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I was given this mobile as a present from my colleagues when my daughter was born. I think it cost around £30 when they bought it in 2009.
My version of the Mothercare Classic Winnie the Pooh cot mobile is slightly different from one I read on here. Ours came in the classic Pooh design cream box with a clear front to see the mobile inside. It needed to be fixed together to make the long back for it which was a case of just pushing the pieces together. You then had to fix it to the section that attaches to the cot then hang the music box on the little hook then finish by hanging the mobile part onto that. It was all very easy to do and took my husband just a few minutes.
The whole plastic part of the mobile was a sort of yellow-cream colour which fits with a neutral nursery design which was what we had. The music box part is oval shaped with a sticker on the front of the classic Pooh characters. The mobile itself is made of fabric and has a cube hanging down in the middle and then characters of Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger - all from the classic Pooh. The music plays the theme tune for Winnie the Pooh and has a wind-up mechanism. This only lasts for a couple of minutes and as it winds down gets slower and slower.
The mobile is easy to fix to a cot. You just put it in position and pass the fixing bracket through the bars of the cot and then turn it to fix it in place. It stays there well and we had no problems with it once it was in position. The theme tune played is quite short and I got bored of it very quickly and it ran out soon as well so I needed to get up a lot to replay it.
My daughter didn't seem to be really interested in this item. She had it in her cot from birth but it never helped to stop her crying and it quickly just became something nice for me to look at in the cot. She only really became interested in it when she was older and could stand in the cot and would pull on it to help her stand. It took some small abuse from her but we decided to take it out so she didn't shatter the plastic.
I didn't really find this mobile useful for my daughter. It is a lot of money for a very basic mobile and doesn't do much to keep baby's interest. It was good as we didn't know the sex of our baby so fitted in with our neutral theme, but similar products could be bought for half the price. I think I would prefer one next time with a remote so I don't have to get up whenever the music runs out!
My mother bought this mobile for my daughter before she was born. I love cassic winnie the pooh so I decided to go with this theme as i didnt know sex my daughter was going to be at the time.
Its pretty easy to assemble and the instructions are really easy to follow. It just screws together on each side of the bars. It has a really nice winnie the pooh tune in this little plastic pack with a winnie the pooh sticker on. Tehn there is a circular fabric ring with different winnie the pooh characters hanging off this.
It cost around £25 - £30 from Toys R Us which is very expensive for what it is. My daughter is now 18months and uses the plastic bit that plays the tune still as a comfort thing at night time.
I wouldnt recommend buying this mobile if you dont want too keep into a certain theme as its very expensive i would recommend just buying a cheaper one that does exactly the same.
Mothercare have a range of mobiles, most of which feature creatures of their own creation. Prices range from sixtenn pounds to thirty five - price relating to how many features the mobile has. The Winnie the Pooh mobile costs £24.99. The moblie has on it a bee, a honey pot, an Eeyore, a Tigger and a Winnie the Poo holding Piglet. The animals are made out of washable fabric, and have different textures so that when your child can reach it, there are different surfaces to explore. The characters owe more to A A Milne than to Disney, which is great! However, the tune the mobile plays sounds like Disney to me. The support for the mobile is made of plastic and is really easy to attach to a cot - quite sturdy and not likely to be pulled about by little fingers. If you wind the mobile up, the dangling bits gently revolve while the music plays. The mobile will also move if you push it. The tune is short and tedious - a few minutes of this is enough to drive any sane person mad, and unless your baby is very easy to please, will become dull quickly. I think this is a ratehr cute and pleasing mobile in terms of looks - I like to stand by the cot and spin it for little on to watch. I wouldn't recomend the musical feature as I said, but then I find most of the musical things aimed at babies to be infuriating. Fortunatly for me my little lad would much prefer something a bit more grown up where music is concerned. All of that said, twenty five pounds is a lot to pay for a mobile, and I certainly wouldn't have bought it myself - it was a gift. Mobiles aren't that ahrd to make, so if you are short of cash leave these well alone, dig out some spare coat hangers and think of Blue Peter.....
My mum bought me this mobile for my son's cot and he adores it. Each time we wind it up off he goes singing away and talking to it. I wanted this one to match the other Winnie the Pooh items we had for his cot but there are cheaper versions out there. Mine was a present and as much as my son absoulutely adores it as I said you can get cheaper ones, I suppose it is slightly dearer because you are paying for the name and all.
We bought the Mothercare Classic Winnie the Pooh mobile to go with all the other Winnie things that we bought. To be quite honest Lauren has never really took that much interest in it and I wish we'd of bought a cheaper one, this one cost £25 Which is alot of money for what it is. I guess like all the other stuff you're just paying for the 'Winnie' design. But being first time parents I think you just want everything to be perfect and all matching like we did. If I done it all over again this is one of the many things that I wouldn't waste so much money on, after all they don't really use it for that long anyway.