Attachment Parenting: Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child
Attachment Parenting Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child Author:Katie Allison Granju, William Sears Grow a secure attachment with your children by listening to your heart Popularized by bestselling pediatrician Dr. William Sears, "attachment parenting" encourages mothers and fathers to fully accept their babies' dependency needs. According to the growing numbers of attachment parenting advocates, consistent parental responsiveness to t... more »hese needs leads to happy and emotionally well-balanced children. This practical, comprehensive, and first-ever guide to today's most talked-about nurturing style, Attachment Parenting shows how some conventional childrearing advice can be detrimental, and urges you to trust your instincts on such important matters as:
Responding attentively to your baby's cries
Minimizing parent-child separation
Avoiding "sleep training" for infants
Breastfeeding according to your baby's cues instead of a schedule
"Wearing" your baby in a cloth carrier rather than relying on "baby gadgets" such as plastic carriers and carriages. In addition to expert advice from pediatricians, lactation consultants, and anthropologists -- as well as words of wisdom from hundreds of real parents -- Attachment Parenting includes an exhaustive list of print, Internet, and support-group resources. It's an indispensable, hands-on reference that allows you to confidently and joyfully develop a secure and loving bond with your young children.
Great for anyone who in their heart feels that letting your baby cry when you want to pick it up is wrong; great for reinforcing what you know in your gut is right; good amunition against nay sayers that are trying to tell you you are spoiling your child. LISTEN TO YOUR HEART!
This book was a great book about Attachment Parenting during infancy. It covered breastfeeding and cosleeping in depth with scientific evidence to back up the methods of being a positive influence on your children. I wish it had covered beyond infancy a bit more, however.