Motorola MBP26 Baby Monitor {Review}

Disclosure:  I received this product to review in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.

With my first child I remember how cool it was to have a baby monitor that lit up when there was sound.  No video, but yes there was lights on it.  Before that baby monitors worked if you were lucky enough not to have any interference from other radio wave devices, and before that there was of course no monitors.  Baby monitors sure have come a long way and leave it to Motorola to be one of the leaders! I got the chance to check out the Motorola MBP26 Digital Wireless Baby Monitor.

 Motorola MBP26 Digital Wireless Baby Monitor

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Features:

  • Up to 520 foot range with out of range alert
  • 2.4″ color LCD monitor with infrared night vision
  • Optical Pan and Tilt LED sound level indicators on the parent unit
  • Parent unit has a rechargeable battery with a low battery alert
  • Expand up to four cameras
  • Secure DECT technology so that others cannot eavesdrop
  • 2.4 GHz FHSS technology for sound clarity
  • Two-way communication

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When friends ask me now what is the must-have baby item? I always say a good video baby monitor is a must have.  From infants through young kids, a video baby monitor is a must have because it gives the peace of mind that your kids are safe in bed (or what they are doing if they are not in bed in their room!)  For my 2 year old I love that I can check our handheld monitor to see if she is sleeping or if she is okay in her crib and just playing.  Why should I rush to get her if she is still sleeping or looking at her books we keep in the crib.  For my boys, who are 5 and 6 and share a room, I love that I can check the monitor to see what they are doing.  Are they sleeping? Are they doing something they are not supposed (i.e. climbing on the dressing, hanging from the bed – yes I have caught them doing both of those)?  Of course I can go peek into the kid’s rooms but it is so much nicer (and easier) to check the monitor.  I love especially when I check the monitor and my boys are reading books in bed or cuddling with each sleeping.

This monitor is pretty cool.  My favorite feature, other than the night vision, is that you can pan and tilt from the handheld device.  I have tried other monitors but if my kids moved a foot or so out of the way then I couldn’t see them, with this camera I can just move the camera without going into their room.  The size is nice and the design is sleek enough to flow with any decor.  Now you can’t check the camera via a smartphone which you can do with some other monitors but I don’t mind it.  Right out of the box it is ready to go, just open up and plug in.  You don’t have to pair it either, it is already paired for you!  Really this is simple to use but with enough bells and whistles to make it worth the $150 cost.  To use this from infancy and up, $150 really isn’t a lot to spend and its a good investment in your family!  You could of course use it in any room, not just a kids room!

Here are some pics using the night vision, you can see my boys sitting in bed together:

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BUY IT:  Check out the Motorola Baby Monitor for $149.99 direct through Amazon.

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  1. lana simanovicki says:

    this monitor is nice wish they had this when I was having kids

  2. That is a really nice monitor. They have so much more than when my kids were little.

  3. It’s going to be ending of mine day, however before end I am reading this fantastic piece of writing to increase my knowledge.

  4. The kids bedroom is upstairs so this would give me peace of mind being downstairs with this in their room.

  5. I would give it to my cousin; he is having a baby very soon

  6. this is aweome

  7. would use this in the baby’s room

  8. I would use this in the baby room while the baby is napping and I am roaming about the house getting my cleaning done. Love being able to see her while I am busy in another room.

  9. Natasha Tucker says:

    i would use this in my son’s room.

  10. This would make a great gift for a friend of mine with twins!

  11. I’d put it in the nursery

  12. I need this for our little girls nursery

  13. Ms Gretchen Ann Luper says:

    it would be used in my granddaughters room and the family room

  14. Would be great in a baby room!!

  15. In the baby’s room

  16. Vikki Billings says:

    I would use it in my granddaughters room.

