My baby is due in about 6 weeks and still contemplating whether I should get a musical mobile for above the cot. Is it worth getting a musical mobile to hang above the cot?


Posted by kjgarner, 17th November 2015


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  • I never did cause I was scared it would fall on them. I had one beside the cot instead. It’s nice to have music play to settle them



  • My son had one as a baby and loved it. I had the same one for my daughter as a baby and she just wasn’t interested. I think it’s worth buying one, keeping one baby happy is better then none



  • We had ever intention of getting one. But there is another option, we got a fisher price giraffe that you press and lights up and plays music. It is great to take when out etc and the pram. To us it was a better option for our daughter.



  • Definitely! We bought one and it has been one of the many great purchases for our child. Our son loves to look at the mobile rotating above his head and at about 7 weeks he started babbling at the animals continuously! Delight to watch!



  • They can be handy to distract / amuse a baby during nappy change, especially otherwise they scream while you are doing it. Dealt with one like that. It didn’t cure the problem completely but it certainly helped.



  • I think it can be calming for them, also it gives them something to look at.



  • nahhh, wait and see what you get as gifts. I got so many wind up musical toys, no need for a musical mobile



  • I found my little one loved it and i still use he’s but it was one where you can remove the hanging part, so it’s safe for him now he’s 14 months



  • yeah i bought one but when they are a little one, they don’t care, around 4-6 months they might be a little interested in it



  • We bought one for our first and it’s more a decorative piece than used for the baby while he sleeps. It looks great but I dnt think its necessary.



  • I might just wait and see if bub doesn’t settle



  • Thanks its good to see the positives and negatives



  • We liked having one. Something interesting for bubba to look at and they think its amazing.



  • I think they can be very calming especially if they play a lullaby.



  • I think they are a great idea but not for over the bed. You want your little one to know that bedtime is for sleeping, not to be stimulated with bright objects and music.


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