Monday, 20 February 2012

Mother and baby whales mobile

I want to share with you all of the mobiles that I have been using with Henry especially the ones that I have been making (coming very soon I promise).  But first I thought that I would show you the beautiful Mother and Baby Whales mobile (purchased from Michael Olaf).
At any one time I have about 6 mobiles (I have many more than 6 but rotate them regularly) hung in various places around the house and Henry (4.5 months) is showing no signs of being fed up with them.  I tend to have a bit of a 'system' with where I put them:
  • I will put calm/relaxing ones in places where Henry usually sleeps, 
  • interesting and bright ones in places where he is usually more active 
  • and interactive ones in strategic locations where he can be put under them safely (such as the musical mobile).
This mobile is hung in our 'Montessori room' which is a mezzanine level in the house so there is lots of natural light and a really airy feeling.

The mobile hangs from a brass hook I screwed into the wooden beam which allows it to hang over the corner of a sofa bed that I have out permanently for Henry (and all of us) to relax on.
I introduced this mobile to Henry when he was around 10 weeks but it was a little early as I don't think that he could really see it that well.  From 14 weeks he was very interested in it and now at 19 weeks (4.5 months) he loves it more than ever.
And as the mama and baby whales gracefully swim above his head Henry drifts off for a nap...
psssst..did you notice the progress on the DIY dressing frames? More on that later.

Linked up with the wonderful Living Montessori Now.


  1. what a beautiful mobile. My son is 28 months now and still isn't bored of mobiles.

  2. That is beautiful! I've really enjoyed all your mobile posts! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

  3. Thank you for sharing !
    I still haven't bought any and my baby is four months old.
    She LOVES looking at the ceiling for fans/lights/whatever she finds.
    I have to get her a couple !

  4. I'm very excited to see the dressing frames! That is one of those Montessori materials that I'm always thinking, "oh I could just whip that up" ... but after the octahedron that I just whipped together I'm thinking that, no, I probably could not. Wow that shiny origami paper is difficult!


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