Wooden Baby Play Gym - Great Present for a Baby Shower

7 Materials
1 Hour

This is a baby gym to make baby move and play under.I feel any wooden toys or baby gym is so much more eye-pleasing than the store-bought plastic ones.It’s a simple project that could be done in an hour without serious tools required. Find full tutorial on my blog here.

Measure and cut wood

Measure 4 legs (2′ each). Using a hole saw, drill a hole on 2 legs (2″ from the top). If you don’t have that one, you can always ask Home Depot workers to do it for you.

Attach a dowel

Attach a dowel with screws and glue.

Cut an angle on the bottom

Cut a 23 angle cut on the bottom of the legs. I used my miter saw but you can also use a hand saw. This cut will ensure your wooden baby play gym to be stable on its legs.

Connect legs with a rope

Drill holes on the sides and put a rope through it. 

Add toys.

Using an elastic cord put the wooden beads on it.

Variety of toys.

You can add different mobiles for it. As options, you could use wooden teethers, felt toys, or colorful ribbon. The point is for baby to get curious about those things and try to reach to it, working out those tiny baby muscles.

If you'd like to read a more detailed post about how to make this baby gym, you can find it here.

Suggested materials:

  • 1 - 1x2x8  (home depot)
  • 1 - 7/8 dowel  (home depot)
  • Wooden rings
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  • Judy
    on Jun 29, 2020

    I like this idea except for the beads. If the elastic string breaks, the beads become a major choking hazard. Maybe use baby safe teethers and toys?

    • April
      on Jun 29, 2020

      Thanks Judy! That’s a very valid concern! Babies shouldn’t be unattended at any time.

      Felt toys and teethers are Great alternatives to the beads.

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