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Top 5 Best Crib Mobiles | 2017 Reviews

February 10, 2017
Top 5 Best Crib Mobiles

Top 5 Best Crib Mobiles | 2017 Reviews

Babies love sounds, colors, movements that flash before their eyes. And one thing they love is a song. From when they were being conceived to when they are being rocked to sleep, a lullaby has always been a sweet company. But as they grow bigger and they grow more aware of things around them, babies tend to want to see more than just the ceiling or more than just the curtains on the windows. They want to see something more interesting like, a crib mobile.

Babies love things having above their heads. Toys, animals, shapes of any kind, babies just find it peculiar and interesting and very much appealing that it keeps them from crying.

There are times you would love to do things like clean the house, cook, bake, handle some business from home and you would like to keep your baby preoccupied in order to do them. But putting them in the crib for such a long time bores them and they end up crying like crazy.

But as your turn on the switch on that baby mobile, you can just leave your baby in the crib. You’re little tot would find it enjoyable and also something that can make them drowsy and go to sleep with lesser bother.

There are so many labels that say best mobile for baby but what exactly is a good crib mobile? We are here once again to reduce that anxiety of yours. We made a list of the Top 5 Best Crib Mobiles, and we are here once again to help you narrow your search down to the best.

Quick Comparison Table

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

Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Projection Mobile

Tiny Love Dual Motion Developmental Mobile

SHILOH Deluxe Baby Plush Crib Mobile

Just Born Adventure Musical Mobile

Fisher-Price Precious Planet 2-in-1 Projection Mobile
Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Projection Mobile
Tiny Love Dual Motion Developmental Mobile
SHILOH Deluxe Baby Plush Crib Mobile
Just Born Adventure Musical Mobile

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

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

The biggest win you could ever have is the fisher price smart connect 2-in-1 projection mobile. Fisher price is the best option you could ever get when it comes to crib mobiles or even in any baby necessity in the market. Ask for it and they have it! And this crib mobile has just too many good things about it; it goes beyond being number one!

First of all, it comes in so many adorable themes you could ever think of like the fisher-price rainforest friends smart connect 2-in-1 projection mobile and the fisher price twinkling lights projection mobile. Fisher Price comes with a unique feature that makes every mother and parent love it so much, a projector. Not only does it come with typical animal plushees, they also come with a wonderful projector that project pictures of the fisher price mascot.

We also love the fact that the sounds of the white noise played by the baby musical mobile doesn’t come with the sharp electronic sound but the natural soothing sounds of the nature, heartbeat, and even the classics by Mozart, Beethoven and Bach. Now, isn’t that brain enhancing? The precious planet projection crib mobile has four cute plush toys overhead that turn when you choose the first music option: music with motion. The other two options are long playing music—this is up to 20 minutes of song playing—and music, motion and projection. It also comes with a volume control for soft music or loud but both of them aren’t overwhelming either.

Another lovable feature about this is that you can control all the features of the crib mobile with a remote control. This projection mobile for crib isn’t just a remote control baby mobile but also a crib essential that helps enhance brain development.

There are times when babies start getting up and grabbing the stuffed animals hanging from your battery operated mobile but you don’t have to worry about this best baby mobile for development because there is still the projection feature that can still project images on your ceiling. You enjoy other mobiles for baby like: Fisher Price precious planet swing, Fisher Price precious planet bouncer, Fisher Price mobile rainforest, Fisher Price rainforest friends smart connect 2-in-1 projection mobile, and Fisher Price precious planet jumperoo.

Details of the Fisher-Price Precious Planet 2-in-1 Projection Mobile

Dimensions

3 x 3.5 x 13 inches

Weight

1.3 pounds

Theme

Precious planet, rainforest friends

Special Features

Canopy projection

Add-ons

Classical music, remote control powered

Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Projection Mobile

Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Projection Mobile

The first thing we have in mind whenever we try to introduce anything to our babies, it would be animals and nature. They learn best when they hear animals sounds and different things we see around nature. 

Another thing we love to start with our babies is music. Songs are so important to our little ones, that one of the requirements for the best nursery mobiles must have music—good music. That’s one of the reasons why we love Skip Hop moonlight & melodies projection mobile so much. It has a wide selection of songs that won’t bore your baby. It has songs like Eine Kleine, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Brahms' Lullaby and Rock-a-bye Baby.

It also comes with four soothing sounds of nature: rainforest, waves, Jungle crickets and heartbeat. We really love the rainforest sound, it is also very soothing for adults especially when you’re feeling a little bit tired and stressed out.

Another feature we adore about this baby musical mobile is its light fixtures. The Safari theme comes with glowing green leaves that carry the jungle animals and rotates. It is especially nice when listening to the rainforest sound. And it also has a starry night projection feature that is really relaxing and also entertaining at the same time. It’s a definite must have and must love aspect of this best crib mobile.

One thing our babies really love about this projection mobile for kids is that it doesn’t make them dizzy. They rotate just the right speed. They are just gently moving as a soft breeze that is really good for the eyes. If you are quite tired of the typical animal rotating baby mobiles, you can probably opt for the white cloud theme by Skip Hop. 

