This wearable baby monitor comes in the form of a machine-washable bodysuit with two breathing sensors and a turtle-shaped movement sensor that snaps into the bodysuit. With these pieces in place, you receive information on your phone about your baby’s breathing, skin temperature, body position, and sleep activity in real time all night long.
The Mimo uses low-power Bluetooth to transmit information to the base station, which also charges the movement sensor. The base station then sends the data to your phone via Wi-Fi. As an added bonus, the base station captures sounds so you can tune in to use it as an audio monitor as well. If the monitor needs to alert you, you’ll receive a push notification on your phone, as well as an audible alarm if the Mimo detects irregular breathing.
One of the Mimo’s greatest advantages is its compatibility with the Nest Smart Learning Thermostat and Nest Cam. You can use the app to tap into the Nest Cam and check on your baby, view screenshots of your baby, and adjust the room’s temperature if you notice your baby is too hot or cold.
The biggest drawback to the Mimo is that you’ll need to buy bigger sizes as your baby grows, which you don’t have to do for any other product on our list. Your original Mimo purchase comes with three bodysuits of the same size, but you’ll likely need more than that if you use the Mimo every night, making the overall cost much higher than for the other products on our list. The other problem is that, as with any wireless monitor, the strength of your Wi-Fi signal will make a huge difference in the Mimo’s performance.
Overall, parents are pleased with this product and specifically praised the app (available for both iOS and Android) for its user-friendliness. This monitor gives you more information about your baby than other monitors on our list, plus it has some smart home options that you won’t find elsewhere, making it our top choice for parents who want to know everything they can about their sleeping baby.
The MonBaby Smart Breathing Monitor is a button that snaps onto any article of clothing over a baby’s chest. Once the monitor is in position, your phone receives real-time updates and alerts for your baby’s breathing (no detected breathing movements for 15 seconds will trigger the alarm) and position (either back or stomach). You’ll also be alerted if it detects a fall or large movements, if the battery is running low, or if the phone loses connection with the MonBaby. The MonBaby uses low-energy Bluetooth to communicate with your phone, so the range is about 40 feet, depending on the construction of your home.
The MonBaby uses a coin-cell battery, which is an advantage because it does not need to be recharged every day, but also a disadvantage because the battery will last only about four weeks of nightly use before needing to be replaced. User reviews are mixed, with the top complaints being the short battery life and the limited Bluetooth range with frequent disconnections. However, parents recommend the device based on how easy it is to set up and move to a new outfit (versus having to change your baby’s bodysuit completely) and the ability to adjust all of the alerts within the app.
The MonBaby is a great low-stress option for parents who want something simple to monitor baby’s breathing at night that can be used and reused with every child, making it an overall less expensive option than many of the others.