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How to Create the Perfect Montessori Bathroom

This post outlines a few ways to create the perfect Montessori bathroom. Creating a Montessori at home environment doesn’t have to be difficult or break the bank.  With that said, starting Montessori at home may seem overwhelming and that is why I am here to help! First things first, let’s answer the question “What does it mean to bring Montessori into the home?”

Key Aspects to Montessori at Home

  • Kid-sized to optimize for accessibility and therefore build independence & confidence
  • Real objects such as a broom that can actually be used to sweep and a glass cup as opposed to a plastic sippy cup
  • Simple & uncluttered
  • Neat & Orderly
  • Minimal toys
  • Toy & learning material rotation
  • Language-rich environment
  • Aesthetically pleasing with real plants, art at the child’s eye level, and natural light
  • Peace corner

Related Read: See How to Create a Beautiful Montessori Bedroom

How to Create a Montessori Bathroom

2 Step Stool for Kids

The “2 step” is key for a growing child. I found that the one step stools, although a step in the right direction, don’t quite do the trick. My son’s still had to reach for the faucet or soap to get the job done. The two-step allows for the child to grow into the one step stool.

Bathroom Storage Organizer

I love this bathroom storage organizer for a child’s bathroom for few reasons. First, it is colorful and simple. Next, it allows for multiple kids’ gear.

Artwork for a Child’s Bathroom

This artwork is perfect to add to a child’s Montessori bathroom area. The prints serve as great reminders, too! I love the bright colors and fun font.

Faucet Extenders

Faucet extenders are a key component of a child’s Montessori bathroom and one Montessori at Home product that I have touted in the past and continue to do so!

Light Switch Extender

Same goes for the light switch extender. Perhaps THE easiest item to add to your home, the light switch extender packs a big punch and helps the child’s developing independence and confidence.

Nail Brush

I recently added nail brushes to our bathrooms. It is as though my boys dig their fingers into dirt all day long. In addition to developing a nail cutting routine, the nail brush helps a ton to keep little fingers clean not to mention it harkens back to Montessori’s traditional handwashing lesson.

Soap Dispenser

This dispenser is adorable and inviting to any child. Honestly, I prefer touchless soap dispensers for obvious reasons. Plus they’re great for adults & kids. How can you pass this frog soap dispenser up?

Face Cloth & Mirror

A great way for a child to learn to clean his face is by using a mirror and fun & colorful washcloths. If you can’t get the wall mirror to be at eye level, offer a stool or a hand-held mirror for the child to use.

Organic Bathroom Cleaners

I have three boys and I encourage them to clean up after themselves on a daily basis. I personally like Mrs. Meyers cleaning products. We keep toilet bowl cleaner, cleaning wipes, and multi-surface cleaner in the bathroom cabinet for the boys to use.

Additional Montessori at Home Resources

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Marnie Craycroft

Marnie hails from Maine where she spent summers buried in sand and winters buried in snow. She is the daughter of a nearly four decade veteran of the public school systems. Teaching has always been a part of her life. She founded Carrots Are Orange in 2010.

Carrots Are Orange is a Montessori learning and living website for parents and teachers.

Marnie graduated from Wesleyan University in 1999 with a BA in Economics. She spent nearly a decade working in investment management. In 2006, she earned her MA in business from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.

Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999 and currently lives in Boulder with her husband and three sons. She is Montessori trained. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Buzzfeed, PBS Kids, BabyCenter, the Melissa & Doug blog, Huffington Post, and Besides writing, passions include running (usually after her three sons), photography, and outdoor adventures.

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