How long do you prepare the order?
It would take 1-7 business days to prepare and 7-19 business days to deliver the order. Shipping and production are 2 different processes. Each process has its own term. We are preparing and sending orders from Monday to Friday, not including weekends.
How long should I wait till the parcel comes?
Shipping to the United States takes 7-19 business days, shipping to Europe 9-19 business days (it takes a little more to Italy and Spain), to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia – 14 - 25 business days.
Keep in mind that international delivery is unpredictable and delays at customs are possible.
I see that I wrote the wrong address. What should I do?
Please contact us via e-mail:
and we’ll do our best to help you.
Can you make a discount on shipping?
We produce and ship beds in large heavy packages. Sorry but it's the delivery company, that estimates shipping cost. Unfortunately, we have no influence on it. Hope for your understanding.
Are there any fees or duties?
Please NOTE the furniture has big sizes of the box and heavyweight of the package you can pay customs or import taxes. And Please Note the amount of taxes will depend on your country and its laws. We are not able to influence them.
The USA and Australia do not pay customs duties.
Do you give any guarantees that I’ll get my order?
We are fully responsible for our products and delivery. In case of damage during delivery or loss of the package, we will send you a new product for free. Therefore, there is no cause for concern.
Do you have any returns or exchanges?
We accept returns and exchanges. In case the order is at the proper state but you still want to return it, all delivery cost lies with customer.
In case you want to return because of damage of the items, we will send you a new product for free.
How fast can I get my money back?
You’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too, ussually it takes 1-3 business days.
Can you customize my order?
We customize orders. Please, contact us
Do you provide a gift wrapping?
Yes, of course, we can wrap your package beautifully and add a small card with your greetings, just write it in “Note to the order” field.
What are the beds made of? What materials do you use?
The bed is made of high-quality natural alder wood. The slats are made of high-class polished birch plywood. We use eco-friendly, water-based paints, and varnishes for coating. All components do not emit harmful substances and are non-allergenic.
What is the origin of the wood?
We produce our beds from local materials.
What is a Montessori bed and cot?
A Montessori bed and cot are types of sleeping arrangements designed for kids, inspired by the Montessori educational approach. The cot is a crib that typically features a low height, allowing easy access for the child, and may have adjustable sides that can be lowered or removed when the child is ready to transition to a bed. A Montessori bed allows children to get in and out of bed independently, fostering a sense of autonomy. Both options are part of the Montessori philosophy's belief in allowing children to have control over their environment and encouraging them to develop their motor skills, decision-making abilities, and self-confidence.
How does a Montessori bed differ from a traditional bed?
A Montessori bed is typically much lower to the ground compared to a traditional bed. So that kids can go to bed, get up, and move around in their sleeping area on their own. When children outgrow their crib, instead of transitioning to a toddler bed with raised sides, a Montessori bed provides a seamless progression. Montessori beds support the principles of independence, freedom of movement, and self-directed learning, so they are a good choice to develop kids’ autonomy and self-confidence. At the same time, these beds are not the only correct option for the child's development, each family chooses the option that best suits their case.
What are the benefits of using a Montessori bed or cot?
A Montessori bed provides a safe and accessible sleeping space, encouraging self-reliance and allowing kids to develop self-regulation skills and establish their sleep routines. The low height and open design of a Montessori bed allow children to interact with their surroundings more easily. Also, the low height reduces the risk of falls, and the absence of barriers allows for more natural movement during sleep.
How can a Montessori bed promote independence in children?
A Montessori bed is the first step towards independence and confidence for young children. It is easy for children to use the bed without adult assistance, allowing them to safely get in and out of bed after waking up and independently choose their resting time. The bed not only avoids restricting the child's movements but also promotes active physical development, as some models are equipped with rails that can be climbed on, hung from, and even used for pull-ups. Thus, the low-to-the-ground bed gradually helps develop new skills and instills a sense of self-assurance in children.
Are Montessori beds and cots suitable for infants?
They are typically recommended for infants who can safely move and explore their environment. This is usually around 6 months or when they have developed sufficient motor skills to roll, crawl, and sit up independently. However, when using such a bed, parents should supervise to ensure the safety of the child and provides support if needed.
What age range is recommended for using a Montessori bed or cot?
Montessori bed is suitable for children aged 6 months and over and extends into the toddler years. However, it is important to consider the individual development and readiness of the child before transitioning to a Montessori bed or cot. These beds continue to be appropriate for toddlers as they grow and develop, because such sleeping arrangements provide a safe and accessible sleeping space, allowing toddlers to exercise their independence and freedom of movement.
Are there specific safety guidelines to follow when using a Montessori bed or cot?
There are several tips that will make using the crib safer. The mattress should fit snugly in the bed frame to prevent the risk of suffocation or entrapment. Regularly inspect the bed frame or cot for any loose or broken parts. Make sure the structure is sturdy and secure to avoid accidents or injuries. Keep the sleeping area clear of pillows, blankets, or any other objects that could potentially obstruct the child's breathing or pose a suffocation hazard. If you have any doubts or concerns, consult with pediatricians or child safety experts for personalized advice based on your child's needs and the specific bed or cot you are using.
