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Summer Infant Baby Zoom WiFi Video Monitor

I know what you are thinking, my ‘babies’ are too old and my monitor days are behind me!

You guys! That’s what I thought! A few years ago I donated our baby monitor, like all other baby gear that took over my house {x2!}. At the time I thought I’d never need one again, the girls were old enough that I felt confident in not having that close eye on them while they slept.

Confession: I was so wrong.

It started months ago when my oldest was sick. When she wasn’t hugging the porcelain throne, she just wanted to be left alone in her room. Momma bear tried everything to keep her comfortable and hydrated but she wanted alone time, she wanted to rest not be in anyones eyesight. Did I mention that her bedroom is in the basement now, away from everything and everyone? Ugh!

That night when I tucked her into bed, I was torn. I was so dead tired after taking care of the sick while keeping the healthy far away – I just wanted to sleep myself. Yet, my daughter was still waking up and getting sick every 30 minutes.

So, I made myself a little cot on the downstairs couch in the next room, to ease my mind and be within easy listening distance. Yet, after 2 hours of tossing and turning, already with a sore neck, I just wanted my own bed. I wanted and needed my bed but I wanted and needed to be able to see and hear that everything was ok with her downstairs.

Yep – this Mom of a 9, 5 & 5 year old still needed that monitor! Gah!

Summer Infant, the leading brand in baby gear items, sent me the Baby Zoom WiFi Video Monitor. WOW, how monitors have changed in just a short few years. This is cadillac, my friends!

{this is the time for expecting parents and baby gifters to pay close attention}

I received the Summer Infant Baby Touch WiFi Video Monitor and Internet Viewing System for review – which is a fancy-schmancy word for ‘hello there, I am your new best friend‘.

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At first glance I thought, do I really need this? Too much? But then I studied the features and dived into setting up the monitor and then immediately asked myself – where were you when my twinadoes were born?!

Also, this is one of those moments when I wish I had a rewind button so I could go back and use this with newborn twins. Yes, I just said that. Little sleep and all. Seriously. 

The first step in using the Summer Infant Baby Touch WiFi Video Monitor and Internet Viewing System is charging the monitor and downloading the free app using WiFi {it’s both iOs and Android compatible}. Then, once the app and the camera connect with each other, you can set up the hand-held viewing monitor. 

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Once everything was set up, I was in awe with the clarity and visibility. Not to mention that the monitor is touchscreen, so up to date in technology! I also love the option of viewing through your own device. Part of the problem is trying to remember to take the handheld monitor with you – but I always have my phone, right?! 

With internet viewing, I could look in when not at home – from anywhere! When my husband is away at work and missing the kids, he could peek in on them and feel better knowing they are alright. It’s those little things!

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For those that have multiple children in the same room {fellow twin moms!}, the pan feature will be a saviour. I had the hardest time positioning a monitor when the twins went into separate cribs, and I didn’t want to buy 2 monitors! Being able to pan, allows you to see it all! Now, I can easily can an entire area and even press the talk button and speak to the kids. Plus, I can turn the video portion of the viewing on or off as I need it. 

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The Summer Link APP features include snapshots to store pictures on your mobile device, live video recording and split-screen views to monitor multiple rooms simultaneously when additional cameras are added (additional cameras sold separately). The included 3.5” LCD video handheld provides a convenient alternative for in-home monitoring when not using mobile devices and comes with many features including sound activated LED lights, adjustable volume and brightness controls with range up to 400 ft.

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Since the Summer Infant Baby Zoom WiFi Video Monitor has SO MANY features, here is the breakdown:

 ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

  • In-home monitoring on handheld color video monitor
  • View on smartphones, tablets and laptops in-home or away via free Summer Link WiFi APP for Apple and Android
  • Secure login to bank level secure encrypted video
  • Expandable system – add one camera and monitor two children or two rooms, (additional camera sold separately) with auto-scan between rooms on handheld monitor, and split screen or auto-scan available on digital devices.
  • Share viewing access with friends and family

IMAGE QUALITY

REMOTE CONTROL

  • Pan, scan, zoom camera allows parents to keep a mobile baby in view
  • Monitor room temperature, with option for Fahrenheit or Celsius reading
  • Motion tracking – automatically follows baby’s movements
  • Two-way communication

WIFI CAMERA

  • Automatically connects to home wireless network for secure in-home and remote viewing
  • Internet status lights indicate connectivity states
  • Infrared LEDs enable monitoring in darkened rooms and overnight
  • Click here for a 360° view of the camera

APP FEATURES

  • Snapshot – pictures stored on mobile device
  • Record a Video – video stored on mobile device
  • Privacy mode- control/restrict access for out of home viewing
  • Split screen – view 2 rooms on same screen when camera added to system
  • Activity Alerts – upgrade for premium service and receive text, email or push notifications and a daily log of audio alerts and shared viewing activity

 All in all, I’m very impressed by this monitor. I’d be hard-pressed to find a feature that it lacks, in fact, there’s aspects that you might not even use at all or very little – but it is there in case the day comes when you need it. I am the walking example of that ‘someday’ that does come.

