Our brains feel so full at the moment, that every decision in the nursery has us – me? – second guessing. Do we need this? Do we need that? Ultimately, our hope is to get the basics in the room, learn more about who our baby is as a tiny human, and work from there. We value the advice we’ve received from friends and family – from you! – but we also know that every child is going to have different needs and wants. For now, while we have the ability to have sole input on baby girl’s environment (before she’s likely to have all the opinions I had as a toddler!), our inclination is to keep things calm, (mostly) neutral and uncluttered, as you saw last week.
In our minds, we can imagine how the room is going to come together, but there’s one item in particular we’ve been stumped on – a crib mobile! I remember cranking the music knob on the puffy zoo animals that swirled above my siblings’ cribs, but my goodness, mobiles have come a long, long way from the mobiles of yore. We keep returning to our inspiration photos, and we’re taking note on the items we like in those rooms. We’ll have a vintage mirror behind the crib, so I’ve been more on board with the idea of an off-centered mobile, like some of our favorites above. But! Is it necessary? I’ve been tempted to DIY our own version (these kits could make it easy!), but with so much on our plates, my creativity feels zapped, and I welcome the idea of purchasing something sweet online. There are so many categories of cute – sheep and bunnies and llamas! – but we love the peaceful palette that brass and wood bring to a space, too. (This one that Julia used is so pretty!) Here are a few favorites we’ve been considering:
1. Paper Mache | 2. Geometric Brass | 3. Boho Llama | 4. Brass Wall Mobile | 5. Crop Circle | 6. Agate | 7. Capiz Sail Boat | 8. Flying Sheep | 9. Lasercut Wood | 10. Dragonfly | 11. Clouds | 12. Wool Felt Bunny | 13. Gerald Mobile | 14. Moon Phase | 15. Dreaming In Dax
I guess time will tell if we find the one, but I imagine baby girl will also be quite content without should we choose that route. That said, the felt bunnies and floating llamas have my heart, but I love the simplicity in those capiz boats and crop circles! Do babies love it, or is it more for show? Did or do you have a mobile?