I agree you can find cheaper prices than michael olaf. I do love all the info in their catalogues, though.
And as someone who is AMI trained from birth to three years, I also agree that MM was not suggesting weaning early or encouraging so much independance that babywearing and co-sleeping do not fit in. My first sling was actually given to me by another student in my 2nd yr of training when I found out I was pregnant with #1.
We definitely learned about the sensitive period of weaning, but weaning was used as a term meaning the introduction of solid foods in addition to breastfeeding. Weaning is a long, drawn out process that starts the moment your LO first has a taste of food.
My trainers (again, this is AMI so Maria Montessori's philosophy to the truest form) talked about the family bed and different cultures. But that in our country, it's more likely that parents will want baby in another room
:, so a floor bed is ideal over a cage aka crib
RE: babywearing, it was expressed that the infant have plenty of time to have freedom of movement on the floor out of any kind of containers, including a carrier. But that the most important thing was still attachment with thier primary caregiver(s). so that they would feel trusting and safe enough to explore their environment.
Also, following the need of the child, of course, is the most important thing to remember. SO, if that need includes lots of holding, comfort, babywearing, co-sleeping, nursing for comfort, etc., then that should be followed.
The thing that changes it up a bit is when you are applying M principles in a group childcare setting (as where I worked) obvioulsy they end up being a bit more independant and are separated from their mother if she has to work or go to school.