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The Summer Infant Baby Zoom WiFi Video Monitor is a reliable, high-end video monitoring system that does the job and then some. When buying a monitor for yourself or someone else – you need to remember that this might be used even 10 year later, so you want that reliability, quality and one loaded with features. Proof? My oldest is almost 10 and I still see the need to use it .. and there it is. 

You can get a Summer Infant Baby Zoom WiFi Video Monitor at Canadian retailers that sell Summer Innact products, like Toys R Us and Sears.

Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review post. Opinions are, as always, my own.

 

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193 Comments

  1. The remote control pan, scan, zoom is a pretty neat feature. Especially for something like your sick kid. The baby doesn’t just stay in the crib anymore.

  2. I would love to win because we would love to see what’s going on in the baby’s room without actually going in there and disturbing the baby. I really like scan feature.

  3. “Someone” threw a bad tantrum in my house along with our baby monitor and it’s broken 🙁

  4. I love the scan feature. I would love this for the garden outside. Thanks for the chance. Cheers Awesome

  5. I’d like to win this because I love to be able to use it with my smart phone. I’d also use this to keep an eye on my puppy! I’d love to see what he’s doing when I’m not in the same room! Thank you for the chance to win!

  6. I’d like to win because this is such a great Video Monitor. Right now, we don’t have a video monitor, just a regular monitor that you hear voices on. I also like that it has two way communication.

  7. The scan feature is very cool! I’d like to win this for my baby who is having her own baby soon!

  8. i love the facet you can see the baby from a different room and the zoom is terriffic technology has come a long way, i love the fact you can hear the baby from another room and you don’t have to be there at all times and worry about being there i’m the type of person who worries so this would really come in handy in my home! and the way they kepp making monitors for watching babies and children i would love to see more!

  9. i would like to win this for my friend’s baby and think i like the feature of being able to view this on your smart phone.

  10. I would love to win this for my new baby. I love the video feature. i have always only had the audio ones for my other kids.

  11. This sounds great! And would be so nice to have with my now 5 week old and my 16 month old. The two way communication would be excellent for my oldest.

  12. i would love to win this for my cousin, she just had a baby 3 days ago, I love the 2 way communiation

  13. I would love to win this for my grandbaby. We’ve already lost a baby to SIDS 18 month ago, he was 10 months old…. this would be a huge peace of mind. I absolutely love the scan feature.

  14. I would love this for my daughters nursery! My favorite feature is that it automatically connects to home wireless network for secure in-home and remote viewing!

  15. I’d like to win for my 4 month old daughter. I’d love to be able to see her and know whether she needs me to intervene when she cries, or whether she’s just making noise and should be left alone to fall back asleep.

  16. We love to have a night cap on our deck in the summer, but I am always afraid I wont hear it if my 3 year-old calls for me. We never had baby monitors because we always had bad interference. This would sure put my mind at ease while relaxing on the warm summer evenings!

  17. I like the Two-way communication feature. I would like this to see what my dogs do when I leave the room.

  18. I really should get a video monitor, at this point I just have an audio monitor.

  19. I’d love to win this! My monitor is dying and I need a new one. I love how you can check on it through your smart phone.

  20. I would like this for a friend, I really like the ability it has to pan a room!!

  21. This would be perfect for my sis-in-law who is due in a few months. I love the fact that you can view the live feed on smartphones so it saves you from having to carry too many gadgets at a time.

  22. I’d LOVE to win because I just have regular old “sound only” baby monitor for my baby, and I am constantly wishing I had one of the new ones with video. And this one sounds AMAZING!!! There are so many awesome features that make it hard to pick just one favourite, so for now I will go with this as my fave: View on smartphones, tablets and laptops in-home or away via free Summer Link WiFi APP for Apple and Android.

  23. I love that it Automatically connects to home wireless network for secure in-home and remote viewing. And I like that you said you still use it even with your older kids as it shows it must be something easy to use and something you have found very useful . I would give this to my cousin who has a new baby and a 2 yr old

  24. I want to win this because it has so many wonderful features. My favorite feature is that it is expandable

  25. I would love to win this for my daughter who is due to give birth in 10 weeks, I love the fact that you can share viewing access!

  26. I’d like to win because it would give me comfort to be able to watch my son when I’m not in the same room. My favourite feature is that it works with my phone.

  27. I’d like to win so I know what is going on with my grandson, I like the pan, scan feature

  28. I like the scan feature and would love to win this for my very pregnant daughter in law

  29. I’d like to win because a baby monitor is on the top of my wishlist. I love that it can be viewed in Split screen – that is amazing for families with multiple children.