The only problem you will get from the Skip Hop moonlight & melodies projection mobile is that it requires quite a number of batteries. And the fact that after a time, the glowing leaves starts to flicker. The glowing leaves doesn’t have a separate off switch so you would have to deal with a flickering rotating crib mobile which can be distracting and less soothing for baby. Nonetheless, it’s one great product!

Details of the Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Projection Mobile

Dimensions

17.5 x 13.4 x 14 inches

Weight

2.6 pounds

Theme

White Safari, White Cloud

Special Features

Ceiling projection

Add-ons

Rotating glowing leaves (for safari theme), remote controlled

Tiny Love Dual Motion Developmental Mobile

Tiny Love Dual Motion Developmental Mobile

You really can’t predict when our babies can get fussy. And since we don’t know exactly when they can be in good behavior, we always prepare for the worst when we get out of the house. That’s the reason why Tiny Love Dual Motion Developmental Mobile is really handy for both mommy and daddy. It comes with a take along clip where you can strap it on your baby’s stroller.

Another thing that’s great about this is that is comes with multiple options for your baby’s preference and comfort. If your baby is sleepy, you can choose the standard motion control. Choosing this one will just let the crib mobile rotate slowly. And the more wonderful feature is an older baby favorite, the peek-a-boo. Even as parents, we really love it too. The peek-a-boo crib mobile kit is really fun because the plushees hide into the leaves. It’s really fun for baby’s who start to play peek-a-boo with you. We really admit how entertaining this is for both you and the baby.

It’s also great that there are plenty of music that goes along the rotating stuffed animals. You won’t get tired of listening to the same song because it plays 15 songs for about 40 minutes. They’re all soothing and not too crazy for a sleepy baby. They’re not annoying either; in fact, you might end up getting to sing along to the melodies. Along with this, this best crib mobile for babies comes with adjustable volume and mute buttons in case the songs might distract your baby from actually getting a good rest.

Although our best crib mobiles for baby developments in the top two have projectors on them, this one has a star and moon projected night light. You can also detach the rotating mobile and leave the piano music box on its own as a baby soother. This is probably the best mobile for baby brain development because of the peek-a-boo interactive feature.

Details of the Tiny Love Dual Motion Developmental Mobile

Dimensions

16 x 12.5 x 4.8 inches

Weight

3.6 pounds

Theme

Peek-a-Boo, Tiny Princess (Pink), Animal Friends (Blue)

Special Features

Night Light

Add-ons

Classical music, remote control powered

SHILOH Deluxe Baby Plush Crib Mobile

SHILOH Deluxe Baby Plush Crib Mobile

We can guarantee you that Crib mobiles don’t last long especially if your baby develops early motor skills. When they get the chance to start sitting down and crawling they would start grabbing those adorable stuffed animals hanging from their crib mobiles. And there those crib mobiles become nothing more but a baby chew toy or teether. For that reason, Shiloh Deluxe Baby Plush Crib Mobile is made with ABS. the safest material for babies especially if they start to chew on them. We love that safety aspect of it since it is one of the few baby mobiles that exceed the standards of ASTM. That’s very reassuring since you know how much babies love to put stuff into their mouths.

This is definitely a ParentsNeed recommendation because we really appreciate the cute plush animals hanging above your baby’s crib. They’re not too overwhelming for your baby. They’re both entertaining and also helps hasten your baby’s drowsiness level. But one thing you have to know and will surely love is that the stuffed animals can be separate toys. All of them have unique squeaky sounds. Some have jingle bells in them or a music player. All you have to do is press on the handheld part of the toy and they entertain! Now that makes the best mobile for baby brain development. They get to identify different sounds and shapes that go with them.

This battery operated crib mobile is adorable too with different themes like the blue or pink plane arm, carnival canopy, rooster head and blue sky. You have plenty more reasons to love Shiloh Crib mobile because it has plays different songs in a span of 60 minutes. This baby mobile also has an automatic shut off that stops playing after 30 minutes of no touch. It comes with adjustable volumes and a play and next buttons—if in case you wanna skip to the next song. It also has a break-point memory function that plays where it stopped and doesn’t play at the beginning of the song again. We also love that the spin and the music are separately controlled so can activate it without the other.

Details of the SHILOH Deluxe Baby Plush Crib Mobile

Dimensions

20 x 14 x 14 inches

Weight

2.2 pounds

Theme

White Safari, White Cloud

Special Features

Plushee arms, 60 minute song selection, squeaky stuffed animals

Add-ons

Adjustable holding arm, separate music and motion switch

Just Born Adventure Musical Mobile

Just Born Adventure Musical Mobile

If you are never sure about which battery operated crib mobile to get for your baby, then go simple. Choose a non-complicated crib mobile kit. That way, you won’t have to worry about unnecessary expenses for your baby since you tend to worry about electronic malfunctions and plenty of wiring that might go wrong.

Go for safe materials that will last long until they get older. Just Born Adventure Musical Mobile plays Brahm’s Lullaby. It can get tiring for you to hear but your baby will definitely love the music. It is also lightweight so the worry of it snapping off and falling on your baby is minimal since almost every aspect of this baby mobile is made of 100% Polyester. So, if it does fall on your baby, it’s nice and soft and the only problem you will get from it is that it might easily get soggy since your baby will end up chewing on it like a teether.

