Siah’s Gifts for the Babies

Josiah received a bit of help with his gifts…

Well, honestly, I wanted to be able to give these to the babies and Jon and I worked on them together and in an effort to make things as easy as possible – we gave them to Siah to give to the babies.

He helped to play with them before hand and also to wrap them up and well……that counts doesn’t it?

This year, it counts! It just does.


I bought a wooden teething toy for Josiah when he was a baby. I loved that it was all natural. These are made from Maple and are finished with Flaxseed Oil.


There are tons of these wooden teethers available for purchase on the internet and I wondered if we would be able to re-create some for ourselves.


We purchased a piece of hardwood and decided which designs that we wanted to create and Jon started cutting.


I love this hippo. I think he’s absolutely adorable. I have been trying to come up with an elephant design as I LOVE elephants and I’d love to be able to design the cutest elephant. I just don’t want it to have too many small pointy or sharp(ish) edges.


I also love these guitar’s.


Which design is your favorite? They were so much fun to make and I will definitely be giving these out as gifts in the future.

I love that the babies get a kick out of sucking and chewing on these, but a bonus surprise has been that Xandra and her cousins have enjoyed playing with the camera & keys; and that Josiah has loved playing with these also. I love the fact that they are using their imaginations to play with these. I also love that they are being used my children from infancy through to 12 years old. I’m wanting to make more wooden toys to encourage them in creative and imaginative play.

This gift was a lot of fun to create and even more fun to give.

Author: Patricia Culley

I'm the ringmaster of my own circus. Just trying to stay one step ahead of the monkeys.

5 thoughts on “Siah’s Gifts for the Babies”

  1. I love all of them! But the guitars are my favorite! Wow they are great. Are you going to be selling them? Let me know if you are and I’ll have to get some from you for shower gifts.
    Happy New Year to all of you!

  2. i love these! for an elephant design make the hand the space between the trunk. just connect the trunk to the body and it should be stable enough. does that make sense?

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