Attachment parenting is a phrase coined by renowned pediatrician Dr. William Sears with the goal of guiding parents to form a secure bond with their children, which results raise children who can form healthy emotional connections with others. Attachment parenting is meant to be used as tools instead of rigid tools, but let's look at the 7 B's of attachment parenting: 

  1. Birth bonding: The idea of an instant connection between the mother and child. This idea can be extended to the initial moments between adoptive and foster mother and child, as well.
  2. Breastfeeding: The idea that this should be practiced because it is beneficial for the mother and child.
  3. Babywearing: A term coined by Dr. Sears, which encourages increased caregiver and baby contact through the use of a sling. This builds a connection and understanding between parent and child.
  4. Bedding close to the baby: This creates a connection and is practical, particularly during the breastfeeding time period. This way both the mother and child’s sleep isn’t disrupted for prolonged periods.
  5. Belief in a reason for your baby’s cry: Babies cry for various reasons and parents should try to identify the reason rather than letting babies cry it out. This will foster a healthier environment for babies.
  6. Beware of baby trainers: Rather than training a baby as per the convenience of a parent, it’s better if the parent caters to the baby’s needs for a healthier upbringing.
  7. Balance: A child can mean a huge emotional investment, it is important for parents to balance all their relationships to maintain a healthy parenting atmosphere.

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