Baby Nursery Mobiles – Handmade Felt

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Did you know that babies can focus on things that are 12 inches away from when they are about 1 month old?

Your baby will be able to distinguish colours and object from about 3-4 months old, and from 12 months they can see pretty well!

Baby Nursery Mobiles

Hanging a colourful mobile over your baby’s crib is not just a great decoration, it also plays a role in your baby’s development.

Your baby’s eyes will follow the movement of the mobile, and this not only provides visual stimulation, but also helps in controlling eye muscles.

Later,  your baby will start to turn or lift their head, which strengthens the muscles of the neck.

The mobile will be out of reach but it will definitely entertain – and soon your baby will start to reach for the bright objects they can see, which marks the beginning of spatial awareness.

An engaging, brightly coloured mobile will capture your baby’s attention, and the slow movement of the objects will be soothing!

How to hang a Baby Nursery Mobile

Nursery mobiles can be hung as colourful, engaging decorations from the ceiling or another tall object, or over your baby’s crib. They will entertain children (and adults) of any age!

If you are hanging a mobile from your baby’s crib, you will need to attach it to the crib and be able to move it up and down.

Most mobiles are made to be hung with just one ring, so you will need to get a mobile holder arm for your crib – these are great and come in a variety of styles, plus you can also buy covers to keep any moving parts away from little hands.

A mobile should be hung in the middle of the crib and not over your baby’s head, as this is their natural line of sight.

It should be hung lower over the crib when your baby is youngest, and raised higher and out of reach as they grow – either way, they will capture your baby’s attention and provide early stimulation.

Hand Stitched From MOMsBirdie

MOMsBirdie Handmade Felt Mobiles

We found a series of gorgeous, handmade mobiles at the MOMsBirdie Store on Etsy that we just love!

I’m always in awe of other people’s skills – and these mobiles are hand stitched felt, designed and created by the talented Tatyana – a former engineer from Russia who left her job in 2016 to make her felt toys and decorations full-time.

She loves working with felt – and this just shines through in her original designs and the quality of her craft.

Tatyana’s beautiful, unique creations are all made from eco-friendly materials only – wool felt, cotton thread and hypo-allergenic filling.

Felt is a wonderful material for babies as it is soft, natural and toxin-free.

We think these mobiles are amazing quality, and each one is individually made by hand (no sewing machine!) and would make a fantastic gift for a newborn, and for the nursery!

All the mobiles are made with a sturdy hanger covered in satin ribbon – but they will require a mobile holder arm if you plan to place the mobile over your baby’s crib.


Elephants Mobile

Felt elephants and pom pom flowers!  This cute, peaceful mobile in pastel shades is gender neutral and these sweet elephants will be sure to soothe your baby with its gentle look and soft colours.

Elephants 4.5″ (11.5 cm)
Diameter of the ring 7.87” (20 cm)
Length from the ring to bottom 11.8” (28 cm)
Total hanging length from top to bottom 16.5” (40 cm)

Birds & Flowers
Birds & Flowers

Birds & Flowers

Gentle pastel colours with pretty birds, butterflies, and green leaves makes a beautiful addition to your nursery.

Buttons are sewn on to hold some pieces together and the eyes of the birds are small beads, so this mobile needs to be out of reach of your babies hands.

Tatyana does offer to customise her mobiles, so if you wanted to replace the buttons and beads with stitching and felt, this is possible to do.

Birds 2.7”x3.5″ (7×9 cm)
Diameter of the ring 7.87” (20 cm)
Length from the ring to bottom 12.2” (31 cm)
Total hanging length from top to bottom 17.7” (45 cm)


Dinosaurs Baby Mobile

This handmade mobile consists of five cute dinosaurs in bright, eye-catching colours!

Above each dinosaur are leaves, all hanging from a hoop with the pterodactyl in the centre.

The leaves contain buttons so keep this mobile raised at a safe height – it would take a lot of determination for your baby to remove these buttons, but it’s possible!

Remember that Tatyana can make changes as these are all individually hand made.

Dinosaurs 4″-4.3″ (10-11 cm)
Leaves 2.7” (7 cm)
Diameter of the ring 7.87” (20 cm)
Length from the ring to bottom 8.6” (22 cm)
Total hanging length from top to bottom 14” (36 cm)


Sheep in the Clouds

Felt sheep among the clouds with rainbow balloons and colourful pom poms!  This is a very cute mobile that is sure to catch everybody’s attention.

Be sure to keep the mobile raised as the sheep have small beads for eyes!  There’s no problem using this mobile as a nursery decoration, but if hanging over the crib you could ask Tatyana to use felt for the eyes instead – she’s happy to make any changes you want!

