Video Baby Monitors are Fabulous + Giveaway


It’s so nice to be able to peak in on E without walking into her room. I can see if she’s trying to go to sleep, acting crazy, needs my attention, or is just talking to herself. All without disturbing her! (Yeah, no video monitor for the first two!) I don’t think I could do without a video baby monitor now that I’ve had one.

We were recently sent for review the Lila 2.4” Video Baby Monitor to test out. The packaging is very minimalistic and comes in quite a small box.

Levana Lila Video Baby Monitor Review and Giveaway

Lila™ (L(i)-la) Meaning : Night Take the first step towards a much-needed night of peaceful rest for you and your baby. New discrete, invisible LEDs keep your baby undisturbed in complete darkness without the red glow from traditional night vision LEDs while giving you an image from up to 12ft away. Lila’s Talk to Baby™ two-way intercom keeps you and your baby connected so you can sleep easier at night and do more during the day. Do more knowing your child is safe with the Lila Baby Video Monitor by Levana.

And it comes with everything you need, even the screws that you need for mounting the camera on the wall. You can easily mount the camera to the wall for a handy bird’s-eye view of your baby’s room. It can be adjusted 240° horizontally and 65° vertically so, no matter what your child is up to, Lila’s camera will capture it all. However, this doesn’t mean that you can pan using an external device (like the monitor or something else), you have to adjust it when you mount it on the wall to get your ideal view.

Levana Lila Video Baby Monitor Review and Giveaway

The camera’s has 8 invisible infrared LEDs that allow you to see your child up to 12ft away in complete darkness. I think this helps E not be distracted by the harsh red LED lights found on traditional baby video monitors so she can sleep easier…yet, I can still see her. An important note: The manual says that you can’t have anything three feet in front of the camera. I’ve discovered this the hard way as the sensors don’t work and the LEDs aren’t able to properly view the room. So make sure the camera has a nice clear view.

The stand on the monitor part is a nice touch. I’ve previously used monitors without them and it’s difficult to see the image without knocking the monitor over. You can also remove this stand should you want to put it in your pocket and make it a little more streamline.

It also has a visual for the sound (should you not want to listen in)….there is a light up bar (see the green lights) that go up and down according to the sound in the room. I think she was actually sleeping here, but the green bars are lit because of her white noise machine. Typical room ambience will display as green, while noise or cries from your baby will change from yellow through orange and red depending on the volume.

Levana Lila Video Baby Monitor Review and Giveaway

The battery can last up to 72 Hour Battery Life in PEEP mode (Power-on/off Energy Efficient Picture). Of course, with the white noise in the room, this feature doesn’t work, but otherwise, this sets your monitor screen to “sleep” when there is no sound in the nursery. As soon as your little one makes a peep, the monitor will activate and you will be able to see and hear exactly what is going on.

(Taking a picture of a monitor picture is super hard!). E was supposed to be taking a nap. However, I think she times herself to see how quickly she can run back and forth from side to side in her crib. She’s taking a break here, but then off again seconds later. It’s pretty funny to watch. Not so funny? When she throws out her toys, blankies and pacis and then gets mad she doesn’t have them.

Levana Lila Video Baby Monitor Review and Giveaway

Thankfully, she eventually tires herself out and I know I can get a little work done before she’s up again ready to destroy bookshelves and clean toy shelves.

Levana Lila Video Baby Monitor Review and Giveaway

I haven’t tested it, but the signal will work up to 500 ft away. I think I could be at the neighbors house! It also use a private, secure and interference-free digital signal that no one but you can access. The screen is  2.4” screen and has a display rate of 25 frames per second so you don’t miss anything!

One really nice feature is the Talk to Baby™ Two-way Communication. I’ve tried to use it to calm E down and I think it freaks her out because she can’t see me, but it really comes in handy if I need Mr. Serious to come upstairs or bring something up, or he needs me. No more yelling across the house. Wait, that’s not true..but at least no more yelling from E’s room!  

Should you need or want to add more, the Levana has the option to expand up to 4 Cameras.  You can add up to three additional cameras to conveniently view up to four areas of your home on one monitor.

