Manhattan Toy Infant Stim Mobile Travel Toy

Last updated date: December 9, 2019

DWYM Score
8.5

Manhattan Toy Infant Stim Mobile Travel Toy

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Overall Take

The high-contrast designs on this mobile are reversible, providing additional ways to keep babies busy. The graphics include bright colors as well as black and white for sensory development. It clips easily to stroller or car seat handles as well as other convenient locations. In our analysis of 118 expert reviews, the Manhattan Toy Manhattan Toy Infant Stim Mobile Travel Toy placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 17, 2019:
Checkout The Best Toy For Car & Stroller (Attachment) for a detailed review of all the top toys for cars & strollers.

Expert Summarized Score
8.3
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
764 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This travel mobile is a MUST for any parent with a newborn! It’s the only thing that kept our newborn from crying during travels. Great for development and entertaining baby.
- New York Mag
April 22, 2019 | Full review
This travel toy is impressive in design and function. It is developed in a manner that makes it quickly attached to your infant carriers , stroller, and car seats, Thanks to its plastic clamps. The clamp is sturdy enough to keep your toy in place for extended play periods without any issues.
- Car Bibles
July 30, 2019 | Full review
The toy is suitable for babies aged 0 to 5 months. It is a lightweight, easy-to-carry toy that you can carry along with all your other baby stuff.
- SafeRoad
October 23, 2019 | Full review
The high contrast black and white patterns and color graphics are great for early visual and multi-sensory development, and three reversible cards display black and white graphics on one side and color images on the other. The toy is recommended for kids from birth to 5 months.
- Verywell Family
October 18, 2019 | Full review
Thois mobile is extremely easy to travle with, and it even comes with its own bag.
- Born Cute
May 24, 2019 | Full review
The award-winning Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson provides your baby with high contrast, black and white graphics that help with early visual development. This compact item is also lightweight and can pack away easily into a diaper bag or purse.
- Wiki EZ Vid
September 27, 2019 | Full review
It is very effective in gently easing babies to sleep by the action of the gently moving cards.
- TNCORE
November 24, 2018 | Full review
This stroller toy attaches to most strollers, infant carriers, and car seats with the sturdy plastic clamp. This product introduces your baby to color graphics for early visual and multi-sensory development. The three reversible cards display black and white graphics on one side and have color images on the other.
- Our Start
December 3, 2018 | Full review
The Wimmer-Ferguson set by Manhattan Toy offers various toys together with features to help additional important aspects of the infant's developmental growth involving: eye-hand communication, gross motor activity, selfawareness, sense of object permanence, along with experience with cause and effect. Since 1979, Manhattan Toy has been making high quality toys for the infant, toddler or kid.
- Connected Educators
What experts didn't like
The attachments easily come off once the babies start grabbing and pulling the toy and can easily get lost.
- SafeRoad
October 23, 2019 | Full review
The materials are rather thin, so be gentle with this product.
- Born Cute
May 24, 2019 | Full review
Visual cards are not made with durable material.
- TNCORE
November 24, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The beloved Infant Stim-Mobile is now available on-the-go! We’ve turned our award winning mobile into a compact, easy to attach travel toy. The Instant Stim-Mobile To Go features 3 reversible, visually engaging cards that display high-contrast images and encourage pre-reaching movement. Attaches easily to most strollers, car seats, and infant carriers with a sturdy, colorful plastic clamp. Wimmer-Ferguson toy graphics and designs are based on scientific research of visual development in early infancy. Each Wimmer-Ferguson toy is designed to engage baby from birth, providing playful opportunities to practice developmental skills. All toys feature high contrast graphics to encourage early visual activity and graphics are repeated from toy to toy to encourage “pattern recognition”. In addition to visual development, the Wimmer-Ferguson collection by Manhattan Toy also offers a variety of toys with features to benefit other key areas of an infant’s developmental growth including: eye-hand coordination, gross motor activity, self-awareness, sense of object permanence, and experience with cause and effect. Since 1979, Manhattan Toy has been making award-winning, high quality, educational toys for your baby, toddler or kid. From infant toys and baby toys to sensory development toys, our goal is to provide the safest and best toys available. All of our products, from the newest concepts to our time-tested classics, are innovatively designed to inspire imaginative play and are routinely safety tested to pass strict CPSC, ASTM, EN71 and Health Canada safety standards.

