How to Prepare a Montessori Baby Room

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Photo from A Montessori Musing Place

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I’ve been asked a number of times for recommendations for Montessori rooms and floor beds for babies. Here’s a post I wrote about what we did in our own home:

How to Set Up Your Home for an Infant by Using Montessori Principles

I’ve done some research online to see what other parents have done to create a Montessori home environment for their babies. Each family needs to decide what is best for their unique situation. Babies might have their own room or a place in the family’s living room. The family might use co-sleeping for part or all of the night with the baby using the Montessori room or space mainly during the daytime.

Common attributes of Montessori baby rooms:

  • a baby-proofed space that is safe for the baby to move and explore

    Photo from A Montessori Musing Place

    Photo from A Montessori Musing Place

  • a floor bed
  • a mobile above the floor bed
  • a mirror attached to the wall beside the bed or a horizontal mirror next to the floor bed
  • low pictures on the walls
  • low shelves
  • child-sized furniture
  • natural materials wherever possible
  • gate at the doorway so the door can be left open

The photos are from One Baby’s Montessori Room from a Montessori Musing Place.

Here are some other lovely examples of Montessori rooms parents have created for their babies:

Baby’s room from Sew Liberated, Playroom for a baby and a toddler from Sew Liberated, Ideas for Mobiles from Sew Liberated, and Ideas for Artwork for a Baby’s Room from Sew Liberated

Montessori Infant Space from Life in the Pink Tower and Montessori Weaning Table from Life in the Pink Tower

Montessori Floor Bed Articles from The Montessori Child at Home

Annecilik Oyonu

Modern Home Modern Baby

Montessori in Motion

Gotcha Baby

Things to Remember

More helpful posts about Montessori baby rooms:

To Crib or Not to Crib From MariaMontessori.com

THE FIRST YEAR—Unique Development & The Child’s Self-Respect from Michael Olaf

Oh, Baby! Preparing a Montessori Environment for the Littlest Ones from Montessori for Everyone

Montessori Environment 0-6 months and Montessori Environment 6-12 months from Daily Montessori

The Prepared Environment: The Montessori Step Every Parent Should Do from Escaping To My Happy Place

UPDATES: The Floor Bed: Merging AP and Montessorian Principles from A Secure Base

15 Outstanding Montessori Playrooms & Nurseries from Disney Baby

Your Baby’s First Montessori Shelf from Montessori Mischief

Baby Play Space for 6-18 Months Olds Inspired by Montessori & Reggio from The Imagination Tree

Montessori Learning Environment for Baby (Podcast) from Parent Savers

Have fun preparing a happy, safe environment for your baby!

 

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