Baby Mobile :: Choosing a Baby Mobile

Choosing a Baby Mobile

A baby mobile is essential to a baby’s nursery. Keep in mind that there are many, many different crib mobiles out there available for you to choose from. In order to find the one which is most suitable for your baby, be sure to take the following factors into consideration when selecting a baby mobile.

Visual Stimulation

One of the main benefits of baby crib mobiles is that they will provide the baby with enhancement to his or her vision. It is important to remember that the colors of the baby mobile will be a huge factor that determines visual enhancement. Black and white tend to be the most stimulating colors for newborns, but older babies will benefit from blue, yellow, red, and green. In order to get the most out of the baby mobile, try to find one which contains at least most of these colors.

Excitement

A crib mobile should help the baby develop fine motor skills. Of course, this will not necessarily happen with every mobile out on the market. A baby crib mobile needs to be at least somewhat appealing to the baby. Keep in mind that fun shapes are one of the main things to look for when trying to find an exciting crib mobile that will also help your baby develop fine motor skills.

Music

Baby crib mobiles can be used to improve hearing and provide relaxation. Now, keep in mind that the type of music that you decide on will determine how well your baby’s hearing is improved and whether they will feel relaxed when listening to the baby crib mobile. Loud, blaring music should be avoided. Instead, opt for a mobile that plays a soft lullaby.

Movement

One of the factors that you will want to take into consideration when selecting a baby crib mobile is movement. While many mobiles on the market only move horizontally, there are others that also move vertically. Mobiles that move in both directions will be more visually stimulating and exciting for your baby, but keep in mind that they tend to be pricier than mobiles that only move in one direction.

Educational Benefits

Caretakers of the baby can use the mobile as a method of instructional learning. The mobile can be used to help the baby learn new words. Keep in mind that a mobile which contains many different shapes and colors is the best option if you want the baby to get the most out of the mobile.  

Nursery Theme

Most people take the theme of their baby’s nursery into consideration when they purchase a baby mobile. Like most people, there is a strong chance that you will want the mobile to fit in with the overall décor of the baby nursery. Whether the theme is Winnie the Pooh, ladybugs, or the jungle, a crib mobile that compliments the theme is probably the best choice.

These are just a few of the many different factors that one should be sure to consider before purchasing a baby crib mobile. While it is likely that factors such as the theme of the nursery will play a main role in your decision, it is important to choose a baby mobile that offers educational an developmental qualities as well. This is the best way to ensure that your baby gets the most out of this nursery accessory.