  30. I would love to win because I could use it in the kids room so I can keep and eye one them no matter what I am doing. I love that it REMOTE CONTROL

  31. I really like scan feature.I would love to win because my daughter is having a baby in August and this would be perfect.Thanks for the great giveaways you offer your readers !

  32. One of my fave features is the motion tracking. I would love to win this for my girlfriend who is expecting her first child this summer.

  33. my son is 8 months old. he just started standing in the crib. so it would be nice to be able to SEE HIM. what he is doing in his room LOL. my favorite feature is u can see your child on the monitor.

  34. I love the ability to check in on my son on my phone wherever I am. I could definitely use this for nights when I am out of hearing distance!

  35. My niece is having her first child and I think that she would love the scan feature and the fact that she can see her baby when the baby is asleep!

  36. I would love to win this for my brother and his girlfriend because they just had a little girl and could use it. I love that it scans and zooms
    thanks

  37. I would LOVE to win this. My current monitor has bitten the dust, and I have 2 under 3 years old, so I could definitely use it! Especially when my youngest transitions to a toddler bed.

  38. definitely loving the scan feature! I would love this for my baby girl due in September

  39. Love the idea of this monitor! It would completely come in handy for my little fellow who has just begun sleeping in his big boy bed!

  40. This is awesome! We have a huge yard & are outside a lot (yard work) It would be great to have this camera to view what is going on in the house re; kids & puppies. My favorite feature is Split screen – view 2 rooms on same screen when camera added to system. Upstairs & downstairs covered 🙂

  41. I love all the amazing features that this monitor has too offer! It is amazing how far baby monitors have come over the years. I would say that my favorite feature is having the app, because even while I am away at work I can check on the babies while the sitter is watching them.

  42. I’d love to win this for my future baby. My favourite feature is the in-home monitoring on handheld color video monitor.

  43. I like the the scan feature looks pretty cool. This would come in handy while I have my grand daughters

  44. I would love to win this for my daughter as she is pregnant! there is so much that you can do with this one, I love that it can be used for years to come and not just for baby and all the apps and everything else on it, way to many great features on it to list all of the ones I like, all I need to say is wow and I know my daughter would love it!!!

  45. I love the privacy mode on this! That would be so handy, and mostly why I want to win it.

  46. I would love to give this to my sister in law, she’s due in Sept with her first. Great shower gift!

  47. love to win this to give as a gift to a friend … really like the talk feature !

  48. Pregnant and have been hoping to get my hands on this! The wifi and app convenience is a winner. I always have my phone within reach and it would be nice to keep an eye on LO while I’m moving about.god forbid the baby get sick i can keep a closer eye

  49. I would love this so much. To be able to watch my little one and know what she’s up to when she’s sitting in there talking to her “friends” i love that it connects to my phone!

  50. I’d like to win so I can keep a good eye on Sophie when she’s napping.I love that it uses wifi.

  51. That you can take a snapshot or video! This is the master of all baby moniters right here. Nothing compares.

  52. I think the split screen is an added bonus to this monitor. You also made a really good point of using a monitor for several years. My nephew doesn’t have one for his daughter so I would love to win this for them.

  53. I have an infant and I would love to have a better wifi video monitor than the one we currently have. I love that you can take snap shots!

  54. Automatically connects to home wireless network for secure in-home and remote viewing

  55. Would be great to keep an eye on the baby while she’s sleeping. I love the video monitor

  56. This would be a great thing to have for both inside and outside – I kike the idea of using it in the kids’ bedroom, but also to have it viewing outside when they are playing and we are doing things inside/outside or not in the same area. Genius. I think that the scan feature would be the handiest!

  57. I would keep this monitor for myself so I can watch my son. love that it monitors room temperature so I can ensure that he is not too hot or not too cold!

  58. My friend just had her first grand-child! Perfect gift! Love that it is wireless and connects automatically!

  59. I love that it has Motion tracking – automatically follows baby’s movements

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  61. I would like to win so I could gift it to my daughter who has 2 little ones. I like the share viewing access feature because as grandparents it would be great to be able to see the little ones when we live so far away.

  62. I would love to win this because I need one for my baby who will be here in 5 months. I love that you can use your own phone to see the baby so you don’t always have to remember to have the monitor with you.

  63. One of my favourite features it that it can pan around the room. This will be great for my daughter, as once we get rid of the crib, I know she will out of her bed, doing who-knows-what when it is time to sleep. Would be fantastic to keep an eye on her.

