Best Baby Mobiles in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 29, 2017
Do you wonder how to lull your baby to sleep or keep entertained? It's not really a problem with a variety of cutting-edge baby mobiles widely available nowadays. Create the nursery of your dream where your little angel will feel homey and secure! Read our review for more details. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Attachment
Versatility
Modes
Motions
Tunes
Controls
Power Supply
Materials
Warranty
 
PROS
Due to 2 high-end speakers, 18 different tunes play perfectly and can be selected depending on your baby's mood and daily routine. Bright characters making unique patented multi-directional movements will surely make this infant mobile your baby's favorite toy. A large monkey button allows your little one to select tunes by him/herself.
CONS
Low clicking sound of moving toys.
OUR VERDICT
The best choice for any parent! This multi-functional Tiny Love baby mobile will grow together with your child from newborn to toddler to satisfy their development needs. You may choose blue or tiny princess theme to create a unique nursery design.
detailed parameters
Type
Crib Mounted
Attachment
Screw hook
Versatility
Mobile / Music box / Stand-alone music box
Modes
Music + Motion + Light (40 min.) Music + Motion (40 min.)
Motions
Mobile spins around, Characters make multi-directional movements
Tunes
18 tunes in 6 categories (Jazz, World, Nature, Classic, Lullaby, and White sound)
Controls
Switch button to choose a mode, 6 buttons to choose a music category, Music shuffle button to pick a song from a list at random, 2 volume control buttons (6 levels), Large monkey button to select a melody
Power Supply
3 C batteries (not included)
Materials
Plastic, Plush toys
Warranty
1 Year
PROS
Waving leaves hiding a smiling dragonfly who plays peek-a-boo will definitely fascinate your little one. Remove the baby mobile from the crib and convert it to a music box with a soft night light. The device will grow with your kid, keeping them occupied for a long time. If your baby is a light sleeper, use a remote controller to play a melody again without waking them up.
CONS
Screw hook is rather long, that may cause some inconvenience.
OUR VERDICT
An ideal musical mobile for any mother and her kid from newborn to toddler. Fisher Price baby mobiles' 3 settings allow you to choose the best one in each particular case - when your child is falling asleep or staying awake.
detailed parameters
Type
Crib Mounted
Attachment
Screw hook
Versatility
Mobile / Music box
Modes
Music + Motion + Light (10 min.) Music + Motion (12 min.) Music + Light (18 min.)
Motions
Mobile with animals goes around, Leaves wave up and down
Tunes
4 tunes (Rainforest, Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart)
Controls
Power/Volume switch (High/Low volume levels), Switch to select a setting, 4 buttons to select a tune, On/Off on a remote controller
Power Supply
3 D (LR20) batteries (not included), Remote controller, 2 АА batteries (not included)
Materials
Plastic, Plush toys
Warranty
1 Year
PROS

If your child wakes up at night crying, a built-in sound sensor will trigger a gentle melody, helping to soothe your little one to sleep. Set the timer to fit your baby's sleep pattern, and the mobile will turn off after the time is over. If required, press the music button to restart the mobile.

CONS

Owing to design, the mobile cannot be mounted close to a wall with the toys spinning around.

OUR VERDICT

It's a good choice for any nursery! Convenient straps will keep mobile securely attached to the edges of the cot while your baby will listen to soothing melodies, with the eyes fixed on five bright plush dangling animals.

detailed parameters
Type

Crib Mounted

Attachment

2 cot attachment straps

Versatility

Mobile / Music box

Modes

Music + Light+ Motion / Music + Motion/ Music + Light

Motions

Mobile with animals spins around

Tunes

20 melodies, 20 lullabies, 4 sung-songs and nature sounds

Controls

On/Off timer switch, Melody list (mode) switch, Music button, Mobile/light switch, Volume control

Power Supply

4 AA (AM-3/LR6) batteries, "Try me" batteries (included)

Materials

Plastic, Plush toys

Warranty

1 year

PROS
Owing to 3 different connectors included, your little one will always have his favorite toy near at hand in the bassinet, stroller or while traveling in the Kangaroo carrier.
CONS
Music may seem a bit loud.
OUR VERDICT
Your newborn baby will be delighted with this pink baby mobile! Its universal attachment will fit most crib frames. The Tiny Love baby mobile comes in 2 nursery themes: animal friends-blue and tiny princess.
detailed parameters
Type
Crib, Stroller, Kangaroo baby carrier, Car seat
Attachment
Universal attachment, Hook and loop fastener, Clamp
Versatility
Mobile / Portable mobile
Modes
Music + Motion / Motion (30 min.)
Motions
Spins around
Tunes
5 soothing tunes
Controls
Switch changes settings
Power Supply
3 AA 1.5V batteries
Materials
Plastic, Plush toys
Warranty
1 Year
PROS

A soft glow starry light on the ceiling with white noise or nature sounds will soothe your baby to sleep in no time. This awesome projection baby mobile will make your nursery room charming and comfortable!

