Although Hawk prefers my arms over anywhere else, he also loves to lie underneath a toy.
He has an adorable, simple mobile hanging over his changing table that I mounted onto a plant hanger. He’ll smile at it and chat with the soft animals. He loves doing this so much that it got me thinking about baby gyms.
I didn’t even consider a baby gym for Fae. All of the gyms that I had seen had been made of plastic and full of loud toys, so I just overlooked them. They didn’t tempt me. Fae also didn’t like to be put down all that often–not even under a mobile. She preferred to be snuggled in her sling.
I searched the internet for “wooden” baby gyms, since my standards of what enters (and stays) in our home needs to either be beautiful or useful (preferably both)–and I try to stick to natural materials. I came across a few, but instead of choosing one to buy, I decided to check in with my dad (a carpenter and excellent craftsman) to see if he’d just make us one.
I’m so grateful that I did. Hawk now has the most beautiful hand-crafted, cedar baby gym. A perfect addition to our home. And Fae likes it, too.