Best Nursery Mobiles of 2019

Best Nursery Mobiles of 2019

January 1, 2019

Best Nursery Mobiles of 2019

These adorable nursery-room staples entertain baby—and help them drift off to sleep.Best Nursery Mobiles of 2019

Mobiles have long been a nursery-room staple. That’s because they entertain babies and often help them drift off to sleep.

Usually made with objects that dangle by a string, mobiles are typically hung over a crib or a diaper-changing table out of reach of your child. Newer versions have more bells and whistles like moving in circles and playing music.

When it comes to selecting mobiles, note that newborns can’t distinguish subtle color differences until about three months old. But they can see light and dark color contrasts. Also, just-born babies can only focus within six to 10 inches of their faces so being able to adjust the height of your mobile is helpful, too. If attaching the mobile to a crib, you should remove it when baby is about five months or able to reach it.

For big smiles and coos, check out these fun mobiles:

Graphic Stimulation

Your wee one will be intrigued by the black-and-white and high-contrast images on this crib-mounted mobile. It comes with 10 double-sided, interchangeable cards that have increasingly complex images to keep your baby’s interest as he grows. An instruction sheet tells you when to switch out the cards as your child develops better vision. And an adjustable cord lets you put the mobile closer for newborns and pull it up when your older baby can see farther away.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0-5 months
Dimensions 13 x 3.5 x 13 inches

Portable Playtime

For parents on the go, this take-along mobile is just the thing to keep your baby entertained. It has a universal attachment that fits most infant carriers, playards, bassinets and travel cribs. It comes with a large clip to use on strollers, too. To build a consistent sleepy-time routine wherever you are, make it a habit to whip out this hypnotic mobile at naptime. It plays 30 minutes of music as your baby watches it slowly circle around.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0-5 months
Dimensions 12.6 x 8 x 11.4 inches

For Modern Nurseries

This handcrafted felt mobile is the perfect finishing touch for an adorably chic nursery. Simply stitched shapes hang from a traditional wooden hoop mounted to the ceiling. Choose from 45 colors to make it fit your nursery’s color scheme. This shop also has other customizable mobiles with different themes. But they all have a sweet, sewn-by-grandma look.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0-5 months
Dimensions 8.6 x 10.5 inches

High-Tech Soother

Like other crib-mounted mobiles, this one by Fisher-Price has cute plushies and calming melodies. But what’s really cool about it is that you can control its features—like playing white noise or nature sounds, turning on the nightlight or projecting images onto the ceiling—with an app on your smartphone or tablet. The app alerts you when a 30-minute white noise or music session is coming to an end so you can re-up if your little one hasn’t dozed off yet. No need to pop into the nursery again, which can disrupt your baby’s journey to la-la land.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0-5 months
Dimensions 11.8 x 15.8 x 23.6 inches

Ocean Wonder

Your newborn will stare in awe at the marine life hanging from this ceiling-mounted mobile. Thanks to clear thread, the whale, seahorse, fish, narwhal, shark and octopus all seem to be floating in air. The paper-mache animals come in soothing, go-with-everything colors of indigo and gray.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0-5 months
Dimensions 14 x 14 x 20 inches
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