When it comes to essential items to buy for a baby, a good music mobile is a must. Picking the mobile for your baby is pretty much a question of price and functionality. Most mobiles will provide the same functionality which is of course music and a gentle spinning motion of toys, but some will give you extra features such as lights, timers and a wider selections of sounds and songs.
In general there are two types of nursery mobiles
#The Classic Nursery Bed Mobile – Providing your baby a wide selection of sounds & movement features, most parents will pick this one since it’s more suitable to use at home on your baby’s crib or bed.
#On-The-Go Mobile – Prefect if you travel a lot, this portable baby mobile would fit most strollers , cribs and car seats.
Below we gathered the most popular nursery mobiles we know, each one is a bit different but overall they are all very high recommended in terms of price and performance.
Fisher-Price Musical Mobile
Fisher-Price is one of the most known and loved baby toys brand. Fisher-Price toys are known for their quality and versatility. This Musical Mobile by Fisher-Price is hitting the top 3 things that personally I think every good nursery mobile should have, soothing music, motion and lights. This mobile is one of my favorite for a crib. This mobile comes with a remote control, wide selection of songs and music and it also has a light feature which is simply an extra bonus to entertain your baby when it’s dark.. or just 5 am.
VTech Baby Soothing Ocean Slumbers Mobile
This VTech’s crib nursery mobile is actually a 2-in-1 toy that transforms into a crib toy as your baby grows. The mobile offers over 45 sounds, songs and melodies. Buying toys that can be used for a long period is always a great way to save some money. At first you can use this mobile to relax your new born, increase eye object contact and later on when your baby becomes bigger you can easily transform this nursery mobile crib to a great crib toy.
This Tiny love’s crib mobile is also one of my favorite choices. This mobile will be great for your baby starting his or her first week up to even 2 years old. When your baby starts to sit down, you remove the spinning animals and the mobile transforms into a music box for your toddler. This music box offers a 40 minutes non-repeatable music, and your baby can easily become a very cute D.J by easily pressing the buttons.
Choo Choo Musical Mobile by Bedtime Originals
If you are looking for a more chic stylish mobile to buy for your baby, this Choo Choo Musical Mobile by Bedtime Originals is a great choice. The mobile plays music of Brahms’ Lullaby and has 4 soft and extra chic animal features.
First a small disclosure, I have this portable on the go mobile and I love it, I think that it can also be used as your “main” crib mobile. This compact nursery mobile is offering a visual & sound effects for your baby. In this portable mobile you can also choose if you want to spin the mobile with music or even without. Securing the mobile on your crib, stroller or even the safety-seat is super easy and takes 3 seconds. The Tiny Love Take Along Mobile gets our 5 stars stamp.
Wimmer-Ferguson Travel Mobile
This mobile is pretty simple but it does focus on the visual stimulation aspect. The mobile offers 3 reversible cards, high contrast colors, black and white colors and color graphics. The colors are selected in a way which they are suitable for babies from birth up to 5 months. If you are looking for a more frugal nursery mobile this one can be a good pick for you. You can get it here on Amazon.
A baby mobile is one of the best baby gifts you can give or get. Most of the time babies find the spinning motion relaxing, the combination of a soft music will intrest your baby and will hopefully give you some time off while your baby is watching the mobile spins and possibly even falling a sleep. I can tell you from my own experience that my second son just loved it, a lot of times I would turn it on and after a few minutes he would fall a sleep, fantastic! In my house a nursery mobile is a must.
If you are looking for a more handmade mobile which are mostly for decorations and giving your baby’s room a calm and designed look, be sure to check out our list for Chic Baby Mobiles For Your Nursery.