CONS

You cannot turn the mobile off remotely.

OUR VERDICT

This gorgeous mobile will grow together with your baby. Soft butterfly bears gently floating overhead in tune with the crib will become your child's favourites as they get older.

detailed parameters
Type

Crib, Stroller

Attachment

Cot attachment strap / Plastic ring

Versatility

Projection mobile / Portable projection / Portable mobile

Modes

Music + Projection + Motion / Music + Motion / Motion

Motions

Mobile with animals goes around

Tunes

30 minutes of lullaby music, White noise or soothing nature sounds

Controls

Power/Volume switch (2 volume levels), 3 projection On/Off buttons, Remote control to switch between melodies

Power Supply

4 AA batteries, 2 AAA batteries for remote control

Materials

Plastic, Plush toys

Warranty

1 year

What is a Baby Mobile

No one claims a baby mobile to be the latest invention. The first newborn mobiles appeared a long time ago and later on they underwent some minor alterations. However, their major objectives and general characteristics have been preserved up to now. Basically, baby mobiles represent little toys hanging from the ceiling over cribs or strollers within baby's focus. This type of toys is of great relevance for newborns, spending most of their time laying in the bassinet. The bright mobile design is intended not only to become one more decorative element of the child's nursery but also a functional device for entertainment and educational purposes. Let's discover the best selection of baby mobiles for girls and boys to decide which one is worth the investment.

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What Features to Compare

Type and Versatility

Initially, when choosing the best baby mobile, every parent should decide on its type, which directly depends on the installation capabilities and attachments. One more important feature is the versatility, which allows using the baby mobile for children of different ages. Currently, the majority of parents face a choice between selecting the crib-mounted or strollers-mounted mobiles. It should be noted that the most modern crib-mounted mobiles are attached to the edge of the crib with a special baby mobile arm. It goes without saying that such mobiles must have quite a strong attachment. Therefore, you should pay particular attention to the attachment, which should fit the type of your baby crib. The mobiles that come with screw hooks are designed to be attached to the wall in a frame hanger. If your baby sleeps in a separate or pack-and-play bassinet, it's better to select a baby mobile with a universal attachment. The strollers-mounted portable mobiles often come equipped with large clamps that make it possible to attach to most Kangaroo carriers, car seats, or baby bassinets. Some mobiles are quite versatile, having multiple attachments and installation capabilities. Baby crib mobiles are designed for kids from 0 to 6 months of age, i.e. until your little one learns to roll over and stand up. Some baby mobiles have a detachable base, which can be used separately as a music box while the others have a stand-alone music box. Also, there are mobiles with a removable suspension part that enables you to use them as portable baby mobiles for strollers or car seats.

Education and Entertainment

Obviously, when buying this type of toy, you should be aware that they are also designed for educational and entertainment purposes in mind. In this respect, such toys should stimulate the infant visual development, provided by a wide variety of colors. Moreover, various melodies, motion, and settings are also of great importance. It's interesting to know that contrast black-and-white mobiles are considered to be the best option for newborns, while toddlers are more interested in bright and vibrant colors (red, green, blue, yellow, etc.). Thus, if you would like to develop your child's visual skills, you should select a baby mobile with the most of these colors. Different settings available provide parents with an opportunity to choose the proper baby mobile, depending on whether you need to entertain or create a soothing environment to drift your baby off into dreamland. The musical mobiles help improve perception abilities and sound recognition. When your child is awake, a mobile with different motion settings will be of great use. On the one hand, it helps draw your child's attention and, on the other hand, it stimulates visual development and improves hand-eye coordination.

Controls and Materials

Other essential features are the controls, which also depend on the supply source and the materials the toy components are made of. In the child's nursery, every little thing makes a difference. Thus, every parent would agree that the nursery theme is really important. There are wind-operated mobiles, which move with the air flow if they are attached to the crib or portable mobiles moving in tune with a stroller or car. The battery-operated baby mobiles are known for the ease of use. It's very helpful when the model comes with controls to adjust the sound volume or with large buttons to allow kids to choose their favorite melodies. It's needless to say that toys initially intended for the little ones mustn't have small parts that can be accidentally swallowed. Besides, crib hanging toys should be made of soft materials to prevent damage to the child in case a toy falls down. And finally, it's worth choosing the theme to match your baby room design.

