One of the key difference between traditional security cameras and traditional baby monitors such as Infant Optics is the fact that you can add or replace the screen/monitor/handheld unit. The display or the parent unit of the baby monitor can be obtained on Amazon or on retail outlets such as Walmart and Target.
While several baby monitors are expandable in that it can support several cameras, very few baby monitors are expandable or support more screens/handheld units.
Infant Optics DXR 8 Replacement Monitor/ Additional Monitor
Infant Optics released a standalone monitor unit that you can get without purchasing the other units that make up the Infant Optics DXR 8 camera. Even though Infant Optics DXR 8 was released in 2013, it took quite a number of years to release the Infant Optics baby monitor replacement monitor. As of this update in September 2019, it is the 32nd best-selling baby monitor accessory on Amazon as shown in the snapshot below:
Other competitors of Infant Optics such as Eufy Spaceview do not have a replacement or an additional monitor/parent unit. In other words, you are unable to stream videos to more than one parent units with Eufy, a feature that Infant Optics DXR 8 now allows you to. For $100, you can get this Infant Optics replacement screen which comes with a compatible 110V to 220V adapter and a round-pin charging jack for improved reliability and efficiency. This replacement parent unit is NOT compatible with older versions of Infant Optics that used micro-USB power adapters.
If you’ve read our tips on how to deal with Infant Optics Customer service, you’ll know that we’ve advised parents that an additional/replacement monitor was available. If your Infant Optics screen is turning purple or malfunctioning you can contact Infant Optics customer care for a replacement monitor/additional unit if your baby monitor is within the one-year warranty. Some users that have had issues with Infant Optics screen turning blurry as a result of night vision not working have also gotten replacements. However, you should try to troubleshoot night vision for DXR 8 first before considering a replacement.
Below is the picture of Infant Optics DXR 8 replacement monitor
Below are the features of the Infant Optics DXR 8 replacement unit without cameras.
|Screen Size||3.5 Inches|
|Compatible with Infant Optics DXR 8||Yes|
|Charging||Improved charging with round-pin charging|
|Compatible with Infant Optics with Micro-USD?||No|
|Check Price on Amazon||Check Price|
The video below explains the features of Infant Optics replacement parent unit or screen/monitor
Infant Optics handheld replacement screen uses rectangular Lithium-Ion Batteries similar to those you’d use in a digital camera. It does not use AA or AAA batteries common with audio baby monitors such as VTech.
Majority of poor reviews left by customers on Amazon have centered on the fact that this replacement screen does not come with a battery and that it uses a different charger
Additional Monitor for AXVUE Video Baby Monitor E632
Axvue also released an additional monitor to Axvue E632, the dual camera baby monitor.
|Screen Size||5 inches TFT-LCD Screen|
|NIght vision||Clear automated night vision|
|Alerts||Sound and light|
|Price on Amazon||Check Price|
Summer Infant Replacement Monitor
Summer Infant screen replacement is available on Summer Infant’s website for $59.99. Summer Infant is one of our 6 top touchscreen baby monitors in 2019 and we have a picture of the additional handheld/screen you may be looking for below. Summer Infant is a touchscreen baby monitor with a 5-inch display unit that’s better than most traditional baby monitors such as Infant Optics DXR 8. Other non-wifi baby monitors that have 5-inch display units include Eufy Spaceview which currently do not have an extra monitor available for sale.
Features of Summer Infant Replacement Monitor:
|Name of the replacement part||Summer Infant Replacement Monitor|
|Features||1. The additional summer Infant replacement unit is compatible with In View color baby monitor 29650 and In View color baby monitor 29710|
2. The unit has the display/hand-held unit, power cord, and battery
|Other Parts||In addition to Summer Replacement monitor, Summer Infant also sells its replacement battery.|
You can view some of the images shown by Summer Infant Replacement Monitor here.
The video below shows you how you can change the Summer Infant screen:
Babysense Video Baby Monitor Replacement Monitor
Babysense video baby monitor has an additional parent unit or replacement monitor that for its V24US brands.
It is relatively cheaper than the competitors’ above.
You can check its current price here.
- Comes with an adapter
- Requires V24US camera unit
- Supports up to 4 cameras
This is a notice that Babysense has put out that’s very important “IMPORTANT: Two-Parent Units cannot be paired to the same camera/s – this unit is only a replacement and should not be purchased as a second/additional parent unit to your existing monitor”
Yes. Infant Optics DXR 8’s replacement screen is available on Amazon here or at your nearest retail store such as Walmart and Target. The replacement monitor for Infant Optics has been available since late 2018 but was available for purchase on Amazon in March 2019. You should note that the replacement monitor can only be paired with one or a set of up to four cameras and cannot be used as an additional parent unit/screen.