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Week By Week Activities for Newborns - Montessori Baby Week 12

Now that Teddy has hit 12 weeks, I wanted to do a little activity recap from his time as a newborn. Sometimes it can feel like we have to do so much with our babies, but I don't want it to feel like this with this list. This was just one thing we did that week. The majority of the time, Teddy spent nursing, sleeping, and snuggling. 

Also, looking at this list, don't think he only did these activities that week. Many are on going even now. The time indicates when I introduced the activity, not the duration of the work. Remember too, this is Teddy's timeline! Your child might have different interests, skills, or timetable. 

With all that said, here's Teddy's activities for the first 12 weeks of life: 

12 Montessori activities for the first 12 weeks of life!

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Birth to Week 1: Snuggling on the Topponcino
1 Week Old: DIY Munari Inspired Mobile | Munari Mobile
2 Weeks Old: Tummy Time with Black and White Images {we used this book}

12 Montessori activities for the first 12 weeks of life!

3 Weeks Old: Outdoor Walks and Naps
4 Weeks Old: Listening to Music {Gus playing this xylophone for Teddy}
5 Weeks Old: Octahedron Mobile

12 Montessori activities for the first 12 weeks of life!

6 Weeks Old: Looking at Clothing Choice - I made the choice, but then show him before putting it on his body
7 Weeks Old: Naps in his floor bed
8 Weeks Old: Bell Mobile

12 Montessori activities for the first 12 weeks of life!

9 Weeks Old: Crochet grasping ring {from Monti Kids use code NICOLE30 for discount}
10 Weeks Old: Get the flu and cuddle for a week - we all got influenza and did nothing!
11 Weeks Old: Gobbi Mobile
12 Weeks Old: Play Silks over a bar

And that's it! A quick look at Teddy's first 12 weeks! Hopefully this inspires your own simple Montessori play!

Do you like this recap format? Let me know and I will make sure to do it again for week 24!

12 Montessori activities for the first 12 weeks of life! A week by week guide of what to do with your baby.


Becky said…
Love it! Great summary and super simple and inspiring!
Nas said…
This is great. I'm new to Montessori and get overwhelmed with what to do with my baby and at what time etc.. you always show things don't have to get too complicated. Thank you for the great post.
Libby said…
Love this recap (especially the sweet photos)!

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