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9 Munari Mobiles Perfect for Montessori Homes!

If you’re expecting your first baby or just venturing into the world of Montessori mobiles, the Munari mobile is likely the first place you’ll start. Then you’ll move on to the Octahedron, Gobbi, and Dancers. Lets dig into each and where to buy (or how to make!) the best ones!

I’m very passionate about the Montessori philosophy and it all starts in infancy.

While Montessori is one of the best philosophies for kids, in my opinion, it can seem out of reach for families living on a tight budget.

Montessori Mobile Age Progression

There are 4 mobiles in the Montessori series of mobiles.

  • Munari mobiles from 3 to 6 weeks
  • Octahedron mobiles from 5 to 8 weeks
  • Gobbi Mobile from 7 to 10 weeks
  • Dancers Mobile from 8 to 13 weeks

When do Babies See Color?

Babies can’t really distinguish between colors until they’re 3 or 4 months old. 

This is why the Munari Mobile is in black and white. It offers the most contrast for babies developing eyes.

Munari Mobiles

montessori mobiles for babies

Benefits of Munari Mobiles

Named after artist Bruno Munari, the purpose of the Munari mobile is to help babies learn to focus their attention on a specific object.

They’re sometimes referred to as Bruno Munari mobiles.

The high contrast images are very interesting to even the youngest babies.

Munari mobiles improve focus and concentration in young babies. In Montessori circles, it is believed that the Munari is the first exposure to mathematics.

Munari Mobiles

Munari mobiles re the first in the series of Montessori mobiles for babies.

To use a Munari mobile properly, it should be hung about 10-12 inches from your baby's face and offered to them only when they're awake and alert.

A Munari is always black and white to offer babies the greatest contrast of color.

These stark contrasts are very interesting to babies at this young age.

You'll notice that most toys and even books made for the youngest babies are consist of mainly black and white, sometimes red.

Have you used Munari mobiles with your babies? Did you continue through the entire set of Montessori mobiles? Let me know in the comments!