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Manhattan Toy Infant Stim Mobile Travel Toy
10. Manhattan Toy Infant Stim Mobile Travel Toy
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9

An Overview On Toys For Cars & Strollers

Busy babies are often on-the-go alongside Mom or Dad. As their little brains are developing oh-so-quickly, they can easily become bored. A bored baby is not a happy baby, leading to fussiness and irritability that can quickly turn a pleasant outing into a stressful one.

Fortunately, there is an abundance of travel toys available that provide entertainment, engagement and education for babies, which all mean peace of mind and even a bit of relaxation for parents. When shopping for a toy that connects to your baby’s car seat or stroller, considering several factors will help you make the best selection.

As with any item you buy for your baby, safety is a top priority for travel toys. These playthings should connect quickly and easily to handles or furnishings without any risk of pinching little fingers or damaging the materials to which they are clipped.

Shopping for stroller or car seat toys from trustworthy brands and reputable retailers is an effective way to ensure you are buying a safe and reliable toy. High-quality items tend to last longer as well, making them budget-friendly purchases when compared even to less expensive toys that might break or fall apart with use.

Since babies have varying needs and abilities at different stages of their first year and beyond, look for toys that will entertain your little one now and in the future. For instance, newborns love to gaze up at interesting, contrasting patterns or bright colors, especially if they spin, rotate or sway with movement. As your baby grows, a toy that can also be grabbed, kicked and chewed on will likely be appreciated.

Look for travel toys that engage multiple senses. A variety of shapes, colors and designs will attract a baby visually and spark brain development. A stroller or car seat toy that plays music, crinkles when grabbed or jingles when batted provides aural stimulation. Toys with diverse textures encourage sensory play and motor skill development, as your baby will want to grab, squeeze, swat and mouth on the playthings.

In addition, parents welcome toys that attach to multiple pieces of equipment. Buying one toy that can connect to everything from a car seat or stroller to a crib, playpen or high chair is cost-effective and saves space.

DWYM Fun Fact

Baby car seats were first introduced in the 1930s. While these made it easier to transport little ones on the road (the alternative was to hold the baby on your lap), they were by no means designed for safety. Most early car seats were essentially boxes that hooked onto the seat to simply contain a young child.

Safety seats for infants came about in the 1960s. Although they were still not up to the standards of today’s car seats, they offered significantly more protection than little ones sitting loose in vehicles had before.

Vehicles were not required to have seat belts until the late 1960s, and state laws requiring passengers to use them didn’t come along until years later.

By 1985, all 50 states had enacted laws requiring the use of restraint systems to protect infants and children (generally under five years old) riding in automobiles.

Considering how historically recent that is, it is safe to say that toys for car seats are truly a modern convenience.

The Toy For Car & Stroller Buying Guide

  • One significant factor you will want to consider when shopping for stroller or car seat toys is how easy it will be to keep them clean. As you well know, babies put everything in their mouths, so being able to wipe away food particles, dirt and especially germs is essential. Look for a toy that you can disinfect without disassembling, if possible.
  • If you decide on a travel toy that plays music, think about finding one that plays multiple tunes. Sure, “The Wheels on the Bus” is an adorable song, but listening to it 57 million times in a row can be grating for even the most zen of parents.
  • Another consideration for musical devices is ease of use. If your baby loves the music but you have to push a button or wind it up to play again each time the song stops, you’ll have a difficult time doing anything else. A car seat or stroller toy that plays a melody continuously for a specific length of time might make life a little easier.
  • Wee ones enjoy interactive toys much more if the toys are slightly challenging yet attainable. If your infant really wants to grab the teething ring or squeeze the crinkly toy but it is constantly just out of reach, you are likely to wind up with a loudly frustrated and grumpy baby.
  • A travel toy that has multiple unique activities will keep your little one’s attention much longer. It will remain a favorite as your baby grows and develops, as well. For instance, a rattle, a mirror, a crinkly toy and a teether attached to a stroller activity set will be entertaining for infants who can peek into the mirror or bat at the rattle and will also be enjoyable for an older baby who can grab, spin, shake and twist the toys.
  • Every type of plaything has the capability of becoming an educational toy. Keep your eyes peeled for activity sets that encourage fine motor skills, sensory interaction, hand-eye coordination and vision development.