  64. I would like to win it for my sister-in Law. I love that it can be hand held and has a video monitor.

  65. Love to win this for a baby shower gift I need this summer, this would be a very practical gift for the mom-to-be!

  66. This seems like such a wonderful monitor. I would offer this to my cousin who is expecting soon.

  67. Wow! This is great. I love the feature that I can check in from anywhere. Im such a worry wart, I like to keep my tabs on my kid at all times 😉

  68. We are having a baby boom in our family and this would come in really handy. I like that you can see the baby.

  69. I am entering your giveaway.
    In response to your questions of
    Why would you like to win? and What is your favourite feature of this fantastic monitor?
    I want to win a Summer Infant Baby Zoom WiFi Video Monitor so i can give this
    to a friend who just had her first child and i like the pan feature.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. I would love to win this for my sister who is a new mother! She is currently doing basement renos so this would be so handy for her to monitor her baby while in the basement. I love the remote feature because you can adjust accordingly

  71. My niece just had a baby…she could really use this. I love the WiFi feature…that is awesome!!!

  72. I could keep an eye on what’s happening at home when I’m not around. The scan feature is great and I love it.

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  74. I would like to win this so my baby can sleep in his room. I need to know he is ok if a wake up in the night. I really like that you can take pictures.

  75. I would like to have a Summer Infant Baby Zoom WiFi Video Monitor to watch what is going on with my Autistic son. He is non-verbal and sneaky. I might find life to be a little easier.

    1. My favorite feature is the scanner. I also love the hand held monitor and no need for a smart phone.

  76. I love that it is wifi video now i can watch on my phone and my hubby gets to see her whenever he misses her

  77. I would love to win this for my brother and his wife who are expecting!
    I love that you can view on smartphones and tablets!

  78. I would love this so I can peek in on my son when he isn’t feeling well (great idea btw)! I like that you can access it from your smartphone if you forget the hand held unit

  79. Just the peace of mind. That’s the greatest advantage. And the “Split screen” aspect is great for parents with more than one.

  80. I would like to win this for my sister in law who is having a baby this fall. I like the feature of being able to record a video

  81. I love that an additional camera can be added to the system and that you can monitor from your smartphone or tablet from at home and away.

  82. My favourite feature is being able to get the video feed on your phone! The snapshot option is pretty cool, too.

  83. I’d like to win because we are doing IVF and being implanted on 7/21 and am being very optimistic! I love the 2 way audio feature!

  84. I would LOVE to win this cuz we are going to be adopting a child this fall and since my son is 5; I don’t have any baby stuff except for his crib. I’m so excited but I haven’t told many people yet; YUP I guess its out now LOL My fave feature is the fact that you can still watch the monitor and see everything in a dark room 🙂

  85. love the scan feature, and if i won i would give this to my friend who is having a baby

  86. I really like the scan feature. I would like this for while my baby niece comes over when I watch her.

  87. This would be great as I am expecting my first grandchild and I like that it has wifi capabilities.

  88. i like the scan feature and this would be a perfect gift for my brother as he’s expecting his first!

  89. Split screen – view 2 rooms on same screen when camera added to system & Video Monitor. This would make a wonderful gift to a new mom 1st time (my friend)

  90. I really like the scan feature and the wifi too really cool features for a baby monitor thanks for the chance to win

  91. ALthough my son isn’t a newborn I worry about him waking up and crawling out of his crib or getting into trouble so I’d love a monitor for when he’s sleeping so I can keep an eye on him especially when I’m downstairs.

  92. my favorite feature is the Split screen and i would love to win this for my granddaughter

  93. I would like to win for my best friend who is due in a few months. She doesn’t have a monitor yet and it is on her registry. I would love to be able to give her this for her baby. My favourite feature is the video. I wish we had video monitors for my children when they were born.

  94. My favorite features are the zoom and remote control. This is a large house, with a fair distance between the baby’s room and the rest of the most used rooms, so that is why I would like to have it.

  95. I’d like to win because I have our baby in our room right now and would love to move her to her own room. Having this monitor would give me more peace at mind.

  96. I love the scanning feature! I would use this for my little guys room!

    Thanks!

  97. I would love to have this for peace of mind at night to know that my daughter is safe.

  98. I would like to win as I just had a baby girl a few months ago and just have an audio monitor. I would love a video monitor! My favorite feature is the pan feature.

  99. I would love to win this because my 2 year old is non-verbal and very quite. When he goes in to his room I have to constantly run back and forth to check on him. It would be nice to have a video camera to monitor him so I can get the laundry or dishes done without 20 trips back and forth across the house. I like that I can use my smartphone.

  100. i would love to win this so i can have peace of mind. my favorite feature is the video monitoring.

  101. I would like to win this for my sister in law. She is pregnant with her first. I love that you can check on the baby and talk through and see the baby all at the same time.

  102. I love many of the features – wifi, and two way communication, but I think I love that you can pan and scan the room. You know I also thought I was done with monitors on my oldest and literally the 1st night without he says “Mom I needed you and you didn’t come!” Simply put I don’t hear the kids with the monitor off. I am a sound sleeper! This kind of thing puts my mind at ease.

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