The Best Baby Mobiles Available

The Best Baby Mobiles

Do I really need a baby mobile?

Baby mobiles not only look adorable as part of your nursery décor, they serve an important purpose. They provide a soothing and cozy environment, which is important in your baby’s physical growth and intellectual development.

We at kidsplayandcreate.com came up with a list of the best baby mobiles, based on personal use, research and reading countless reviews. Check out our list below of our top picks in baby mobiles.

Tiny Love Meadow Days Soothe ‘N Groove Mobile


Tiny Love Meadow Days Soothe ‘n Groove Mobile
This mobile by Tiny Love is super cute. It comes in three themes featuring different plush toys for each theme.  Blue comes with a monkey, giraffe and elephant, Meadow Days comes with a rabbit, fox and porcupine and the princess features a lady bug, butterfly and fairy.  The spinning characters on the mobiles are designed to help stimulate and engage babies.  This mobile can play 40 minutes of continuous music.  It has 6 categories of music with a total of 18 songs to choose from including jazz, world nature, classical lullaby and white noise. As your baby grows, the music box can detach from the mobile and be used as a portable music box for toddlers.  This mobile easily attaches to most cribs and is durable.  It’s a great product for baby.

Features:

  • Comes in three themes (blue, meadow days, princess) with different plush toys for each theme
  • Mobile spins
  • 40 minutes of continuous music, 6 categories of music with a total of 18 songs to choose from
  • Nightlight
  • Detach mobile for a portable music box for your toddler
  • Easily attaches to most cribs
  • Requires 3 C batteries, not included
  • Cannot be attached to a pack n play
  • Dimensions 4.8x16x13.5 inches
  • Weight 3 ½ pounds

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

Fisher-Price Precious Planet 2-in-1 Projection Mobile
We love this mobile by Fisher-Price. This mobile is perfect for both baby girls and boys. It has colorful plush animals including a teal whale, white polar bear, green alligator and a yellow lion that helps baby learn to focus.  It has three musical settings including classic lullabies by Beethoven, Bach and Mozart, nature/ocean sounds or heartbeat and womb sounds to help sooth baby.  The music can play continuously for 20 minutes. The mobile also features a light show that projects images onto the ceiling.  One of the most popular features includes the ability to remove the mobile and project the lightshow directly onto the ceiling for a better view, which is perfect for older babies.  This mobile also comes with a remote control, so you can control it without fully going into babies room.

Features:

  • Four colorful plush animals including a teal whale, white polar bear, green alligator and yellow lion
  • Easily attaches to most cribs. Cannot attach to a pack n play
  • Plays continuous music for 20 minutes in three different themes, classical lullaby, nature/ocean sounds or womb and white noise sounds
  • Comes with a remote control (requires 2 AA batteries, not included)
  • Mobile spins 360 degrees
  • Mobile requires 4 D batteries, not included
  • Dimensions 23.5 x 17 x 18 inches
  • Weight 5 pounds

Fisher-Price Woodland Friends 3-in-1 Musical Mobile

Fisher-Price Woodland Friends 3-in-1 Musical Mobile
This mobile by Fisher-Price is great for the price. In our opinion it is the best crib mobile for under $20. It has a super cute design with a musical owl holding three forest friends; a fox, bear and raccoon.  The musical owl can detach from the mobile to bring on the go.  It’s a great mobile for that special boy or girl in your life.  It can continuously play music for up to 20 minutes.  Your baby will be engaged as he or she watches this mobile with colorful colors spin round and round while lying in their crib.

Features:

  • Musical owl that can detach and be brought on the go
  • 20 minutes of continuous music play
  • 2 levels of music sound
  • Colorful forest friends (fox, bear and raccoon) that hang down.
  • Dimensions 9x16x20 inches
  • Good product for the price

Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim Mobile To Go

Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim Mobile To Go Travel Toy
Wimmer-Ferguson have been researching infant development for over 40 years. They design toys that are simple, have high contract images, patterns and colors that adapt to each infant’s level of visual development starting from birth.  Studies show that infants are more attracted to high-contract patterns than to color or brightness along.  Wimmer-Ferguson toys encourage hand-eye coordination, gross motor activity and self-awareness.  That is why this compact, on the go mobile made our top-rated list.  It is the perfect toys for strollers, car seats and infant carriers.  It’s an overall great travel toy for your baby.  This travel mobile is designed with three reversible circle cards that have basic high contrast shapes and images on one side and bright colors and patterns on the other side, designed to instantly capture baby’s attention and help them focus.  This lightweight mobile was designed for babies 0-6 months.

