The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby

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Little, Brown, Sep 1, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
America's foremost baby and childcare experts, William Sears M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N., explain the benefits -- for both you and your child -- of connecting with your baby early.

Would you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father's role in nurturing a newborn? How does early attachment foster a child's eventual independence?

Dr. Bill and Martha Sears -- the doctor-and-nurse, husband-and-wife team who coined the term "attachment parenting" -- answer these and many more questions in this practical, inspiring guide. Attachment parenting is a style of parenting that encourages a strong early attachment, and advocates parental responsiveness to babies' dependency needs.

The Attachment Parenting Book clearly explains the six "Baby B's" that form the basis of this popular parenting style: Bonding, Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Bedding close to baby, Belief in the language value of baby's cry, and Beware of baby trainers. Here's all the information you need to achieve your most important goals as a new parent: to know your child, to help your child feel right, and to enjoy parenting.
 

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User Review  - lieslmayerson - LibraryThing

I would recommend this book to anyone that is having or adopting a baby. Many of the guidelines and theories in this book evoked the "well, of-course" response from me as I think (hope) they would for ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - lieslmayerson - LibraryThing

I would recommend this book to anyone that is having or adopting a baby. Many of the guidelines and theories in this book evoked the "well, of-course" response from me as I think (hope) they would for ... Read full review

Contents

Copyright A Word from Dr Bill and Martha
Becoming AttachedHow to Get There
The Benefits of Attachment Parenting
What Attachment Parenting Is
Bonding at Birth and Beyond
Breastfeeding
Babywearing
Belief in the Signal Value of a Babys
Balance and Boundaries
Beware of Baby Trainers
Working and Staying Attached
Attachment Fathering
Attachment Parenting in Special Situations
Attachment Testimonials
Resources
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Martha Sears, RN and William Sears, MD, are the pediatrics experts to whom American parents turn for advice and information on all aspects of pregnancy, birth, childcare, and family nutrition. Martha Sears is a registered nurse, certified childbirth educator, and breastfeeding consultant.

Dr. Sears was trained at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital and Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, the largest children's hospital in the world. He has practiced pediatrics for nearly 50 years. Together, the Searses have authored more than 40 pediatrics books.

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