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As I have mentioned in previous reviews, my baby's nursery was decorated in a Winnie the Pooh theme. So It was high on my shopping list to purchase a Winnie the Pooh mobile to hang over the cot.
I purchased this Winnie the pooh monile from Mothercare. I believe I paid around £20 for it. But I think they have gone up slightly in price now. I was very happy to pay this price, as I felt it was the perfect accessory for my baby's room. Also the mobile looked really well made and the charaters and colours used looked bright and vibrant.
When I pulled this winnie the pooh mobile out of the large cardboard carry box, I was pleased with the feel of the winnie the pooh characters. They were soft and cuddly. The mobile did come in a variety of sections that had to be fitted together. My husband fitted this mobile to the cot. It is attached to the cot by a screw type plastic vice. It has to be admitted that this mobile was quite a job to put together. It was very fiddley and very time consuming.
The winnie the pooh mobile does look lovely though when it is in place. It hangs over the cot via a plastic arm. This arm also has a winder on it which you wind in order to hear the tune. I thought the tune which was the winnie the pooh theme tune was gorgeous. It was very sweet toned music. I know that when using this mobile, my baby loved the music and always seemed to be relaxed and soothed by the soft tinkling notes.
One thing I noticed when using this mobile was that the winder does not last very long. I found this a little frustrating as on many occasions she would be going off to sleep when the music would stop. She would then stir and cry for more music.
Hanging from the mobile, are all the characters you would expect from a winnie the pooh product. Alongside Pooh and Tiger are Eyeore and roo. I loved the size of these cuddly, soft toys. I thought that they were well made. This made me happy as I was more confident that this mobile was high quality. These characters are tied onto the mobile structure with string. I was a little disappointed with this as I was not convinced that the string would be effective in keeping the characters in place. However I was proved wrong as the string did an excellent job.
The best thing about this mobile is as baby outgrows intrest in this mobile. You can take the characters off and use as toys or place them around the room (as I did) as they help to accesorise the room and enhance the Winnie the pooh theme.
The mobile has a soft material mirror in the very centre. This is a genius idea as my baby loved to stare up into this mirror. It amused her so much. She also loved to reach out for the characters as they moved in a slow clockwise motion. This was fine when baby was tiny, but as she grew, she began to be able to reach the characters and pull at the mobile. Although the mobile remained strong, I was nervous that the plastic might snap.
I did think that this mobile was pretty much worth the money. However, there are many mobile's around that are much cheaper and equally as good. My baby loved it. But I have to be truthful and say that she wouldn't have cared if it was Winnie the pooh branded.
This mobile did last very well. Infact so much so that it was put up the attic and used again for baby number 2. He didn't have as much pleasure out of it as mydaughter had. He was slightly startled and nervous of these bright toys hanging over his cot.
Although I hink this Winnie the pooh mobile has great features. I don't think it offers anything other than the winnie the pooh characters that is any different from cheaper alternatives. But saying that, I am glad I bought it as it looked so nice in the nursery. It also helped my one baby to settle so it has proven itself to me.
This was purchased for my daughter by her Great Uncle when she was first born. I personally was thrilled - not only had we forgotten about a cot mobile but it was actually a Winnie The Pooh one! If you have read my other reviews you will see that my daughter's nursery theme was Winnie The Pooh. It is an official Disney item.
When it was taken out of the box, we discovered it had to be put together. It was really easy and straight forward to put together. We didn't even need to look at the instructions as it was so simple. We attached the cot mobile to my daughter's moses basket which we kept in the living room. It was purchased for £24.99 which was 4 years ago and I believe the price has stayed around the same amount.
The frame of the cot mobile is made of white plastic. To fit it to a cot, you have to put the two pieces together which will hold the mobile and then the longest bit has a hole in it. There is a circular piece which screws into this hole and holds it on the cot.