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Tiny Love 33313024

Merry Melodies

This extremely attractive Tiny Love Soothe 'n Groove Baby Mobile will certainly take its rightful place on your baby's crib. The baby musical mobile has an impressive selection of melodies in 6 music categories: jazz, world, nature, classic, lullaby, and white sound. So, you can choose from a variety of lovely melodies according to your child's mood! In particular, calming white noise sounds help soothing and lulling your baby to sleep. Also, every parent will definitely enjoy the possibility to adjust the volume or turn on a "shuffle" mode. With this brain-boosting and skill-building educational toy, your baby will learn to recognize the tunes and let you know about their favorite ones. Moreover, a large monkey button will capture your baby's attention, especially after they realize their ability to change melodies without parents' help by pressing this button. The two operating modes are well-suited for both lulling your baby to sleep and entertaining. It's undoubtedly a perfect choice for parents who are looking for functionality and fascinating pastime for their little ones.

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From Newborn to Toddler

Tiny Love Soothe 'n Groove Baby Mobile is recommended for children up to 5 months of age or when they begin to roll over and stand up. However, the age restriction makes sense only when the toy is used as a baby mobile. This model offers excellent versatility, which makes it the most favorite toy not only for kids but also for their parents. What is more, you can convert this Tiny Love baby mobile to the stand-alone music box to soothe or entertain your baby when they get older. On top of that, if you remove your mobile from the crib, detaching the crib attachment straps, it can be used as a portable toy to keep your child occupied anytime and anywhere. Even by the time your baby becomes a toddler, they will stay engaged with this toy.

Tiny Love 33313024 in the use

Motion is the Point

The manufacturers of Tiny Love baby mobile have taken into account almost all children's developmental and entertainment needs for this type of toys. Your little one will be surely fascinated with bright and rich colors of light soft plush toys. Cute animals going around the mobile in various directions and dancing to music will delight any child as well as contribute to his/her development of visual perception and motion coordination. Adorable colorful monkey, giraffe, and elephant are combined into the Nature & Animal theme that makes this baby musical mobile a perfect choice for any bright color nursery. And even if your baby's nursery is decorated in pastel colors, this mobile will be a bright spot, which will certainly catch your baby's eye.

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More Products to Consider

There are plenty of toys designed for children's development and entertainment, among which are durable baby bell rattle toys. Despite their simplicity, these toys perfectly fulfil their intended purpose.

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Additional Info

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Tiny Love - Soothe 'n Groove Mobile
Tiny Love 33313024
Tiny Love 33313024
 

Fisher-Price K3799

Peek-a-Boo

Dragonfly, monkey, parrot, and frog made of a soft plush material in the Nature & Animal theme are perfect for the nursery decorated in a tropical forest style. With baby musical mobile, your little one will enjoy lots of various fun baby games and activities as well as get acquainted with the outside world. Well, to start with, you can play peek-a-boo game with your baby. One would think that such simple game is just for fun, but peek-a-boo is included in some tests to identify the cognitive and psychological disorders in preschoolers. Also, this game helps the child explore the laws of nature through a play, teaching them that things don’t appear or disappear on their own. The moving palm leaves open and close while a dragonfly plays with your kid peek-a-boo. This game will keep your child busy for a long time, as they simply won't be able to take their eyes off such fascinating performance. Besides, the Fisher-Price baby mobile has a positive effect on your baby's visual development, motion coordination, and perception of the world, which is really essential for every parent.

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What's Inside the Music Box?

In the first five months of life or when your baby starts rolling over and making their first attempts to stand up, the toy can be used as a stationary Fisher Price baby mobile to soothe and entertain your little one. However, by the time your child reaches the age when it's not recommended to use this type of toys, simply remove the Fisher Price baby mobile from the crib and convert it to a music box. That way your baby will go on falling asleep to the melodies of their favorite songs. The three classical tunes and rainforest sounds will positively affect the auditory perception and teach your kid to recognize the sounds.

Fisher-Price K3799 in the use

Remote Control

The three different operation modes allow using this multi-functional toy for various purposes, calming or entertaining your little one. As an additional benefit, you can choose a desired melody and mode as well as adjust the volume. The remote controller is essential for the parents whose children sleep lightly so that you don't interrupt your baby's sleep when trying to restart the Fisher-Price baby mobile operation.

