Attachment Parenting – What is AP?

The term “Attachment Parenting” was coined by renowned pediatrician Dr. William Sears, author of The Baby Book, The Attachment Parenting Book and The Successful Child. Sears feels that attachment parenting is what mothers and fathers would do instinctively if they were raising their baby on a desert island without the advice of sleep books, in-laws and psychologists. Attachment parenting is a... read more

The #1 Reason Why You Should Practice Baby Wearing

Although baby wearing has become super trendy in the recent past, it’s actually a parenting practice that has been around for centuries. Many indigenous people practice the principles of what we call “attachment parenting” but to them its is simply a way of life. At first, I was a bit annoyed seeing all of these celebrities walking around in their designer baby carriers and the press... read more

Overview of baby carriers

There are multiple styles of baby carriers to choose from, like choosing a type of cloth diaper, it is a matter of lifestyle and personal preference that will determine the direction you take. I am a big fan of the Ergo Baby carrier but I have used every type there is with the exception of the more commercial Baby Bjorn style carrier. The basics styles are: Ring Slings Pouches Mei Tai’s Wraps ... read more

Breastfeeding – Not always easy but worth it

I consider myself to be a middle of the road breastfeeding advocate. “What does that mean?” you may ask. I guess it means that I fully support moms who choose to breastfeed and all of the issues surrounding it, but I don’t agree with all of the information I have been exposed to. I remember reading in one of my numerous pregnancy/breastfeeding/ parenting books that to breastfeed is a... read more

Top 10 Reasons to wear your baby

There many benefits to wearing your baby and practicing attachment parenting. These are just some of the reasons to try baby wearing: Babies cry less. Studies have shown that babies who are worn approximately 3 hours a day cry 43% less than babies who are not. Mom gets more done. Most baby carriers, be it a sling, wrap, pouch or soft-structured carrier, allow mom to be hands free. This means being able... read more

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