Safety 1st Glow & Go Baby Monitor Features
- 49 mHZ analog baby monitor with two channels.
- Sound lights that give a visual display of the noise when volume is turned down.
- Battery and AC options for portability.
- Digital room thermometer on baby unit.
- Nightlight with auto-shutoff on baby unit.
- Stated range is up to 400 feet.
What I Like About the Safety 1st Glow & Go Baby Monitor
The sound lights on the parent unit are bright and the red color is easy to see, even in a brightly lit room or outside in the sun. I also like the digital room thermometer feature on the baby unit. It's a handy way to make sure baby's room isn't too warm or too cool. The thermometer matched what my home's thermostat said, so I believe that the monitor I reviewed was fairly accurate. The nightlight feature on the baby unit is also cool. It shuts itself off to conserve the battery and so that you don't have to go back in and disturb baby.
It's nice that two channels are included, since interference with other household electronics is a possibility. It's easy to switch between the channels on both the parent and baby units. In my home, I didn't have any trouble with interference. You do have to make sure that both units are set to the same channel, though, or you won't be able to hear anything.
What I Didn't Like About the Safety 1st Glow & Go Baby Monitor
The Safety 1st Glow & Go baby monitor does not filter out background noises. It's not an expensive baby monitor that should be expected to do so, but between the static and the background noises, you may miss some of the little sounds baby makes to alert you that he or she is awake. You'll hear cries and louder sounds, certainly, but probably not a sigh or something quieter.
Although I like the light weight of the parent unit, I don't like the cheap feel of it. If you carry it around very much, there's a good chance that it will get dropped or bumped, and it does not feel like it would withstand very much abuse.
The stated range is what you can expect in wide open spaces, not inside a building. In my house, I could still hear what was going on through the monitor at 50-60 ft, but the static did increase as the distance increased. This is not a long-range baby monitor.
The batteries on the baby monitor I tested worked fine, but many parents complain that the battery life is far too short on the Safety 1st Glow & Go baby monitor.
Should You Buy a Safety 1st Glow & Go Baby Monitor?
The Safety 1st Glow & Go baby monitor is a 49 mHZ analog baby monitor, so you'll get static and background noise, particularly when you turn up the volume, and it's possible that you'll get other types of interference, too.
You may not be able to hear your baby's every breath with this baby monitor, but you should be able to hear when your baby is crying or making other noises that indicate that he or she requires attention. While the battery on the parent unit offers you some freedom, the range is not outstanding, so keep the size of your house and yard in mind before choosing this baby monitor.