8 Cute DIY Baby Gyms To Develop Your Kid

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What every parent needs is something fun for your baby to use that doesn’t take much set up and allows your baby to move and work on their development skills. The solution to this problem just may be a baby gym!

A baby gym has a number of advantages: when your baby kicks and reaches for toys they are giving themselves a great core workout. Crossing midline is an important aspect in development in that it helps develop the ability for the left side of the brain to talk to the right side of the brain. Colors, textures and sounds stimulate senses. While in the baby gym your baby bats at toys working on his/her eye hand coordination. A baby gym can be used from day 1 if you want and it does all the best for your kid! Unfortunately, baby gyms are rather expensive, but they are pretty easy to make yourself. Need some ideas? Let’s take a look at them below!

After seeing baby gym after baby gym with plastic this and fuzzy that, this wooden minimalistic version is a welcome change! If you’ve got a baby on the way, or just want to make this as a gift for a loved one, try your hand at this surprisingly simple project! The good thing about this project is that the pieces are made of wood, which is all-natural and doesn’t contain any chemicals, and the design of the resulting piece will easily fit a contemporary or Scandinavian space.

DIY contemproary wooden baby gym with beads (via themerrythought.com)

DIY contemproary wooden baby gym with beads (via themerrythought.com)

Here’s a beautiful and colorful baby gym. Unlike most baby gear and toys—which are often plastic (or feature a jarring color palette)—this one is beautiful; it’s something you wouldn’t mind leaving out when people come to visit (almost like an art piece). Even better, it’s completely customizable, which means you can tailor it to coordinate with your nursery or your living room. This project is surprisingly easy—painting all the beads took up the most amount of time. Even though the finished product is still very bright and colorful, the color palette is pretty—a welcome change from most of the baby gyms on the market.

DIY wooden baby gym with colorful geometric beads (via diy.dunnlumber.com)

DIY wooden baby gym with colorful geometric beads (via diy.dunnlumber.com)

We totally love IKEA hacks, and this baby gym is one of them. The author of the tutorial renovated IKEA Leka baby gym and also bought an IKEA Himmelsk mobile to incorporate into the gym – these cute little toys are perfect to catch and eye. Read the tutorial and find out how to hack these two IKEA pieces with style and make your kid happy.

DIY IKEA Leka And Himmelsk hack into a cool baby gym (via almostmakesperfect.com)

DIY IKEA Leka And Himmelsk hack into a cool baby gym (via almostmakesperfect.com)

This is a super dreamy baby gym with a sun and a rainbow cloud that your baby will love! I enjoy the bright colors and various textures incorporated, which means that your baby will have more senses on and more interest in the gym. Get inspired, use a free sewing pattern and make this beautiful gym!

DIY bright and fun baby gym with a rainbow cloud (via www.craftaholicsanonymous.net)

DIY bright and fun baby gym with a rainbow cloud (via www.craftaholicsanonymous.net)

This amazing baby gym is a cool hack of an existing piece with ugly plastic toys. The author gave a makeover to the gym and removed the toys and substituted them for colorful felt balls that are all-natural and can’t harm your baby. Like this idea? Read the tutorial and get how to renovate your gym this way.

DIY wooden baby gym hack with colorufl felt beads (via stripesandwhimsy.com)

DIY wooden baby gym hack with colorufl felt beads (via stripesandwhimsy.com)

This project is about how to turn an Ikea baby gym into a fun and colorful piece that will be stimulating for your little one. This DIY colorful baby gym tutorial is a quick one and can be adapted to reflect your personal style. I love the bold tropical motifs – pineapples – on the gym, it feels so summery!

DIY bright pineapple baby gym (via fusionmineralpaint.com)

DIY bright pineapple baby gym (via fusionmineralpaint.com)

What I love about this little baby gym is its natural materials and a stylish neutral look that will be a nice addition to any contemporary interior. I also like tiny crochet fishes hanging down, they are super cute! If you love this idea, read the tutorial and make this gym!

DY neutral and natural baby gym with crochet fish and wooden beads (via www.atilio.se)

DY neutral and natural baby gym with crochet fish and wooden beads (via www.atilio.se)

I love this pretty colorful baby gym! This piece shows off several bright toys – a flower, a rainbow, a sun, a heart, all of them are soft and super cute! Of course, you may go for your own toys that you like and that fit the décor theme of your nursery, get inspired.

DIY baby gym with colorful sewn toys (via sarahhearts.com)

DIY baby gym with colorful sewn toys (via sarahhearts.com)