This is all you need to know about attachment parenting

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Attachment parenting is a new way of caring for children and babies. These are the basic principles of this philosophy

This is all you need to know about attachment parenting

Much is said about attachment parenting, but little is known about it. Emotional attachment is the bond that the child must achieve with their parents. It is necessary that they make it for the correct development of their intelligence and also of his personality. In short, it is the baby's need to be with his mom and dad to enjoy his arms as much as possible.

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According to Mi Bebé y Yo, there are 8 basic principles related to attachment parenting which will accompany the child during the first months and years of their life.

Principle # 1 - Ties must be maintained from the first minute of life

This principle is related to natural births. Where possible, a respected and natural delivery should be achieved. Although this is not always the case, since in some cases a cesarean section is needed, what must always be respected is the first skin-to-skin contact between the mother and her child.

Principle # 2 - The importance of breastfeeding

Aging with attachment is the first to defend breastfeeding. The suggestion is that the baby should be exclusively breastfed during the first 6 months of life. Afterwards, it must be combined with solid foods until one of the two wishes to leave it.

Principle # 3 - Both should sleep by

The co-sleeping is another of the basic premises of attachment parenting, as the child will feel calmer and will be able to fall asleep more easily.

Principle # 4 - Body contact must be permanent

The baby should be in touch with his mother's skin as long as possible. Parenting affirms that kisses and caresses are never excessive, the more, the better!

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Principle # 5 - Knowing how to interpret the type of crying is fundamental

To have successful parenting with attachment, it is essential that parents know how to understand the crying their child has. Knowing if you cry because of hunger, fear or because you want to be close to your mother is fundamental. It is essential to understand what the child wants so that when the time comes to do things for himself, he will not have a problem.

Principle # 6 - Avoid rigidity

This can be very complicated, but it is also one of the rules regarding parenting with attachment. Not all children have the same routine, sleep the same number of hours or eat the same. Therefore, being flexible in terms of primary care and adapting them to the needs of each one, will be a great idea.

Principle # 7 - Be balanced

Just as we must be flexible with some things regarding parenting with children, this does not mean that we have to be permissive. Instead, it is necessary to maintain balance during the first years of the child's life and not let them do everything they want.

Principle # 8 - The care of the baby should be the responsibility of both

This last breeding principle It is of the utmost importance, as the care of the child should not be the exclusive activity of the mother. Dad is also essential.

Aging with attachment is gaining more and more people who want to take it as a way of life. What do you think about it? Do you think it is appropriate to follow these precepts?


LatinAmerican Post | Marcela Antonacci

Translated from "Crianza con apego, todo lo que debes saber"

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