It can be hard to keep tabs on twins — especially once they’re mobile — if your baby monitor doesn’t have some essential functions.
If you’re feeling like you’re spread thin trying to care for your babies, whether you have multiples or two babies born close together, you’re not alone. We’ve been there!
Sometimes a mama’s best superpower is her baby monitor, especially when it allows her to keep an eye on more than one child at once. So we’ve spent hours researching, testing, and comparing every monitor on the market to help you gain an extra set of eyes and make your life a lot easier.
We’ll explain what features make some monitors better than others when it comes to monitoring twins. And we’ll share our reviews of the best baby monitors for twins, whether your little ones share a room or sleep separately.
- Clear vision with good-sized monitor
- Good battery life
- Changeable camera lenses
- Good vision with sound-light detection
- No Wi-Fi needed
- Long working range
- Crystal-clear sound
- Vibration alert function
- Excellent reception range
- Large, clear color split-screen function
- Two cameras included
- Power-saving feature
- Built-in preset alarms
- Long battery life
- Secure connection
One Baby Monitor or Two for Twins?
Before you head straight out and buy a monitor for your twins, there are a few things to consider. If you plan on having your two precious bundles sleep and play together in the same room for the first couple of years, then a single monitor should be enough.
However, if they will be in separate rooms at any time, then it’s a whole different ball game.
You will either need two separate baby monitors or a monitor with more than one feed. This could be two audio or camera units that send signals to a single monitor. Some monitors have split-screen facilities for this purpose.
You might be comfortable using a monitor that provides an audio feed alone. For me, having the option to see what was happening on-screen in real time was invaluable.
Even though I don’t have twins, it lets me watch my toddler getting up to make mischief in one room while my baby sleeps peacefully in another. My toddler’s latest trick is trying to scale the crib and escape, so now I can avoid a catastrophe before it happens.
How to Choose the Best Baby Monitor for Twins
Let’s look at some of the most important elements in a monitor for twins.
Sometimes size does matter. A larger screen will pick up more details, and the viewing area might be greater. This means you will be able to check on your babies’ movements at a glance. However, there are times you may find a smaller screen has a clearer picture.
You’ll want a camera you can control from the monitor because it will let you shift your viewing range to scan the room. This is especially useful if your twins sleep in the same room with a single monitor. The better quality the camera, the better quality the image will be.
Many monitors have infrared night vision, so you can see what’s happening, even when the lights are out. As you’ll want to be able to check on your little angels to ensure they’re fast asleep and not silently scaling their cribs, night vision is an essential feature.
Range and Signal
Consider how far away from your babies you are likely to move. If you have to go out to the backyard for something, you need a monitor that can transmit over that distance. You’ll also need a long-range monitor if you live in a large house. When you move around your home, you want to make sure the signal is not lost, and digital transmission is the better option to prevent this.
The last thing you want is a monitor that restricts your movements because you are constantly charging the battery. It defeats the purpose of having a cordless unit. Choose one that has good battery life.
There are times when your monitor may take a few bumps. It will inevitably get dropped, or in my case, launched across the room by my toddler. Make sure the monitor can take a few knocks and scrapes.
Having twins means your costs have already skyrocketed. However, there are some things you can’t put a price on — like your peace of mind. Choosing a more expensive monitor will be a worthwhile investment when you can clearly see your cherubs and check on what they are doing.
The more useful extra features include visual crying alerts that send a signal to a buzzer or a light on the monitor. Temperature gauges sense if the nursery is too hot or cold. However, they are not always accurate. Two-way communication lets you soothe your little ones with your voice or ask your loved ones to bring you something you need.
Best Baby Monitors for Twins of 2022
Here are our favorite baby monitors for twins.
1. Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor
Are you keeping your twins in the same room? This camera range is fantastic, and you can control it with the handheld monitor. You can pan the camera 100 degrees vertically and 330 degrees horizontally, so you should be able to get a good view of the whole room.
This monitor will grow with your twins, as you can add up to four cameras and a wide-angle lens.
A nice-sized 3.5-inch screen gives you a clear, crisp picture in a real-time video stream. You won’t be squinting to try to make out what your little treasures are doing.
What we particularly like about the Infant Optics monitor is that the battery life last ups to eight hours while in use and 12 hours on standby. We love that it comes with a spare battery as well — keep them both charged, and you can change them out when you need to.
There’s no need to worry about interference or privacy with the 2.4 GHz wireless transmission.
Night vision is provided via infrared, giving you a clear view of your babies sleeping, or not, at night. You can always use the two-way talk feature to try to soothe them back to sleep.
This monitor gives you lots of options. Turn on the audio and display if you prefer to watch and listen. Want some peace while taking an important phone call? Then use the screen only. The monitor will alert you to your babies’ cries with illuminated LED lights.
Are you spending too much time watching the monitor screen? Switch over to the audio-only feature.
This monitor also has a good range, perfect for moving freely around the house or popping out to the garden. Don’t worry about moving too far away — a beeping alarm will let you know you need to go back in range.
This device even monitors the nursery temperature and displays it on the monitor screen, and an alarm will tell you when the camera batteries are low.
- Clear vision with a good-sized monitor.
- Good battery life.
- Changeable camera lenses.
- Excellent range.
- Camera charges via wires.
- Other devices on the same wireless frequency may interfere with the signal.
2. Axvue 720P 5-Inch HD Video Baby Monitor
I don’t have the best eyesight, so having a large monitor screen is a must-have for me. This one is larger than most at 5 inches.
