I recieved lots of 'advice' on raising babies. Most on not spoiling and someone even gave me Baby Wise as a 'gift.' I read it while I was PG. It felt cruel and wrong to me. I read all about AP from Sear's book while I was still PG and that felt right to me. AP makes sense. It's scientifically proven to work, and it makes my mommy heart feel good....and most importantly, it makes my son feel good. AP has been wonderful for our communication and I strongly feel good communication between parents and children is the key to raising a successful child and adult.
The thing that makes the most sense to me is this: If I don't listen to my son's cues now, while we're building a foundation, he's not going to listen to me when he's older. If I don't listen to him, why should he listen to me? AP has built an open forum for communication between all of us. It has taught my son through actions that mommy and daddy care, we listen and we're always here for him.
Everything about AP is right for us. BFing, babywearing, bed sharing....all the basic Bs of AP. It feels right and it works! Even if it didn't have a name, or a method, I know I'd still be doing it. It's just nice that one of America's forefront doctors has labeled it and 'validated' it for America, so I can throw out some of that information when I get people trying to tell me that I'm spoiling and hindering my son.