Best Remote controlled crib mobiles

Best Remote controlled crib mobiles

Best Baby Mobiles with Remote Control in 2020

If you’re on the hunt for a remote-controlled baby mobile, you will sooner or later come across Fisher-Price. That is a well-established brand in the baby industry, and their baby mobiles with remote control certainly don’t disappoint.

Fisher-Price strives to create baby products that can soothe or engage babies for a longer period of time. That’s very handy for parents, as they can have a little well deserved rest.

Don’t get me wrong, those are not some magical products. There will be sleepless nights. All parents have them. But crib mobiles can help, and they can help a lot! I am talking about my own experiences.

All baby mobiles from Fisher-Price also grow with your child, so there is no need to buy new products over and over. Even your wallet can rest.

That is not necessarily the case with other brands. But we found one, which is as good as Fisher-Price remote-controlled baby mobiles. Our research has shown that Tiny Love Sweet Island dreams can successfully compete with Fisher-Price’s remote-controlled baby mobiles.

CRIB MOBILETiny Love Sweet Island Dreams MobileFisher-Price Precious Planet 2-in-1 Projection MobileFisher-Price Rainforest Grow-with-Me Projection MobileFisher-Price Smart Connect 2-in-1 Projection MobileFisher-Price Butterfly Dreams 3-in-1 Projection Mobile
Fisher-Price Precious Planet 2-in-1 Projection Mobile with remote controlFisher-Price Rainforest Grow-with-Me Projection Mobile with remote controlFisher-Price SmartConnect 2-in-1 Projection MobileFisher-Price Butterfly Dreams 3-in-1 Projection Mobile with remote control
REMOTE RANGEapproximately 15 feet (5 meters) approximately 15 feet (5 meters) approximately 15 feet (5 meters) everywhere around the houseapproximately 15 feet (5 meters)
GROW WITH THE CHILDYESYESYESYESYES
NIGHT LIGHT PROJECTORNOYESYESYESYES
NIGHT LIGHTYESNONOYESNO
OPERATING DURATIONup to 20 minutes of continuous soundsup to 20 minutes of continuous soundsup to 30 minutes of continuous soundsup to 30 minutes of continuous soundsup to 30 minutes of continuous sounds
SOUND CHOICEclassical music & nature soundsnature, heartbeat and womb sounds, with classical lullabiesmusic, nature sounds or white noise lullabies, white noise or nature sound effectslullabies, white noise, and soothing nature sounds
PRICEPrice on AmazonPrice on AmazonPrice on AmazonPrice on AmazonPrice on Amazon

BEST remote-controlled baby mobiles of 2020

The most engaging remote-controlled baby mobile:

Tiny Love Sweet Island Dreams Mobile

Tiny Love Sweet Island Dreams baby Crib Mobile with remote control

PROS:

  • multidimensional movement
  • very engaging for babies
  • bright, vivid colors
  • encourages important developmental skills
  • 2-in-1 baby crib mobile
  • switching between different sound options
  • multi-functions: spinning with or without light, rotating with or without sound
  • adjustable volume
  • attaches securely to almost all cribs

CONS:

  • light clicking sound when the mobile turns
  • it has a night light, but it doesn’t have a ceiling projector

The Sweet Island Dreams mobile features innovative multidimensional movement and colorful animal figures. With natural sounds and calming music, it can soothe babies to sleep, but its advantage is the ability to entertain babies for a longer period.

Tiny Love put a lot of effort into creating multi-directional movements for their mobiles. Toys on the Sweet Island Dreams mobile do not just rotate but turn independently for 360˚ on their branches as well. That, together with a slight inclination of the mobile’s head, creates a multidimensional movement effect, which is unique amongst remote-controlled baby mobiles.

The mobile’s arm is in vivid green color and designed to resemble a tree. That makes the mobile more eye-catching and captivating for babies.

Colorful animals and the interplay between the music and the mobile’s movements will help babies to focus on objects, strengthen their eye muscles, and develop their spatial perception.

MOBILE’S REMOTE CONTROLE:

Tiny Love Sweet Island Dreams mobile has a simple green remote control. Our tests have shown that it can be used from an unobstructed distance of approximately 15 feet (5 meters) from the mobile.

The remote requires two AAA batteries to operate. It can activate the lullabies, motorized mobile’s motion, and lights, or turn it off altogether by pressing the button again.

