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  1. Roya says:

    Hello, Thanks for the great article. I was actually thinking about floor bed for my baby and found this very helpful. I just have a question, some of the beds have short rail around them and an opening on one side, whereas some are completely free. Does that make any difference in the concept of Montessori? Especially if I want to start using this method for a 3 or 4 month old baby to gradually transfer him to his bedroom.

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @ Roya – Thanks for visiting us and for your great question!! The rails are great for babies, because you will not want them to roll off of the mattress onto the floor! Many Montessori style beds include the railing or they are available to purchase separately. Good luck Roya!!

  2. Brittani says:

    I am currently trying a Montessori floor bed but my 3 month old keeps wiggling her way off the bed and onto the floor and so I keep putting her in the bassinet because I don’t want her to end up face down in the carpet. Do you have any suggestions on how to prevent this? Or what to do to help the situation? We really want to stick with the Montessori method but don’t want to put our baby in a situation that could be dangerous.

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Brittani – Thanks for writing to us about your 3 month old and the Montessori floor bed! Safety is definitely number one, so if she’s not 100% safe and can wiggle off, you may indeed want to use a bassinet or co-sleeper for now. It’s possible that you can find a safety railing/railings that you can attach to the mattress. Depending on your bed/setup, they do manufacture these for many different sizes of beds! Good luck Brittani!

  3. Maricela says:

    Your style is unique compared to other people I have read stuff from.
    Many thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I’ll just
    bookmark this web site.

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Glad you are enjoying our information and articles @Maricela! Thanks for visiting, and keep reading!! : )

  4. Melissa Riker says:

    We loved having our third son on a floor bed and found he took to it better than our others did to a crib! Our Montessori nursery: https://thehappierhomemaker.com/ikea-nursery-reveal/

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Melissa – Thanks for sharing! The Montessori nursery is adorable!

  5. Emily Singer says:

    Can you recommend an eco friendly/non toxic mattress that is 2-4 in.?

  6. Yvette says:

    My 15 month old began to struggle to settle in his crib. His sleep deteriorated to get ups and screaming every 10-15 minutes through the night. He began to dismantle by yanking the bars (he’s a strong boy -95th Centile) He would only sleep in our bed and he developed strabismus (lazy eye).

    I just felt he needed to be in his own bed, so we transitioned him to his own room and toddler bed, Childproofed his room and he sleeps all the way through the night!!!! Two of the nights he played with toys in the middle of the night, on other nights following I’ve found him fast asleep half climed out of his bed and on the floor. After just over a week
    – he no longer has strabismus
    – sleeps all the way through
    – He is so much more energetic and able to learn.

    As a first time mum I felt guilty but just knew it was the right time for him.

    • Janelle Reid says:

      Hi @Yvette, amazing! No need to feel guilty for transitioning your baby to a floor bed at 15 months. Great job to you for finding what worked for him. So glad he is safe (climbing out of his crib in the middle of the night is scary) and that you are all sleeping better!

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