When a child is young and just starting to explore the world, visual stimulation is an important part of the learning process. Since newborns and infants are too young for books, and often need time to adjust to interactive toys, mobiles are a great addition above any crib. Hanging mobiles often play double duty in a nursery: Besides entertaining your baby before and after nap time, it also acts as additional decor, especially since they come in so many beautiful patterns and colors. As you make your purchase, be sure to consider these two functions, as well as these tips. More
Nothing is cuter than your baby, but these playful kittens romping above the crib could be a close second. Here kitty, kitty...
This mobile is from another planet. It suspends bars of light and heavy elements in a dynamic tension that suggests six planets with their orbiting moons. Use it to add a futuristic feel to your space.
Pull up a seat and let your imagination soar. One thing is certain — hanging on your porch or patio, this whimsical mobile is sure to be a conversation starter.
Puff away your troubles — at home or at work — with an old-fashioned remedy that finds its roots in Denmark folklore. It was commonly believed that if you hurt yourself, all you had to do was puff at a troll to make it all better. Try it, you'll see!
Puffing Troll Mobile
$30.50 · More Colors
Right off the bat, you may think this mobile is a little spooky. But, did you know that in many cultures, this nocturnal creature is considered to be quite lucky? Perfectly balanced around a crescent moon, this trio of bats is perfect as a Halloween decoration or to hang wherever you feel a little...
Lucky Bats Mobile
Monkey around all you like. This happy bunch won’t mind. Hanging from a palm tree, some with bananas in hand, this playful mobile will bring a smile to your face wherever it’s placed.
Monkey Tree Mobile
Lending a magical touch wherever you hang it, this whimsical mobile is destined to become a holiday favorite in your home each year. Hidden deep within a forest of trees, two pixies peek out from behind the branches that cover their secret workshop.
Bring harmony and good fortune to your little one's room with a mobile featuring delicate dancing cranes. They'll catch your baby's eye as they dip and swirl.
Turn over a new leaf with this serenely beautiful mobile. A cascade of stylized leaves is a wonderful reminder of fall — or the start of a new school year. It looks fabulous in a corner or high, narrow place.
Turning Leaves Mobile
$70 · More Colors
Shall we dance? This mobile’s rhythmic motion mimics the fluid movements of the tango and will add a bright pop of color wherever it hangs.
$139.50 · More Colors
Are you in search of a mobile that will not only stimulate your baby, but also add style to your nursery? Designed for the Tate Modern in London, this mobile is art and entertainment in one.
Harlequin romance. You’ll fall in love with this brightly colored mobile. It’s inspired by one of the characters in the classic Italian Commedia del l'arte and will add a touch of whimsy to wherever you hang it.
Time to trim the tree! Celebrate Christmas Scandinavian-style with this playful holiday mobile while you nibble on some gingerbread cookies.
Pixy Family Mobile
A cubist's dream: These shapes and colors, especially designed to catch your newborn's eye, will make your little one gurgle with delight. And you'll love the flare it brings to the nursery.
Circle Square Mobile
Let your imagination take flight with this colorful mobile. Inspired by the montgolfières of 18th-century France and modern hot air balloons of today, five balloons soar above with the faintest puff of air.
Balloon Mobile 5
Celebrate the impending arrival of a little one (or little ones) with this fish mobile. Three, brightly colored fish wait patiently for their due date. Moving with the slightest puff of air, this peaceful mobile also provides inspiration to reflect on life, in general.
Girl power! If you’re looking for a unique gift to bring to your next baby shower, this mobile in soothing pastel hues is sure to elicit plenty of oohs and aahs. It’s also a wonderful gift to give yourself as you wait for the arrival of your little girl.
Expecting Mother Mobile
Set sail on a new course with these Viking ships. Carved from teak, they add a undeniable sense of adventure wherever they hang. Even the faintest breeze will set the fleet in motion.
Viking Ships Mobile
Jonathan Livingston had nothing on these soaring gulls. Hang this fanciful flock above your baby's crib or changing table and bring the seaside inside.
Soaring Seagulls Mobile
Fleet week! This regatta of three single-mast dinghies works just about anywhere you hang it — whether displayed in your lake house, over the crib or in a playroom. Constructed with a wooden hull and outfitted with paper sails, they tack and jibe with the faintest breeze to the delight of little...
