Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim-Mobile for Cribs
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- From Manhattan Toy's award winning Wimmer-Ferguson infant collection - the original innovator of black and white developmental toys
- Sturdy, adjustable arm clamp easily attaches to most cribs and playpens
- Includes 10 reversible cards featuring black and white graphics on one side, and bright, colorful graphics on the other side
- Start with the black and white graphics facing baby, once baby becomes acclimated, reverse the cards so color images face baby
- Black and white and bold color graphics help stimulate visual development and encourage pre-reaching movement
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Top Customer Reviews
I think most mobiles under or over stimulate. This mobile is a great tool for baby's development. Musical mobiles may be nice for some. I prefer using a CD player in the room and switching around CD's for baby's musical pleasure. We use a mobile for visual and physical stimulation.
I was excited when one of my friends purchased this mobile off our registry for us because I'd read such excellent things about it. Well, it arrived yesterday. I put it together last night and here is my review.
I want to like it. I love the idea of the interchangeable high-contrast cards to keep a baby interested. I knew it didn't have a motor and planned to have a fan circulating air in the nursery, which would move the cards a little bit. I knew people had had breakage troubles with some of the parts so I was careful in my assembly and indeed did not break anything. However, it still falls short of what I'd hoped for.
First, I agree with other reviewers that it is very cheaply made. The various plastic components are different shades of "white" (one reviewer said the arm and crib attachment were lavender and that's about right).
Second, the crib attachment piece is non-adjustable. If your crib slats or edges are too skinny or too wide (like mine is), it simply will not fit. However, I imagine if your crib is too skinny you could find something to act as a spacer and get it to wedge on there just fine.
Third, as mentioned, the mobile doesn't fit on my crib. I have the Baby Mod Park Lane crib from Walmart and the edge panel of the crib is just slightly too wide for this mobile to fit. For the time being, I have figured out a much less secure way to attach it, but we will probably just end up trashing the plastic arm and crib attachment piece and hanging the mobile itself from the ceiling.
Fourth, as other reviewers have mentioned, you'd think that all of the cards would be interchangeable but they're not. Some cards are designed to be vertical and some are designed to be horizontal.Read more ›
One of the best things about this mobile is that our baby only wakes us up at night to feed. If she wakes herself up she will sit and stare at it for a long time and be happy since we have a small nightlight in the room. Any time we put her in the crib we can see her staring at the simple shapes. Shown in the picture on the product page is the detailed shapes, you flip the cardboard from the simple to the detailed shapes when they are about 2 months old, then remove this mobile for a more 'traditional' one with movement and objects the baby can grab at about 4 months. This is a somewhat delicate mobile since it uses air currents to move, so you need to keep it safe from a grabbing/eating baby.
Also, one nice feature is that ours came with a travel pack, or at least that's how I'm using it. Besides the crib mount, there is an 8 inch circular plastic ring with fishing wire for hanging the mobile.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This thing seems kind of crappy. The cards don't fit together easily and half of them only seem to be 'vertical' cards, so the baby won't see them, and the attachment mechanism is... Read morePublished 6 days ago by chaddy
The assembly design is disappointing. The interlocking pieces do not go together as easily as they should. Hopefully the baby will be as interested in it as is advertised.Published 16 days ago by Brooke
I just wanted to post this picture with the card assembly because it's really hard to figure out. I haven't used the mobile yet but I'm sure it will be fine. Read morePublished 26 days ago by MLAFormat
This mobile doesn't move at all.. so my 6 weeks old baby doesn't look at them more than 5 sec. I guess I should have purchased an electric mobile.Published 1 month ago by Jiwon Song
Not my favorite. It didn't really fit my crib and the images are sort of flimsy. Ended up returning it.Published 1 month ago by K. Finn
Mobile was easy to set up and looks great. My baby loves it as well as he seems to be very intrigued and happy by the pictures.Published 1 month ago by Marissa
I bought this mobile about three years ago when I read that it's supposed to stimulate our daughter's brain. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carrie Rogers
Our 2-month-old baby loves staring at this mobile! We love the option to switch out the cards based on the baby's development. Read morePublished 1 month ago by nj4.526.2
This mobile is great! My daughter loves to look at the contrasting colors and different shapes, it holds her attention and keeps her engaged!Published 1 month ago by Rachael