuous hours when unplugged from the adapter. The nightlight however was the only thing we found to be a little useless as it did not provide enough light to be used as a nightlight but rather just a sign of where it was in the dark. Overall this would be something I would purchase for myself or someone as a baby shower gift as the price makes it very affordable. This is a definite product for any new parents baby registry list.
Enjoy peace of mind with the Philips AVENT SCD501/10 DECT Baby Monitor. DECT technology guarantees zero interference from any other transmitting product like other baby monitors, cordless phones and cell phones. It also provides high quality, crystal clear sound so you can hear your baby anytime. The five sound-activated LED lights alert you of the noise level in your baby’s room even when the parent unit is muted. If your baby is restless when you put them to bed, you can help soothe and calm your baby to sleep with the warm tranquil glow of the night light. With a range of 300m (150 ft) you can be fully mobile in and around the home. The parent unit can be outlet or battery powered using AA batteries (not included).