The Galaxy from Mamas & Papas Takes Mobiles to a Whole New Level – Frugal Novice

The Galaxy from Mamas & Papas Takes Mobiles to a Whole New Level

Mamas & Papas is a UK-based brand that has been around for 30 years, and focuses on a passion for parenting and commitment to providing a world of inspiration for new parents.  They aim to provide a world of color, style, innovation and quality. I am in awe of the aesthetics of virtually every product from this company – sleek, but yet still cheery and perfectly baby-appropriate.

I got the chance to review the Galaxy mobile, and I have to admit that until the box arrived I didn’t know what to expect. A mobile, I guess. This, my friends, is a MOBILE. One that transitions easily to become something useful and entertaining for long beyond the first few months.

Even just removing parts from the box I knew this was going to be a high-quality product. Everything felt solid, not flimsy at all like some products can be. And I know I mentioned the aesthetics a minute ago, but it has to be said again that Mamas & Papas has done a wonderful job of somehow making this feel both charming and engaging for babies, and techy/slick enough that they’d fit in at a high-end electronics showroom. It is worth noting that the Galaxy retails for $179.99, so all of the quality, features and versatility do come at a price. I will say this, though – the average mobile costs around $40-$45… and is solely a mobile you can use on your baby’s crib for a short period of time. The Galaxy’s usefulness will last far beyond that of regular mobiles.

I initially set the Galaxy up as a floor toy, and the boys had a lot of fun pressing the buttons and hearing all of the different music that played. I asked what they thought of it and they also liked the lights a lot. They’re colorful, but masked behind the translucent white they also have a peaceful feel to them. I love that the buttons are large and easy for little hands to maneuver.

When you push a button, it lights up and music corresponding to the instrument pictured above plays. It’s very serene, which makes it great for use in a crib – it’s engaging but not overly stimulating or loud.

Of course, you can also fold the arm down and have the Galaxy cribside – here’s a photo of it in use, from the Mamas & Papas website:

And of course in the very early stages you can use the Galaxy as a traditional mobile – it has great, high-contrast black & white elements that spin around slowly for your baby to watch.

We adore the Galaxy and are really excited to use it with our daughter once she arrives. And I’m personally thrilled to have been introduced to the Mamas & Papas brand, because their products are amazing. Did you know you can find them at Babies R Us? I am definitely planning on getting their Baby Snug seat – it looks amazing, and I’ve heard a lot of great reviews on it (especially compared to other competing seats).

Be sure and keep up with Mamas & Papas on Facebook to get all the updates on their latest products!

Note: I received a Galaxy mobile from Mamas & Papas to facilitate my review. I was not compensated monetarily for this post. All opinions are honest and are my own.

 

 

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  • Danielle Harper June 27, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I love how this mobile grows with the baby! Yes, the price is a bit more than I would expect to spend on a mobile, but it’s not just a mobile – it’s so much more. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Shat June 28, 2012 at 5:26 am

    I love the features of the mobile. The mobile can travel with my daughter also.

  • Maria July 1, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Lokks like the perfect toy to keep a baby occupied when you’re trying to do something.