Montessori from birth - supporting baby's natural gross motor development by avoiding baby containing devices

Natural Gross Motor Development

In this article, I want to share why you don’t need to use many baby items (from jumperoos to swings to bouncy chars to baby walkers), what you could do instead, and what the Montessori perspective is on this. Movement is extremely important, especially for infants. According to Montessori, infants have a sensitive period for gross motor development. Parents can encourage …

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Birth Story Part 2

Again, there is a big trigger warning. This post will contain discussion of a traumatic birth, post-partum depression, and talk of suicide. Please refer to part 1 of our birth story here. In the previous article, I shared the events leading up to our emergency c-section with our third baby, Ella. Unfortunately, from this point, things …

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