“ Mothercare / Cot Mobile / Musical. „
When we originally found out that we were having a girl I couldn't wait to do the nursery. I didn't want something that was overly girly but something that would still be suitable as she got older. I came across the Rosebud range when shopping in Mothercare and immediately fell in love with it. Girly but not too girly if that makes sense! We bought the Rosebud mobile to match the bedding as we wanted to continue the theme in her bedroom.
The Rosebud mobile comes disassembled in a compact cardboard box. All the relevant pieces are tied down onto separate cardboard sheets within the box and you simply just need to release them and put them together! There are instructions which come with the mobile but as there are not that many pieces it isn't hard to work out what piece goes where, the main frame is a baby pink colour which matches the rest of the mobile. I managed to put it together in around 5 minutes as I found it quite simple to work out which piece goes where! The instructions however are easy to read and the diagrams are large enough to see what to do as sometimes instructions I find are not very helpful at all! The mobile is easily attached to the cot by a plastic bolt which simply screws into a moulded piece of plastic which goes onto the cot and you simply screw it in until it becomes tight. It is easily movable around the cot which is a good thing.
The mobile compared to many other mobiles on the market is pretty simple and basic. Hanging down from the suspended fabric and ribbon frame are felt fabric butterflies and flowers in pinks and yellows and in the middle is a fabric heart which is suspended. The moving items are meant to encourage your baby's eyes to focus and Mothercare state that the butterflies will gently soothe the baby to sleep.
The mobile plays gentle lullabies which are also there to aid relaxation and calm the baby but the music is also meant to help the baby develop sensory perception. The lullabies are turned on by using a small pink wind up dial which is located on the main frame of the mobile which to me actually seems a bit cheaply made. However, the tunes last for quite a while and are not too loud. The upside of having a wind up dial is that you don't have to go in and switch it off unlike some mobiles.
My daughter at only 2 weeks old cannot really focus on the mobile butterflies and flowers but the music is certainly soothing and I find that once the music has been playing she certainly settles into a good sleep (even if it is only until her next feed!). Overall, I am pleased with the mobile even if it is relatively simple compared to some but as she is only very young it won't do her any harm just listening to the music!
The Rosebud Mobile is available only from Mothercare and its original price is £30.00 but it is currently on sale for £20.00. I think it isn't really worth £30.00 and I'm glad I didn't pay the full price as I would rather of spend the extra money on something a bit more substantial but it matches her nursery and for the time being the music soothes her and that makes her a happy settled baby and me a happy mummy!