Also worth mentioning, is their upcoming Oma and Oma+ movement monitors powered by Snuza. They will be adding the clip on abdominal movement monitor to our product selection in July. 

*We received a Lila video baby monitor to facilitate the review. All thoughts are our own. No compensation was received. 

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  1. courtney b says:

    I like the melody monitor

  2. Elizabeth M. says:

    i love the motion sensing monitors they bring such peace of mind

  3. That is cool. I like how you can talk to them if needed.

  4. Christine Uniejewski says:

    I do like the night vision and the fact it has a long lasting battery.

  5. I love the night vision!

  6. I love the battery life!! The battery life on my current video monitor is terrible! Plus I love the compact design! Another thing I hate about mine is the handheld piece is huge, too big to put in my pocket and no clip to clip on to my pocket!

  7. melissa Resnick says:

    love the motion sensing monitors

  8. Claiborne says:

    Long battery life!

  9. Heather B. says:

    Ah! I have been DYING for a video monitor. The fact that it’s wireless is super awesome. Thanks for the chance!

  10. I LOVE the talk to baby two way communication. I think it would be so great to be able to remind her to lay down or tell her where her stuffed animal is without having to run in to help her and end up disrupting her more.

  11. Michele P says:

    I also like the Oma+™ Powered by Snuza due out this June!

  12. Christy I says:

    Two way communication is awesome!

  13. This Lila monitor is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for!

  14. I love that it has night vision!!

  15. I like the talk-to-child feature. I find it helpful with older kids. “Turn off the light and get back in bed.”

  16. I like the ASTRA monitor too 🙂
    one thing I liked about your review was the battery life…

  17. I like that you can add additional cameras. I can put one in my older girls room and the playroom. That would make meal prep soooo much easier. 🙂

  18. I’ve found the sound indicator bar on other products to be PRICELESS! Hearing my daughter’s ocean sounds from that tiny speaker just sounds like static, so being able to turn down the audio and just watch for fusses is wonderful.

  19. I love that you can add up to four cameras and that you can talk to your baby through the monitor

  20. Olivia Rubin says:

    I like the Jena for affordability with rave reviews and quality and the Snuza coming out in 10 days

  21. I like that this can easily be mounted to the wall!

  22. Kathleen Fitzsimmons says:

    I like the motion sensing monitors

  23. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I learned that LEVANA means ‘The Roman goddess who protected newborn infants’.

  24. Love that it is Expandable up to 4 Cameras!

  25. I like the Oma+ Powered by Snuza. We have a Snuza from when my son was born a few years ago, I didn’t realize they were bought out. We love ours!!


  26. I like the two-way intercom that it has!

  27. stephanie m says:

    OH- amazing- love the two way communication!! would be sooo helpful!!

  28. I love the range. I won’t be nervous about relaxing on the porch during his nap because I can see and hear him.

  29. amy pugmire says:

    I like the oma monitor

  30. Sonya Morris says:

    The Oma+ is something from Levana I would love to try!

  31. Jenn McClearn says:

    I love the talk to baby 2 way communication 🙂

  32. Rebecca Orr says:

    I also like the Jena. The 8 hr rechargeable battery is a great feature!

  33. I love the intercom feature. And the night vision. I think my favorite feature though is adding up to four cameras…I also have a 6 year old with Autism who though he’s never left at night, has left the house in the past during the day…it would help this mama sleep sounder for sure!

  34. I like the invisible LED night vision

  35. Thomas Murphy says:

    The Oma Powered by Snuza interested me

  36. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I love the Invisible LED Night Vision, that you can see your baby from 12ft away in complete darkness!

  37. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love the Oma movement monitor

  38. Rochel S. says:

    I like that it has Invisible LED Night Vision.

  39. Becky Richied says:

    I like the Stella, the bigger screen is better on my eyes 🙂

  40. I like the Melody intercom

  41. Elisabeth says:

    I like the invisible LEDs!

  42. Tabathia B says:

    I like the Astra with talk to baby intercom

  43. Jennifer H says:

    Thank you so much Krystyn! I’ve emailed you back. 🙂

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