Step 4: Twist and Tape the Top of Each Hanger

The top of the hanger needs to be twisted around a few times to tighted up the top of the hanger. Once the wire has been twisted, it can be taped up as well.
<p>Great Idea, my daughter loves that high contrast pictures. I don't know why I didn't think about making mobile for her.</p>
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Great ))
I wish I would have found this mobile 7mos ago before I settled with the one stupid monkey one that came with the crib!!<br>
I used to have something like this.. Then my child grew up and became Marylin Manson.
Did I miss the memo where they said colors are bad for Baby?
If you did want to use colors, opt for bright primary colors, as opposed to pastels or other muted colors. As the author mentioned, it's a matter of focus and contrast.
It's not that colors are bad for a baby, or that black and white is necessarily better. As I understand it, newborns reflexively prefer to look at high-contrast edges and patterns, and a black and white pattern creates 100% contrast.
Great baby mobile, I didn't know about the high-contrast edges matter, If I would lay under that mobile it would probably hipnotize me for a very long sleep :-) . I have to make one for my next baby.
Made one for my son. Hung it over his changing station and he just stares off at happily. Using string wasn't an issue since we didn't hang it close enough for him to get caught up in it. Wife and I had a blast making it using B&W photos of ourselves on a few of the objects.
That's awesome glad you enjoyed it.
wow !
o0o0oo getting dizzy!!??!?!_+_#+
Other than just strangling themselves they can get hands and feet tangled and cut off circulation
I wonder if the baby would like a high-contrast photo of mom or dad ? I.e., use photo manipulation software to scale-up/down a digital photo of a face, then use a software filter to change it from color to a black and white line drawing.
my guess is that babys can (and have) get tangled in the string and strangle themselves. I know this type of thing has happened with cords for window blinds and the like. Right now our baby is only 5 weeks old and cant reach the mobile, but it would be a safe precaution to change the string to something like a zip tie as recommended by matt.t
Can anyone enlighten me as to why no string around a baby? I can understand if the baby can reach the string that it might be a noose like choking hazard, but why is it a bad idea here (where presumably the mobile would be out of reach). I've got a baby on the way and was thinking of making one of these.
A loop made from a zip tie would probably work in place of string. MT
Please don't use string around a baby. The commerical ones of these have plastic bits instead of string.

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