I bought this tiny love mobile from Smyths toy store around 4 months ago when my son first went into his cot. I paid £39.99 for it, and it was worth every penny! This is a gorgeous mobile and it is in white and it goes perfectly with a white cot. It can be used for a boy or a girl, it has colours to suit both.
This mobile has a music box which you attach to the side of your cot, as long as it has bars to fit it through, and is easy to attach and take off again. The mobile bar slots in the top of the music box easily and hangs over your baby while they lie in the cot.
This mobile has 3 colourful animals, a monkey, an elephant and a horse, all are bright and attract my little boys attention straight away. They move round in a circle when you turn the mobile on. These animals are on strings attached to a disc and when they move round you get a knocking noise when each one moves round which does not disturb my baby, but really annoys me at night! It is actually quite a loud knock and makes me jump sometimes even though I know its coming! Despite this, I cannot fault this mobile in any other way at all.
The music box is brilliant. It has 6 different coloured buttons, and you press each to play different kinds of music. You can switch it on at the side if you want to play it from the start to the end, which is what we do at night, but my baby is just starting to learn to turn this on himself but hitting the buttons! He often turns his mobile on himself in the morning when he wakes up and it keeps him amused for a good 20-30 minutes in the morning before he wants to get up for his bottle. The buttons light up different colours, and there is a big button in the middle which changes it to the next set of sounds when pressed.
There is 18 different sounds on this including music, animal sounds, a heart beat sound, which I think is supposed to soothe them and remind them of being in the womb hearing their mums heartbeat! It has up tempo sounds and soothing songs, and we have it on every single night for him, even though he is always fast asleep when he gets put in his cot, I love listening to the music it sends me to sleep! It plays for 40 minutes, which is brilliant so you don't have to keep getting up and turning it on again. It plays 40 minutes of all different music too, it does not repeat anything. There is a volume button so you can have it loud or quiet, and it actually does go very loud. It also has a shuffle button so it plays the music in a different order.
You can have the music on without the lights, but you can't stop the mobile turning round if the music is on, which I would rather so I don't have to hear the knocking noise! You can't have the mobile turning round without the music either, this would make the mobile perfect if it could have these 2 functions. It requires 3 CC batteries, ours is on every night and we change the batteries probably every 4 weeks or so.
We are only using the music box now on our cot as my son is just starting to push himself up and can actually reach the toys dangling above him, and as they are on strings, they have to be taken down, they don't feel like they would last long if they were pulled, they would snap easily. The box says to take the mobile off when your baby is 5 months old due to the strings being a strangulation hazard.
This mobile looks really nice above my cot, it plays music for more than long enough, it is lightweight too if you want to take it with you travelling, I highly recommend it! Even though we only use the music box now, will definitely be keeping this mobile for my next baby!
At a Glance The gorgeous Tiny Love Soothe and Groove Mobile has an overhead light and up to 40 minutes of continuous, non-repeated music Features and benefits for Tiny Love Soothe and Groove Mobile Tiny Love Soothe and Groove Mobile features 6 different musical categories with 18 different tunes for a range of music Music shuffle button allows you to mix the order the music is played in Tiny Love Soothe and Groove Mobile can be operated by you or your baby with a special baby activated button Tiny Love Soothe and Groove Mobile contains 2 high quality speakers and a calming night light The stand alone portable music box of the Tiny Love Soothe and Groove Mobile fits most cribs Requires 3 x CC batteries (included) Mothercare loves...??that your toddler can continue to enjoy the wide range of music by using the standalone portable music box, long after the hanging toys have been taken down.Want to know more?The Tiny Love Soothe and Groove Mobile is the perfect way to entertain baby with music and lights or soothe them to sleep with a calming night light and lullaby tunes.The music includes more than 40 minutes of non-repeated music and the mobile has a universal attachment that allows it to be clipped to most cribs and cots.The lovely colours and shapes of the Tiny Love Soothe and Groove Mobile will look great in any nursery and the standalone portable music box of the mobile will allow your little one to continue to enjoy it long after the hanging toys have been taken down.Don't forget...Mothercare stocks batteries for all your little one's toys. What's in the box: 1 x Tiny Love Soothe and Groove Mobile