Choosing the Best Baby Mobiles for Your Nursery

Choosing the best baby mobile can be challenging because there are so many things to consider.  A newborn has a very short field of vision. Something interesting to look at can make all the difference when it comes to them being happy. A baby crib mobile can not only give your child something entertaining but it can also stimulate them in various areas of development.

Your baby will often look at the mobile, and even try to reach for the little toys hanging above his head. This helps develop eye and body muscles.

More fussy babies need some extra help to get them off to sleep. A musical mobile can make for a much more relaxing night by providing stimulation for your baby’s hearing. Studies have shown that introducing music to your child can also increase their IQ.

Here is all the information you need to know about the best baby mobiles on the market.

Let’s start with the different types.

Crib-Mounted Mobile

  • This mobile can be clipped onto the side of your crib.
  • A crib-mounted mobile will often times have more toys and gadgets to keep your baby happy for longer periods of time.
  • This type of installation has become one of the most popular because it’s so easy.

Ceiling-Mounted Mobile

  • Ceiling mounted mobiles have become less popular, but are still occasionally used.
  • They require you to make a hole in your ceiling.
  • They limit the room to one arrangement of furniture.

Portable Mobile

  • A portable mobile is usually lighter to make it easy for transportation.
  • It can be clipped onto almost anything, such as a car seat, stroller or a pack and play.

Now let’s look at some of the best baby mobiles available for you.

Starry Night Mobile Soother Night Light

This mobile is well known for being one of the best baby mobiles for sleep. This peaceful mobile has mobile, soother, and nightlight modes to help baby settle down to sleep faster. It includes a removable canopy and three adorable toys that any child is bound to love. It has a wide selection of nine different songs that play for up to half an hour.

One especially cute feature about the Starry Night Soother is the fact it includes a projector that produces star and moon images onto the canopy or the ceiling. A soft light can help your child feel more secure and relaxed. The connection is pretty universal and fits most cribs, so installment is not a big issue.

SHILOH Plush Musical

This mobile is more focused on music. It is one of the top rated in the musical mobile category. It is made from nontoxic material so you can be sure of your baby’s safety if he or she decides to take a bite.  All parts meet ASTM standards.

This mobile has sixty musical tunes that are world famous and can play for an hour in total. However, if you forget to turn it off, it will automatically go to sleep after thirty minutes. All you have to do is press the ON button again and the music will take up right where it left off.

The plush toys on this mobile are extra unique, containing a built in BB squeaker, a rattle, or a jingle bell inside.  This makes the toys so much more fun and interesting for your baby.

The height of the holder can be set to your personal choice by adjusting it to one of its three different levels. This mobile is meant to be used with a crib rail which must be within 1.8 inches in width. If you are looking for something musically oriented for your baby’s sleepy time, this is a perfect option.

Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson infant Stim Mobile

If you are on the lookout for the best baby mobiles for brain development, you should take a closer look at this infant stimulator mobile.

This mobile has three reversible cards that portray black and white graphics as well as full color graphics that help your child develop early multisensory development and visual development. Studies show that babies who receive the right stimulation as infants get an extra brain boost.

This is a portable mobile so you can take it on the go and keep your baby learning, wherever you are. You can use it on a stroller, a chair, or a car seat. It has a strong plastic clip to keep it in place.

Tiny Love Take Along Mobile

Though most mobiles are for any gender, some have toys that are aimed more towards one gender rather than the other.  This one is the perfect baby girl mobile.

This mobile can be taken anywhere to ensure comfort for your child even when you’re not at home. Many moms enjoy using it on the go, attached to their infant’s car seat. It offers a perfect distraction for the otherwise unexciting drive.

It has soft music and the toys spin to provide extra soothing comfort to keep your baby’s attention . It plays music for thirty minutes, and then automatically turns off, so you don’t need to worry about wasting extra battery power. If you are tired of hearing music in the car, no worries, this mobile has a setting where it can spin without any music.

If you are looking for the perfect mobile for your little princess, this is the one you’ve been searching    for.

Tiny Love Classic Developmental Mobile

This lovable baby mobile is a great combination of movement and music. The way it revolves always keeps an adorable happy little toy facing your baby. You are bound to have a content baby mesmerized by the gentle movement and intriguing characters.  It also has black and white spirals integrated into its design to help with visual development.

If you are looking for a baby mobile with lights, you’re in luck. This sweet mobile has a soothing nightlight. The soft light combined with the twenty minutes of continuous music it plays is sure to put any little one to sleep. This mobile is a perfect for a little girl or boy.

Fisher-Price Precious Planet 2-in-1 Projection Mobile

This Fisher Price Mobile has a lot of lovable features to add fun to your baby’s crib.

First of all, it is able to convert to a crib-side music box with the ability to project on the ceiling. It can also provide close up images on the canopy for newborns who have a shorter visual range. The age range suggested for this mobile is zero to five months.

Besides music, it plays heartbeat and womb sounds to provide the ultimate comfort for your newborn. The music it plays includes classical pieces, such as Beethoven, Bach and Mozart. It also provides ocean and nature sounds if you are looking for something more natural to stimulate your baby’s auditory systems. To keep your baby company it has several animal characters that spin above your baby.

These are only a few of the mobiles out there but they are definitely some of the best. Here are a couple of things you should always consider when using mobiles for babies.

How the baby sees it

  • Remember that your baby might not like all mobiles.
  • Some toys and noises are going to be more calming to your little one than others.
  • You might have to try one or two out to find their favorite one.
  • Don’t feel bad if you end up having to get a couple different mobiles; in the long run it’s worth it to find the right one.
  • When you install the mobile you can try to look at the mobile from underneath to see if it is positioned in the best spot for baby.

Make sure it’s safe

  • When you are done installing your mobile, make sure to give it a little tug to make sure it won’t fall into the crib. Safety is always most important.
  • Another thing to check when installing a mobile is the security of each toy and gadget. Make sure everything is well attached and there is no danger of any loose parts falling into your baby’s crib.

Buying a baby mobile can be a process of trying different models until your baby falls in love with one, but it is a worthwhile experience. Many mobile users report that a baby mobile gives them a much needed break and keeps their little one entertained and happy. What mobile do you think is the best baby mobile? Is there a great mobile that we missed on this list?

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