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Additional Info

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VIDEO
Rainforest™ Peek-a-Boo Leaves Musical Mobile™ - Demo
Fisher-Price K3799
Fisher-Price K3799
 

VTech Sing and Soothe

Rock-a-bye

The VTech Sing and Soothe mobile offers a hassle-free way of sailing your baby away to sweet dreams. The mobile features 3 different play modes, allowing you to choose the most suitable for your child’s sleep pattern. A soothing mode will play gentle melodies and soothing nature sounds that help most children fall asleep quicker. And a melody mode with a variety of nursery rhymes will catch your baby's fancy. Turn your mobile on, select the desired mode and set a timer for 10, 15 or 20 minutes. Later you'll figure out how much time your child needs to fall asleep. And when your baby suddenly wakes up at night crying, a built-in sound sensor will activate a gentle melody to lull your baby to sleep again. The 5 cute plush dangling animals will calm your baby down in no time. Without any doubt, the VTech Sing and Soothe baby mobile will become a great acquisition for any nursery! The convenient attachment straps fit most child’s cots. And a crib bumper will come in handy to create a peaceful sleeping environment for your little moppet.

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VTech Sing and Soothe
VTech Sing and Soothe
 

Tiny Love 33313025

Fits Any Crib

When it comes to selecting the best baby mobile, you may face some problems with attaching it to your baby's crib as different cribs require different types of attachment. However, with the Tiny Love Take Along baby mobile, you won’t have to worry about it. The adorable bright-colored plush butterfly, bumble bee, and flower will delight any child while 5 soothing melodies will help parents lull their baby to sleep. The universal attachment for stationary use makes this baby musical mobile well-suited for almost any pack-and-plays, bassinets, and strollers. Basically, it’s quite easy to attach. Clip the mobile to a hard, sturdy edge of the crib at the bottom of the connector arm. Do not attach the baby mobile to a soft material edge. Turn the ring at the connector arm clockwise to tighten. Your little one will become friends with amazing plush toys, which is a great way to develop social skills during the first 5 months of life. While your baby is growing up, these friendly colorful toys will also help develop their visual perception and motion coordination. And the lovely music will have a positive effect on auditory perception and sound recognition skills.

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Always Be There For Your Baby

You can remove a hanging toy and attach it under the hood of your baby's stroller with a clamp. A hook and loop fastener will securely fix the baby mobile on the handle of your baby bassinet so your child can even pull the toy and it won't fall or fly into his face. Based on a built-in motor, Tiny Love baby mobile can also be used outside the nursery, anytime you go for a walk and look for a way to keep your kid amused. This toy suits this purpose best. It fits car seat carriers and strollers alike so it's possible to take it around when traveling. Long journeys won't be as tiresome, for your little one will have a proper play all way long. Tiny Love babymobile is also portable, which means it can be used by growing children too. 

Tiny Love 33313025 in the use

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When the first teeth are about to come, babies go literally mad, crying all day long and exhausting their parents. In order to not that happen and make nights less stressful for you, acquire this Manhattan Toy winkel rattle and sensory teether activity toy or the nuby icybite hard/soft teething keys. These are the best toys to chew on and soothe swollen baby's gums.

Additional Info

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Take Along Mobile™ - Baby Mobile by Tiny Love
Tiny Love 33313025
Tiny Love 33313025
 

Fisher-Price CDN41 Butterfly Dreams

Soft-glow Starry Light Overhead

Projection baby mobiles have earned a very special place in the hearts of parents and their kids. The Fisher-Price Butterfly Dreams mobile combines several useful features in one convenient design. The projector creates a beautiful natural looking starry light on the ceiling that looks absolutely amazing when the night falls. When your baby gets older and learns how to pull up to a standing position in the crib, you can remove a mobile. Yet, it doesn’t mean you should stop using this mobile if it works brilliantly soothing your little one to sleep. For infants, the same mobile can be easily converted to a table top musical projection soother or a stroller attachable mobile and help create a restful sleeping environment, with the glow and natural soothing sounds filling the nursery. The choice of sounds allows you to vary between white noise, lullaby music, or soothing nature sounds that all can play continuously for 30 minutes or so. If this length of time isn't enough for your baby to fall asleep, the mobile can be restarted with a remote control at the doorway so that you don't even need to come into the room.

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Fisher-Price CDN41 Butterfly Dreams
Fisher-Price CDN41 Butterfly Dreams
 

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