You get two cameras with this monitor. While you might not need it, you could have a multi-angle vision of one room — easily seen on the split-screen parent unit. It’s a bit like directing your own baby movie from your armchair. Or you can keep your cameras in different rooms, so you don’t have to move them from room to room when your little ones are sleeping or playing.
This function can even be sound triggered when automation is switched on.
Moving around your home or garage with this monitor is a breeze, as it has a massive 1,000-foot unobstructed range. This range will be much shorter in the real world, where there are walls and doors.
The night vision mode is automatically activated when the light gets low, and we were surprised at just how it works.
The units allow two-way communication, letting you speak to your little ones remotely. It might soothe them enough to save you a trip to the nursery.
Its anti-hack wireless transmission protects your digital privacy with coded video recording.
This baby monitor has other features, including room temperature and sound-activated lights. The interface is easy to use and features a one-click shortcut.
- No Wi-Fi needed.
- Good vision with sound-light detection.
- Long working range.
- The volume can be difficult to adjust.
3. VTech VM321-2 Baby Monitor
Crystal Clear Sound
If your babies sleep in two separate rooms, you’ll need a monitor with two cameras. The VTech baby monitor comes with a parent unit and two cameras. You can also expand your viewing range by adding an additional two cameras for a total of four viewing units.
Keeping tabs on your little bundles of joy is no problem with a powerful zoom and automatic night vision. This lets you make sure they are safe and sound.
The parent unit lets you switch between cameras or have a split-screen view. This is so handy for watching both babes at once on the 2.8-inch color display.
This monitor has exceptional audio that uses DECT technology to cut out background noise and prevent interference. This ensures a crystal-clear sound you can adjust from the monitor. You can even filter out sounds like music playing, so all you hear are your babies.
Both video and audio are transmitted securely via a 2.4 GHz frequency to ensure security and privacy.
The monitor has a room temperature sensor and plays five different lullabies. The talk-back feature allows you to reassure your child remotely.
When the parent unit is in your pocket, the vibrate alert function will let you know if your babies are making noise. The open field range is 1,000 feet, meaning you can still see and hear your little ones with this monitor if there are no walls or doors to interfere with the signal.
The camera cords are a little short, so you might need an extension cord if your outlet isn’t close to where you’d like to mount them. Also, while you can adjust the camera zoom from the monitor, you can’t adjust the angle. You have to go to the nursery to change it.
- Crystal-clear sound with background noise elimination.
- Vibration alert function on the monitor.
- Good range of reception.
- The thermometer readings aren’t always accurate.
- The shorter battery life may not last through the night.
- You cannot adjust the camera angle from the monitor.
4. Axvue E632 Baby Monitor and Two Cameras
Super Split Screen
Axvue brings us this two-camera baby monitor. You’ll have one camera for each room if your twins are separated and you want a camera facing each child.
You can tilt the camera to almost any angle, but you cannot do this remotely. This can be a bit of a chore once your babes are old enough to move around their cribs and bedrooms.
Thankfully, you can zoom in from the monitor. This one has a large 5-inch TFT-LCD color screen.
The high-quality video stream picture is clear and easy to see — even at night when the automatic infrared night vision kicks in.
The two-way talk function is perfect for speaking to your babies if you cannot go to them right away. You can adjust the volume through five different levels, and the baby unit gauges the room temperature.
The battery life on the parent unit lasts up to eight hours, and the range is effective to about 800 (unobstructed) feet. This should let you take the garbage out or collect the mail while still monitoring your little ones.
You can switch between screens yourself or allow the monitor to change the view every eight seconds. The power-saving function lets you turn the screen off and use audio only. LED indicator lights alert you if your babies are crying.
Digital 2.4 GHz technology supports your privacy when transmitting.
- Large, clear color screen with split-screen function.
- Two cameras included.
- Power-saving feature to prolong battery life.
- Cannot adjust the camera angle from the monitor.
- Battery life can be poor.
5. Babysense Video Baby Monitor
This affordable baby monitor from Babysense may be a good solution when you want your twins to sleep separately. It comes with everything you need to set it up straight out of the box.
Once installed in your nursery and angled at where each baby sleeps, you can use the high-definition, 2.4-inch monitor to check on them. You can even pan around on zoom mode, letting you get in close to see exactly what your little ones are doing.
You can watch their eyelids flutter and see their chests rise and fall as they breathe. I found this particularly reassuring with my little one when she was sleeping.
Privacy and security are always a concern in this age of technology. The 2.4 GHz digital wireless connection ensures a private, uninterrupted transmission up to a range of 900 feet.
Other useful features include a two-way talk-back function, built-in lullabies, and a room temperature gauge. It also has high-quality infrared night vision.
Want to have a quiet romantic dinner with your partner? A sound-activated LED light display on the monitor will alert you when your babies are crying.
The alarms on this unit are plentiful. Built-in alarms notify you when the battery is low, if you are out of range, or if the temperature becomes too low or high. You can also set alarms to remind you of feeding times, diaper changes, and more.
The battery life is good for about 8 hours, and you switch to eco mode, which deactivates the sound and video until the unit detects noise. This unit can also be expanded to take up to four cameras.
- Built-in preset alarms.
- Good battery life.
- Secure connection.
- The power cord is quite short.
- The feedback sometimes lags when switching cameras.
Winding it Up
Of all the monitors we have looked at, our top pick as the best baby monitor for twins is the Infant Optics DXR8. While it only comes with one camera, you can purchase and add up to three more. This makes it perfect for any scenario.
It has a clear screen, a good range and battery life, a talk-back function, and a temperature gauge. One of the outstanding features is the control you have over the camera from the monitor and the option of different lenses.
This monitor will meet the needs of most families. However, the decision is ultimately up to you.