Was working fine for 6 months
We purchased it for our first baby and was working fine for 6 months when suddenly it started to loose signal between the two units. We haven't moved or built up a wall in between our rooms (btw it is an apartment and the 2 rooms are just a few metres apart) so we thought it is faulty. We took it back to the shop where we bought it and they sent it to Angelcare. It took 2 weeks to get a reply that the monitor just works fine, there is nothing wrong with it. We couldn't believe it. The shop manager was great, they offered a full refund and we bought an Oricom with camera.. Maybe not as stylish but works perfectly.
Stylish and worked fine for a while
Dropped the signal and was beeping in the middle of the night because of that
A Must Have!!!
I have a 4 week old and I don't think I would be sleeping as easy as I am without the Angelcare monitor!! It's just peace of mind that your baby is safe and breathing without any issues. Yes it is a little pricey but worth every cent!! I would highly recommend it to any new parent, I have had no issues at all setting it up and I am using it in a bassinet at the moment.
Peace of mind, easy to use, clear sound.
Nothing; the only improvement that could be made is having a two way feature on the parent unit and nursery base.
Amazing customer service
I've always loved my ac401, bought it 2nd hand barely used for my first child and used it everyday, for every sleep for the 2 years she was in her cot. I then continued to use it as a night light once she was in her 'big girl' bed until only a couple of months in the 'nursery unit' looked to have blown and wouldn't work. I wasn't too disappointed given the huge usage I'd given it and had just planned to buy a whole new ac401 setup for baby #2 on her way.
Just called the Australian distributors to see if I could just buy a new nursery unit and...
Best money ever spent
This machine made me feel so much safer as a first time mum. I was petrified of him stopping breathing and the alarm did go off a couple times in the first few months. After running to him and picking him up, he took a large gasp. I check the monitor regularly to make sure the sensitivity is still ok. My son is nearly 2 and still sleeps on this every night and for all his naps. It's been on every holiday we've ever been on including overseas. It's been the best money I've ever spent in my life and the gentle tick gives me reassurance when I wake in the night. Love this product!!
Breaches the Trade Practices/Fair Trading Act
I spent $249 on this. The side of the box lists what is included and what is not included. However it is not until you, pay, open then box and read the Quick Installation Guide that you are told that the monitor also needs and DOES NOT include a hard board 33cms x33cms 6 mm thick. If I had known this, I never would have bought the monitor in the first place. If you are a new mum, you are completely exhausted, now I'm supposed to go to a hardware store??? I want my money back.
Requires extra plank that is not included and not specified on the packaging
This monitor worked well for the first 5 months. Then the parent unit randomly beeped the "no breathing" alarm in the middle of the night. The baby unit didnt beep at all. (So wasnt caused by the baby rolling off the pads) one night it went off 7 times which was very frustrating! When looking at the parent unit display. The pendulum disappears. So we figured there was something wrong with the parent unit. We had it looked at by Angelcare in Dec 2012. We didnt get it back till late Jan 2013. They found nothing faulty with the product. But out of...good faith replaced the parent unit. They claimed they have never heard of this happening before with any of their models. March 2013 (we had new parent unit 2 months) the beeping starts again on the parent unit only. So we suspect there is something wrong with whole unit. Its back into Angelcare for another look. Im suspecting again they wont find anything wrong. Which makes me wonder if they just dont want to admit there is something wrong. I found this very disappointing for a $200 monitor. Which i was hoping to use with my future child. But it doesn't even last for one child! Peace of mind at night. The beeping of parent unit. The cost!
Terrible. Overpriced and unreliable
I am in the process of returning my second faulty Angelcare monitor.
First monitor kept turning itself off and not reading between the 2 units. It got sent away and they decided there was no fault. Got it back and did the same.
Retailer gave me a brand new unit. A couple of weeks later the parent unit started switching itself off. After half a dozen times I phoned the retailer who have kindly agreed to give me a refund.
This is a shame as I had heard really positive reviews from my friends about this supposed trusted brand.
I would NEVER recommend this product to anyone.
