Montessori and "Sleep Learning"

Updated: Jul 11, 2019

Do you have a newborn?

I'm sure you love your baby dearly.

I'm also sure that you're now suffering from sleep deprivation. I'm experiencing the same thing too, especially because I breastfeed on demand.

Before I start sharing our experience, let me point out that Dr. Maria Montessori never discussed about sleep in any of her writings. Montessori Educators and parents also have no single advice on how to help babies learn to sleep through the night.

Nonetheless, we embrace Montessori Principles in our home and it is very important for us to "follow the child".

8 hours old Andi, in his Halo Sleepsack

We didn't do any "sleep-training", instead we encouraged Andi to sleep long stretches at night.