Thank you to Tiny Love for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own.
With baby due in a couple more weeks, we only have a few more things to get checked off our ‘ready for baby’ list. After posting a question on my Facebook page about whether or not people thought mobiles were a necessity, I decided to go ahead and get one and give it a try. Most people said the mobiles did really help their baby so I figured it would be a good idea to get one.
I took a peek at a few different models and was thrilled when the wonderful folks at Tiny Love let me try out their Starry Night Mobile, which is also a table-top night light. I was pretty excited because this mobile not only plays music, but it also projects moon and star images that baby can look at.
About the Tiny Love Starry Night Mobile
The Starry Night mobile has three modes that change with a baby’s development from birth into the toddler years. For newborns through the first five months, it’s a crib mobile that plays nine different tunes in three musical categories for up to 30 continuous minutes. The music box unit projects moon and star images on the canopy for added magic. When baby learns to sit up, parents remove the canopy and baby can still enjoy his favorite music while a rotating projection of the moon and stars on the ceiling mesmerize baby. In the third stage, the canopy can be reattached and the music box unit becomes a table-top night light that projects stars on the ceiling. (ARP $59.99-69.99; Babies “R” Us and Toys “R” Us stores and online, TinyLove.com)
Thoughts on the Starry Night Mobile
There are actually quite a few things I am liking about this mobile so far:
- I love the music choices that you get with the mobile. You can choose from lullabies, to nature sounds, or classic music. There is also a volume function which I think is a great feature. I can change the volume to the setting that I feel is appropriate and not too loud.
- The image projection is clear, but not too bright that it would keep your or baby up all night.
- It is very easy to assemble (no tools required except to put in the battery).
- There are three modes to this mobile so it grows with your child. This means that the useful life of the product is extended well beyond infancy.
Some things I might not like (I have not used this with baby yet so these are just my guesses as to possible cons):
- No remote so you would have to go into baby’s room to shut it off if you wanted the music to stop before the 30 minute timer ends.
- No option for a cord to plug into the wall once you transition it to a table-top nightlight.
I tried to get a picture of the mobile in action at night, but it is a tiny bit difficult to get a good shot of a moving lighted object, my husband did a pretty good job helping me with this taking this picture though. 🙂 The image is projected on the underside of the canopy so you can’t really see it here, but it is very clear in real life.
Christmas gifts for baby – Follow Me Fiona
In addition to the Starry Night Mobile, Tiny Love also let me try out their Follow Me Fiona puppy. I thought it would be a great choice as a Christmas gift for baby. Even though she will only be a few weeks old by the time Christmas arrives, I would feel kind of bad if I didn’t have any gifts for her under the tree even if she won’t remember or know what is going on.
What I love about this puppy is that it is baby activated. She won’t be big enough to use it for a little while, but once she is I can see our little dolly having tons of fun with this! Once activated with a gentle pat, Fiona will move while playing a friendly tune encouraging baby to follow. Great for littles learning to crawl! Check out my quick product demo:
So tell us…
Did you have a mobile for your baby? Does your baby have a favorite toy they just love to chase around?