Temperature display. Sensor pads.
Doesn't work properly. Overpriced.
Peace of mind but lots of static/feedback
I was given this monitor when my baby was born. The movement aspect of the monitor was very reassuring particularly when she was a newborn. The only problem I had with this product is that it is very noisy with static and feedback. I tried every different channel with the same problem. Also, as a first time parent I would have like a video monitor rather than this one.
Reassuring for a first-time parent
Noisy, static & feedback
we have used this since bringing bub home a few months ago. i was sceptical about whether it would really pick up movement through the bassinet mattress but it works fine, it has only ever gone off when we take bub out of the bassint and forget to turn the monitor off!
battery life seems good, easy to set up once you read the instructions. monitors temperature too, and you can turn off the movement or sound monitoring if you don't want those features (although i never would!).
Used it from day one
Worth the price for ease of mind. Have never had a problem with it, and can travel right out into my backyard while it continues to function. Battery life also seems great. My son is 8 months old now and I've never had to replace the batteries yet. I've been using this since my son was born and have never looked back!
Easy to use and picks up sounds perfectly
Peace of mind for first time parents
We went with the 2 parent unit as we have a big home. But i wish i got the one with the video monitor. It has some great features. Eg I liked the idea of the sleep mat and like that i can glimpse at the screen to look at the pendelum to know he is breathing rather than getting up and checking on bubs. It gave me peace of mind that bubs was breathing without checking on him. The temp control on the monitor is great too. It gives me a good idea if I need to add extra layers. The night light is great. Its not too bright, but bright enough to feed ...or find dummies. I don't like that you have to turn off the parent unit when you pick bubs up, because if you don't it beeps every few seconds, which is annoying especially when the unit is in our room, down the other end of the house with hubby asleep . I also really don't like how bright the parent unit is. Too bright for when I'm trying to sleep. The manual for the product is also very vague and assumes knowledge of the product.- it was easy to set up, but if you want to go into some of the features you have to really read through it very carefully. Hubby thinks that the product should have the two parent units work like a 2 way. Really we only ever use one unit and the price of this one makes it a waste of money. The product is expensive for what it is, and if I had my time again i probably wouldn't get this model. NIght light, sleep mat, temp monitor, pendulum on monitor to show bubs is breathing. Easy to set up Expensive. Light on parent unit too bright. Having to turn parent unit and nursery unit off when picking up bubs as beeps on both. 2nd parent unit a waste of money.
Good for peace of mind
So glad we bought a baby monitor, have had a few glitches with the handset randomly turning off, esp if its outside and warm. Bubs has also managed to set off the alarm when she's gone into a deep sleep and when she was moving around her bed and on her tummy it went off. So a very good warning for us to go and check on her. We rely so heavily on it and take it when we go anywhere overnight with her.
Reliable for breathing and temperature
handset can randomly turn off when off the base station.
Great to ease the worrying mind!
I was recommended this monitor by a friend and haven't looked back! After moving our baby into his own room it gave me great comfort when waking during the night with the 'oh my god is he okay' moment! I found this relatively easy to set up and it is easy to use. We love seeing the swinging bar - indicating breathing and also the temperature. On the baby room part we love the night light as it is just enough light to see when putting in the dummy at night. The monitor has good range - I take the parent part out with me in the garden. Make sure ...you read instructions as we were being woken quite a few times with the alarm sounding. But after actually reading the instructions properly we found that we needed to turn the sensitivity up and ever since then we haven't been woken with a scare and now love this monitor even more!!! reliable, night light, alarm if baby isn't breathing, temperature display. Is a little expensive BUT well worth it, Make sure it is set up correctly or you will have false alarms.
a must have for all parents of babies
With 3 prem children I used this to keep a close eye on my children. I love the temp gauge, and knowing my lil one is safe with an alarm if they stop breathing. As we know children are irreplaceable and our lives. Brilliant brilliant item and a must have
For all parents.
Worth every penny!
