Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim-Mobile for Cribs

  • BLACK AND WHITE DEVELOPMENTAL TOYS: From Manhattan Toy’s award winning Wimmer-Ferguson infant collection - the original innovator of black and white developmental toys. The patterns of all Wimmer-Ferguson products adapt to baby's changes in visual development by featuring a range of design complexity and color, inspired by laboratory research.
  • INFANT STIM-MOBILE FOR CRIBS DETAILS: Introduces baby to high contrast images and colors for early visual development with a hanging mobile over little one's crib. Ten interchangeable cards offer a range of simple to more complex colored patterns and graphics.
  • ADAPTABLE FOR BABY'S GROWTH: Adjustable cord on the Stim-Mobile allows you to easily change distance of cards from baby as they grow and their vision develops (keep out of reach, however). Graphic cards are labeled by age to guide you with recommended graphics as baby grows.
  • VISUALLY APPEALING HIGH CONTRAST TOY FOR INFANTS: Professional research has shown that newborns are more attracted to high-contrast patterns than to color or brightness alone. The Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim-Mobile for Cribs was designed for this purpose, encouraging baby to learn pattern recognition from the start.
  • WIMMER-FERGUSON COLLECTION BY MANHATTAN TOY: The developmental toys for babies and infants in the Wimmer-Ferguson collection encourage eye-hand coordination, gross motor activity, self-awareness, sense of object permanence and experience with cause and effect.

This model is most likely the most innovative yet simple of all the designs reviewed. Designed from the ground up to help babies develop visually and cognitively from birth, the Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim-Mobile uses monochrome and high contrast images to increase early multi-sensory development. The Infant-Stim comes with ten different cards that you can swap out to create a spectrum of simple to complex images and color schemes that improve visual development.

All cards are labeled by age, allowing parents to change out cards as their child grows. Cords for mobile cards are fully adjustable so that the distance of graphic cards can be adjusted as your child’s vision changes. The card system is a research-based approach to creating opportunities for babies to engage and play in ways that stimulate their sensory development. Wimmer-Ferguson toys all use high contrast graphics to encourage pattern recognition, and they have many other offerings that coordinate with your Infant Stim-Mobile to stimulate other areas of your child’s development. Additionally, the unmotorized design allows the mobile to rotate naturally, and helps your child to develop movement and mobility techniques visually and kinesthetically (body movement).

I really like how simple the design is, and yet it offers so much in terms of guiding infant development and sensory stimulus. Integrating it with the existing toy line also makes it a very attractive offering for parents who are interested in helping their child develop cognitively and visually. I’d recommend this model for parents who want a simple mobile that has been custom designed to improve multi-sensory development from birth onward.

What we liked

  • Research-based design improves infants sensory development
  • Interchangeable card system based on age
  • Integrated with developmental toy line
  • Adjustable mobile cord to customize levels of focus as baby’s vision develops.
  • Award-winning Wimmer-Ferguson infant collection
  • Introduces infants to high contrast images for early visual development
  • Interchangeable card system to help the mobile grow with your baby as they develop
  • Labeled cards by age to help parents guide child’s development

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