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We quickly fell in love with the Zeddy and Parsnip collection from Mamas and Papas for our forthcoming baby's nursery and the Zeddy and Parsnip cot mobile was one of the first things that we bought for the nursery (even before the cot). The mobile retails at £32 but is currently on offer for £25.60 (not for long though so hurry if you want it!) and can be bought from the Mamas and Papas store or from their online website. The mobile has a long plastic arm which attaches to the side of the cot easily and hanging from that are five 'characters' which feature in the Zeddy and Parsnip collection; Zeddy (the zebra), Parsnip (the rabbit), a bee, a jar of jam (using the word characters loosely!) and a tiny mouse all made from a soft plush fabric to the highest standard. The cot mobile is musical and plays a soothing, gentle tune.
My first impression of the mobile was that it was very expensive for what it was but upon comparing prices with other mobiles, particularly on the current offer of £25 I guess it isn't too bad (especially for Mamas and Papas). The arm clips on to the cot easily and feels sturdy which is good as the last thing we want is for it to fall down in the cot! The wind-up mechanism for the music is easy to wind and the tune lasts about 30-40 seconds when fully wound up. The 'characters' are really nicely made and of good quality - they are different to the picture that DooYoo has but the Zeddy and Parsnip range has recently been updated so this is possibly one of the reasons why the 'characters are different'. The mobile moves around slowly with the music. To be honest it is one of our favourite parts of the nursery and I have heard the mobile play occasionally which means the husband must have been in there switching it on and having a play with it!
I think that this would make a lovely gift because as a mobile as it is very well made and the 'characters' do look plush and not cheap. I do still think it is slightly overpriced, particularly at full price. Something in the region of £20 would be more realistic but I'm still not disappointed that we bought it for our forthcoming small fry and hope they love it as much as me and the husband do ;) Still, it gets five stars from me despite the price.
When it came to decorating our baby's nursery we went straight to Mamas and Papas for a little inspiration. At that time we didn't know whether we were having a boy or a girl so we wanted a neutral design and colour scheme. Mamas and Papas do a lot of either pink or blue rooms but in the end we decided upon their yellow room with the Zeddy and Parsnip design.
Zeddy and Parsnip are two cute little characters that have a whole range of nursery products with their images on them, bedding, wallpaper, clothing etc etc. Parsnip is a little rabbit and Zeddy is a zebra although to me he looks more like a cow. Parsnip is a cute little white bunny with big floppy ears and Zeddy is brown and cream with stripes and a long tail. The characters are generally picture in an outdoor garden scene, doing some gardening in a wheelbarrow and also with a watering can and this scene also translates through all of their products.
The Zeddy and Parsnip mobile for me is a great addition to my little girls cot. It is a very well made, sturdy mobile and has never once ended up in my little girls cot after bring pulled by her, I hear this happens to other babies and their mobiles. The top part is made of quite a thick plastic and the little figures are then hanging from little bits of thin white cord. The mobile attaches to the cot by a screw on bar which curves over the cot to allow the figures to hang over baby's head. You can place the mobile where you want in the cot, we decided to put it in the middle but I really don't think it makes much difference.
At the top of the hanging portion there is a round wind up musical box. It has a picture of Zeddy and Parsnip on it. At the back is the wind up motion which plays the tune Hush Little Baby. It is quite a good quality music box and in the past year and a half has not lost its playability. There are 5 little characters that hang from the mobile, two little Zeddy toys, two parsnip toys and in the middle there is a brown watering can. All the characters are furry and really cute little cuddly toys. The toys hang at such an angle that when your baby looks up they will see the faces of the toys. My little girl wakes up int he morning and I always hear her chatting to herself and I like to think that maybe she is talking to her little friends Zeddy and Parsnip.
You can buy the mobile in store on online and it costs £30
If you have read any of my other reviews, you will know i am a fan of Mamas & Papas! If money was no object i would of bought the whole store (Along with Jojo Maman Bebe!)
Firstly i will have to say, it look gorgeous in the room! It has neutral colours, but they are not boring they really vary in shade which is nice! Brilliant, if like me you don't know what sex the baby is so don't want to go buying a crazy amount of bright colours!
It is part of the "Ziggy & Parsnip" range, which is a beautiful range! We had matching curtains and a lightshade to this and babys room looked absolutely stunning!
Another good point i will raise is the fact that it is wind up, and not battery powered! Its brilliant because you can wind it up and it will stay on for as long or short as you like (And you feel you are like a Eco-Warrior! Doing your bit for the environment!!)It plays a beautiful song that is enough to send you to sleep, unlike some which are just plain annoying!!
