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Attachment Mamas

This is a group for all the proud attachment parents. The ones that sleep with their baby, carry their baby or wear them in sling, for the moms that do not practice cry-it-out, do not spank and take a loving, gentle and natural course to parenting.

Members: 39
Latest Activity: Sep 9, 2013


Not sure what this 'Attachment Parenting' thing is?
Before I gave birth to my baby girl I had never heard of Attachment Parenting. I just knew, after her birth, that the way I wanted to raise her, the way that felt natural and 'right' was not the way others were telling me to raise her. I think one day I googled 'holding your baby' or something similar and came upon a series of AP links.

A light went off, a smile came to my face. I thought, 'I am not alone. I am not wrong. There are others that think and feel as I do.' It was a big moment for me, seeing the way I felt coming out of the mouths of others.
Here are the 8 Principles of Attachment Parenting, as listed from API (Attachment Parenting International) click on them for the full explanation:

  1. Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting 
  2. Feed with Love and Respect 
  3. Respond with Sensitivity 
  4. Use Nurturing Touch 
  5. Ensure Safe Sleep, Physically and Emotionally 
  6. Provide Consistent and Loving Care 
  7. Practice Positive Discipline 
  8. Strive for Balance in Personal and Family Life



This is a very good link to the Attachment Parenting International Blog; API Speaks, which explains a lot more and includes informative links to articles/blogs by parents and experts alike that pratice and/or encourage APing.


Anyone else have a good link I should be posting here that explains the dynamics of APing? Send me a message on my profile (or just post it here, if you would rather) and I will put it up here!

Discussion Forum

Happy Birthday to Me Giveaway

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By this time of the year, we are more than ready for the tilting of the Earth that heralds the spring equinox and better weather. It’s a promise that summer will soon be here.…Continue

Joyful Attachment Mommies!!!

Started by Joyful Mommy. Last reply by L Young Oct 21, 2012. 1 Reply

Attachment parenting and sooooooo proud of it! Attachment parenting is not just a lifestyle, but and attitude, and that is what my blog is all about. Hope you'll stop by and let me know what you…Continue

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Enter to win one of 8 baby carriers from Beco, Boba, ERGObaby, Onya Baby, Balboa Baby, Baby K'tan, Catbird Baby and a Moby Wrap from Thanks Mama! 8 carriers mean 8 chances to win one! 8 winners - 8…Continue

Tell me your story!!!

Started by Melissa Sheree Jun 8, 2011. 0 Replies

I am preparing a blog post about "what makes moms go natural' and I need some stories! So share your story with me, include your first name please, and I will include your story in my post. :)Continue

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Comment by Cynthia Tolbert-Wilson on March 30, 2013 at 1:25am

I would love to increase my readership as well. I am finding it a bit difficult. I do like coming on to the site and reading other blogs.  I have found some great blogs. I normally keep track of the blogs that I join and try to comment on them at least once every other week until I just never hear from them.  I love having tons of blogs to read and respond too.

Cynthia        

http://www.richlymiddleclass.com/happy-birthday-giveaway

Comment by Shelby Smithhisler on March 10, 2013 at 10:34pm

HI! I'm Shelby, a stay-at-home momma to a sweet, sweet 8 month old, Oliver. Check us out at :: It's Always Sonny

Comment by L Young on October 20, 2012 at 5:06pm

Hi,

Can I join you ladies? My children are no longer babies. Theya re now ages 4 and 7 and I believe attachment parenting continues for life.

Comment by Shanna C. Beavers on August 1, 2012 at 1:00pm

It's like you took the words out of my mouth.  20 months ago I started doing what came naturally to me when Lilly was born despite what others said.  I didn't know that was a "thing" until my mom referred to it as "that attachment parenting thing you do".  Huh?  That was the first time it occurred to me that I was doing things differently.  :-)

Comment by Sarah Halvorsen on July 29, 2012 at 5:25pm

Hi everyone, I just found this group, and I hope I'll be welcome here… I follow AP guidelines as possible.  For example, I cosleep, still wear my 14 month old, no crying it out, etc.  Some decisions were taken out of my hands though, as my son was born early, and with a rare disease that only allowed me to breastfeed for one week (until they got his diagnosis right) - he has a very strict low potassium diet, and the potassium I ate going to him would have been dire.  We spent over 3 months in the NICU, so it's been a rough road.  AP has helped heal the bond we weren't able to form after an emergency c-section, and not seeing him for HOURS after the birth, and then of course going home without him...

Comment by Dalynn McCoy on July 27, 2012 at 6:06pm

Hello! New to MBC and happy to be here! I'm one that's semi-crunchy, but don't swallow the whole pill. LOL We breastfeed (my twins will be 2yo in Septmeber and still going strong), cloth diaper, co-sleep, baby wear (as infants), and probably more. I'm frugal-minded and a lot of my parenting decisions are based on that, and Christian so everything I do I try to filter through God's Word. Anyway. Thought I'd post a quick intro. :) Thanks for having me!

Comment by Carmen Malcolm on November 10, 2011 at 12:02pm

Hey Mamas!

I am looking to do a series on positive natural birth stories.  If you would like to share your story and have your blog featured please:

1. Follow my blog

2. Contact me via info on my contact page

3. Include your birth story and a link to your blog

 

I will select a different story each week and their blog will be featured with their story! Thanks

http://carmen-mommytalk.blogspot.com/

Comment by Carmen Malcolm on November 5, 2011 at 9:59am
Comment by Carmen Malcolm on November 5, 2011 at 9:36am

Hey Ladies,

I'm new so I wanted to introduce myself!  I am the proud attachment mama of a 7 month old baby boy, who was born naturally in a birth center. I am new in the blogging game and I talk a lot about natural birth, birth plans, breastfeeding, placenta ecapsulation, and, of course, attachment parenting. If you would like to check out my blog you can follow me here:

Mommy Talk

Thanks!

Comment by Kimberly Cleven on October 12, 2011 at 12:35pm

 Just another homebirthing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, peaceful parenting homeschool mother with a blog.  :)   Would love to see yours, leave me links!

 www.littlecrunchy.com

 

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