I’ve been asked a number of times for recommendations for Montessori baby rooms and floor beds.
Here’s a post I wrote about what we did in our own home:
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
- a floor bed
- a mobile above the floor bed
- a mirror attached to the wall or a horizontal mirror
- 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
Photo from One Baby’s Montessori Room from a Montessori Musing Place. (Blog is no longer available.)
Here are some other lovely examples of Montessori rooms parents have created for their babies:
Annabelle’s Nursery from Vibrant Wanderings (blog is no longer availble)
Our Montessori Baby Room from Wildflower Ramblings
Montessori-Inspired Baby Room from Mama’s Happy Hive
Montessori Room at 8 Months from Belle & Beau
How I Accidentally Set Up a Montessori Bedroom from Jojoebi
More helpful posts about Montessori baby rooms:
Montessori Infant Room Newborn (Birth to Three Months) and Montessori Infant Room Newborn (Birth to Three Months) from How We Montessori
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
What’s on Baby Bells Shelves at 10 Months from Natural Beach Living
The Floor Bed: Merging AP and Montessorian Principles from A Secure Base
Baby Play Space for 6-18 Months Olds Inspired by Montessori & Reggio from The Imagination Tree
You’ll see some great Montessori baby rooms and resources in the baby ed articles from Magical Movement Company
Preparing a Montessori Baby Space in Your Living Room (This post is about the space in my home for my granddaughter, Zoey. My baby space includes a floor bed.)
Update: Here’s the Montessori newborn baby space I prepared when Zoey’s sister, Sophia, was born four years later:
Update: Here’s the Montessori newborn baby space in my daughter and son-in-law’s home for my grandson, Caleb (born 3 months after Sophia):
We Love the Montessori Newborn Baby Space in Our Living Room from ChristinaChitwood.com
Update: Here’s the Montessori baby space Sophia and Caleb shared at my house:
I have many more posts with Montessori baby resources.
See more examples of lovely Montessori baby rooms and Montessori-friendly homes on my Montessori-Friendly Home Pinterest Board.
PREPARING MONTESSORI SPACES IN YOUR HOME
See “How to Create a Montessori-Friendly Home” for ideas for a number of levels. Here are some of my main home environment posts here:
- How to Prepare a Montessori Baby Room at Home (roundup post)
- How to Prepare a Montessori Toddler Environment at Home (roundup post)
- Preparing a Montessori Newborn Baby Space at Home
- How to Use Montessori Mobiles to Encourage a Newborn Baby’s Development and Delight
- Preparing a Montessori Baby Space with Shelves at Home
- Preparing a Montessori Baby Space in Your Living Room
- Preparing a Montessori Baby-Toddler Space at Home
- Preparing Montessori Toddler Spaces at Home (includes my Montessori toilet learning setup)
- How to Prepare Montessori Shelves for a 2 Year Old
- How to Prepare Montessori Shelves for a 2½ Year Old
- How to Prepare Montessori Shelves for a 3 Year Old
- How to Prepare Montessori Shelves for a 3½ Year Old
- How to Prepare Montessori Shelves for a 4 Year Old
- How to Prepare Montessori Shelves for a 4½ Year Old
- How to Prepare Montessori Shelves for a 5 Year Old
- How to Prepare Themed Montessori Shelves
- How to Prepare a Montessori Home Environment for Afterschooling
- Create an Attractive Home Environment from Montessori at Home!
- How to Set Up a Montessori Homeschool Classroom
- How to Prepare Montessori Homeschool Spaces for Babies through First Graders
- How to Prepare a Montessori Space in Your Living Room for Toddlers Through Early Elementary
I’d love to hear how you’ve used or are planning to use Montessori ideas in your newborn baby spaces! 🙂
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