Marvelous mobiles for your baby

Delight your little one.

A calm infant makes everybody happy.Insung Yoon via Unsplash

Designing a nursery for your baby is also an opportunity for you to see the world through an infant’s eyes. Hanging mobiles are a timeless fixture over cribs and changing tables that can engage your child with colors, movement, and even sounds as part of a nurturing environment. Here are four standout mobiles for tiny humans that range from simple to stimulating.

Goki Mobile Dragon Baby Toy
Capture their attention with these adorable beasts.Amazon

We can’t tell you if eight colorful dragons gently spinning in the breeze will lull your infant into peaceful dreams, but they will certainly add a touch of whimsy and imagination to your decor. This mobile is made from wood, not plastic, for a sweet, homemade appearance. Creative parents can mix up the color scheme when slotting the dragon’s wings onto their backs by giving the orange dragon blue wings, or the red dragon a touch of pink.

Lambs & Ivy Oceania Musical Nursery Crib Mobile
Sorry Lambsy Divey, little lambs eat ivy.Amazon

This ocean-themed mobile from California-based company Lambs & Ivy is made of plastic and plush polyester and attaches to your child’s crib with a 27-inch arm. The design features a grey quadropus masquerading as an octopus and suspending cute whales and fish from its tentacles. The fishy cylinder above its head is a music box, which works with AAA batteries to play three soothing favorites including the Brahms lullaby.

Tiny Love Take Along Mobile Magical Tales
A very mobile mobile.Amazon

Every time you run errands or go for a walk around the neighborhood with your infant, new sights and sounds can be experienced. A familiar distraction in the midst of change can be good for both of you. This small battery-powered and portable mobile weighs about a pound and has an adjustable arm, velcro strap and a clip to attach it to bassinets, strollers, and play yards. Turn on the mobile to spin the unique black and white patterned characters silently, or play up to thirty minutes of music with five different melodies as the characters revolve.

Fisher-Price Butterfly Dreams 3-in-1 Projection Mobile
Whatever you do, don’t wake the baby!Amazon

This all-in-one baby noise machine, mobile, and light projector comes with a remote so you can restart it without disturbing your baby’s sweet slumber. Three charming bears dressed in blue, pink, and green onesies and sporting fanciful butterfly wings gently go round and round to a selection of music, white noise, or nature sounds—while stars are projected on your walls. Remove the mobile from the main base containing the projector and soother and clip it to your stroller canopy for play dates, or use the base separately on a table or nightstand.