Low beds are a great way to encourage autonomy and freedom in the early developmental stages of your child’s life. They help children learn about physical boundaries and develop spatial awareness while keeping the mattress off the ground to prevent mildew. With Sprout's Montessori Floor Bed, children are free to interact with their surroundings at their pace, making the home the first learning environment. Mattress not included.
Overall: 77"L x 40"W x 12"H
Mattress: 75"L x 38"W
Overall: 54"L x 29"W x 11"H
Mattress: 52"L x 28"W
Overall: 40"L x 25"W x 10"H
Mattress: 38"L x 24"W
1 Low + 1 High side is for beds arranged with a side against the wall. Put the high side next to the wall to help prevent wedging for babies who roll in their sleep, but aren't yet mobile enough to right themselves. If you arrange your bed with the head against the wall instead of a side, we recommend two Low Sides.
2 Low Sides is ideal for beds arranged with the head against a wall. The Low Side has a wide entry point that goes along the entire side of the bed. Mobile infants and toddlers will be able to climb in and out of bed safely in order to engage with their surroundings. This gives them the autonomy to play when they want to, and put themselves to bed when they grow tired.
The Scoop Side has a short entry point at the foot of the bed for crawling infants to climb off and on. At the head, the side is higher to help block rolling babies. Newborns can safely lay on the floor bed with an unobstructed view of the entire room, preparing them for mobility when they’ll be able to explore freely. Montessori encourages the placement of visually engaging elements such as mobiles and pictures within the baby’s eye-line, which are to be hung above and around the bed. (Available to purchase as an additional side.)
Flip the bed frame upside down to make a platform bed for taller children. As children grow older and are ready for a taller "big kid" bed this side gives added height. Depending on the size of the mattress, this side can last children through their teenage years.
|We recommend a mattress thickness of 4-8 inches. To keep the floor bed near to the ground and accessible to a child, we prefer mattresses less than 6 inches thick. The twin size mattress pictured is 4 inches thick and the crib mattress is 6 inches.|
|It is important for infants to have space to right themselves after rolling off the bed. For children under 18 months, do not place Low Side or Scoop Side closer than 12" away from the wall.|
|The High Side should be less than 1.5" or greater than 12" away from the wall. This will either prevent children from getting stuck, or give them space to right themselves.|
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