Having a baby means that baby gear is inevitable. This was the one aspect of becoming parents that Caleb and I were not super excited about; we both like things to look nice, and we are both very organized. This does not leave a lot of room for a house full of baby toys, specifically ugly, plastic, clunky baby toys. We realize that babies do need certain toys and paraphernalia, but we are picky about what we bring into our house for Madeleine.
One thing that we put our foot down on was the plastic play mat/baby gym. We did not want a brightly colored, huge piece of plastic sitting in our family room. Thankfully I have a husband who is extremely talented, so Caleb made this sleek, wooden baby gym instead. I love the clean lines and modern look, and it doesn't bother me at all to have it in our living room! These are the two slightly different wooden baby gyms that we have listed in our Etsy shop:
|Wooden Baby Gym|
|Wooden Baby Gym|
I love that we can pick out our own toys (or you could make them, if you're crafty like that) to hang from the baby gym. Caleb also made the gym to come apart easily, so we've even traveled with it.
Right now all we are selling in our Etsy shop is the wooden baby gyms. We anticipate that as Madeleine gets bigger, we will find new things that we want to make for her. If they are a success, we will add them to our shop. It's fun to have something that will grow with Madeleine!
To celebrate the opening of our little shop and the start of the holiday season, we are offering my blog readers 10% off all orders now through December 15 with the code HAPPYHOLIDAYS2015. Spread the word to all those with babies in your life! And add one of these wooden gyms to your baby's Christmas wish list and pass the coupon code to the grandparents :)