  17. Wendy McBride says:

    I would give it to my daughter for her baby’s room.

    wendym at cableone dot net

  18. I would put in it the baby’s bedroom.

  19. I would use this in my daughter’s room

  20. Gift for a friend

  21. carol roberts clark says:

    i would give it to my nephew who is expecting his first child and he would use it in the nursery…

  22. carol roberts clark says:

    i would give it to my nephew who is expecting his first child and he would use it in the nursery

  23. In the kid’s room

  24. This would be a shower gift! 3 of them coming up this fall.

  25. I would give this to my Brother and Sister in law, for their baby.

  26. I would gift it to a friend to use to monitor the nursery where her twins will sleep!

  27. Kat Emerick says:

    This is going to be a gift for my cousin.

  28. Michelle Elizondo says:

    Id put it in the living room.

  29. In the bedroom.

  30. Sara Spicer says:

    Would love to have this in the nursery.

  31. Julie Hawkins says:

    I would use this in my kids room

  32. Id put it in my room haha

  33. I would give to my new Great-Nephew’s Mommy and Daddy to use 🙂

  34. This would be for my baby’s room/crib.

  35. I would set this up in my son’s playroom!

  36. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    granddaughters room
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  37. susan smoaks says:

    i would use it at home for our son’s room

  38. Julie Harris says:

    I would use this in my daughters room

  39. This thing looks amazing!!!!

  40. Jonathan Baker says:

    I would use it for my daughter once we move her into her own room.

  41. Michelle Tucker says:

    In the boy’s room.

  42. Currently this would be useful in the game room

  43. In my little cousin’s room!

  44. Annmarie W. says:

    I would love to give this as the perfect baby shower gift for my firend’s daughter! I’m sure she could use it in her kitchen or living room or even master bedroom to watch over her baby’s nursery!

  45. Ryan Griffith says:

    I would gift it to my sister who is expecting.

  46. Maria Iemma says:

    I would use it to keep an eye on my elderly Mom

  47. This would be so perfect to put in my daughter’s room.

  48. Teresa Thompson says:

    It would be used in my grandsons room.

  49. Id use it in my son’s bedroom!

  50. I could definitely use this in my sons room to check in on him during the night.

  51. Would use in my little nephew’s room

  52. I would use this in my baby’s room

  53. Janice Crespo says:

    I would use this in by Carter and then the monitor in my room – will help me to monitor when it’s my time to babysit (Amy works the overnight and sometimes is so tired she will fall asleep playing with him – would save the many walks over to her room to keep track) – LOL

  54. Austin Baroudi says:

    I would use this in my daughters room!

  55. Sandra Jacob says:

    I would so love to win this for my new great niece!

  56. well im actually entering so when i win i can give it to a woman a church who cant afford anything, she has 4 girls ,1 due in december making 5 and 1 boy.

  57. Adam Morgan says:

    As a couple trying to have a baby, this would be so good to have.

  58. We would use this in the nursery when our baby is born.

  59. krystal wethington says:

    I would use it to monitor the living room.

  60. Richard Hicks says:

    would use it in the babys room

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  61. Melinda Stephens says:

    I’d use this when my son is napping inside and I’m out gardening.

  62. I would use it in my daughters room.

  63. I would put it in my 2 yo room. He likes to not sleep.

  64. Nikki Lynn Hanna says:

    I would put it in my daughter’s room

    [email protected]

  65. amber johnson says:

    I would let my brother use it for my nephew until I need it one day.

  66. Definitely the babies room.

  67. Matt Cavallaro says:

    My kid’s room!

  68. I would put this in our son’s room.

  69. Ryan Westervelt says:

    I would use thing in my dog’s house… just kidding, in my baby’s room

  70. I would use it in my daughter’s room. Since they share a room it would be perfect for keeping an eye on both of them.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  71. david cosgrove says:

    I would use it in my sons room so I can have peace of mind while I clean up around the house during his nap.

  72. In the kid’s room.

  73. Nicole Millheim says:

    In the babys room

  74. Amber Faith says:

    I would put it in my daughter’s room!

  75. My daughter would use it, she is expecting my second grandchild.

  76. April Brenay says:

    I would set this up in the living room so I could keep an eye on my boys when they are in their playroom

  77. Tommy Rainey says:

    I would put this in the kid’s hallway so I can see when any of my little monsters sneak down the hall at night!

