VTech DM221 Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor Review




Considering the low price tag of $29.99 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. 

Item Weight

1 pounds

Product Dimensions

12 x 4 x 14 inches



Item model number



Monitor with One Parent Unit

Batteries required


Dishwasher safe


Is portable



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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