OTHER FEATURES:

GROW with ME
SOUND OPTIONS
NIGHT LIGHT
TOYS

2-in-1 baby mobile:
1. crib mobile for babies
2. crib-side music box with the night light

  • up to 20 minutes of continuous music
  • four melodic tunes: Bach, Mozart, nature sounds, and Island sounds

It has a calming night light in a monkey toy on the mobile’s base.

  • 3 soft marionette style plush toys
  • a giraffe, bird, and monkey
  • vivid, bright colors and patterns

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS:

AGE GROUP
AGE RANGE
TARGET GENDER
DIMENSIONS
(L x W x H)
WEIGHT
BATTERIES
  • newborn
  • infant
  • toddler
  • preemie
  • from birth to 5 months (or longer if babies do not reach the hanging toys)
  • 5+ months as a music box

unisex

17.70 x 16.50 x 25.60 inches

3 pounds

3 C batteries required

If the following characteristics are the most important for you, then Tiny Love Sweet Island Dreams is the right choice for you!

  1. It is a great mobile for stimulating experience, with the ability to soothe your baby as well.
  2. It will last longer than just for the first months of a baby’s life.
  3. The mobile fits perfectly in nature-themed nurseries or brightens up monotone rooms with colorful wild animals.
  4. Because of the remote, you won’t disturb your baby’s sleep.

whole REVIEW


The best colorful night light projection:

Fisher-Price Precious Planet 2-in-1 Projection Mobile

Fisher-Price Precious Planet 2-in-1 Projection Mobile with remote control

PROS:

  • long-lasting value
  • close-up images on canopy projection make it easier for newborns to focus
  • long-playing music
  • adjustable volume
  • easy installation onto the crib
  • attaches securely to most standard cribs
  • easy to set up
  • remote controlled
  • colorful night light projection

CONS:

  • on the really high ceiling, the night light projection might not be as bright as under canopy

That is another long-lasting, animal-themed crib mobile from Fisher-Price. The Precious Planet grows with your child, as it converts to a crib-side music box with ceiling projection after your baby outgrows the baby mobile.

The projection is not just in one color, as the mobile projects colorful animal pictures onto the canopy or nursery ceiling. The canopy above the baby’s head is another great Fisher-Price’s invention, which makes their mobiles unique and different from other brands.

The canopy design was not done solely because of its visual appearance, but because it keeps images close for young babies. As babies can easily focus on images, Precious Planet doesn’t stimulate baby’s vision just with rotating toys, but with the projection as well.

After babies outgrow the mobile, the mobile’s arm can be removed, leaving the base on the crib. With that quick transformation, you get a crib-side music box with ceiling projection for toddlers.

MOBILE’S REMOTE CONTROL REVIEW:

The range of the remote is approximately 15 feet (5 meters) from the mobile. You can restart the mobile from the nursery’s doorway, which is completely enough.

It is a simple white remote, with a blue button and hook, for hanging on the nursery doorknob. The remote requires two AAA batteries to operate.

OTHER FEATURES:

GROW with ME
SOUND OPTIONS
NIGHT LIGHT
TOYS

it is a 2-in-1 crib mobile:
1. crib mobile, with the projection on the canopy
2. a crib-side music box with ceiling projection

  • it plays up to 20 minutes of continuous music
  • soothing nature, heartbeat and womb sounds
  • includes classical lullabies (Bach, Mozart & Beethoven)

cartoon-like animal projection under the canopy and onto the ceiling

  • 4 plush animals from around the World
  • lion, whale, alligator, and polar bear

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS:

AGE GROUP
AGE RANGE
TARGET GENDER
DIMENSIONS
(L x W x H)
WEIGHT
BATTERIES
  • newborn
  • infant
  • toddler
  • preemie
  • the mobile is suitable for babies from birth to 5 months (or longer if babies do not reach the hanging toys)
  • 5+ months as a crib-side music box with ceiling projection

unisex

23.5 x 18 x 17 inches

3,17 pounds

4 D batteries required

If the following characteristics are the most important for you, then the Fisher-Price Precious Planet 2-in-1 projection mobile is the right choice for you!

  1. The canopy is more common for wind-up mobiles, but you can have it with this one, along with motorized unit and the projection.
  2. It has a colorful night light projection and animals, but with the white and light-blue base, arm and canopy it doesn’t look too intrusive in the nursery.
  3. It grows with your child.
  4. It is a baby mobile with remote control.

