Monday, July 14, 2014

Montessori Inspired Baby Care Basket



Henry has been in love with babies for as long as I can remember. Real babies, baby dolls, he loves them all! In order to help him feel included after Nora's birth, I made him this Montessori inspired baby care basket. It allows him to safely use real baby care items and practice being a big brother. 


The baby care basket was really easy to pull together. The basket includes a baby doll, a swaddling blanket, a burp cloth, a set of mittens, a pair of socks, a onesie, a newborn diaper, and a hat. These items are placed in a large basket. Henry has access to the items whenever he wants. They are all real baby items, so he is using the exact same things I use with Nora. 


I try to encourage Henry to use his baby care basket when he is frustrated that I need to spend more of my time with Nora. It also helps Henry learn care of self skills, as he learns to put the socks, the mittens and other clothes on. 


Plus, it's a wonderful way for him to feel included during this time of transition. And, nothing makes me feel better than that! 


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5 comments:

  1. I love the last picture of him - his eyes just look like they hold all the sweetness in the world! :)

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  2. Although there are no more babies in this home, this activity would still be relevant to my three Littles, especially my daughter who loves babies. Her twin brother will also enjoy this activity and will need to use care and gentleness caring for 'baby', something he needs to practice :)

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  3. Baby care basket is essential for a baby. The baby care basket was really easy to pull together. The basket includes a baby doll, a swaddling blanket, a burp cloth, a set of mittens, a pair of socks, a onesie, a newborn diaper, and a hat.

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  4. All the time we are getting some occasions to give a gift to our kids but finding varieties of toys all the time is little difficult. You have presented a very good gift option here. This baby care basket is having good stuffs that kids will enjoy and ultimately they will learn something. Montessori is doing something innovative that can make young children learn a lot of things. I appreciate this innovative idea.

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