The Fisher-Price Sounds ‘n Lights Monitor was once a well-regarded analog baby monitor, in part because of its level of performance for the price. However, reviewers say the Sound 'n Lights is no longer anything special, particularly when better-reviewed baby monitors cost the same. One option is the Graco Ultra Clear II (*Est. $40) but we found the best reviews in this price range for the Sony BabyCall Nursery Monitor NTM-910 (*Est. $40). The basic Fisher-Price baby monitor averages only mediocre scores on user-review sites, with many complaints of static.
The baby-gear book "Baby Bargains" has excellent coverage of the Fisher-Price Sounds ‘n Lights Monitor as part of its informative chapter on baby monitors. Owner-written reviews at Epinions, Amazon.com and ToysRUs.com are also a good source of information on how the Sounds ‘n Lights performs under everyday conditions. Consumer Reports does not include the Sound 'n Lights baby monitor in its latest round of testing.
1. Baby Bargains
Denise and Alan Fields, consumer advocates and authors of the book "Baby Bargains," dedicate significant coverage to the Fisher-Price lineup of baby monitors. Ratings are based on some hands-on tests plus parent interviews and an analysis of the manufacturer's reputation and customer service.
Review: Baby Monitors, Denise Fields and Alan Fields, 8th Edition, 2009
There are over 100 owner-written reviews of the Fisher-Price Sound Ôn Lights monitor on Epinions. Although some are several years old and refer to earlier models, there are enough current entries on the Sounds Ôn Lights to make this an excellent source of information and ratings.
Review: Fisher Price Sound 'N Lights Monitor, Contributors to Epinions.com
Owners posting reviews to Amazon.com aren't as positive as some other reviewers about the Fisher-Price Sounds 'n Lights baby monitor. Among the many detailed and informative posts to this site are multiple complaints about static, interference and quality issues.
Review: Fisher-Price Sounds Ôn Lights Monitor, Contributors to Amazon.com
Viewpoints.com is a community site where contributors can post reviews of products they have experience with, and there are quite a few posts here on the Fisher-Price Sounds Ôn Lights baby monitor. Despite a fairly good overall score, many owners complain about poor reception and quality problems.
Review: Fisher Price Light and Sounds Monitor, Contributors to Viewpoints.com
There are over 100 short but useful reviews of the Fisher-Price Sounds Ôn Lights on this site. Ratings here aren't much higher than those on Amazon.com, but some users say they find this baby monitor reliable with good range and a clear signal.
Review: Fisher-Price Dual Sounds N Lights Monitor, Contributors to ToysRUs.com