→ whole REVIEW


Soothing, but never boring:

Fisher-Price Rainforest Grow-with-Me Projection Mobile

Fisher-Price Rainforest Grow-with-Me Projection Mobile with remote control

PROS:

  • it grows with your child
  • easy conversion into a table-top music projector
  • adjustable volume
  • colorful projection
  • the canopy keeps images close for young babies
  • remote controlled
  • fits on almost all cribs

CONS:

  • the projection and motion only runs for 10 minutes at a time, however, the music run up to 30 minutes, and you can restart the projection with the remote anytime you want

This baby mobile is a part of the Fisher-Price beautiful rainforest collection. It has a full-color projector, remote control and it also grows with your child.

The same as Precious Planet it keeps images under the canopy, close for young babies. Along with the music and rotating toys, the mobile stimulates important senses from the beginning.

When baby outgrows a crib mobile, you can use it as a dresser-top musical soother. After removing the canopy, the dresser-top soother will project images onto the nursery ceiling and further soothe your child into sleep. Of course, you can still use the remote, to operate with the table-top soother.

CRIB’S MOBILE REMOTE CONTROL:

Fisher-Price Rainforest Grow-with-Me projection mobile has a simple remote with a hook.

It can work from an unobstructed distance of approximately 15 feet (5 meters) from the mobile. That is completely enough to restart the mobile without disturbing your baby.

The remote requires two AAA batteries to operate. It can restart the motorized movement or change between melodies and sounds.

OTHER FEATURES:

GROW with ME
SOUND OPTIONS
NIGHT LIGHT
TOYS

it is a 2-in-1 crib mobile:
1. crib mobile, with the projection onto the canopy
2. converts to a dresser-top musical soother with ceiling projection for older babies

30 minutes of calming music or sound effects

full-color projection under the canopy or onto the ceiling

rainforest plush animals and satiny leaves

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS:

AGE GROUP
AGE RANGE
TARGET GENDER
DIMENSIONS
(L x W x H)
WEIGHT
BATTERIES
  • newborn
  • infant
  • toddler
  • preemie
  • the mobile is suitable for babies from birth to 5 months (or longer if babies do not reach the hanging toys)
  • 5+ months as a dresser-top musical soother with ceiling projection

unisex

3.4 x 16 x 13 inches

3,09 pounds

2 C batteries

Rainforest baby mobile is similar to Precious Planet in several features. Both mobiles have the canopy, remote control, colorful animals,… also they both project colorful images under the canopy or onto the ceiling.

If you are not sure which one to pick, those are the biggest differences amongst them:

If the following characteristics are the most important for you, then the Fisher-Price Rainforest Grow-with-Me projection mobile is the right choice for you!

  1. It is a perfect choice for animal-themed nurseries.
  2. It has a projector in multiple colors. It can project colorful cartoon-like pictures under the canopy or onto the ceiling.
  3. It is more than just a regular mobile, as it has a projector as well. Also, it is a great motorized alternative for the wind-up mobiles with the canopy.
  4. The mobile has the remote control.

Best Bluetooth controlled crib mobile:

Fisher-Price Smart Connect 2-in-1 Projection Mobile

Fisher-Price SmartConnect 2-in-1 Projection Mobile

PROS:

  • controlled via App on your smart device
  • colorful light show projection under the dome or onto the ceiling
  • night light
  • grows with your baby
  • switching between sounds
  • bright, vivid colors
  • adjustable volume
  • sound sensor
  • fits on almost all cribs

CONS:

  • it is more expensive than regular baby mobiles with remote control
  • plastic toys

High tech parents are going to like this mobile. If you want to control more features, and from a bigger distance, this one is definitely worth your attention.

Your smart device will serve as a remote control, and that is the biggest difference from other remote-controlled baby mobiles.

All you have to do is download the free Fisher-Price Smart connect App on your iOS or Android smart device, and pair the mobile with the device. The mobile connects with your phone or tablet via Bluetooth, and through App, you can control many interesting features.

For instance, the mobile has an audio sensor whose sensitivity can be set via your smart device. The App will alert you if the sound is detected in the baby’s room after the mobile is turned off. That allows you to know immediately if the baby starts crying, without being near to the nursery.

That is just one of the features that are unique for this mobile, as Fisher-Price Smart Connect 2-in-1 projection mobile and it’s App can do lots more.

You can find out everything about this mobile in our comprehensive Fisher-Price Smart Connect 2-in-1 projection mobile review.

Of course, more features bring a bigger price. This mobile is, unfortunately, more expensive like other baby mobiles with simple remotes.

