Offbeat Empire fave Princess Lasertron has graced us with another faboo creation — baby Alice’s positively adorable bedroom! (Psst! You can read her birth story here)
Says Megan: “This week I have spent a lot of time at my local library […] one block away from my house […] I have been reading books about Montessori and Waldorf education philosophies and I just love it.”
Here are a few additions/ideas that Megan came up with for Alice’s room:
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- A mat on the floor for sleeping: “I like it because it is still a dedicated place for sleep, but Alice is free to leave the bed herself (and get back in bed) without getting hurt. I have so many quilts to use that are stacked up in my closet and this is the perfect way to use those too. This one in my favorite colors was made by Rachel Denbow.”
- Hanging a wall pocket organizer for Alice’s personal items to de-clutter the dresser top: “Right now it holds her two pairs of shoes, baby Tylenol, diaper wash, tiny washcloths (we use them as wipes), rash ointment, aspirators, lotion, clips for her diapers, and massage oil. I got the organizer in the dollar section at Target!”
- Removing a lot of toys and clutter: “From now on I plan to have certain toys in certain places in the house so there is variety wherever Alice is playing, but not an overwhelming amount.”
- Putting rolled-up towels under her changing table and dresser to keep things from rolling underneath: “Advice to parents — don’t pick baby furniture with space underneath!”
You can see more photos of this dream room (seriously, I’m contemplating moving in) at Princess Lasertron.
Comments on Alice Lasertron’s Montessori-inspired bedroom will rock your world
I know this post is about the room not really Waldorf but I just wanted to say I went to Waldorf and I loved it! It’s really a great teaching philosophy, my sister even decided to become a Waldorf teacher.
One of my favourite things about Waldorf kindergartens are the wooden toys and I see you’ve got some great ones!
While we’re on that topic, I went to Montessori and loved it! Like your sister, my sister and I have both considered becoming Montessori teachers. Hasn’t happened yet (and it probably won’t), but I think it shows how much we enjoyed it. I credit both my good grades in high school and university and my offbeat-ness to my Montessori education.
Such a cute and quirky room. I love the mix of old and new.
When did you start her on the sleeping mat? I love the idea, but I cannot imagine my getting my daughter down to sleep on one. We kind of tried, but I worry it’s too late or not a good fit for her personality. We don’t do CIO or anything, but it’s almost like the confines of her crib help her “get” that it’s time for sleeping, not playing. Which is so the opposite of Montessori, I know…
she uses it for naps and usually sleeps in our bed.
I love the cozy corner with the mirror!
I LOVE LOVE the montessori aesthetic. I just recently decided that our “nursery”/computer/craft supply storage room with a crib that was never used was a waste or space. We now have ONE bedroom for all of us and a dedicated computer room the baby never really needs to be in. I tried as much as possible to adapt the montessori philisophy to our shared space. it’s not all the way the but I love it anyways and I love that Finn is totally safe to explore anything he wants in his room…and he knows where his toys are when he wants them too!
The mat on the floor is a really great idea, especially the way you implemented it, but I have an anecdote about mattresses on floors. My mom always says one of the worst parts of her life was when my baby brother (right at the walking stage) fell off a twin sized mattress that was right on the floor (like, 6 inches off the ground, right??) and broke his arm! He had this little tiny cast for a few weeks and she was glared at like no other point in her life! We all laugh and tease her now, though. : )
Oh! Awesome! Does she sit in her little desk? It’s so cute!
not yet–it’s a big kid-sized desk but she can use it when she’s older. 🙂
I started my first son sleeping on the floor at around 10 months old. We had just moved so I put some large flat pillows in a tent and he loved it! Then, I put a baby gate up at his door, so that he couldn’t leave the room without me knowing. It was great!
Love! Megan, you made the bouquets for my wedding, and I still think you walk on water, and it’s no surprise to me that your nursery is just beautiful.