20 Best Montessori Infant Toys

Best Montessori Infant Toys

Looking for Montessori infant toys? As a person who attended Montessori school as a child, I can reflect back and see how that experience shaped me for the better. Personality traits like self-confidence and independence were nurtured early on in the Montessori environment.

The Montessori infant toys listed below are a collection of items I’ve bought for my first child as an infant as well as the items found in the Infant Montessori classroom of my second child. I’ve organized by age group, for simplicity. Note: not all items have links.


Floor mat next to a window

(I used the mattress of a playpen covered with a fitted sheet or simply detached the floor mat from the activity gym)

High Contrast Mobile

(I attached this to one of the rungs in the activity gym)

Pregnancy Body Pillow

(I reshaped it into a cocoon and nestled the baby in the middle)


(I bought a full-length dorm mirror and placed it lengthways in front of the floor mat. Perfect when practicing tummy time with your Montessori infant.)

High Contrast Books

This was one of my favorite high contrast books.

Pro Tips:

Don’t forget your natural gift: your voice. Sing nursery rhymes, children’s songs or make something up in the moment!

Take your baby for stroller walks. Let them see the clouds moving in the sky; feel the wind on their face; hear the leaves rustling in the trees.

Age 2 months – 5+ months

Activity Gym

(It has suspended toys to grasp)

Shag or Textured Rug

Woven Baskets

Keep one in each room of your home containing household items from that particular room. Rotate items every few weeks.


Wooden Teething Toy / Cylinder w/Bell / Rattle

Age 6 months – 9+ months



Wooden Ring

(I used the detachable wooden ring from the activity gym)

Object Permanence Box w/ Drawer

Object Permanence Box w/ Tray

Support Pillow for Sitting

Wooden Egg in Cup / Wooden Box in Cube / Wooden Ball in Cup

Age 10 months – 12+ months

Wooden Rings on Dowel

Wooden Baby Walker

(Try to find one that doesn’t ‘run away’ from a beginning walker)

Ball / Bench Xylophone

(Remove mallet and allow child to push balls through the hole).

Pro tip:

Let your Montessori infant stand barefoot in the grass or the sand. It will help them better understand the world around them.

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13 thoughts on “20 Best Montessori Infant Toys

  1. There are so many toys on the market now it can be hard to know which ones to choose. Thank you for sharing your suggestions. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Lauren – bournemouthgirl

    1. Yay!! Thanks for reading. It’s frustrating and frightening when toys break–especially if you haven’t had them for very long and you’ve got to search your house for the bits and pieces that came apart. Xx

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