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Montessori Baby Week 16 -- The Butterflies Mobile

As you may know, I have a bit of a Montessori mobile obsession! I just think these beautiful mobiles are just the perfect work for little babies. And, it's a good thing that Augustus is just about as obsessed with these as I am. Lately, Gus has been obsessed with the butterflies mobile. This easy DIY has been a big hit as Gus' eyesight and tracking continue to develop. 

As I mentioned before, Gus' eyesight has been a bit of a concern for us and his doctor. He has been classified as having "slow visual development" at this point so any extra practice tracking objects and stimulating his visual sense is wonderful. But, even if he wasn't having any issues, we would still be using this gorgeous Montessori mobile. 

The Montessori inspired butterflies mobile is perfect for older newborns. The beautiful realistic images are perfect for visual tracking skills for Montessori babies.

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This one is new for us and is not one of the visual mobiles that we used with Nora. But, I'm so glad I made it. To make it, I used the free printable from Midwest Montessori. I simply printed out the butterflies (back-to-back) and cut them out. While my dear friend Amy chose to make her hanger from wooden dowels, I choose instead to purchase this wire hanger

The Montessori inspired butterflies mobile is perfect for older newborns. The beautiful realistic images are perfect for visual tracking skills for Montessori babies.

I choose to go with the wire hanger because I had a few mobiles that I want to use it for as Gus continues to grow. A dowel wouldn't have given me as much flexibility. Then, I simply clipped the butterfly images up. It was that simple. The wire is beautiful because they float so super effortlessly -- both up and down and around.


Augustus has been in LOVE with this mobile. We introduced around 14 weeks, and he will easily sit and watch it for 30 minutes. And it quickly surpassed the dancers as his current favorite. It just shows how much babies love realistic images. There is just something about these Montessori mobiles. 

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The Montessori inspired butterflies mobile is perfect for older newborns. The beautiful realistic images are perfect for visual tracking skills for Montessori babies.

Have you used a butterfly mobile? Did your baby like it?

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