Harold Kosoff is credited with the invention of the battery-powered baby swing in 1995. I had a hard time finding when they were first created but I remember my mom telling me that I loved them as a baby, and I was born in ’88. Anyway, the free-standing unit is meant to imitate the rhythmic rocking motion of the womb and you guessed it. It’s one of those materials that is typically thought of as a no-no for Montessori.
Over the past couple of days I have debated back and forth whether or not I would be the absolute worst if I finally caved and gave Charlotte a pacifier. As a Montessori teacher, it’s pretty common knowledge that introducing a pacifier to a baby is a no-no. So you can imagine the flurry of feelings I’m undergoing as I sit here holding a newly purchased pacifier. The only question now is do I fail more as a mother or as a Montessori teacher?