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The 11 Best Baby Mobiles on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like silk pillowcases), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. Here, the best baby mobiles on Amazon — we’ve also picked out our favorite baby bouncers and jumpers — according to the people (note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity).

Best Portable Baby Mobile

Tiny Love Meadow Days Take Along Mobile

4.4 stars, 2,330 reviews
“My daughter loves this mobile, and I highly recommend it. It operates at a nice speed and plays five lovely songs for your little one’s enjoyment. It’s nice to have the variety of music instead of just one tune. While at first use it seems the volume is too low on this unit, you find that it’s actually perfect for out-and-about activities. There are many times when I’ve enjoyed this being at a lower volume, especially in public places. There is an option to have the unit rotate without the music, which is also a nice feature.”

Best Compact Baby Mobile

Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim Mobile to Go Travel Toy

4.4 stars, 416 reviews
“Love this little mobile. It’s fairly small, so we can take it anywhere. My kiddo was instantly interested in the black-and-white shapes at 3 months. Now at 5 months, we have moved to the colored disks, and he loves it still. We clip it to his stroller or car seat or activity mat. He spends a lot of time detaching the colored disks and trying to eat them. Once he succeeded, my husband said the toy was ‘trashed,’ that kiddo had ripped the disks. But he was wrong! The disks have withstood a number of crunch sessions, and kiddo never tires of it!”

Best Early Development Baby Mobile

Tiny Love Classic Developmental Mobile 0 Months Plus

4.4 stars, 320 reviews
“Our son absolutely LOVED this mobile. It was recommended to us by his NICU nurse, and we bought it when he was still in the hospital, but had been recently upgraded to a big-boy crib (from an isolate). He loved it so much, and would stare and listen to it for hours! When he came home, it worked as a great distraction when I would need to run to do something elsewhere in the house and he would be in his crib. He’s almost 2 now and actually still loves it.”

Best Wooden Baby Mobile

Goki Mobile Dragon Baby Toy

4.6 stars, 149 reviews
“I absolutely love this mobile, and so does my daughter. For three months, I have watched my baby stare at this mobile transfixed. She loves it and is starting to even giggle at it. The dragons are well-made and beautifully colored. No, it doesn’t automatically spin and play obnoxious synthesized classic music in a loop, and that is exactly why I bought it. It’s unique and classy, not your typical nursery junk. The wings of the dragons are interchangeable, so you can customize your dragons’ colors as you like. I personally love the two-toned look.”

Best Musical Baby Mobile

Tiny Love Meadow Days Soothe ‘n Groove Mobile

4.5 stars, 711 reviews
“This mobile is the best for a number of reasons. First, it plays for about 45 minutes continuously, which is great. Second, it has several different types of music (lullaby, nature sounds, classical, etc.), and each track is pretty generous in terms of length. I like how the mobile will grow with my baby, since the bottom part is detachable and portable. Finally, I love it because it completely engages my daughter when it’s on. She’ll stare at the dangling animals and turn her head to look at the flashing lights on the console. It’s great for when I need to get things done around the house to turn this on and know that she will be entertained. (There’s a volume control and a button to fast-forward through songs — it’s also really easy to put up and take down, and we do so several times a day.) Overall, I would highly recommend this to anyone.”

Best Bluetooth-Controlled Baby Mobile

Fisher-Price Smart Connect Deluxe Projection Mobile

4.2 stars, 140 reviews
“I’ve had this mobile for just over a year for my youngest, and I’ve loved it. For the first several months after he was born, we didn’t have a baby monitor in my youngest son’s room, and this doubled as one when he was napping. I love that I can control it completely from my phone. I also love that the app tells me how much battery life the mobile has, because nothing is worse than having to run to the store because the baby can’t sleep without his mobile. All in all, I highly recommend this product for parents who want it all in one: projector, sound machine, and baby monitor.”

Best Car Seat and Stroller Baby Mobile

Tiny Love Meadow Days Sunny Stroll Stroller Arch

4.6 stars, 2,167 reviews
“This is one of my favorite things I’ve gotten for my son. So far, it has provided my 5.5-month-old HOURS of fun. I’ve used this on a Britax infant bucket seat, a Diono Radian car seat, and two strollers. And so far, I haven’t had a problem attaching it to anything. Every time I attach the toy bar, my son instantly waves his hand to grab the flower spinner. He already remembers it’s there since it’s that much fun! The spinning ball is also a good distraction for when he’s about to cry. It catches his eye every time. Highly recommend this over any other toy bar. We were able to go out to eat again, with him just playing in his seat with this the entire time.”

Best Low-tech Baby Mobile

Schylling Tin Hot Air Balloon Mobile Toy

4.5 stars, 125 reviews
“I love this mobile so much. I bought it for the baby room and just made sure it’s out of her reach. The colors are great and it’s well-balanced. The packaging was great; it wasn’t tangled when it came. I adore this. I love looking at it as much as my baby does.”

Best Customizable Baby Mobile

Kikkerland Mobile Photo Clip Fan

4.5 stars, 281 reviews
“I searched high and low for a mobile that would not take my modern nursery into Candyland, and this one did the trick. I love the simplicity. I ordered origami cranes off Etsy to hang from the hooks in colors that matched my nursery — it looks really classy, but will also be interesting for the baby to look at as the cranes move with the breeze.”

Best Ceiling-Projection Baby Mobile

Fisher-Price Precious Planet 2-in-1 Projection Mobile

4.1 stars, 1,693 reviews
“This is a wonderful mobile. My daughter loves her projection mobile, the music and projected image is soothing. My sister’s baby was over visiting and loved it so much that we ordered one for him, too. Fisher-Price really outdid themselves on this one. The remote feature is also very handy. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a lasting mobile.”

Best Combination Baby Mobile and Night-light

Tiny Love Sweet Island Dreams Mobile

4.1 stars, 793 reviews
“What may not be obvious is that, as the animals circle around, each individual animal pivots around itself, like a figure skater spinning on one toe. I think perhaps this feature is the key to why my 2-month-old loves this more than any of our other playful activities. When he goes into the crib and we turn on this mobile, his eyes open big, and he just starts kicking like crazy. He could have terrible gas and be crying his face off, but once the sound starts, he just goes nuts for it. He kicks so excitedly, he looks like he’s sprinting. It’s the Disney World of his infant universe.”

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The 11 Best Baby Mobiles on Amazon, According to Reviewers