There are 4 of the Winnie The Pooh characters which are:
*Winnie the Pooh
All of them are soft and nice to touch. All are the correct and original colours of the characters. They are attached by very short pieces of cord. The cord is short enough that you would not have to worry about any accidents.
To make the cot mobile play music, you use the wind up mechanism which is attached to the music piece at the top of the mobile. It plays the Winnie The Pooh theme tune and lasts for about a minute and a half. I did notice that it does go off key occassionally when the tune is playing. The melody is a very pretty tinkering sort of sound and is very soothing for babies. It always made my daughter sleepy. The mobile slowly turns with the music so that your baby can see all of the characters. It does get a bit annoying having to wind it up every other minute or so though. It could do with playing for a bit longer.
When your baby does outgrow this mobile, the characters can be untied from the mobile and the cord and they can play with the toys alone.
My daughter loved this cot mobile. When she was first born, she would lay in her moses basket for ages just watching it and it would send it her to sleep. As she got a bit bigger and legs started flaying in the hair and giggles started occuring, she would kick the characters with her feet and it would cause her to laugh hysterically. When she was around 3 months, she could reach up and grab the characters in her hand and she eventually loosened them so that they came off of the cord. I was forever having to tie them back on but she always managed to work out how to get them back off!
This is a great item. I do think that you are paying more for the brand than you are for the item but it kept my little girl happy and I guess that is all that counts.
This doesn't require batteries due to it being wind up.
Before my daughter was born, i decorated her room in a Winnie the Pooh theme. Once she was born and settled in her room, i noticed there was one thing missing: a mobile. So naturally to fit in with the theme i chose a Winniw the Pooh mobile.
I thought this was a really good buy. It wasn't too expensive at £25 and my daughter loved it.
It was quite easy to put together once i got my head around the instructions. The two pieces fit together and at each of the four ends, there was a little cuddly toy of Winnie, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore. I like the fact that it wasn't just all plastic. Having the little toys on the end somehow made it seem that bit more baby friendly because the child would be less likely to hurt themselves on it.
It also has a musical feature that once wound up plays the winnie the pooh theme song. My daughter found this very soothing and it would always send her to sleep. Although after many times of playing the song, it started to get annoying for me.
Overall i think this is a great mobile for babies both boys and girls.
I love winnie the pooh, well i am actually lying its eeyore i love the most but for that reason when i found out i was pregnant with my first daughter i went out and brought everything winnie the pooh.
I brought this moble from mothercare and think i payed about £25 for it.
It attaches on to the cot very easily all you have to do is put the bar throug from the inside of the cot and screw the big plastic nut onto the other side, done.
the music box has to be wound up by hand and hung on the cottom of the arch and then the cross with the 4 teddys hangs below this. It plays a lullaby for quite a long time compared with some other mobiles.
My daughter loved this, she used to lie there staring at it when she was very young, as she got older you could hear her babbaling at it and then she began to try to grab and reach for it which was quite funny as she couldnt even roll over on her own when she first started grabbing for the toys.
When she got too old for the mobile i took the teddys off and gave then to her to play with, she loved them and still has them now.
For my second child we had a teddy mobile as i do think £25 is quite expensive for a mobile.
This adorable Winnie the Pooh mobile kept my son amused for the first few months of his life. It is a prodominantly white fixture which attaches securely to the cot side. Hanging from it are four small soft toys - Winnie, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore. To activate, the mobile must be wound up by hand and then the music box plays the Winnie the Pooh tune while the mobile rotates gently. My son particulary enjoyed focusing on the brightly coloured Tigger. As your child grows, the characters can be removed from the mobile and given as hand held toys. My son loves this so much that it has to be taken down at night or else he refuses to go to sleep! Thanks for reading.
I love this mobile. When they twins were born my father went out and bought two of them. I like the fact that the bar that attaches them to the crib and the music box and canopy come in different styles. The exception is the canopy it either comes with it or without it. The babies would watch it and as they got older they would try to grab the characters. It helps develop their motor skills. When they got older they would manage to grab the characters so we had to remove the mobiles. The only thing I did not like was the music did not play long enough to lull them to sleep. I would definately get another one of these mobiles. It it well made I passed one on to my sister when she had her baby.
