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Montessori Babies

Montessori is a way of life that begins at birth. Montessori from birth is an amazing and transformative journey. Below you can find our Montessori baby pages organized roughly by month so you can follow our journey of using Montessori from t0e start. Each page has Montessori information about babies at that month and a look at what our Montessori babies were up to at that age. 


When looking through these lists of articles, please remember that one of the most important parts of Montessori is to follow the child. Your child may not align perfectly with mine. Your child's interests may be completely different. Or they may be similar. Either is perfect. Trust your child, not this timeline! This is not meant to be a curriculum to follow just one family's example.

Planning For Baby

Click here for articles about pregnancy and preparing for a baby.

Newborn

Click here for articles on newborns from birth to one-month old. 

One-Month-Old

Click here for articles on babies from one-month to two-months-old.

Two-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from two-months-old to three-months-old. 

Three-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from three-months-old to four-months-old. 

Four-Months-Old 

Click here for articles on babies from four-months-old to five-months-old. 

Five-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from five-months-old to six-months-old. 

Six-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from six-months-old to seven-months-old. 

Seven-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from seven-months-old to eight-months-old. 

Eight-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from eight-months-old to nine-months-old. 

Nine-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from nine-months-old to ten-months-old. 

Ten-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from ten-months-old to eleven-months-old. 

Eleven-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies from eleven-months-old to twelve-months-old. 

Twelve-Months-Old

Click here for articles on babies at twelve-months-old. 


If you would rather browse articles week by week, here is a list for you!

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*Please note that Theodore is still an infant and this list will be updated as he grows


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