  78. In the nursery

  79. christina givens says:

    in my office

  80. I would use this in the boys’ room.

  81. Mihaela Day says:

    In the baby’s room. 🙂

  82. Brenda Elsner says:

    I would use this in my son’s room.

  83. This would be for the neighbors!

  84. I would use this in my living room, so I could monitor my daughter while I’m in another room.

  85. in the kids room

  86. Michael W Perkins says:

    Front door..

  87. Jaque Richards says:

    I would use it in the children’s room. 🙂 Thank you.

  88. Abby Kraynick says:

    I would use this for new Daughter, What a blessing it would be to own this. TY for the chance!!

  89. Tanya White says:

    I would use it in my daughters room .

  90. In my daughters room

  91. I would give it to my sister for her baby’s room!!

  92. Melanie Montgomery says:

    In the babys room

  93. Angela Cisco says:

    I’d pass it along to my neices mom. She has twin toddlers that are a handful and it would help her keep an eye on them.

  94. matt lehman says:

    i would put this in my 2 yr old son william’s room

  95. In my two youngest babies rooms!

  96. kathy pease says:

    I would give this to a friend for her baby

  97. we have a 3 month old so we would use this in his room, the one we have now is bad

  98. I would definitely give this as a gift to my brother and his wife for their new baby!

  99. In the kiddos room:)

  100. Once my nephew is born it will go in his room.

  101. Brittney House says:

    In the baby’s room.

  102. In the baby’s bedroom

  103. I would give this monitor to my cousin so they can use it in their daughter’s room.

  104. Dawn Monroe says:

    I would use it upstairs so I can see before I go up.

  105. In the little dude’s room.

  106. tanya devenney says:

    i would use it in my son’s room

  107. I would use this monitor in the kids’ room.

  108. Jill Myrick says:

    When my son is asleep I would use this in his room. But when he is awake I would use it in our family room.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  109. Paula Tavernie says:

    I would use in my grandsons room!

  110. I would use it in my baby boy’s room

  111. c. anderson says:

    My teenager’s room !!

  112. Raki Arora says:

    Will use it for kids room.

    Thanks

  113. Baby’s bedroom.

  114. Dianna Thomas says:

    Our newest baby will be here in January I would love to put it in the baby’s room

  115. in the kids room amazing product !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  116. Megan Parsons says:

    I would put it in my kids room!

  117. In my twins room 🙂

  118. Natalie yeoman says:

    Baby’s bedroom

  119. In the kid’s room.

  120. I would put it in my office.

  121. Erin Thompson says:

    I have a newborn and just a basic sound monitor. I would use this for him.

  122. This would be great for a family with a child with special needs who requires night time monitoring

  123. Heidi Daily says:

    I would use this in my kids’ room

  124. I would use it in my sons room.

  125. In the baby’s room.

  126. In the baby’s room

  127. Melissa Shirley says:

    I would put it in my son’s room
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  128. Meghan Finley says:

    In the nursery

  129. danielle johnson says:

    I would use this in my newborns bedroom and keep it with me always.

  130. I could use this at home! We’d probably bring it on overnights to grandparents houses too.

  131. Carolyn Barnett says:

    I would use it in my daughter’s room!

  132. I would use in the gran babies room when they come to stay.

  133. I would use this at home in my kids room.

  134. laurie nykaza says:

    for my nieces new preemie baby to keep an eye on her

  135. I’m newly pregnant with my second child and only had a sound monitor with my first. It’d be interesting to see if I’d like having a video monitor even better.

  136. I would use this in my twins’ room! Oh my gosh, I would LOVE to see what they’re getting up to instead of having to run in there at the slightest noise!

  137. andrea m dimario says:

    my sons room

  138. I would use this in my sons room he has autism it would be nice to keep an eye on him.

  139. We would use it in my daughters room

  140. Stephanie Larison says:

    I would use this in my daughter room.

  141. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I would use it in my son’s room.