Sheeps 3.15″ (8 cm)
diameter of the ring 9.45” (24 cm)
Length from the ring to bottom 12.6” (32 cm)
Total hanging length from top to bottom 17.3” (44 cm)

Hot Air Balloons
Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

Brightly coloured, classic Hot air balloons are a great decoration for your nursery!

Everybody loves the look of floating balloons, and your child will be captivated by these colours and the balloons as they gently move.

Balloons 4″ (10 cm)
diameter of the ring 7.5” (19 cm)
Length from the ring to bottom 11.8” (28 cm)
Total hanging length from top to bottom 16.5” (40 cm)


Ocean Fish & Starfish

Felt fish & starfish in a mix of pastel and bright colours are very sweet and their peaceful movement will get your baby’s attention and also be soothing.

Flat fish 3.5″ (9 cm)
Flat starfish 2.4” (6 cm)
diameter of the ring 7.87” (20 cm)
Length from the ring to bottom 7.87” (20 cm)
Total hanging length from top to bottom 12.6” (32 cm)


Unicorn & Butterflies

Unicorns and rainbows – isn’t that perfect?  Add in a few magic butterflies and we have every child’s dream world.

We love the detail in this mobile and it will look awesome hanging from the ceiling or a crib!

Unicorn 4.7″ (12 cm)
Butterfly 2” (5 cm)
diameter of the ring 7.87” (20 cm)
Length from the ring to bottom 10” (26 cm)
Total hanging length from top to bottom 15.7” (40 cm)


Owl & Autumn Leaves

The wise old owl sits among the green and autumn leaves of this lovely traditional mobile.

His bright colours will be very stimulating!

Owl 4″ (10 cm)
Leaves 2” (5 cm)
diameter of the ring 7.87” (20 cm)
Length from the ring to bottom 6.7”-7.87” (17-20 cm)
Total hanging length from top to bottom 13.4” (34 cm)


Monsters Mobile

Tatyana makes a series of Lovecraft monster mobiles – the bright colours and shapes are fun and unusual!

The monsters have beads for eyes so use this mobile as a nursery decoration, or raise it up out of reach from the crib, OR ask Tatyana to replace the beads with felt!

Monsters 3”-3.5″ (8-9 cm)
diameter of the ring 7.87” (20 cm)
Length from the ring to bottom 8.3” (21 cm)
Total hanging length from top to bottom 13.8” (35 cm)



This is just one of a series of dreamcatchers made by MOMsBirdie – perfect for a good night’s sleep filled with beautiful dreams.

Legend says that the spider web design of the dream catcher lets good dreams pass through and float down the hanging beads and feathers to sleeping children.

The bird 4.3”x7″ (11×18 cm)
Diameter of the dreamcatchers 2.8” (7 cm)
Diameter of the ring 7.87” (20 cm)
Length from the ring to bottom 13” (33 cm)
Total hanging length from top to bottom 17” (43 cm)

MOMsBirdie makes more than just nursery mobiles – we love the detail of this Quilted Heart Wallhanging and there are other nursery items and gifts too.

Tatyana has been doing this full-time for 3 years now and she has over 96,000 monthly viewers of her Pinterest board every month!

What is fantastic about this Etsy store is that you can request your items to be customised – so that means colours, objects, or materials can all be made to order. 

Do you have mobiles hanging in your nursery?  We love how they look and add character and colour, and we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.


  1. Hi Lindsay,

    Beautiful post, as i was reading this post it reminded me of musical baby nursery mobile which i had purchased for my daughter. Just wondering are they still around ?

    Tatyana has made some beautiful handmade nursery mobiles and the good part as you said is customize able as per the requirements.

    I shall definitely recommend this post to my friend who is soon going to be parent, thanks for sharing this post.

  2. OMG, Lindsay! I love this! I am not a parent yet but we are planning to have a baby soon. We are the type of couple who are always on a tight budget and would rather spend a penny than a dime over anything! Haha!

    Anyway, I will let my partner see this one when he gets home from work. I am sure he’d love this, too! Thanks!

    • I hope your partner likes these mobiles too! These make a great decoration in the nursery and it is a very exciting thing to decorate before your baby arrives. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Hi Lindsay

    I never knew such a beautiful baby nursery mobile exist and made of cotton. Most often seen at baby stores are those made of plastic. Now I know what kind of baby nursery mobile I should buy when my older sister delivers her baby sometime this year.

    Thanks for the post.

    • One of these would make a great gift for a new baby and new parents! They are very special and all natural materials – it’s great too that you can ask Tatyana to make some changes if you want to. Thanks for visiting my site!

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