Fisher-Price baby crib mobile with remote and light projector

Fisher-Price baby crib mobile with remote and light projector

I love this baby crib mobile! That’s why I bought it for my daughter, and she still has it! She is now two years old and still adores the starry nightlight projection on the ceiling. Why did I decide on Fisher-Price Butterfly Dreams mobile? Although the majority of baby mobiles can engage and soothe babies to sleep, I was looking for a crib mobile which will serve mostly as a sleep helper for my baby. And Fisher-Price baby crib mobile with the remote and light projector was a perfect choice for us! With soft colors, calming music, and nightlight projection it does everything I expected and more.


THE GOOD

  • versatile use: as a baby crib mobile, tabletop musical projector, and portable mobile
  • it can spin with or without starlight projection
  • switching between different sound options
  • adjustable volume
  • it has the remote control
  • easy to assemble
  • cute teddy bears in soft colors

THE BAD

  • you can’t shut down the mobile with the remote

Why would you decide for Fisher-Price Butterfly Dreams 3-in-1 projection mobile?

  1. if you need a mobile mostly for soothing baby to sleep, this one is a great choice for you
  2. if you want a long lasting mobile that grows with your baby
  3. if you want a remote-controlled baby mobile
  4. if you want a projection mobile

 


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quick checklist

TOYS:

  • three plush butterflies bears
  • toys are removable
  • soft colors and patterns

ROTATION:

  • rotating direction: clockwise
  • it rotates with or without the light projection
  • after a while ceiling, projection stops, but the soothing melody still plays for few minutes to slowly soothe baby to sleep

MUSIC:

  • music duration: up to 30 minutes
  • volume setting: yes, it has two volume levels
  • number of melodies: three audio modes – three lullabies, white noise or soothing nature sounds
  • switching between sounds: yes

LIGHTS:

  • yes
  • soft-glow starry light show projects on ceiling and walls

REMOTE CONTROL:

  • yes
  • You can restart the mobile and switch between songs, which is in my opinion completely enough.

TECHNICAL DETAILS:

  • weight: 3 pounds
  • dimensions: 13.4 x 9.8 x 18.9 inches
  • batteries: required 4 AA batteries for mobile and 2 AAA batteries for the remote control (not included)

WARRANTY:

The warranty for Fisher-Price Butterfly Dreams 3-in-1 projection mobile is 3 months from the date of purchase with a receipt.

 

 

 

More about my experiences with Fisher-Price Butterfly Dreams 3-in-1 projection mobile

I didn’t look for a remote-controlled baby mobile, but I find it extremely useful later. It helped me restart the mobile without disturbing my daughter.

I immediately noticed that this one doesn’t have such strong colors and patterns like most of the other baby mobiles. And I was looking for that!

Although the hanging bears are in different colors and they do have different patterns on their wings, colors are calming and not too bright. I really like its overall look.

The next thing I wanted for our mobile was a nightlight projection. This remote-controlled baby mobile projects the starry light show on the ceiling. Stars do not appear all at once, so there is never a complete dark in the room, and your baby will love the show on the nursery ceiling.

Crib mobile with a remote and nightlight projector that grows with your child

Another feature that gives added value to this baby mobile is its long-term use. That’s why it can help with the development in different stages of a child’s early life.

The ability to detach the projector and linkable stroller mobile is handy for traveling, as you don’t have to take the entire mobile with you. They will help you stick to the same sleeping routine on the road, and familiar toys on the stroller will give your baby a sense of security.

 

3 in 1 means that this mobile can be used for three different purposes:

1 product = 3 different uses

1. Baby crib mobile with remote and light projector

At the beginning of your baby’s life, you can use it as a musical crib mobile, with all available features: spinning toys, different sounds and songs, nightlight projection and remote control.

Attachment onto the crib:

The mobile’s base wraps around the top railing and fastens with a plastic belt. On the back of the mobile base is a special plastic connector, which will adapt to almost any size and shape of a crib rail. And for an added security, there is an additional string which you tie around one of the crib slats.

If you follow the provided instruction, you shouldn’t have any problems and mobile will stay stable and sturdy on the crib. Just make sure you follow the installation instructions and mobile won’t fall from the crib rail!

2. Stroller mobile with hanging toys

Another useful feature is a linkable stroller clip. It easily clips to a stroller’s canopy, so your baby can enjoy with familiar toys wherever she goes. But toys dangling because of the moving stroller. The rotating motor remains on the mobile arm, so bears do not spin automatically.

If you want a motorized unit, that can attach to the most of the baby equipment, consider buying a Tiny Love portable baby mobile.

3. Remote controlled tabletop musical projector

After your baby outgrows the crib mobile, it converts to a stand-alone musical projection soother for older babies and toddlers.

When your baby reaches the hanging toys, you have to remove them. Although it says you have to detach the light projector and use it on a table, I didn’t do that right away.

When my daughter started to pull down the hanging butterfly bears, I removed them but left the projector on the mobiles arm.

Why? Only because we like it so, and because she can turn it on and off by herself if she wants. Of course, you can detach the projector and use it as a tabletop musical projector right away.

Pick the option which suits you and your baby the most.

Fisher-Price baby crib mobile with remote and light projector

With all the pulling and constant playing with the projector, our mobile still stays strong and sturdy on the crib!

 

Fisher-Price Butterfly dreams is a remote-controlled baby mobile

Besides the mobile, you get the remote control, which controls the projector and thus the entire baby mobile. Using the remote control is a very convenient feature, as you can control the mobile, without disturbing the baby.

Fisher-Price baby crib mobile with remote and light projectorThe remote control only comes with one button and a little handle. It requires two AAA batteries, and after two years we still have the first pair. I just checked if it still works, as we didn’t use it anymore after she outgrows the mobile stage. She is now switching between sounds and highlight projection manually, with buttons on the projector.

When we were using the remote control, we hung it on the nursery door handle. The remote was there if we need it. Why didn’t I take it with me? Although it is very handy, you can’t control the mobile from another room, as the remote doesn’t have such a wide range.

To be honest, I didn’t miss that. Baby’s Little Place team tested other baby crib mobiles with remote, and the result was, unfortunately, the same.

But there is one option which can help you with that. If you want to control the mobile from any corner of your house, you might like Bluetooth operated crib mobile. It’s a cool gadget for high tech parents, especially dads.

 

Buttons on the light projector

Of course, you can control the mobile manually with buttons as well. Fisher-Price Butterfly Dreams differs from other crib mobiles due to the position of buttons for controlling the mobile. Most baby mobiles have buttons on the mobile’s base, but that is not the case here. Buttons are located on the projector, at the top of the mobile’s arm.

There is a simple explanation why Fisher-Price decided to put them on the top of the mobile. Simply because as a tabletop musical projector, you will use only that part of the mobile, and you need buttons to control it manually as well.
I found this very useful because of another reason. When my daughter started sitting by her own, she didn’t reach the buttons, so she was not occupied with them.

Buttons on the light projector:

  1. on the right side is on/off button & volume control
  2. there is also a light button, which will turn on the light projection
  3. on another side, there are three buttons for switching between different sound options
  4. by continuously pressing the button for lullabies, you can also switch between three different lullabies

 

 

Fisher-Price baby crib mobile with remote and light projector

Fisher-Price baby crib mobile with remote and light projector

 

 



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