Features:

  • Created by Wimmer-Ferguson who have over 40 years research in infant development.
  • Comes with a sturdy clamp that helps it attach to most strollers, infant carriers and car seats.
  • High contrast graphics and patterns help increase early visual and multi-sensory development.
  • Designed with three reversible cards with black and white images and graphics on one side and bright colors on the opposite side.
  • Recommended for babies birth-6 months
  • Extremely lightweight 1.4 ounces
  • Product dimensions 7x7x7 inches

Tiny Love Meadow Days Sunny Stroll Stroller Arch

Tiny Love Meadow Days Sunny Stroll Stroller Arch

This portable mobile comes with a universal attachment clip that fits most strollers, infant carriers, car seats and bouncers. We love that you can attach and detach this arch and bring it everywhere. The arch is flexible so you can adjust it to alter the toys that are within baby’s vision and reach.  This adorable arch features plush toys, mirror, teething toys and rattles making it a fun experience for baby. It also has a baby activated propeller. Its colorful design and bright colors keeps babies interest.  It’s durable and well made with makes it a great travel accessory.

Features:

  • The arch can be angled and adjusted to an ideal position for baby
  • Universal clips makes it easy to attach to most strollers, infant carriers, car seats and bouncers
  • It has stimulating and engaging features such as plush toys, ratting sounds, mirror, teether and baby activated propeller.
  • Light weight 1.6 pounds
  • Dimensions 2.8 x 19.9 x 12.4 inches

Tiny Love Take Along Mobile

Tiny Love Take Along Mobile, Animal Friends, Blue
You can bring this take along mobile by Tiny Love anywhere. It was specifically designed to easily attach and detach to strollers, crib, bassinets, infant carriers, car seats, bouncers and even play yards or pack n plays.  It has 3 ways to attach to your baby’s items; the Velcro fastener is great for an infant carrier, the large sturdy clip makes it easy to attach to strollers and the arm enables you to attach it easily to the crib.  Not only is this mobile convenient, it’s adorable.  Your baby will love the colorful animal friends, white geometric designs and 30 minutes of continuous music play.  It also has the option of spinning with the music or without.  It comes in three different themes including The unisex Animal Friends and Meadow Days or with the very pink Princess theme. Give your baby a sense of security with this take everywhere mobile.

Features:

  • 30 minutes of continuous music play with 5 different melodies
  • Can easily attach to a variety of baby items including most strollers, crib, car seats, infant carriers, bouncers, play yards/pack n play
  • Has the option to spin with music on or without
  • Comes in three different themes including Animal Friends, Meadow Days and Princess
  • Item weight 6.7 ounces
  • Dimensions 8.1 x 12.6 x 11.4 inches
  • Requires 3AA batteries, not included

Next X Flash B201 Baby Bedding Crib Musical Mobile

NextX Flash B201 Baby Bedding Crib Musical Mobile with Hanging Rotating Soft Colorful Plush Dolls, 20 Melodies
This cute mobile is unisex and can be used for a boy or a girl. It is designed with 5 plush toys including a giraffe, butterfly, sea horse, star and plane.  The plush toys can be detached and played with individually, which is a great feature for older babies.  This mobile can easily attach to most cribs.  It can also be detached from a crib and be attached to most strollers.  This mobile includes a music box that plays 20 soothing melodies.  It’s bright colors will keep baby engaged and happy.

