I don’t know where some Montessori infant ideas come from, such as not using a stroller, a sling, mirrors, mobiles, and weaning your baby at nine months. There are so many that I can’t list them all. I truly think every family provides for & nurtures their babies differently according to their culture, circumstances and beliefs. These differences should not matter if a baby is well cared for and loved.
Montessori was mainly interested in babies thriving in a loving environment. This meant they were fed well, got proper rest and stimulation from their family.
She was very interested in a syndrome in which babies failed to thrive in hospitals and institutions. It didn’t take Montessori long
to determine that a loving home is the most important thing for a baby. Babies need to be touched, held and loved.
Here are some more thoughts on babies.