Now for the bit where i have a moan..... The mirror is completely pointless! It looks nice, but to be honest baby would never be able to see it as its in a very odd place! All it did was reinforce that i looked as rough as i felt when i put him to bed evry night! haha!
But overall it is a lovely mobile, and would look stunning in any nursery.... would advise you to check out the whole range!!
This mobile was a gift that I bought for my nieces nursery before she was born. My sister hates the colour pink so despite the fact it was a girl she wanted plain colours in the nursery.
This mobile fit the bill perfectly. It is a lovely blend of cream and brown and looks nice in the room. The size is ideal as the little soft toys on the ends are small enough to look cute but large enough for the baby to see them.
The mobile is from Mamas and Papas and I bought it for £24 last year. The original price is £30 but I think that £24 must be a permanent offer because it is still that price now.
The mobile frame is made from a sturdy plastic and it attaches easily to the bars of a cot. One side of the mobile screws into the other with the bars in between. This can then be tightened for a secure fit. These typse of fixtures are ideal because no matter what size your cot is, the mobile will always fit.
The mobile hangs over the cot about 8 inches from the side so it is quite central. There are 5 soft toys that dangle from the mobile attached by a thin string. There are 2 parsnips and 2 zeddys' and also a watering can hangs in the centre. The toys are either white or brown and the only speck of colour is a tiny orange carrot on one side of the can.
The toys on the mobile turn clockwise slowly and the music plays the "Hush little baby" song. It works by winding it up so there is no need for batteries. The music is nice and soft, not too loud.
This mobile is a lovely addition to any bedroom. My niece was always soothed by it when she was in her cot and it hangs just high enough to be out of her reach when she would try and grab it. On the odd occasion she has managed to grab it ( she likes to make an attempt when we are getting her out of her cot) despite giving it a really good yank, all the toys have stayed firmly in place and worked just as well in the night.
Every cot needs a mobile, and armed with some John Lewis vouchers and no knowledge of the gender of our growing bump, we opted for this simple, neutral option. It retails at around £30.
As readers of my review of our John Lewis cot will know, we have a very small nursery for our little one so I didn't want to get anything too big or fussy - I was keen to keep things uncluttered (obviously 19 months later this has totally gone to pot and the room is now stuffed full of all sorts of crazy kiddy clutter!)
The mobile features the characters Zeddy and Parsnip, which is a range from the specialist baby store Mamas & Papas. Parsnip is a cream-coloured bunny and Zeddy is a little brown cow. M&P also sells loads of other Zeddy and Parsnip items, from little bodysuits and hats to curtains and cushions so, if you're a fan, you can kit your whole nursery out in the range. The characters are really cute and the designs are very simple and appealing.
The mobile itself features two of each character around the perimeter of the mobile and - slightly randomly - a watering can in the middle. Also somewhat oddly, the watering can has a tiny mirror on the base. I'm not sure of the point of this as I don't think a baby lying down in his or her cot could possibly see this mirror, but maybe the manufacturers thought it could come in handy if mummy wants to check her lippie before putting baby to bed.
The frame of the mobile is an off-white sturdy plastic and the mobile comes in a few pieces, but is extremely simple to assemble - even the most hormonally-challenged pregnant woman can handle it (I speak from experience). The mobile attaches to a cot via a large round "nut and bolt" style fixing, so it's really easy to fix onto any cot. There are also fixtures to attach it to the wall, which the instructions suggest you do once baby is standing up and could pull the mobile down (although I must confess I haven't bothered doing this - and now I think of it, where on earth did I put those fixtures anyway?). Apart from a little orange carrot on the side of the watering can (presumably there for bunny's benefit, even if he is called Parsnip), all the colours of this mobile are creams and light browns, so it is completely neutral and will fit in with any nursery décor. It's also unisex of course.
A nice touch with this mobile is that it doesn't take batteries - it's got a good old-fashioned wind-up mechanism, and it does feel quite satisfying giving the little winder a good turn every bedtime. The mobile plays Hush Little Baby and the characters turn gently along with the music, and it's very soothing.
This is a really lovely mobile overall. The characters are incredibly plush and soft and it looks lovely in MissD's little room. This has become a firm part of our night-time routine and we have put the mobile on for MissD every night since she's been in her little cot. It's a great choice for a small nursery or if you have a theme but no mobile to go with it!