- Step 1: Bright colors Look for bold patterns and bright, contrasting colors. You may have heard that babies only like black and white
- Step 2: Objects face downward Make sure that the images or objects that hang from the mobile face downward, so your baby can see them.
- TIP: Some mobiles revolve, play music, or perform other stunts. Be sure to check your baby's reaction to these features before settling on a mobile. And always avoid flashing lights
- Step 3: Avoid sharp & breakable Inspect the dangling objects themselves. Avoid anything with sharp edges or small parts that could break off and make their way into your baby
- Step 4: Inspect strings Inspect the length of the strings the objects dangle from
- Step 5: Check connection Examine how the mobile connects to the crib. Make sure the connection is secure and stable, with sturdy clamps or heavy-duty Velcro. Ideally, you should be able to swing the mobile out away from the crib when it's time for baby to sleep.
- TIP: Once a baby can push up on her hands and knees, remove the mobile from her crib. She could reach it and pull it down.
- Step 6: Attach to crib Once you find a mobile that fits the bill, attach it to the crib and watch your baby
- FACT: By 3 to 4 months, a baby should be able to track a moving object
You Will Need
- A selection of mobiles to choose from
- A baby to react to them
- A tape measurer