The Montessori Baby
A guide to raising a baby from birth to age one by applying the wisdom of Montessori, from the bestselling author of The Montessori Toddler and a coauthor with expertise in infant care and education.
The Montessori Baby guides new parents in how to interact with babies in ways that assist their development and foster a respectful relationship between parent and child. It's Time To Change The Way We See Babies.
Cowritten by Montessori Toddler author Simone Davies and fellow Montessori educator Junnifa Uzodike, The Montessori Baby draws on the child-led principles of the Montessori educational method to foster a first year defined by
love, respect, understanding, and a surprising sense of calm. Maria Montessori observed that all children have what she called “an absorbent mind,” ready to drink it all in, and that the role of parents is to mindfully assist in their learning and development. With babies, that means less is more - a lot less stuff, for sure, but also less speed; slow way down, and avoid rushing through feeding, nappy changes, and the like. It means establishing a “yes” space - where baby can safely explore absolutely everything, whether with hands or mouth. It means setting up activities to help promote baby’s movement and language development, but then to step back - the parent’s role is to prepare the environment, not be the entertainer.
There are tips on how to set clear and kind boundaries, how to create a secure sense of attachment, how best to speak to baby, and even what kind of toys to use (mobiles especially) - all through the Montessori lens. And like its
It's an absolute pleasure to look at - beautiful colour illustrations and a bright airy design reinforce the book’s direct and jargon-free approach. It may also inspire parents to look at their own homes in a different way and use the
Montessori aesthetic to create an environment of uncluttered calm. The whole family will benefit.
Highly recommended by Nido family.