nanit floor stand vs wall mount

Product Review: Nanit Floor Stand Vs Wall Mount, Which Should You Buy?

When it comes to baby monitors:

Nanit is one of the most trusted names in the world. Their baby monitor, which is connected to the Nanit mobile app, enables parents to keep an eye on their kids while they sleep. 

You see:

Nanit baby monitors come in two set-up —the floor stand and the wall mount. If you’re a first-time buyer, knowing which one to buy can be a bit confusing. 

But you need not worry. In this article, we’ll tell you all about the two setups so you can make the best decision for you and your kids. So, read on. 

Nanit Floor Stand Vs Wall Mount 

Here’s all you need to know about Nanit baby monitors. The floor stand is portable and easy to set up. It requires sufficient space and costs more. On the other hand, the wall mount cannot be moved around and is not as easy to set up. But, it doesn’t need much space, has a better view angle, and looks better.

Basic Facts About Nanit Baby Monitor 

Nanit is an AI (artificial intelligence) enabled and cloud-connected baby monitor connected to the Nanit mobile app. The monitor analyses the sleep patterns of your kids. 

This includes total sleep duration, sleeping positions, and how often they wake up. The Nanit mobile app, on the other hand, shows the result of the analysis. 


Nanit offers two main ways of setting up baby monitors— the floor stand and wall mount. Both are compatible with iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Echo devices. 

Let’s examine these setups.

Nanit Floor Stand

Perhaps the most popular:

The Nanit floor stand is known for its flexibility and portability, as you can move it between different rooms.  The setup is pretty simple and should take little to no time; plus, it doesn’t require any tools.

If you’re using a crib for your kids, you can place the floor stand anywhere around the crib. If the crib is close to a wall, the floor stand can be leaned to the wall; if not, it can be used in a freestanding mode.

You don’t need to change the position of the crib or bassinet. Rather you adjust the position of the floor stand. It is that easy to use. 


You must have sufficient space in the room or nursery if you’re using the floor stand, so that it won’t obstruct movement. Also, the floor stand is about $100 more expensive than the wall mount.

Nanit Wall Mount 

As the name suggests:

The wall mount is drilled directly into the wall. Meaning that the monitor cannot be moved around like the floor stand. So, before mounting the monitor, it is important to be sure of the position you’ve chosen. 

It is also not as easy to set up as the floor stand. You’ll need an Allen wrench and screws. You may even need to call a professional, especially if the walls are very thick.

But then:

Unlike the floor stand, the wall mount frees up space for other important things. You don’t need a nursery with sufficient space. 

This is because mounting the monitor on the wall over your baby’s crib won’t block anyone. 

What’s more?

Better view angle. Yes, with the monitor hanging directly over your baby’s bassinet, you get a clearer view of your baby. 

Plus, it is less expensive than the floor stand, and you get the same baby monitor experience.

And as if that’s not enough:

The Nanit wall mount adds a better aesthetic pleasure to the nursery or room. Undeniably, hanging things on the wall has always been a popular form of home decoration. 

Rating Summary Table

ProductUser  FriendlyFeaturesValue for money
Nanit Floor Stand998
Nanit Wall Mount91010

Specifications Table

ProductDimensions Camera Security Compatibility Warranty 

Nanit Floor Stand

10 x 23.5 x 65.6 inches256-bit AES encryption Android, iOS, iPadOS, Mac/Apple Computers with an M1 Chip, and Amazon Echo ShowOne-year limited manufacturer’s warranty

Nanit Wall Mount

4.2 * 3.3* 8 Inches256-bit AES encryption Android, iOS, iPadOS, Mac/Apple Computers with an M1 Chip, and Amazon Echo ShowOne-year limited manufacturer’s warranty

Now that you know all about Nanit, here are some important questions you must ask yourself before buying:

  • Does my baby’s nursery have sufficient space for a floor stand? After installing the floor stand, will it become obtrusive and stop you and others from moving freely?
  • Do I move my baby’s crib around the house, or does it only stay in the nursery? 
  • Can I afford the extra cost of buying the floor stand?
  • Do I need a baby monitor that provides aesthetic pleasure, and which one has it?
  • Do I want to create a hole in my wall?

If you can answer these questions, you shouldn’t have any problem deciding which one to buy.

Annie’s Recommendation

If you still can’t decide on which setup style suits you and your baby, here’s our take:

Both setups have their upsides and downsides, but overall we reckon that the wall mount is the better option. You’ll get it for much less and still enjoy virtually everything the floor stand offers.

The main advantage the floor stand has over it is portability. But if your child has one nursery, which is mostly the case, you won’t need to be moving the monitor around. 


Deciding between a Nanit floor stand and the wall mount can be problematic. So, here is some important information to help you make the best choice:

  • Nanit floor stand is flexible, portable, and easy to set up
  • Nanit floor stand support wall-leaning or freestanding mode
  • Nanit floor stand requires sufficient space to set up, and costs more
  • Nanit wall mount cannot be moved around
  • Setting up the Nanit wall mount is a bit harder
  • Nanit wall mount frees up space and has a better view angle
  • Nanit wall mount is less expensive and also looks better
  • We recommend buying the wall mount

And that’s a wrap.

If there are other things you’d like to know about the floor stand and wall mount, feel free to leave a comment below.

F&Q About Nanit Front Stand and Wall Mount 

Does Nanit Have to be Wall Mounted?

No, Nanit baby monitors mustn’t always be wall mounted. You can opt for the floor stand if it suits you and your baby.

Can You Travel With the Nanit Floor Stand?

Yes, you can. Unlike the wall mount, the floor stand is portable and can be moved pretty much anywhere.

How Do You Use a Nanit Floor Stand?

To use a Nanit floor stand, download the Nanit app and create your free account. Unbox the camera, set up the stand, and connect the L-shaped channel and cable management channels to the stand.
Plug the cord into the power outlet, attach the camera to the stand and connect the camera to the app.

Can You Take Nanit Off the Wall Mount?

Nanit wall mount isn’t designed to be moved around, but you can remove it from the wall if you must.

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