Additional Bed Side
Purchase an additional bed frame side for the Montessori Floor bed. These sides help you extend the lifespan of your bed so it works for your child through all developmental stages.
|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 Right 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.
|The Scoop Left Side goes on the left side of the bed so that the head is by the high side and the entrance feet is at the foot.|
|Flip the bed frame upside down to make a platform bed for taller children. As children grow older and are ready for a taller "bid 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. The twin size mattress pictured is 6 inches thick.|
|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.|