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Do You Need Slats For Your Montessori Bed?

A traditional Montessori bed does not require slats. The bed sits directly on the floor, and is usually made from a sturdy, solid material such as wood. The lack of a raised frame or slats allows the child to easily get in and out of the bed, which can foster independence and self-sufficiency.

It is important to consider that the mattress will rest directly on the floor. This can be minimized by using a mattress made of materials that won't absorb moisture, and that are easy to clean. Additionally, you may want to place a mat or rug underneath the mattress to protect it from the floor.

That said, there are some variations of Montessori beds that do include slats for some extra support. This kind of beds are often made out of wood or metal and have slats to support a mattress. Those slats could have different distance between them and some can have additional support.

Ultimately, the choice of whether or not to use slats in a Montessori bed will depend on your personal preference and the specific needs of your child. It is always a good idea to consult with your pediatrician or qualified professional before making any changes to your child's sleeping arrangement to ensure it's safe and comfortable.