  142. I would gift this monitor to my sister in law.

  143. I would love to put this upstairs to monitor whether my baby is actually sleeping or playing. 🙂

  144. We just purchased a house and our daughter will no longer be in our room with us. This will be awesome!!!

  145. shateece davis says:

    for my nursery, so i can watch while my baby sleeps

  146. This would be great for our new baby!

  147. I could use this in my son’s room since the monitor we got at the shower came with a dead battery and the company stopped making it (and therefore wouldn’t replace it without the receipt that we misplaced) even though my aunt bought it from target in 2013.

  148. I would use it in my babies room

  149. Amity Johnson says:

    in my daughters room…

  150. my kids room!

  151. We would use it in the grandbaby’s room.

  152. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I would give it to my bff whose pregnant with her second child right now.

  153. Nikki Strong says:

    I would use this in my baby’s bedroom that is upstairs. I would allow me to sleep easier at night.

  154. Virginia Wright says:

    I would put this in our little mans room! Then maybe I could get a few things done around the house without worrying!

  155. melissa Resnick says:

    i would use this in my nursery

  156. I’d use it in my future baby’s nursery 🙂

  157. I would love to give this to my sister as a baby shower gift. They do not have one yet and I know she really wants one. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  158. I can’t wait to use a baby camcorder. thx.

  159. michelle elizondo says:

    Id use in my kids room

  160. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I’d give it to someone who has a newborn or young child which I don’t

  161. T.h.Ransom says:

    I would use this in the kids’ room!

  162. Lori Walker says:

    i’d use it in our new nursery!

  163. I would use this in my children’s bedroom.

  164. Wanda Clark says:

    I would take this with me every where of course one in the babyroom but the other, livingroom if I had to check the mail in the bathroom if I were showering my bedroom, front ourch if I stepped out to relax with a tall icetea.

  165. I’d use it in baby’s room!

  166. Sarah Mahan says:

    I would use this in my 2-year-old’s room so I could see what she’s doing before nap time.

  167. Nicki Joseph says:

    I would use this in my daughter’s room 🙂

  168. would use this in the kids room

  169. Would love to have for kids room. Thank you

  170. I would use this in my newborn’s room!

  171. Pamela Halligan says:

    I would give it to my aunt who I just heard needed one.

  172. I would gift this to my friend Heather who is pregnant- she would definitely get use out of this with her first child on the way

  173. I would use this in the nursery.

  174. I’m due in 4 weeks and it would go into baby girls room.

  175. andrea m dimario says:

    at my sons room so I can see what hes doing

  176. I would give this to my sister in law so that she can use it for the baby room

  177. Angela Yeremenko says:

    I would use it in my daughter’s room, as a baby monitor.

  178. We would use this in the nursery!

  179. near the baby crib

  180. katie klein says:

    In my boys room they are so mischevious at night sometimes.

  181. Jenn McClearn says:

    I would use this in my baby girl’s room she is a month old 🙂

  182. In my 3 year old son’s room – even though he is older it would be nice to be able to monitor him to make sure he isn’t getting into any trouble when he is supposed to be sleeping.

  183. Becky Richied says:

    I would use this to keep tabs on my twin grandbabes….grandma loves them 🙂 too much

  184. Felicity Smith says:

    give it to a friend

  185. My son’s baby is due in December so it would be given to him as a gift

  186. I would give it to my girlfriend because she needs one!!!

  187. Kathleen Fitzsimmons says:

    I would use it in our nursery

  188. Blessie Nelson says:

    I would use it in our nursery room to watch over our little girl! This would be a perfect blessing in the apt time!

  189. I would use this in the kids room! Great way to keep an eye on them and make sure the baby isn’t climbing out of the crib! 🙂

  190. In the playroom like a nanny cam!

  191. Julie Goetz says:

    I would use it in my daughters room.

  192. tina reynolds says:

    I would be using this in my youngest sons bedroom. Thanks for the chance

  193. I would use this in my son’s room.

  194. We are expecting our first baby and would use this for our baby’s room.

  195. Kyl Neusch says:

    in the nursery

  196. marissa lee says:

    i would use it in the new babys room…i’m due at the end of this month..

  197. Lauren Becker says:

    I would let my friend use this in the house to check on her baby (she’s pregnant right now). One would definitely go in the babie’s room.

