The device also claims an impressive range of 1,000 clear metres - impossible to substantiate in all but the most palatial of homes and reduced indoors - and comes with a lifetime guarantee. Motorola MBP853 Baby Monitor: £107, Amazon This is an investment, but relatively reasonable for a video device with so many functions, which is also easy to set up.

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The baby unit feels a little lightweight, but the sound quality on the band is good - simply place it on the baby unit to charge for five to six hours and you’re ready to go.

There are three options on the band: audio, vibration and mute/light, with a range of 240 clear metres (again this reduces indoors) and up to eight hours’ battery life on a fully-charged band.

The camera’s positioning can be adjusted, though there’s no remote pan function, only the option to zoom in and out.

Additional features include two-way communication, three lullabies, a night light and motion and temperature sensors.

There’s also a ticking feature to reassure you the sensor is operating while your child is fast asleep. Tommee Tippee Digital Sound and Movement Monitor: £70, Amazon This monitor’s movement sensor pad will only operate in a cot or crib with a completely level surface, so is unsuitable for moses baskets.

With a clear range of 300m (around 50m indoors), it delivers crisp sound, however we found that it didn’t pick up sneezing during testing.

And bear in mind that the more functions a monitor features, the more you’re going to be looking or listening out for during those precious moments your child is asleep. Motorola MBP160 Audio Baby Monitor: £35, Amazon Employing wireless DECT technology, this affordable, fuss-free monitor takes minutes to set up (though you have to factor in an initial 16 hours’ charging time) and takes up minimal space, making it a good option for travelling, particularly since the charged parent unit can be used without its power adapter.

It has a clear range of 300 metres, though indoors this reduces to around 50 metres.

Price is also likely to be a motivating factor, with monitors ranging from £20 right up to £200, with a decent, mid-range option costing around £60.