Montessori baby mobiles series – the Gobbi Mobile

I really started to apply Montessori when my first born was around 6 months old. With my son, I started from birth.

I attempted to make my own Montessori mobiles. I managed the first one: the Munari mobile, see picture below. And the octohedron, not pictured becaue well, we were living our lives!









I found the Gobbi mobile time consuming and to be perfectly honest, I have never finished it!
Since browsing Instagram, I found many super easy way to make it. I wanted to share with you as it would have been so much easier to make those versions!

But what is the Gobbi Mobile?

“Between two and four months, the baby is getting better and better as distinguishing between the different colours and their shades. With this mobile, made of five balls in different shades of the same colour, they can observe and understand the subtle variations of the shades of one colour, and the depth of field when the balls are placed higher and higher. The balls will capture his attention as they sway gently, soothing him and allowing him to happily concentrate for longer periods” (from Nature et Decouverte website, where you can buy a box with diy material for the first 4 mobiles, the cheapest one I have found so far!)
Here are a few Gobbi Mobiles, diy, that caught my attention on Instagram:

Thread the embroidery thread around the balls! So much easier!

A super easy DIY with cotton balls instead of beads/styrofoam balls at Montessibaby


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A felt version by Mum and Montessori

A crochet version by Nenetzin.


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Just paint the wooden balls from Littledopt


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Make some pompoms like this one

Did you make your own Gobbi mobile?

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About the Author Carine Robin

Carine Robin is a a mother of 2 children. She raises them the Montessori way. Originally from Belgium where she worked as a child psychologist for several years, Carine spent 6 years in Ireland before settling in in the UK. She qualified as a Montessori teacher 10 years ago and has since worked as Montessori teacher and preschool manager. She founded Montessori-family in 2011 to provide opportunities for parents to discover Montessori. She believes that it’s truly possible to implement the Montessori ideas at home to make your house and family life welcoming to your child, her needs and her thrive for independence. She offers parents & babies classes, toddlers playgroups; Montessori home designs, one to one support, parenting classes and online courses.