We recently found out that we have baby #2 on the way to our family. When my first daughter was born I was not familiar with Montessori methods yet. Now that baby #2 is coming, I definitely want to incorporate some Montessori activities and ideas with the nursery. Today I am sharing some ideas I found from other Montessori bloggers for DIY Montessori baby mobiles.
If you are unfamiliar with Montessori mobiles, here are the basic ideas behind them. The main difference between Montessori Mobiles and regular baby mobiles is that they are introduced when the baby is alert and are designed to help them focus, track objects, and organize to the objects in their environment.
The Munari mobiles are black and white pattered balls and geometric shapes. Babies tend to gravitate towards objects that are high in contrast, hence black vs. white.
Here are three different ideas on the Munari Mobiles.
Supporting the First 3 months – Nduoma
Munari-Inspired Mobile – The Kavanaugh Report
The Munari Mobile Stages – Montessori Moms
Homemade Munari Mobile Tutorial – Little Red Farm
The next mobile to introduce is the Octahedron mobile. This mobile focuses on the Octahedron shape in the colors red, blue, and gold/yellow. They are hung at varying lengths on the mobile.
Montessori Octahedron Mobile – The Kavanaugh Report
Octahedron Mobile Tutorial – Little Red Farm
I think the Gobbi mobile is my favorite one so far out of the series. I plan on doing different shades of green or purple, depending on if it’s a girl or a boy.
Gobbi Mobile – The Kavanaugh Report
I can see why this mobile would be so interesting for a baby that is a few months old. The shiny shapes and figures dancing around them are bound to hold their attention and give them some fun shapes to focus on.
Dancer Mobile – The Kavanaugh Report
Other Resources for Montessori Mobiles
Here is a great post by Montessori Moms on setting up a baby play area that focuses on concentration and independent play.
And if you aren’t sure how to hang your mobiles, here are some great suggestions from Little Red Farm.
Little Red Farm also has a great list of the Montessori Mobiles and what age to introduce them at.
Also be sure to follow our Montessori Infant Pinterest board for more ideas for your baby.