  198. sandra davis says:

    it would get used in my nieces room.

  199. i would give it my nephew for his newborn.

  200. I would use this in my daughter’s bedroom.

  201. I’d use it in my baby’s room.

  202. I will use this in my new babies room. My husband is currently deployed but we have decided to have a baby when he gets home so this would be a nice start to prepare! =)

  203. I would use it at home. I am due with baby #3 in December. Thanks for the chance.

  204. Carolyn N. says:

    I would give it to my niece for her nursery.
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  205. I would give it to my good friend, she is due with her first soon.

  206. Amelia Perkins says:

    I would use this for my next child’s room!

  207. We would use this in our nursery for our newborn on the way.

  208. My daughter would use this in the nursery.

  209. Rebecca Peters says:

    This is for the GIL, she wants to work in the garden while the baby is napping but afraid to. My house is much to small for a monitor. I think this would help her be at ease! 🙂

  210. crystle tellerday says:

    I would not use this it would be a donation to a local charity called the hope pregnancy center

  211. I would use this monitor in our new nursery, just painted yesterday!

  212. kristin b says:

    I need this for a shower gift for my nephews first baby!

  213. I would use this in my son’s nursery

  214. Sarah Ann Walker says:

    I would use this in my son’s nursery room. That way I can check on him without waking him.

  215. Linda Bradshaw says:

    I would give to my step daughter. She just had a baby last month and could really use this.

  216. Jennifer Pittman says:

    I would put into the playroom to watch the little ones

  217. I would use this in my daughter’s playroom so I could keep an eye

  218. my friend just had a baby i want to win this for her as a baby gift

  219. Chelsea Korth says:

    We would use it in our baby’s crib!

  220. MY daughter’s best friend is having twins in Oct so I know she could really use something like this in the nursery. Thank you 🙂

  221. Casey Clauss says:

    My first baby is on the way soon!

  222. I’d use it in the baby’s nursery so that I could check up on them.

  223. Darlene Sullins says:

    In my daughter’s room so I can see how my youngest one is doing while I am teaching my eldest!

  224. my daughter is moving to a 2 level home and needs one for the second level

  225. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I would use this in my daughter’s nursery! I love how clear it is even at night!

  226. Steve Stone says:

    we would use it for our first puppy litter

  227. I would use it in my son’s room

  228. I would use this for my daughter’s room.

  229. Sarah Stevens says:

    I would use this video monitor in my daughters room. I would absolutely love to be able to see her no matter where I was in the house.

  230. Monique Rizzo says:

    I would use it in the nursery.
    Thanks for the chance.
    [email protected]

  231. I have 2 pregnant nieces right now so I would give this to one of them.

  232. Linda Trinklein says:

    in my house! perfect fo rthe next little one

  233. I’d use it in my youngest’s room.

  234. Leisa Wooten says:

    I would use it at home with my new grandbaby when he gets here!!!

  235. Charlene S says:

    I would use in a bedroom.

  236. Kimberly M. says:

    I would give it to my daughter who is pregnant now. She would probably use it in the baby’s room.

  237. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    My sister would use this…probably in the downstairs.

  238. In my son’s bedroom.

  239. Mary Casper says:

    in my granddaughters room

  240. Katie Roch says:

    This would be given to me sister and she would use it in her daughter’s room. As a first time mom this monitor could really help her feel more confident that her daughter is safe.

  241. rosemary Todasco says:

    Due sept.

  242. I would use this when my spouse or children are sick.

  243. I would give it to my sister for in her babies room.

  244. Alex Liz Robinson says:

    I would use this at my house. We are expecting and this would be great!

  245. Cynthia Brooks says:

    I would use it in my 4 and 5 yr olds room to seee them when they start to pick a fight/squabble.

  246. i’d give it to my brother and SIL who are expecting their first…i’m sure it’d go in the nursery!

  247. Sharon Kaminski says:

    would definitely use in the nursery, thanks.

  248. Here’s a weird one. It would be great to make a small hole in a hedgehog cage so we can watch mom and her babies without disturbing her.

