VTech DM221 Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor Review


Vtech DM221 is a good baby monitor with some nice features. It has a monitor with one parent unit and a baby unit.

There is an option for two-way talking between the two units so you can talk or sooth to your baby through it. The range of this is about 1000 feet (works in 3 floor house).

This unit comes with a belt clip so you don’t have any problem carrying it around. It also comes with 5 LED lights on the parent unit which indicates the level of sound in the baby’s room. The biggest drawback would be the battery which lasts on average 8-10 hours.

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Item Weight 1 pounds
Product Dimensions 12 x 4 x 14 inches
Origin USA
Item model number DM221
Style Monitor with One Parent Unit
Batteries required No
Dishwasher safe No
Is portable No

This is VTech DM221 What makes this baby monitor special is it use DECT 6.0 technology. This technology gives you superior range and security.


  • Talk back features on parent unit let you speak to your baby and your baby can hear from the speaker on the baby unit.
  • Vibrating alert on parent unit will vibrate when the system senses sound from the baby unit.
  • It display will tell you if you have chairing the sound off or it’s a vibrating mode so you can see everthing that’s happening.
  • There’s also rechargeable battery on this parent unit giving you the flexibility to take advantages of the thousand feet of range.


  • The listening device has no batteries on the baby unit.


The main feature of the DM221 would be the two-way talking option which allows you to talk to your baby or anyone else in that room. The intercom button is easy to use for talking and the audio is also of good quality with no static or interference. There is also a sensitivity control which allows you to differentiate between your baby’s grunts and cries.

The battery needs to be recharged every day. This would be a problem if you have to move around a lot away from a power source. Otherwise it’s not an issue. This unit has problems working in high storey buildings (40-50 floors). There’s some minor static from monitor and some feedback if you get the parent unit too close to monitor.


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