Don't get caught up in trying to find a mobile that matches your nursery. Babies don't give a lick about decor. The right mobile is one that's safe and entertaining.
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