  249. Ann Fantom says:

    I would use this in my daughter’s playroom so I could keep an eye

  250. Rebecca Orr says:

    This would be great for my step daughter. She has twins and could definitely use it. Thanks for the chance!

  251. i would use this right here, at home! I now have a two-story house! And I do “daycare” which sometimes is OVER-night care for a bunch of grandkids and the little one… I wish I did have a monitor for her.. I would use this myself

  252. Sacha Schroeder says:

    I have a friend that is expecting her first child. I would give it to her at her baby shower!

  253. amiee hudson says:

    I would use in my new nursery!

  254. Margaret Smith says:

    I would use this in my sons room.
    Thanks so much.

  255. Adrienne Gordon says:

    In the living room

  256. Carrie Phelps says:

    I would use this right in my own bedroom where the 9 week old baby I care for will be sleeping soon.

  257. Sabrina Radke says:

    We would definitely use this in my 3 year olds room, transitioning to a big boy bed can cause littles to sneak lol

  258. I would use this in my son’s playroom

  259. Rich Morris says:

    i would use this at home w/my kiddo

  260. I would use it in the baby’s bedroom

  261. Summer Rankin says:

    I would use this in the playroom when I’m not able to be in there.

  262. I would use this to check on the grandkids when they spend the night or take their naps.

  263. susan hartman says:

    I woould be giving it to my daughter who is due at the end of December.

  264. Debra Hall says:

    i am going to have a new grand-baby early next year ,so it would be for the baby

  265. Any word on how secure the wireless connection is? Looks nice nonetheless!

    • Well its hooked into your wireless network so I would assume as long as your own wifi network is secure then the camera would be just as secure.

  266. I’d give this to my sister but I’m sure she’d put it in the baby’s room

  267. Vanessa Coker says:

    I’d use it in the new bay’s nursery.

  268. Id use it in the baby’s room while I am cooking or cleaning.

  269. Looks awesome!

  270. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I would give this monitor to my daughter she is going to be having a baby in November and this is the one that she wanted.

  271. D Schmidt says:

    I would use this in my children’s playroom to spy on them

  272. Stacey Roberson says:

    I would use this monitor in our little guy’s room. He will be sleeping in his own bed/ room soon and we need a monitor to watch over him.

  273. Christina says:

    I’d use this monitor in my oldest daughters room… she has epilepsy with frequent night seizures, our video monitor stopped working so right now we are just using an audio one so I am constantly getting up to check on her if I hear any odd noises.

  274. Colleen Maurina says:

    We would use this in my little grandson’s bedroom. It would be wonderful to be able to see him without having to open the door and wake him up!

  275. Katie Morris Crider says:

    I would use it in my girls’ room to see what they are up to when they should be sleeping.

  276. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would use this for the baby’s room/ my bedroom

  277. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would use this in my babies room.

  278. Emily Adams says:

    I would use this in my bedroom

  279. jeri boss says:

    i want to win this for my niece

  280. I would use this in my little girls room.

  281. Tara Liebing says:

    I would put it in my sons room.

  282. I would use in the wee ones room! 🙂

  283. nannypanpan says:

    in my twins room

  284. I’d use it in the bedroom to watch the baby

  285. If I won, this would be for baby’s bedroom.

  286. I would use in my nieces bedroom

  287. I’d use it for the new baby when she arrives!

  288. Olivia Rubin says:

    I would give this to my sister for my niece

  289. I would use it in living room.

  290. I would use it in my grandson’s room.

  291. I would use this in my youngest sons room!

  292. I would use this for my new little guy’s room

  293. my daughters room

  294. I would use this when my grandson comes to grandma’s house for a visit. We’ll be able to listen for him while he is taking his naps.

  295. Addison Kat says:

    I would use this in the nursery with my youngest

  296. in the kid’s room

  297. I would put this in my daughter’s room!

  298. Michelle S says:

    I think I would use it when my niece is napping at our house. She is often over and I worry about her being on a different floor when she’s napping.

  299. This would be a gift for my Sister in Law who is expecting her first!

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  300. in the nursery

  301. I will be using this in baby #2 room when she arrives this fall.

  302. in babys room