The Turtle Tales Musical Mobile: Review

My nephew was newly brought into this world and I was so excited about buying him something that he could find interest in as a newborn. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to buy him until my husband told me that I should consider buying him a mobile. I didn’t think anything of it because I was more interested in buying something more flashy. But once I thought it over I decided to check out a few mobiles at Walmart.

I shopped around for a couple of days and ran across the Turtle Tales Musical Mobile for $20. I was on a budget so I thought this would be the perfect gift. The reason why I decided upon the Turtle Musical Mobile was because of the price and the simplicity of it. I knew that as a newborn my nephew wasn’t going to be able to do much so this was going to be perfect.

Once I purchased the Turtle Tales Musical Mobile I took it over to my sisters house so she could assemble it and put it on my nephews baby crib. She adored the crisp strips and and polka dot material it came with. The Turtle Tales Musical Mobile also came with playful turtles that danced around the mobile once it was turned on.

Now even though the Turtle Tales Musical Mobile was cheap and entertaining it wasn’t a great value for the price. I guess when people say you get what you pay for , that’s exactly what they mean. The Turtle Musical Mobile wasn’t put together all that well. The one thing I noticed about the Turtle Tales Musical mobile was that the string the turtles hung on was attached by the neck and not the toy itself. So it came off a bit tacky and bootleg. I know this shouldn’t have been a big deal but when I first seen the Turtle Tales Musical Mobile on the Internet, I noticed that the turtles hung from the shell and not the turtle itself. So I felt as if I had been lied to. I also was a bit disappointed by the fact that when we hung the Turtle Tales Musical Mobile up, we got 1 brown turtle and 3 blue turtles. I was expecting to have all blue turtles because of the color scheme my sister was going with.

Another thing I disliked about the Turtle Tales Musical Mobile was that the attachment piece didn’t snap on to the baby bed all that well. It refused to stand up in a straight position. I found this to be unsafe because to me, it looked as if it wanted to fall right on top of my nephew.

The Turtle Tales Musical Mobile also had problems rotating fully. There were times where it would get stuck in the middle of rotation. My sister would have to push it every once in a while to get it to continue rotation.

The only positive thing about the Turtle Tales Musical Mobile was that my sister could turn the music off with a switch. She didn’t have any problems there which is a good thing. Other than that I wasn’t all that satisfied with my purchase. I didn’t think that buying a cheap mobile would be a problem because the only thing it’s expected to do is play music and rotate.

The Turtle Tales Musical Mobile wasn’t a great buy. For $20 I practically got nothing. I ended up taking it back to the store and getting a refund. I wouldn’t advice anyone to purchase a Turtle Tales Musical Mobile unless that is the only option you have.

By susan