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Pretty Little Mobiles

Oh Wednesday, I love you so because it’s time for:

And let’s spend some time in the nursery today, shall we?  What is a nursery without a sweet little mobile for baby to stare up at in wonder? And there are soooo many good ones out there that you can find the perfect one to match your nursery decor.  And did you know that mobiles are good for your baby? Not only can they helplittle ones’ eyes to focus, but it keeps them on their backs, which is believed to help prevent SIDS. See—design can save lives!

So, let’s take a look at some of the mobile marvels out there today!

You just can’t help but love a good modern mobile. It’s a great investment that extends past the toddler years to college and beyond. Especially if it is a gorg as this wooden one of abstract birds from Bookhou.

The Peach is obsessed with kitties. But wouldn’t any baby be if they had this glorious kitty cat mobile made by Modern Kiddo fav klt:works? Nuff said. Actually I have more to say. I love how Kristien (the K of klt:works) uses her sewing machine stitching as cat whiskers. It’s purrfect! (Sorry, I couldn’t help mahself!)

You all are familiar with the wonderful Bla bla plushies like the owl, the mermaid or even the little kitty.  Well, take a gander at this bit of Blabla awesomeness: the Blabla Grand Chicken mobile. This is just so deliciously cozy and yummy and oh, I love it!

It’s just too much. One chicken has a scarf on.  Another a little hat. Hey wait, is that chicken wearing a headscarf? Be still my heart. Would it be wrong to buy this for myself and hang it in my office at work?

Petit collage mobiles are hugely popular especially the owl one. But check out this wonderful folk farm friends mobile by our friends at Petit Collage. I particularly love the Swedish horse.

Let your little ones have dreams of little bunny Foo Foo hopping through the forest with this dear bunny mobile. The different grays are just wonderful and add a little bit of the abstract into something so sweet.

That bunny mobile is a Flensted, a Danish brand that has been around for 50 plus years and is considered by many to be the grand dame of mobiles (after Calder, natch!) Check out these popular Flensted mobiles. The fish is a classic that would look great anywhere in your house as well as in the nursery.  I love the chicken one too.  You can purchase these Flensted mobiles at BabyGeared.

I love Plan Toys and was delighted to hear that the company has a great wooden mobile that continues the company’s goal of creating beautiful toys made of  natural, chemical free recycled rubberwood and finished with non-toxic water based dye.  And the primary colors are just the ticket to keep your little one staring up.

Portland artist, Heather Frasier makes these floaty bits of goodness using cut shapes that are strung on clear, sturdy string and hang from a thin, clear acrylic disc so they just float over the baby’s head. You can find these  Heather Frasier mobiles here.

As you know we love Etsy something fierce here at Modern Kiddo—and they didn’t disappoint when I went mobile hunting. Like this great bird mobile that uses real branches for the wee cloth birds to sit on.

Tissue pom pom mobiles are wonderful above the crib. They add this great otherworldly feeling and are a good choice for nervous mamas that don’t like to hang anything remotely heavy over their little one’s cribs.

I love this mod trees mobile.  The Etsy seller, Molly Anne Make also created a matching set of goodies that could extend the cuteness of the mod trees throughout the nursery.

But of course this is the tip of the iceberg for mobiles.  I used a vintage Irmi one and it broke my heart when I found the Peach standing in her crib manhandling the heck out of it. Naughty girl!  Sigh. I still might hang it over her bed because I love it so.

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  1. Kellie MiniMustHave says

    Dottie, you have excellent taste! I love klt:works and Heather Frasier mobiles. Hadn’t seen the Mod Trees one before though. Gorgeous fabric!

  2. Amber Liddle says

    I love the blabla one! I was the lucky winner of a blog giveaway of one of their rattles–I got the one on the left–stripey shirt and wee hat! So cute!

    I have been daydreaming of making a mobile for baby#2, I think it may have to be something along the lines of the mod tree one. That is so cute!

  3. keepingupwithStella says

    Oh those are amazing! I especially love the tissue pom pom ones. If the next one is a girl- I am going to have to get that!

  4. Dottie says

    Amber–that is amazing that you snagged the chicken rattle. Those Blabla chickens will haunt my dreams I love them so much. And congrats on Baby #2!

    I think the pom poms would be lovely if #2 is a girl. Are you going to wait to find out or do you already know?

    And Kellie–I love me some klt:works. I fear that if I had that mobile, I would cut all the kitties down and play with them. Naughtie Dottie!

  5. Andrea says

    I decided to use a picture mobile (with clips from MOMA) and hung a set of black and while counting flash cards from etsy. I love it!

  6. RocketGirl says

    Gorgeous! I love that first wooden bird mobile. Allow me to put in a plug for the Haba Twitterling mobile–it’s cute AND functional–the little stuffed birds are attached with magnets, so when Baby grabs at the mobile and yanks, it just comes right off (and makes a wonderfully bitable, holdable toy).

    Still looking for that cartoon-items-falling on the head, though. Anyone have any suggestions how to make a mobile featuring an anvil, piano, bowling ball, stick of TNT and boulder?

  7. Karen says

    Dottie- Great finds on the mobiles! I am in the process of making that same fabric bird mobile, complete with sticks from my yard! 2 birds down, many to go! They are super fun to make, and really quick to whip up!

  8. karen says

    oh! AND I have the Flensted chicken mobile hanging in the nursery now. It is so utterly charming.

  9. kristin says

    Thanks Dottie! What a great surprise to see my kitty mobile mentioned in such lovely company! Made my day…. :)

  10. Alix says

    Ooooh such perty lovelies! And I’m loving everyone chiming in with their faves. We have the best readers ever!!

  11. PomLove says

    thank you for featuring my pom mobile! i definitely want the wooden modern one for my studio…. i love this site, it’s a favorite now!! :) xo

  12. Dottie says

    We do have the best readers ever, Alix!

    And thanks PomLove! I’m Pomloving you!



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