My littlest man just turn 3 months old. His sudden interest in grasping has put me on the hunt for some new Montessori infant items. Etsy is a great resource for handmade children's items. It has an ever growing number of Montessori inspired items.
My first stop was with The Pink House. I original purchased nearly every product in their line when William was 6 months old. He really loved the grasping beads and the peg in cup. I decided to go back and purchase the crocheted rattle for Lockelan. I must say that he already adores it. It has such a gentle sound. If their is a young infant in your life then I highly recommend the 5 piece set. The quality is impeccable.
My next stop was with Indie Bambino. I was looking for some simple wood rings. I was able to purchase a set of three for a song. Not only are the rings made of untreated birch, you are able to pick your finish. I chose traditional olive oil and beeswax. The rings are beautiful. Lockelan is quite taken with them. The first ring I gave him went in his mouth immediately.
I didn't actually purchase from Bella's Casa but I wish I had discovered the shop earlier. They offer a set of the four classic Montessori mobiles which includes the Munari, Octahedron, Gobbi and Dancer mobiles. Lockelan is a bit too old for these now but they will be on my short list should we be blessed with another child in the future.
Do you have any great resources for younger infants? If so, please leave a comment!