Here’s how Mark gets his baby’s mobile to stop playing music:
My wife and I recently bought a mobile for our 6 week-old daughter Astrid. It’s one of the battery-operated kinds that spins around and plays music. Astrid loves looking at it, and we’re glad we got it… except for one thing. The infernal ditties it plays can drive a parent batty. The three choices we have are Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach. AS IF twenty-four bars of crappy ringtone-quality bleeps can somehow make our child cultured or intellectually stimulated. No thank you. We’re happy with the iPod or silence. So how do you keep the mobile spinning without also bleeping? The volume switch has only two settings: loud and not-so-loud. But some friends discovered that if you set the volume switch between the two settings and the plinky music goes away. Hooray!
My daughter’s crib mobile had spin-with-no-music option. Too bad I can’t remember the brand.