Anyway, there aren’t much features to talk about. But it does have a lot of themes to choose from. It can be feminine, masculine or neutral. That’s also good for parents like us since we can choose from a variety of themes that will fit our crib mobiles really well. You can have the Aqua-White theme of blue stars and white clouds. You might choose the Blue-Grey theme which has blue whales and grey anchors. We think this is totally cute for baby boys. The Just Born Adventure Musical Mobile Navy-Orange has Blue tents and orange foxes. You may also want a set of red, blue and white stars. It also has a theme of white and blue elephants. You might enjoy choosing lions and giraffes and zebras for the Jungle Grey Theme.

Moving on with the girly themes for your baby would be the grey and pink elephants. One of our favorites would be the Pink and Red birdies. Or you might want a more gentler option and choose the White and lilac hearts. There are more themes to choose from but you will definitely like a simple approach to giving your baby the best crib mobiles for babies, for your baby to be exact.

Details of the Just Born Adventure Musical Mobile

Dimensions

3 x 3.5 x 13 inches

Weight

1.3 pounds

Theme

Aqua- White, Blue/ Grey, Blue-Red, Grey-Yellow, Navy-White, Pink-Grey, Pink-Red, Grey-Brown, Lilac-White, Navy-Grey

Special Features

None

Add-ons

None

As a parent, it isn’t easy to give your baby the best of what they need. It can get troublesome especially when you need one baby essential and you end up getting so many brands and types to choose from. When it comes to Crib mobiles, we tend to be extra picky; in fact, we want something our babies can learn from that is why we go for the best baby mobile for baby brain development.

FAQ (By Our Ardent Readers)

  • What is the purpose of a Crib Mobile? Do i need a Crib Mobile? The most common answer is Yes. The purpose of the crib mobile is to engage and stimulate your little one while you want to do some bits of your own. If you are a stay at home mother or even running a small business from home, you would want to do bits and bobs while your baby is playing. It is not always possible for you to entertain the baby. A crib mobile is a blessing in such situations.
  • What are the different types of Crib Mobiles? There are 2 main types of Crib Mobiles. Wind operated and battery operated.  Wind operated mobiles are extremely light weight and moves with the stroke of wind. Whereas battery operated ones functions with just a push of a button.
  • Does the Crib Mobile help my baby sleep? Yes of course it does. You could play some soothing music on it and the babies normally calm down and go to sleep on their own.
  • Is it safe to hang Crib Mobile on my crib? Yes of course, if it is fitted properly. Mobiles are not universal and does not fit all kinds of cribs. You need to buy the ones that is compatible with your crib. Failing to do so can permanently damage the mobile or might not stand erect and fall over.
  • How long does a Crib Mobile last for? It lasts really long if used according to the instructions. You may not need to change before your child grows out of the baby phase.
  • How long can i use the Crib Mobile? You could use it for as long as your child and you are happy using it. If it is helping your child to calm down and play on its own for a while, no harm is done in continuing to use it. Your child will anyway make its decision to take itself off it when they grow out of the baby phase. Until then enjoy....
  • Can i get a lighted Crib Mobile/Crib Mobile with a mirror? Yes of course. There are plenty available in the market. We would recommend you to read our in depth reviews page and check for compatibility with your crib before buying.
  • Can i get the arm extension? Yes you can. But you need to be very careful in choosing the one that fits your crib as it can permanently damage the mobile.
  • Can i make my own Crib Mobile? That would be a great idea if you are a very arty person. Or you could buy the arm extension and make some toys at home to hang on it.
  • What are educational Crib Mobiles? Where can i buy them? Educational mobiles feature characters from farm, forest, solar system etc to introduce your baby to the world along with sounds related to it. This not only keeps your child entertained for long but will also help in creating memories in their brain. You could buy them in store or from trusted online retailers like Amazon. Please read our in depth review page before deciding on your choice.
  • What are projection Crib Mobiles? They are a fantastic piece of equipment which not only does all the jobs of the crib mobile mentioned in our review page but also projects the characters on the ceiling like a movie. The baby enjoys watching it for long and with the soothing music playing in the background he will enjoy going to sleep as well.
  • Can i control the volume of music in the Crib Mobile? Yes of course you can. There are normally 3 levels of volume depending on the model. Some even come with a remote control which can be operated from decent distance from the crib when the door of the room is open.
  • Can i get various characters like Cinderella, butterfly,farm animals, planets etc? Yes of course you can. There are plenty available in the market. You need to carefully choose ones that match your crib mobile.
  • Can i buy a separate music box for my Crib Mobile? Yes you can. Some music boxes comes with the arm while some can be bought separately. 
  • Can i get my Crib Mobile repaired? Yes some local repair shops do, but buying a new one would probably be cheaper and sensible. 
  • Can i get hand made Crib Mobiles? Where can i buy them? Yes hand made ones are very creative and looks beautiful in your baby's room. There are plenty of choices and you would be spoilt looking at them. You could buy them online from trusted retailers like Amazon.


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