Your baby's first prepared environment
Your newborn is experiencing smells, temperatures, and textures for the first time. These new senses can be overwhelming and frightening. All of the novel experiences can be harsh.
It is important to find items and habits that delicately transition your baby into the world.
Not only will the topponcino assist your newborn in its transition to life outside the womb, it will also help you as a parent to transition into your new role of a caretaker.
A practical parenting tool
When your baby enters this world, it needs physical and emotional support. Babies are generally hearty little people.
However, there is countless evidence that a human baby is born “too soon.” There’s no more proof of this than the fact that your new baby will not be able to hold their head up on their own.
Used by parents for generations, the topponcino's unique oval design physically supports your baby while handling, holding and feeding.
An emotional "safety object"
The topponcino provides a point of reference with its constant familiarity in texture, warmth, and scent.
No matter who the baby is with or where the baby is in the world, this Montessori baby mattress is with them and will not change.
This consistency provides your baby a sense of confidence in their new environment so they can feel safe and focus on learning and growing.
Watch this great video by Montessori for Babies
Easily introduce Montessori values from the start
"The baby should remain as much as possible with the mother directly after birth, and the environment must not present obstacles to his adaptation … The child must be carefully handled and moved, not … rapidly and roughly dressed – roughly in the sense that any handling of a new-born child is rough because he is so exquisitely delicate, psychically as well as physically. It is best of all if the newborn child is not dressed, but rather kept in a room sufficiently heated and free from draughts, and carried on a soft mattress, so that he remains in a position similar to the prenatal one.”
Designed by Dr. Maria Montessori
Topponcinos were introduced to the first-world in the 1940’s by Maria Montessori: An Italian educator, physician, scientist, and founder of the Montessori education system and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
What the Montessori world is saying
"The baby finds security and a familiar scent - their scent and the scent of their parents, siblings, and family - in this thin cushion. It prevents overstimulation when handled by family and friends...Parents using the topponcino say they take it everywhere."
The Montessori Baby
By Simone Davies and Junnifa Uzodike
This Italian Montessori wonder is a widely underused baby item probably because no one knows about it! If people knew about it - it would be a top pick for registries around the world.
Montessori Moms Blog
I made sure it was packed in the hospital bag, ready to use from birth. It is also one of the few items for the Assistants to Infancy that Maria Montessori mentioned herself.
We consider a topponcino the single most important shower or baby gift.
The Kavanaugh Report
The topponcino goes on my must-have list.
The Topponcino Company
We have dedicated our lives to bringing the traditional topponcino to the modern parent.
Quality you can trust
Our authentic topponcinos are hand-crafted of 100% natural cotton, and made to the official Montessori recommended dimensions.
We fully back all our products with our Parent to Parent Guarantee. We are parents too and your family's approval is our top priority.
NATURAL & ORGANIC
Made of 100% natural materials
We believe our world’s babies deserve the best, most natural products possible. That is why we are dedicated to using 100% natural cotton in all our products.
Natural cotton fiber releases very low levels of hydrogen peroxide which is a well known antiseptic and disinfectant for viruses and bacteria.
The cover and insert of our Organic Topponcino is 100% organic cotton!
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