Features:

  • Five plush toys that can be detached and played with individually
  • Music box that plays 20 soothing melodies
  • Can be attached to most cribs and strollers
  • Cannot be used with play yards or pack n plays
  • Easy set up
  • Weight 1.1 pounds
  • Dimensions 18.9×12.2×21.6 inches
  • Requires 2 AA batteries, not included

VicTsing 26 Inch Baby Crib Mobile

VicTsing 26 inch Baby Crib Mobile Music Box Holder Arm Bracket Nut Screw Box

This mobile was made for those creative moms and dads out there who want to create their own mobile. This baby crib mobile and music box does not come with any toys, in fact it is just the frame.  You can purchase toys separately, have your toys custom made from sites like Etsy or you can hand make your own. The creative possibilities are endless with this mobile.  It can clip on to cribs that have railing up to 1.57 inches thick with a height up to 2.75 inches. This mobile does spin round and round like other mobiles.  It also comes with a wind up music box that plays You Are My Sunshine for 2-3 minutes.  You can also purchase a separate music box to attach.

Features:

  • Ability to create your very own mobile
  • Wind up music box that plays You Are My Sunshine
  • Spins
  • Comes with 4 piece crib bracket set, wind up music box
  • Attaches to cribs with railing up to 1.57 inches thick with a height of 2.75 inches
  • Does not comes with toys
  • Weight 11.2 ounces
  • Dimensions 13 x 8.2x 4.8 inches

Shiloh Baby Music Mobile Battery-Operated 60 Songs

SHILOH Baby Musical Mobile Battery-operated 60 Songs White

People often purchase this music mobile to go with the VicTsing 26 Inch Baby Crib Mobile listed above. This musical mobile can play 60 soothing sounds and songs continuously for 30 minutes.  You can control the music and the mobile’s ability to spin separately.  It is a great addition to your mobile.

Features:

  • Made from environmentally safe, non-toxic ABS material
  • Plays 60 soothing sounds and songs for your baby
  • Plays for 30 minutes continuously
  • Automatic shut-off
  • Music with start from the song it stopped at
  • You can control the music and mobile’s ability to spin separately


Does Baby Mobiles Help with your Baby’s Overall Development?

The answer is yes! They can help with baby’s vision, hearing, focus, hand-eye coordination

Visual Enhancement – Most mobiles come in bright colors or high contrast colors and patterns. These are known to stimulate baby and let their eyes focus, which can help improve their overall vision.

Hand-Eye Coordination- Most baby monitors have toys/objects that hang down and spin round and round. Watch as your baby will go from randomly swatting the toys to learning to control their hands and reaching and grabbing for the toys that they want to touch.

Auditory Development –Music not only soothes baby but plays an important role in auditory development. Music helps stimulate and enhance hearing and listening.

What Are Recommended Features for a Baby Mobile?

Today baby mobiles are equipped with a bunch of features. We at kidsplayandcreate.com feel that when picking out a baby mobile they should have bright colors, play a variety of music and have engaging features such as plush toys or mirrors.  It is also nice to have one that you can detach from a crib and take with you.  This gives baby a sense of security.

Do Baby Mobiles Require Batteries?

Unless they say wind up, most baby mobiles do require batteries. Check in your items description to find out what size and how many you need.  One of the worse things is setting up your baby mobile, and then realizing that you don’t have the necessary batteries to turn it on.  Of all of the mobiles we found, none of them indicated that the batteries were included.

How Much Do Baby Mobiles Cost?

Most baby mobiles cost between $25-$60 dollars. The Fisher-Price Mobile Forest Friend Mobile on our list was under $20, it was also the best mobile we found for under $20.   Remember you get what you pay for.  Sometimes paying a little more means that it will be better quality.

Do Baby Mobiles Make Good Baby Shower Gifts?

Most moms today have baby registries and pick out specific mobiles. If the mom-to-be does not have a baby registry or you want to choose something off the registry, I would go with an on the go mobile such as the Tiny Love Meadow Days Sunny Stroll Stroller Arch, Tiny Love Take Along Mobile or the Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim Mobile to Go.  This way if they have a specific design picked out for their nursery, they can still use the mobile when they are out and about.  We found that moms loved the ability to take the mobile with them by attaching it to the stroller or car seat.  It helped soothe baby on the go.

We at kidsplayandcreate.com hoped that you enjoyed our list of our top picks in baby mobiles. We hope that reading our list helped you in making a decision on which baby mobile to purchase.  Remember that every baby is different and what one may like another may not.  Good luck with your little and enjoy every moment.