Dinghy Regatta 3 Mobile
This panda mobile will appeal to those who view things in black and white — like newborns! It has a great contemporary feel that looks perfectly at home in modern interiors, yet symbolizes the importance of preserving an endangered species.
Black and white and red all over, this eye-catching mobile of semicircles will keep your baby entertained and happy. And you'll love its space-age design.
A whale of a tale, this mobile symbolizes the age-old story of Jonas and the mighty mammal that swallowed him whole. Watch in delight as the faintest breeze sets them both in motion.
Your imagination will soar to new heights with this colorful mobile. Inspired by the montgolfières of 18th-century France and modern hot air balloons of today, three balloons soar above the sky with the faintest puff of air.
Balloon Mobile 3
Count down the days till Christmas in style with this advent calendar in motion. These sweet angels — 25 to be exact— in golden halos will charm you throughout the holiday season.
Whether you're raising a ballerina or a soccer player, all babies are drawn to primary colors like red and black. These bright, contemporary dancers are the perfect addition to any nursery.
Let your mind go free as you watch these four whimsical figures weave their independent dance. It's the ideal accent to the breakfast nook or sunroom of any free thinker.
Ba, ba black sheep, which is the cutest of them all? The little black one, of course! You'll love this contemporary take on the nursery rhyme with this darling mobile.
All that glitters. This elegant mobile is crafted from aluminum that catches the light. The slightest breeze will send it spinning to add a sense of rhythm and motion to your space.
Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home — and take me with you! Whatever the season outside, any house graced with these sweet ladybugs will always have that touch of summer.
You'll cheer, "O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree!" this holiday with this festive mobile. Each three is delightfully trimmed with red and white ornaments.
Ponder the meaning of life with this symbolic mobile. Its colorful compilation includes a globe situated between night and day, heaven and earth, to get across the idea that life is hanging by a thread.
Life and Thread Mobile
$75 · More Sizes
Sailing, sailing over your baby's crib! These sassy little sailboats will brighten your nursery and bring about oodles of smiles.
Hi Ho Silver! Horse lovers rejoice. Here’s a modern-day mobile just for you. Even the faintest puff of air will have this herd galloping away the day.
With balls poised on the tips of their noses, these playful sea lions perform tricks with the slightest breeze. The foil can withstand humidity, so it’s a great choice to hang in the bath to entertain your little one during tub time.
Happy Sealions Mobile
Playful pups will delight your darling as they chase their tails in the breeze on this cheerful mobile. It's never to early to raise a dog lover.
Add a contemporary touch to your space with this artsy mobile. When set in motion, the brightly colored shapes and balls remind us that everything develops from nothing and disappears into nothing — now that’s something to ponder.
Hark! A host of angels with trumpets at the ready is here to play your favorite holiday carols. Any requests?
Bring on the merry! Smiling Santa-hatted figures dance around a heart-decked tress in this whimsical holiday mobile.
Inspire your child's imagination with the colorful figures in this unique mobile. Drawn from early ink sketches of Danish designer Asger Jorn, these characters are packed with personality. Which one is your favorite?
Swimming upstream (or down) is no problem for this school of fish. Made of pine with sleek silhouettes, you can hang them indoors or out. They’ll look perfectly at home poolside next to your cabana or displayed by the sauna.
Floating Fish Mobile
The big cheese! Four mice compete to get the last coveted slice in this whimsical mobile. It will make a playful addition to your wine cellar, kitchen or dining room. The slightest breeze will send the mini rat pack scurrying in all directions.
Cheese Mice Mobile, Black and Gray
$34 · More Colors
Fanciful and fun, this hip, colorful mobile will add flare to your nursery and a sparkle to your baby's eyes.
So Close Mobile
Chugga-chugga-choo-choo. These brightly colored little engines CAN inspire smiles and gurgles galore when your sweet baby gazes at them overhead.
Add a hint of urban sophistication to your sunroom with this impressionistic representation of the famous Guggenheim in Manhattan. The graceful spiral of the museum is echoed in the movement of the mobile, and contrasted against strong lines, reminiscent of the New York skyline.
Add a little under-the-sea magic to the room with this delightful mobile. Trios of sea horses perform a symphony of pirouettes with the slightest breeze.
Sea Horse Mobile
$35 · More Colors
The elephants in the room. This whimsical mobile features a trio of pachyderms tucked in a circle from trunk to tail. The faintest puff of air will send them into an acrobatic dance to the delight of your little ones and grown-ups alike.