At three months a baby is able to see things further away- so bright mobiles that move easily in any breeze are advocated for visual tracking and concentration.
Montessori mobiles are expensive, but you can make something that works just as well with a few feathers, light cotton and an embroidery hoop.
The great thing about this idea, is that you can re-use the embroidery hoop for a different mobile once this stage has ended.
Simply tie the feathers to a length of light cotton thread and then loop around an embroidery hoop. Attach hanging threads to the top to suspend from the ceiling.
It is a good idea to place the mobile near a breeze or open window so that the feathers turn slightly.
This is my beautiful grand-daughter Effie. I began making a baby blanket when my daughter told me she was expecting – as you can see she is nearly three months old, but I am glad to say the blanket is finally finished!
I used baby bamboo cotton – I loved all the lovely mix of colours and it is practical it can be washed easily. I used several different stitch combinations – making up each row as I went along.
I liked the combination of triple stitches, shells and trebles. One thing I did discover is that my tension varies! One side grew a little more than the other and I ended up with a rather odd shaped rectangle.
I added a single crochet border to add stability and it brought the tension under control.
She seems to like it!