|View Poll Results: What aspect of attachment parenting do you enjoy the most?|
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i do believe and practice "gentle parenting".
Not Spanking and being kind and giving to my baby.
i love being his best friend and mom. i enjoy spoiling the heck out of him!
having him be really attached to me and very much a mommy's boy. i think that is wonderful. i think he is so deeply attached because all the time i spend spoiling him with constant attention and love. i enjoy the effects of spoiling. :-)
i don't use a carrier, but i wanted to, i just didn't like the way the looked. so i basically just carried him around 24/7, until now, that he is growing up, and likes to be "free". i hardly ever put him down, and my mom said, "you'll spoil him" and i said "good".
maybe you can edit the poll to be able to choose more than one.
i love the way my baby looks at me while i'm feeding him. i love how he slowly drifts off to sleep while looking at me. i love how i get to have a respite from my hectic days, just sitting in the glider or lying in the bed feeding him. i love how he laps up my nipples, and the sounds he makes when he's really hungry, like an animal, just about pounce on me. i love how he curls himself up when he sees me about to feed him and start this slow laugh and giggle.
I had no idea anything could be so utterly perfect.
I am positively in love with the nursing relationship my daughter and I share.
Amy - Blessed wife to Jesse (the best dad in the world), mother of 10 on earth plus 8 in heaven. PROUD to be a Catholic! :
But, homebirth led to co-sleeping and breastfeeding, which led to baby-wearing... The various aspects of AP are so entangled in one another, at least in my way of parenting, I could never do just one.
Lindsey- SAHM to Skylar (7-12-01), Leah (10-29-04), id twin boys Addison and Riley (6-17-08, born at 25w4d), and Terran (5-29-11, born at 28 weeks)
But, I adore cosleeping and babywearing and the whole thing (#3 will be the first homebirth.)
As a WOH mom with a dh whose a stay-at-home dad, I personally found breastfeeding & cosleeping absolute necessities and complete joys!!
I didn't know I was practicing attachment parenting until my first was about 4 weeks old and I bought The Baby Book by Dr. Sears!
Until that point, dh & I called it 'caveman parenting'. I mean, really, would a cave momma let her baby cry by itself in the cave two rocks over!!!!
But my favorite aspect of AP is the relationship I have with my children. The openess, the love, the trust they have in me and the world...all things that I believe are a result of AP.
Although...if they were still breastfeeding I may have voted for that!
When there are difficulties -- teething pain, cat scratch, bumps from learning to walk -- I am happy to know that I can comfort DS with hugs and breastfeeding and that he knows that he can always come to me and to his dad for comfort.
I like co-sleeping and I was delighted to find that DH prefers having the baby sleep with us too. It does a lot for family unity.
I like trusting myself and knowing that my family trusts me to make appropriate and safe choices for us all.
Jenn & Ben 15 mos
And I loved babywearing! It was just so cozy and I loved the close feeling of being able to kiss her head as I walked down the store aisles. I used and still use occasionally, a Maya Wrap and a NoJo, and they both still work!
I didn't try homebirthing last time, but I'm definitely wanting to try it this next time around!