Baby mobiles in the nursery are ideal for keeping the baby entertained and calming babies in the early stages when they need a distraction but are unable to do anything themselves.
They may even give parents a few peaceful moments, helping them to drift off to sleep.
There are two main forms of mobile: cot-mounted and ceiling hanging.
Equally as good, but the cot versions are much better for specifically entertaining small babies, they last a limited period of time (usually around six months) whereas ceiling or wall-mounted versions are longer-lasting.
Any mobiles that feature poms or paper birds, knitted animals etc, can be used as home decor later when baby grows into a toddler and older.
Take a look at the featured mobiles below for some ideas, my favourite has to be the felted woodland animals.
*All images found on Pinterest*