My daughter appears to be mesmorized when I turn this mobile on while she is in her car seat. The music and the images calms her down when she starts to fuss. The dual images on the kid-safe blades are great since she is only 4 months, the black and white images on one side help her with her early vision. When she is a few months older, flipping the blades over display a colored side. I also like the feature of turning off the music while still allowing the mobile to slowly spin is a great feature while she's in her stroller.
This mobile is very versatile - you can hang it virtually everywhere. It is very eye catching, maybe due to the smiley faces on the black white and red images. My daughter loves it ! I hanged it from the arch of a gym she did not like so much and the gym suddenly became the most interesting place in the world ! She would stare at it for minutes at a time, talk to it - I could finally take peaceful showers thanks to this toy. A life saver !
Delivery was prompt. REALLY helps baby fall asleep. Volume is a bit loud, but tape over speaker gives appropriate volume for putting baby to sleep. Pulling tape back gives appropriate awake volume. Drive motor for mobile is as loud as music when speaker taped. White noise probably good for putting baby to sleep, annoying to adults. BIG problem is that on/off switch broke at 1 month. The ears on the switch inside the machine are too thin, one side bent so slide would not return to off position. Am bending other side to equalize, flattening the bent side would be a short term solution. Am hoping this is longer term solution. Screws to open unit are a goofy triangle drive. Just the right size flat screw driver got them out but annoying. Would only recommend this product to people willing to fiddle with mechanical things. Dealing with it this was a hassle but not a big one. Someone who was extra ginger with the switch might do fine. Happy to keep unit because REALLY helps baby sleep and don't mind fiddling.
I searched for this product on-line after seeing a friend who had one. I absolutely love it. It gives my little man something to look at and/or listen to when he gets a little fussy or is tired. The music is very soothing. I haven't taken it on a long drive yet but hope that it will help to sooth when I do have to take one.
This is very handy for the carseat. My son doesn't always appreciate being strapped into his seat. However I start his little mobile and he just stares at it. It helps to distract him, I wish I had had one with my first two!