Flying High Mobility
- What: Djeco Mobiles
- When: Birth to five years
- Why: Lightweight, affordable, durable
- Where: Amazon
I got a Djeco mobile for my firstborn because of his obsession with airplanes. He couldn’t even speak and we knew about his passion for aircraft. We’ve had our mobile more than five years, and it remains in nearly mint condition.
The lightweight shapes mean that you don’t need any heavy hardware to hang these fascinating mobiles. It comes with fishing line and a sticky hook that can be attached almost anywhere. We hung ours well out of reach above his crib and enjoyed it until we put a loft bed into the same space almost five years later. It still hangs in our stairwell waiting for me to find a better place to display it.
The hanging art consists of sturdy plastic pieces that weigh next to nothing. Each shaped piece balances perfectly with other pieces branching off. The entire thing can spin and shift with the slightest breath of air. Unlike a lot of mobiles, it makes no noise and requires zero batteries. You hang it from the ceiling, instead of attaching it to the side of a crib or table. It can also be packed away flat in a very compact space should you ever need to store it.
I’m almost tempted to hang ours over my own bed because I love it so much and it brings back such happy memories of my children’s younger days. I felt completely safe with the mobile near my child’s sleeping space, since even if it fell (it never did despite dramatic temperature fluctuations) it wouldn’t harm a flea. It also works great over changing tables to keep kids entertained and distract them from rolling. I’ve given these as gifts as well because I’ve been so happy with ours.