REMOTE CONTROLE:

Some features you can control with the App are:

  • turning the mobile on/off
  • setting the timer
  • changing between sounds
  • turn on the one-minute night light to a quick check on a baby
  • adjusting the volume
  • setting the sensibility of a sound sensor

OTHER FEATURES:

GROW with ME
SOUND OPTIONS
NIGHT LIGHT
TOYS

2-in-1 baby mobile:
1. crib mobile for babies
2. nightlight projector

  • it plays up to 30 minutes of continuous music
  • lullabies, white noise or nature sound effects

colorful cartoon-like light show projector

  • plastic toys
  • you can choose between two mobiles:
  1. woodland friends
  2. rainforest friends

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS:

AGE GROUP
AGE RANGE
TARGET GENDER
DIMENSIONS
(L x W x H)
WEIGHT
BATTERIES
  • newborn
  • infant
  • toddler
  • preemie
  • the mobile is suitable for babies from birth to 5 months (or longer if baby don’t reach the hanging toys)
  • 5+ months as a musical crib soother with the ceiling projection

unisex

15.8 x 3.9 x 23.2 inches

2,75 pounds

4 D batteries

If the following characteristics are important for you, then the Fisher-Price Smart Connect 2-in-1 projection mobile is the right choice for you!

  1. You want a long-lasting crib mobile.
  2. You love technical gadgets and have your mobile with you 24/7.
  3. You are willing to spend a few more bucks for the added value of this mobile.
  4. You want a baby mobile that has everything, from colorful toys to colorful projection and night light.

→ whole REVIEW


Best soothing remote-controlled crib mobile:

Fisher-Price Butterfly Dreams 3-in-1 Projection Mobile

Fisher-Price Butterfly Dreams 3-in-1 Projection Mobile with remote control

PROS:

  • versatile use
  • it grows with your child
  • using night light projector on the mobile or as a tabletop projector
  • switching between different sound options
  • two-level adjustable volume
  • it has the remote control
  • easy to assemble
  • attaches securely to most standard cribs
  • soft colors

CONS:

  • it doesn’t have strong colors and patterns
  • you can’t shut down the mobile with the remote control

Baby mobiles are usually meant for two purposes. They can entertain and soothe babies to sleep. But sometimes developers focus on one purpose more than another. And that’s the case here. With soft colors, starlight projection and calming music Fisher-Price Butterfly Dreams 3-in-1 projection mobile perfectly soothe babies to sleep.

Butterfly bears have different patterns on their wings, but the colors are not so bright and shiny. Fisher-Price also didn’t use strong contrasts on this mobile. The mobile can engage babies, but if you are looking for a mobile that mostly stimulates your baby’s visual awareness and tactile stimulation, this one is not the right choice for you.

REMOTE CONTROL:

If there is no obstacle between the mobile and remote, the range of the remote is approximately 15 feet (5 meters) from the mobile.

The simple, rounded remote is in white-blue color with a little green handle. The handle is meant for hanging the remote on the nursery doorknob. So you can restart the mobile as quickly as possible, without your baby completely wakes up.

The remote requires two AAA batteries and can restart the motorized mobile’s motion with starry light show projection and switch between different songs.

OTHER FEATURES:

GROW with ME
SOUND OPTIONS
NIGHT LIGHT
TOYS

3-in-1 baby mobile:
1. cot mobile for newborns, infants, and babies
2. linkable stroller mobile
3. tabletop musical projection soother for older babies and toddlers

  • 3 audio modes: lullabies, white noise, and soothing nature sounds
  • up to 30 minutes of continuous sounds
  • it projects starry light show on ceiling and walls
  • it can be used on the crib mobile or alone, as a tabletop projector

3 soft, smiling bears with patterned wings

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS:

AGE GROUP
AGE RANGE
TARGET GENDER
DIMENSIONS
(L x W x H)
WEIGHT
BATTERIES
  • newborn
  • infant
  • toddler
  • preemie
  • from birth to 5 months (or longer if babies do not reach the toys)
  • 5+ months as a crib or table-top music box with ceiling projection

unisex

13.4 x 9.8 x 18.9 inches

3 pounds

4 AAA batteries required

If the following characteristics are the most important for you, then the Fisher-Price Butterfly Dreams 3-in-1 projection mobile is the right choice for you!

  1. This baby crib mobile will mostly calm the baby and help him to fall asleep.
  2. It is a long-lasting mobile that grows with your child, from newborn to toddler stage.
  3. You can restart the mobile with the remote, without disturbing your baby.
  4. It is not just a crib mobile, but night light projector as well.

→ whole REVIEW

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