Babylodge® Montessori beds: Italian beauty and design...tailored to the child
Design beds, cots and accessories for children
It’s easy to say Montessori beds. At Babylodge® we do more: true to our Italian roots, we design and manufacture high-end furniture for children, carefully selecting the raw materials and taking care of the creation down to the smallest detail.
Inspired by the Montessori pedagogy, our catalog is the result of a scrupulous planning, built around quality. Each product is designed to provide children with a beautiful, safe, free and accessible environment.
In one word, child-friendly.
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Beauty, freedom and nature
Childhood is that crucial age in which the social and aesthetic sensibility of the individual takes shape . The adult’s creative capability and autonomy largely depend on what he saw, touched and breathed when he was a child.
Too often objects intended for children are designed and made in an approximate way, with poor quality materials and poorly designed approach.
Babylodge® combines the educational value of design with the principle of freedom of the Montessori method, always choosing the best raw materials offered by nature and relying on the skills of the best Italian craftsmen.
Because objects speak to us, even if they have no voice.
And we believe it is essential to surround children with objects of authentic quality and meaning: in a word, value.
100% NATURE, 100% SKILLS
Textile accessories and décor
Montessori bed. An extraordinary revolution, for over 100 years.
“The child should have the right to sleep when he is sleepy, to wake when he has slept enough, and to get up as soon as he likes […] We therefore advise that the old child’s cot should be done away with, and that in its place a very low bed should be made, which the child can enter or leave when he pleases.”
The secret of childhood, Maria Montessori, 1934.
One hundred years have gone by since Maria Montessori first explained the importance of providing children with furniture commensurate with their abilities. First of all, the bed which, to be truly used independently by the child from an early age, must have two characteristics:
An apparently trivial definition, but with a revolutionary scope because it requires a complete change of perspective from the adult.
The parent or teacher is called to listen to the child’s needs and help him “do it on his own”, respecting his times and preferences. Even in sleep management.
Montessori beds are Babylodge®’s speciality: we design and manufacture children’s beds in authentic Montessori style, scrupulously respecting Maria Montessori‘s guidelines and with unique attention to design and quality.
UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE
Questions and Answers
There is no precise and unique moment for everyone. In general, as there are no specific contraindications, we can say it is never too early for the child.
However, it can be for mom and dad, who sometimes need more time to understand the benefits of choosing a Montessori bed. In any case, every family knows and opts for what is best for themselves and their child, in the times and ways that are most convenient to them.
FROM BIRTH. Some opt for the Montessori bed right away, from birth. The advantage is that the child gets used to a free and open environment from the very first moments of life, there won’t be any particular transitions to deal with when he is grows up and mom and dad won’t have to buy cots, cribs or other temporary solutions.
Of course, the recommendation is to complete the bet set-up with the typical accessories that accompany the first months of a child’s life, useful for creating a safe and secure environment. Like the reducer for newborns, designed specifically to confine the baby’s space to a well-defined, soft and enveloping area, similar to a mother’s womb. In Babylodge® productrange you can find GIRO, developed to turn from da baby-nest into bed bumper following to the child’s age and needs.
FROM CRAWLING AGE. There is a specific moment of child development in which the Montessori bed expresses its full potential: it is crawling age, usually between 7 and 9 months of age, according to each one. It is the stage in which the child begins to become aware of his body and his movement abilities. When he realizes he can govern his own movements and displacements, just like he sees grownups do. It is an extremely intense phase, which is also accompanied by a strong desire for discovery. This is a very important moment, in which the child benefits greatly, from every point of view, from the opportunity to learn to “do it by him self”.
Babylodge® Montessori beds are suitable and safe for all children, starting from birth or crawling up to 6 years of age. Furthermore, since children become very attached to their cot, they are conceived in an evolutionary key: through the PIÙ extension kit, they can be lengthened to follow the child’s growth up to the age of 11.
The answer is: a lot! 🙂
Choosing a (real) Montessori bed brings important benefits to the child, to the parents and, more generally, to the whole family routine. The implications are many and various and involve practical, pedagogical and emotional aspects.
- The child can get in and out of his bed on his own, according to his own times, preferences and needs. This gradually leads to a greater awareness of oneself and one’s needs, and to an increasingly independent physical, cognitive and emotional development.
- Since it has no bars, the cot is not experienced by the child as a place of “constriction”, but as a space of freedom and tranquillity.
- Going to bed will no longer be a forced, unilateral imposition of the adult on the will of the child, but a free and shared activity, a new ritual of joy, play and peacefulness.
- No risk of falling: you don’t fall off the ground.
- No sense of imprisonment: if he wants to get up when he wakes up, he can do so without having to call someone or climb over the bars like a fugitive, risking getting hurt.
- Without constrictive and containing elements, the child feels his parents trust him, and thanks to this he will be able to develop self-esteem and confidence in his own abilities
- Sleeping management changes completely, becoming more comfortable, practical and natural for everyone. Instead of bending down and placing the child in the crib with bars, mom and dad can sit or lie down next to him, stay close and wait for him to fall asleep.
- Since there are no barriers in between, there is continuity of contact between mother and child, which is particularly important with the little ones.
- Day after day, bedtime routine – both day naps and night sleep – will become more constant and regular.
In Babylodge® we have the chance and honor of entering the homes of many families and furnishing the bedrooms of many children. We meet and have met many parents, each with their own concerns and fears. It is absolutely normal to have some doubts at the beginning: the choice in favor of a Montessori bed undermines a cultural heritage deeply rooted in us. Above all, it leads us to admit that sometimes our choices are not dictated by satisfying the child’s needs, but by the need to reassure us as parents.
This is why choosing a Montessori bed is an act of great love and trust in your kids.
Our wood: pure essence
We use PEFC™ certified, untreated, solid beech wood, coming from German state forests.
Selecting the best wood essence available allows us not to add anything to the natural wood, no paints, resins or other chemical treatment. Not being subjected to any chemical process, it does not release toxic substances and is safe for children’s health.
It’s an expensive choice, but it makes us feel proud: each of our products, and in particular each of our Montessori beds, is not only safe for children, but also truly respects nature, celebrating it in its purest form.
Ultra natural fibers
To make our accessories we use only natural materials, free of any synthetic component.
Raw cotton, pure virgin wool, goose down and feathers, pure cotton fabrics and threads: like wood, these ingredients are so noble that they do not require any artificial treatment.
Our range is entirely breathable and hypoallergenic, therefore safe for children, reusable and recyclable, and respectful of the environment.
Authentic Italian craftsmanship
We rely on the expertise of the best craftsmen, guardian of a precious Italian tradition.
Carpenters, tailors, mattress makers: Babylodge® products are born from hands that smooth, plane, card, sew and quilt. They take shape in ateliers and workshops that brim with knowledge and creativity.
Contrariamente alla logica del consumo di massa, da sempre in Babylodge® crediamo nel valore dell’artigianalità e del design per ottenere prodotti capaci di andare oltre il tempo e le mode.