NO Diapers, Bottles,Cribs,Strollers or Daycare. Five Assumptions About Attachment Parenting Debunked.

NO Diapers, Bottles,Cribs,Strollers or Daycare. Five Assumptions About Attachment Parenting Debunked.

Parenting
Recently a few news segments, blogs and articles have reported on Attachment Parenting, making it seem a little bit…out there. “A new age way of parenting with no diapers, no cribs, no strollers, no daycare and no bottles” was how one news show summarized it. Now, I have been parenting three children based on the AP principles for six years so I’ll understand if you think I’m biased, but really Attachment Parenting is not about choosing a carrier over a stroller, not using diapers or some long list of “Can’ts”   it’s much more than that: So let’s see about these false assumptions on no bottles, no crib, no stroller, no daycare  and how they fit with attachment parenting: If you don’t breastfeed you can’t say you practice Attachment Parenting.  False.…
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Elimination Experiment 3.0

Babies 0-12 months, Parenting
Welcome to the January 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Experiments in Natural Family Living This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have reported on weeklong trials to make their lives a little greener and gentler. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants. *** Bella, my third baby decided diapers were not cool very early on. She was adamant that she could and should use the toilet like her older brothers as early as 8 months. Now at 19 months she has gotten really serious about being diaper free. She has also been really successful at getting undressed in the blink of an eye!…
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