Wilson's Room

Wilson's room is a work in progress - just when I think it's working well, he's gone and figured something new out and I need to tweak it. Here are some photos, if you'd like to see...

Yes, Wilson sleeps in a crib! One of the biggest characteristics of a Montessori-inspired bedroom is a floor bed. I never thought I would put my children in cribs, but it's what works best for Wilson right now, and he is still able to exercise his independence in lots of other ways at home!

Yes, Wilson sleeps in a crib! One of the biggest characteristics of a Montessori-inspired bedroom is a floor bed. I never thought I would put my children in cribs, but it's what works best for Wilson right now, and he is still able to exercise his independence in lots of other ways at home!

For Wilson's first birthday, we asked for this bookshelf. It's sturdy and will get lots of use for many years! I change out the books slowly - when he hasn't chosen one for a while, I try something different. Rhyming books, lift-the-flap, and books with photos are his favorite "genres" right now.

For Wilson's first birthday, we asked for this bookshelf. It's sturdy and will get lots of use for many years! I change out the books slowly - when he hasn't chosen one for a while, I try something different. Rhyming books, lift-the-flap, and books with photos are his favorite "genres" right now.

Artwork (some thrifted and some made by friends) and a very cozy crib.

Artwork (some thrifted and some made by friends) and a very cozy crib.

We keep clothes, bedding, and towels in the dresser. The drawers are heavy and Wilson can't open them on his own, so I try to put a few options (diapers, clothing, PJs, socks) in the baskets on the right so he can choose! Also in the picture is his beloved white noise machine.

We keep clothes, bedding, and towels in the dresser. The drawers are heavy and Wilson can't open them on his own, so I try to put a few options (diapers, clothing, PJs, socks) in the baskets on the right so he can choose! Also in the picture is his beloved white noise machine.

Fun, open-ended materials: play silks and an o-ball, play food, and some vehicles. The shelf is from IKEA.

Fun, open-ended materials: play silks and an o-ball, play food, and some vehicles. The shelf is from IKEA.

The lightswitch extender is a new addition. He can just barely reach it and feels so proud when he turns the switch! We got a second one and I'm thinking of installing it in the bathroom.

The lightswitch extender is a new addition. He can just barely reach it and feels so proud when he turns the switch! We got a second one and I'm thinking of installing it in the bathroom.