Can a Montessori bed be used for co-sleeping with parents?
Co-sleeping is generally not encouraged in the Montessori philosophy because an important aspect of this approach is the upbringing of the child's autonomy. Instead of co-sleeping with the baby, parents can place a Montessori crib in their bedroom until the baby is old enough to be ready for its own room. It's significant to note that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises against bed-sharing with infants under the age of one. However, if you still choose co-sleeping with your child, you may prefer a spacious floor bed. A large sleeping place allows you to comfortably sleep with the baby. Later, it can become the child's own bed when they grow up.
Are there different styles or designs of Montessori beds and cots available?
There are various designs that you may like. In particular, these are the following options: floor and low-profile beds, adjustable ones, canopy beds, as well as models with an original design: bed-houses, wigwams, playpens, etc. The Montessori range of beds also has a bunk bed option, and the lower tier can be transformed into a rest or study area if you arrange a bed in the room for one child.
How can I set up a Montessori bedroom for my child?
Setting up a Montessori bedroom for your child involves creating an environment that promotes independence, freedom of movement, and access to age-appropriate activities and materials. Choose a floor bed, include furniture at the child's height, and provide open shelves or baskets at a child's height for storing toys, books, and other materials. Keep the room tidy and ensure that furniture and objects are safely secured and do not pose any hazards. Incorporate natural elements into the room, such as plants, natural light, and wooden toys or furniture. These elements create a calm and soothing environment. You can also involve your child in the setup process by allowing them to participate in selecting furniture and arranging their room.
Are Montessori beds and cots expensive compared to traditional options?
The cost of Montessori beds can vary depending on several factors, including the materials used, technical features, design, and other factors. In particular, some higher-end or custom-made models can be more expensive than ordinary models. However, since the bed itself is structurally as simple as possible, its price, despite the use of natural wood and exclusively handmade, remains affordable, and sometimes even lower than ordinary bed models. In general, everything depends on the specific model and its parameters. The average price of Montessori beds does not differ much from the cost of traditional options.
Can a Montessori bed be used in a shared bedroom with siblings?
Yes, you can choose such a bed for the siblings' room. In fact, Montessori principles encourage shared spaces and cooperation among children. Just ensure that there is enough space to accommodate multiple beds or give preference to a bunk bed, which will save useful space in the room. Just teach your children to respect each other's personal space and boundaries. Help them understand that each bed is designated for a specific child and should not be disturbed without permission. If your children are of different ages, take into account the individual needs and preferences of each child to create a harmonious environment for both children.
Are there any specific Montessori principles or philosophies related to beds and cots?
The Montessori approach to sleep spaces is guided by the overarching principles of promoting independence, freedom of movement, and a prepared environment. In the context of beds and cots, freedom of movement translates to using low-to-the-ground or floor beds that enable children to get in and out of bed without assistance. It also involves providing a calm, orderly, and aesthetically pleasing environment that promotes relaxation and restful sleep.
Can a Montessori bed or cot be used in conjunction with other Montessori materials or activities?
The Montessori approach encourages a holistic and integrated environment where different elements work together to support a child's development. For example, you can Set up a cozy reading corner near the bed, complete with a low bookshelf and a variety of age-appropriate books. If space permits, you can incorporate a designated area near the bed or cot for movement and gross motor activities. This can include climbing structures, soft mats for stretching and rolling, or simple exercise equipment. By combining these elements, you support the child's independence, and cognitive, physical, and creative growth throughout the day, including their sleep routine.
How can I transition my child from a traditional crib to a Montessori bed or cot?
Do it gradually and with patience. Start by introducing the Montessori bed to your child's room. Allow them to explore and become familiar with it during the daytime. Let them touch and interact with the bed, encouraging a positive association with the new sleeping space. Begin gradually incorporating the Montessori bed or cot into your child's sleep routine. This can involve reading books or singing songs together on the bed before sleep. Initially, you can start by having your child take daytime naps on the Montessori bed while still using the traditional crib for nighttime sleep. This helps them get used to the new sleep space. When you feel your child is ready, you can transition them to sleeping in the Montessori bed or cot for the entire night.
Are there any potential drawbacks or challenges associated with using a Montessori bed or cot?
Montessori beds are designed to provide freedom of movement, which may increase the risk of falls. So, it is important to ensure that the sleeping area is safe and secure. There may also be challenges with Adjusting to a new sleep environment. In addition, such beds are not designed for co-sleeping, so if you do not plan to allow the baby to immediately have a separate area for sleeping and resting, this option will force you to either rearrange your plans or choose another option for a crib. In general, each situation is unique, so consider your child's individual needs, preferences, and safety requirements when deciding whether a Montessori bed or cot is the right choice for your family.
Are there any specific age-appropriate activities or toys that can be incorporated into a Montessori bed or cot setup?
Yes, some specific age-appropriate activities and toys can be incorporated into a Montessori bed or cot setup. For infants, you can include mobiles or hanging toys that encourage visual and sensory stimulation. As the child grows older, you can introduce simple puzzles, stacking toys, books, and musical instruments to promote their cognitive and motor skills development. It's important to choose toys and activities that are safe, engaging, and aligned with the child's developmental stage.