This blog post is created in collaboration with Casa Design Consulting. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Casa Design consulting is a team of montessori-trained child development & education experts who believe in the transformative power of independence.
“Preparing your home environment is the most impactful way to give children opportunities to practice independence in life-changing ways.”
Their services offer continual support through every age & stage with toy edit, toy rotation touch ups, & virtual courses. “With the right amount of independence children can feel competent, build self-esteem, & become more cooperative.” Their prepared spaces provide order, function, & accessibility so kids can build age-appropriate autonomy.
I love their montessori approach! If you’re interested in learning more about Montessori for your baby, Christine and Aubrey highly recommend reading: The Montessori Baby: A Parent’s Guide to Nurturing Your Baby with Love, Respect, and Understanding
Before Charlotte arrived I wanted to learn more about creating a space for her to enjoy while also stimulating her developmental needs. Aubrey and Christine of Casa Design helped me turn this corner into the most cozy, educational corner for Charlotte’s tummy time. It’s such a beautiful, calming space. Christine was so diligent when setting up the mobile and explaining to me how to adapt the different mobiles as her developmental needs change.
This tummy time mat is so beautiful in this space! It’s very plush and cozy.
She also shared the idea of a “treasure basket” – a shallow, soft basket with a few items for baby to reach for. To get inspired with some simple treasure baskets for your little ones, go to Pinterest and search “montessori treasure basket.” This is so fun and I’m so excited to learn even more and curate these baskets for Charlotte in the future.
I used these sensory cards with Odie while he was a baby. Christine set them up for Charlotte to see while enjoying tummy time – along with a mirror. A mirror is super important for newborns as they get to know their bodies. Be sure it is a non-breakable one!
This mobile is such a sweet addition to the space. It comes with multiple mobiles to switch out during each developmental milestone as well as instructions on when to swap them in the first 5 months of life.
In addition to this tummy time space, Christine helped me organize my bedside cart. I love these three tiered carts so much! I got this one when I was pregnant with Odie. It came in handy being at arms reach during c-section recovery. I still use it today, but it has totally become a catch all vs organized station. It was in desperate need for a little love from Casa Design.
I don’t have space next to my bed for a night stand – so this serves that purpose wonderfully.
Items I like to have on my bedside cart:
Liquid IV – perfect for staying hydrated while breastfeeding
Silverette Silver Nursing Cups – saved me from any cracking and pain last time
Tubby Todd Ointment
An extra set of clothes for the babe
My pumping equipment
Want a deeper understanding on the development of your baby from birth to 12 months and your role through each phase?
Casa Design consulting also offers a New Mama’s Virtual Course! Even as a new mom – for the fourth time – this was such a breath of fresh air. I really loved learning more about symbiosis – the first 6 to 8 weeks after birth that set the stage for all physiological development. This virtual course can be taken at your own pace. Simply purchase the course and log in to listen/watch – pause & replay anytime!
What you’ll get:
- Information that your healthcare providers haven’t given you
- Tips on care routines
- Your role as the caregiver
- How to set up your environment
- Baby massage and infant OT
- Our registry picks
- And more!
If you need a helping hand from the experts at Casa Design – schedule your free 15 minute video call today!
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