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August 26, 2019

Our Mini Montessori Nursery

As you may know, we’re busy checking off projects on the “before the baby is born” list around here. This weekend, I was focused on finally getting our mini-nursery space set up and ready for baby Theodore. 

A glimpse at our mini Montessori influenced nursery space for newborns.

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Typically, we’ve had our babies sleep in a bassinet in our master bedroom for the first couple of months. But, everything else (floor bed, clothes, changing table) has all been in the baby nursery. Well, this time, all of that will be in one space in our room. Gus is supposed to move out of the nursery and into the room he will share with Nora. But, Nora is having some sleep trouble (I’m blaming the new baby/summer routine for now) so his move has been delayed a bit. 

Anyway, our new little space is done. I’m thrilled with how it turned out. We are reusing the DIY wardrobe I made for Gus’ room. This contains everything we’ll need for those first couple months - so basically diapers and clothes. The drawer is storage for blankets and sleep sacks. You can see Teddy's little newborn sized capsule wardrobe; everything you see is everything we have. I'll keep you posted on how that goes! 

On top, is our diaper changing area. I know some Montessorians start with changes on the floor, I find that physically too difficult right after giving birth. We tend to switch to lower changes once my child is more engaged in the process (like moving around a lot, or able to grab diapers.) 

Finally the spaces has our new bassinet. I’m super excited to try this out. Our old bassinet broke, so I spent some time on the hunt for a new one and settled on the Snuzpod (U.S. link - I ordered from UK because it was significantly cheaper.) I’m especially excited that it can move around easily, and I’m dreaming of outdoor baby naps this autumn! Inside you can see our topponcino - but more on that soon. 

All in all, it’s a pretty simple Montessori baby space that will be perfect for our early days together. I hope this makes those long nights a bit easier. 

Does your baby room share for the first few months? 

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