Bright colors, moving sea creatures, and underwater light effects are positively mesmerizing. Classical melodies and ocean sounds work to soothe fussy babies. Sound and lights gradually fade before automatically shutting off. Fits most crib rails and easily attaches to car headrests for on the go use. Comes with a remote.
Requires regular battery changes. Remote function could be smoother.
Attaches to cribs, strollers, and infant car seats with ease. Vibrant colors and bold patterns offer visual interest. Mirror, click-clack rings, a rattle, and a crinkle toy encourage exploration and stimulate auditory, visual, and tactile senses. Soft construction is safe for little ones. Affordable and versatile. BPA-free.
Tight coiling can cause bunching, but it does seem to loosen up over time.
Bold prints and contrasting colors promote visual development. Flexible arch can be attached to bassinets, strollers, car seats or cribs. Overhead design encourages batting, reaching, and grabbing; helping babies hone motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Detachable rattle, teether, squeaky toys can be used independently as babies grow.
Not quite long enough to reach across cribs, but can still be installed on the sides. Screw on clamps can be a hassle to fasten and unfasten.
Soft, fluffy construction and crinkle ears provide tactile stimulation. Brahms's Cradle Song is activated by a quick tug on the squirrel's tail and continues to play while he shimmies back into his acorn. Loop closure attaches to more than just cribs. Good size. Suitable for all ages. Tested and approved for safety.
Sound quality isn’t the best and some parents felt the music was a bit too soft.
Sturdy arm and clamp fasten securely to cribs, bassinets, and play yards. Velcro strap can be used for car seats and strollers. Colorful toys with black and white bellies encourage visual tracking. Friendly faces with big eyes and wide smiles invite interaction. Features five melodies and plays for up to 30 minutes. Available in a variety of styles and colors.
Arm and clamp require a solid surface to keep the mobile from tilting forward. No volume control.
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No exceptions, the crib is where your baby is safe. The crib is also where you want your baby to feel comfortable and be happy. The best way to achieve that is with age-appropriate crib toys. Your primary concerns always need to revolve around safety. Does it fasten securely to the crib with no chance of it falling in? Are there any sharp edges? Are there any small parts or lengths of string or fabric that are hazardous? Toys with bold patterns of contrasting colors and music work for the first 3 months. Baby-safe mirrors and tactile baby-safe toys that can be reached for or swatted at are good up until about 6 months. After that, interactive baby-safe toys are best.