Treasure Basket Ideas for 7 to 12 Months Baby

9:21 AM Mayen Acebron 7 Comments




My son is now 10 months old. When I discovered Montessori at home I was also introduced to treasure basket. Find out where are we on our Montessori journey on this post.

I really like the idea of treasure basket because it's a great way to introduce new things to the baby. Also, it is almost always free. All you need to do is pick a theme, put together things that are safe for baby to explore and play with and you got a thoughtful work for your baby. You can start introducing treasure basket to your baby as soon as they can sit on their own. It is suggested that a treasure basket must appeal to babies senses (smell, sight, touch sound and taste). 

I like to use the treasure basket to present new things to Jarvis. Babies minds are very absorbent so it's nice to try and introduce them new things and let them know that everything has a  name and purpose.

Upon researching about treasure basket and how to use them, I found out that Montessori parents have different approaches. Some moms present their treasure baskets to babies when they are rested, fed and content. Others allow their babies to independently explore the basket first let them feel the things in it and say few selected words about the items in the basket.

Personally, I put together our basket at night and present them to my son in the morning. He is a morning person like me and he is usually alert and attentive as soon as he wakes up. I allow him to pick an item/s then tell him briefly what it is. He always enjoys the treasure basket and it's always the first basket he attacks. I also enjoy putting them together because I get to be somewhat creative.

Also, make sure to put together items that are safe for baby to explore. Keep in mind that you need to always supervise your baby when they are playing with treasure basket. 

Here are some of the treasure baskets that I already put together for my son. You may use them as inspiration for your baby (7 to 12 months or beyond). Enjoy! 

Note: if you are not a mom yet, maybe you know someone who has a baby that will enjoy reading this post. 

All lids treasure basket

 kitchen stuff  treasure basket


 color themed treasure baskets

color themed treasure baskets

I hope you find inspiration to some of the baskets I showed you today. I'm sure you can come up with more creative ideas. Don't forget to share them with me if you decide to put together treasure basket for your baby. You can tag me on Instagram @princessmayen. I would love to see them. See you there! Thanks for being here!

7 comments:

  1. Kudos! That's a very creative way to introduce your kid to new things, new textures, new scents, etc. I didn't do that because I haven't thought of it. Back then, I would buy books with various textures and scratch scented pages to introduce to my daughter. A field trip to the farm, zoo and other education places was also in place. :)

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  2. I LOVE this idea! I've come up with a basket idea as well but only for my baby's toys. Will try this different approach though so that he can discover new things. :) Thanks for your Montessori tips.

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  3. I LOVE this idea! I've come up with a basket idea as well but only for my baby's toys. Will try this different approach though so that he can discover new things. :) Thanks for your Montessori tips.

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  4. Nice post. I wish I had read this post when my children were still babies. It can aid in developing their senses.

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  5. You are so creative mommy. Your little boy will grow up smart. Galing galing naman. Looking forward to also doing this in the near future hehe.

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  6. This is a great idea especially to those first time moms. I'm sure my sister will like this also.

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  7. I love it! I might be doing this when I have my second baby (but not anytime soon though). Thanks for this! :)

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