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Current Montessori Baby Inspiration

Earlier this week, we had our anatomy scan for baby 4. I'm happy to report that everything looked just as it should and baby was healthy. We also learned that we are expecting another boy - Theodore Ignatius! Since baby Teddy/Ted/Theo/Theodore (we'll figure it out eventually - haha) is baby 4 and a second boy in a row there's really not much that we need to get to prepare for baby. But, that hasn't stopped me from looking around and finding all sorts of Montessori baby inspiration.


I figured I would share a few things that have been inspiring me lately as I window shop, and pick up a few things.

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  • I cannot stop thinking about Moses baskets in all their beautiful forms. This one is super calling to me. 
  • This beautiful topponcino is going to be perfect for having a newborn again. 
  • I think I need this black and white baby paper because I cannot for the life of me figure out where ours is at the moment. 
  • A gorgeous 3-D Whale Mobile would be a beautiful addition to my Montessori mobile addiction collection. 
  • This wooden infant shelf from Sprout Kids would be so nice in either our nursery or movement area.
  • I'm obsessed with this rainbow polka dot onesie. 
  • I'm paging through my copies of this book and this one to try and get back in the mindset of having an infant!
  • I love the soft new colors of the newer plan toys baby toy collection. This little rattle is so sweet. 
  • The tripod mobile and toy hanger from Monti Kids is just so beautiful! (Use Code NICOLE for $30 off a box) 
If you have or are expecting a baby, what is inspiring you?

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