After my son was born we decided that we really needed a mobile for his cot the first one I saw was the Winnie the Pooh mobile in Tescos. I marched home and told my husband that we HAD to have it (we did have a Winnie the Pooh theme). The following day I went and purchased the mobile for £23.99 at Tescos and took it home. At first glance, when I took it out of the packet, the instructions on how to put it together looked very complex. However, on close inspection I discovered that it really was quite simple to put the mobile together and attach it to the cot. I put it together and place it in the cot above my son - who didn't take the slightest bit of interest in it. I wound it up and was fairly impressed by the tune. Being a musician I was a little disappoited that the tune was a little broken up, but I'm sure that most people wouldn't actually notice that the tune speeds up and slows down fractionally. The mobile itself has the four main charcters from Winnie the Pooh as small, brightly coloured, cuddly toys which are attached by pieces of string to the mobile frame. The mobile is activated by winding, and once wound up plays the Winnie the Pooh theme song over and over for about 1min 30. While it is playing the tune the mobile moves round slowly so that it looks different for the baby. The main frame which is attached to the cot by a simple "screw on" system is white plastic. I certainly believe that this mobile was worth the money I paid for it as I will be able to cut string of the mobile when my son is older so that he will have four cuddly toys to play with. The main disadvantage with the mobile is that it only plays for a short period of time and then you have to wind it up again. My son is now old enough to really enjoy it and lies in his cot gurgling and giggling at it as it moves round.
I purchased this for my baby at 2 weeks old as he wouldn't go sleep while it was quiet,this was ideal as it plays the winnie the pooh theme tune which gets softer as the it comes to a close,it also projects delightful images of pooh bear and friends on the ceiling.The only problem with it though is the fact that the mobile needs to be fairly low down to get a decent image on the ceiling,to high and the images are all blurred,a great buy for the nursery at £24.99 it attaches to cot or can be used freestanding,would be better if it had a remote control with it,as when it needs winding up it is quite loud,not very useful when baby is nearly asleep!The music plays for about 3-4 minutes.A good value buy for the pooh bear fan.
This was the song that my son used to fall asleep to and us as well for the first 6 months of his life! This great little mobile was a real bargain as we picked it up at a car boot sale for £5 unopened, i have seen them in the shops for about 19.99 so was delighted with it, as i had decided that my son would be an avid fan of winnie the pooh! The little characters on the mobile can be either left on for future use, or taken off and the strings cut as we have done for the child to play with, The winding mechanism is a bit strong for little fingers, but the casing is very tough and keeps little fingers out, I would love to know how many times we have wound up that mobile, about 20 times a day for 6 months i would say, and it is still going strong, My only complaint about it is that the song doesnt last very long before it needs winding up again
We decorated our daughters nursery in a Winnie the Pooh theme and we bought the cot mobile to complete the look. When she was born she stayed in our bedroom for a few months and we would put the mobile on her crib and turned the music on. She would stare at it for ages and it certainly kept her entertained when she was really small. The Winnie the Pooh theme tune it plays is great, and the mobile turns round at the same time. When the child is a little older, the beanies come off and they can play with them so the mobile isn't wasted. A great buy for any Winnie the Pooh fans.
This is a delightful mobile which plays the Winnie the Pooh’ theme tune over and over again, the friendly characters and recognisable Pooh is a good visual toy for your baby I didn't use this much at first as he was in a Moses basket so I positioned above a changing mat and he loved it, then he had it in his cot and now its fastened lower down so he can play with it outside he cot, I am pleased I bought this the bright colours are nice and although it is one of the more expensive ones as it features Winnie the Pooh it is a classic theme so I can use it for a boy or a girl when I have my next baby. I recommend a nice mobile, although it never actually sent him to sleep it gives him something nice to wake up to in his cot.