I love this monitor, even more so after using other people's monitors when putting my daughter to sleep in their child's cot. The battery lasts at least 10hrs off the parent unit, the signal is clear over long distances, and it doesn't beep randomly at you like other monitors do. When my daughter was 9mths we suddenly got some interference, but as soon as I changed the channel of the signal we didn't have that problem any more. I also like the vibration function for if you are carrying it on you and don't want the volume on. We sometimes had fa...lse alarms when my daughter rolled to the edge of the cot, but now that she is bigger we don't have that problem at all. Long battery life, easy to use, reliable, handy vibration function It's difficult to take away on holidays etc
Couldn't recommend this high enough
As first time parents you naturally panic about every minor detail. So SIDS was a real concern. We bought the AC401 purely for this reason and we haven't looked back. This unit gives you peace of mind and we have never had any false readings as some people say they have. Highly recommend to any new parents
gives you peace of mind, batteries last a long time, love the temperature display as well
bit fiddly to set up the first time
The only type of baby monitor I would buy or recommend
The AngelCare AC401 ticked all the boxes for as as new parents that were worried about SIDS. Always giving us a very accuate reading of the temp in bubs room, the senor pads are fantastic and gave us that little extra piece of mind when bubs moved into her own room, and the monitor has a good range on it so we are able to go outside during the day. The only thing is we found it a little tricky to set-up
Sensor Pads, and good range
A little to tricky to set-up
Best Baby Monitor and Sensor Pad set on Market
Best Product I have ever bought as a Mother. Provides parents with peace of mind - especially when babies are tummy sleepers like my two are. Never had false readings - only time alarm went off with both children is when i forgot to turn it off before picking up the baby.
Reliable, provides peace of mind for parents and also provides room temperature - which is handy!
A bit expensive (but worth it!)
The best monitor on the market!
Whilst this monitor is a touch tricky to set up, it works like a dream! It works well from great distances (I take it outside far away from the house and it works well), and the night light is a nice touch for the baby bedroom as is the fact that the screen on the parent's unit keeps my room nicely lit. The temperature indicator is great and you can also set it to alarm if the temp is too hot or cold. It is definitely peace of mind for your sleeping baby and you can adjust the volume of the monitor easily (good to have on a low volume when bub is protest crying!).
easy to use, easy to read screen, limited false alarms
would be good with a clock on it
Must-Have for new Mummies
This monitor has given me the added peice of mind as a first time mum that my new baby is safe while she is sleeping. I have been able to get more sleep between feeds knowing that all i need to do is wake breifly to hear the parent monitor tick tock away, instead of having to get out of bed and disturb bub every few minutes to check on her. The continueous tick tock can be turned off or left running for added peice of mind and theres no mistaking the alarm when it goes off!
Worth every cent!
Only one set of back up battries supples
Questions & Answers
Angelcare movement monitor states " senses movement". Does this movement include breathing? Might sound like a silly question but if you have a new born and they are fast asleep then they won't be moving as in wriggling around. Want to clarify if the " movement" covers breathing in and out?
It covers movement. If baby is in bassinet their breathing is picked up as movement (as I used it from newborn with all mine in a bassinet and it worked - not sure about cot as the mattress is thicker and baby at newborn is small) however if baby is not breathing but having a seizure of something it won't pick up that the baby needs help as baby is moving. I think there is one company that have a sock that works as a heart rate monitor so alarms will go off if baby isn't breathing. Hope this helped
Thank you for your enquiry.
The Angelcare sensor pad senses all movement in the cot, including your baby's breathing.
Hope this helps.
Please do not hesitate to contact our customer service on (03) 9581 8000 if we can assist you further.
Hi. Can a AC601 monitor work with the AC401? I have tried to link up the AC401 sensor pad with the AC601 monitor, but it doesn't appear to be compatible. Please advise?
All the Angelcare monitors are their own integrated system, therefore can not have other model numbers added to them.
Please contact me on (03) 958 18034 and I will be able to assist you further with this.
can we use Angelcare sound and movement monitor for 7 years old kid?
Angelcare recommends their movement monitor be used for up to 2 years of age. After this time the monitor may false alarm as the child is older than the recommended age.
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