Montessori is a method of education based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play.
In the bedroom, everything should be within his reach and on his level. This includes all furniture, clothing, books, toys, and artwork.
The biggest difference between a traditional nursery and a Montessori nursery (aside from all the pint-sized furniture!) is the fact that a Montessori nursery does not contain a crib. Instead, the child sleeps on a floor bed. The floor bed follows the general principles of the Montessori Method: a child should have freedom of movement, and should be able to move independently around his (carefully childproofed!) room. For this reason, a floor bed is preferable to a crib, since a crib restricts movement and limits independence.
Montessori parents typically keep their babies in a bassinet or Moses basket during the newborn stage, but starting as early as 2 months or so, they transition to a floor bed.
We plan to give Baby a Montessori bedroom. Please keep this in mind if you want to get Baby something!
Emerson is turning ONE!
Baby Emerson's Room