When I think back to where this all started I am suddenly overwhelmed by where it is now. I simply wanted open ended toys for my baby that I knew where entirely baby safe. Having just had my second baby, with my first only two years old, it was important to me what everything I brought into my home was not a hazard in any way. I could not find what I was after. Worse still for a lot of products they didn't state if they were actually baby safe - what wood or paints they used. I just didn't want to risk it.
I started with a simple block set; then added in some different sizes, introduced some heuristic pieces and started to work out what I wanted going forward. It was purely for my children and their playroom. A friend suggested selling it and I already had BabyPlay as somewhat of a blog style Facebook page. I spent a long time figuring out how to make a website and opened shop!
When my partner found himself out of work right before Covid, it seemed the perfect opportunity. I had a good community and there was things I wanted to add that I was not confident in making myself! He is not a builder. Together we have spent a lot of time learning, and we continue to learn everyday.
This journey so far has been hard, it has been overwhelming but it has been amazing! Now we have four beautiful girls who all enjoy our toys. We are so grateful to be able to work around them and we are so proud of how far we have come and are so thankful for our amazing customers who make it so worth it!