attachment parenting/babywearing

HATTIE - posted on 01/26/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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has anyone practiced this, what are your thoughts. Babywearing, how long do you carry and is it to late to incorporate this?

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Thamar - posted on 01/31/2010

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By the way, what helped me leave all parenting books behind and embrace the AP approach was an article I read by Naomi Aldort. She wrote that babies know how to sleep. They don't need you to teach them. They will sleep when the conditions are comfortable and safe for them. Now I am able to trust my own intuition. I feel so much happier, and I can just enjoy whatever stage my baby is in.

Nicole - posted on 01/31/2010

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I am definitely an AP mom. I love babywearing- it isn't too late to start. I too have a moby and love it dearly. I wear Phoebe a lot- the hands free nursing is a beautiful thing :D. For a bit of perspective, Phoebe is 28.5 lbs and 35.5 in and it is still very comfortable for extended use (I don't have a car so I haul Phoebe all over the place in it). The Ergo is a very popular carrier for toddler if a wrap isn't your cup of tea. I plan to wear Phoebe until she isn't interested any more.
I love they way AP is so intuitive- it simply involves meeting your babies needs as they communicate them to you. I actually was an AP mom even before I knew what it was- I refused to read any parenting books while pregnant. I feel instinct is far more reliable. I just happened to come across a Dr.Sears article and I realized we were already doing all of the tell tale AP things:bedsharing, babywearing, breastfeeding, and baby led weaning, not letting baby cry it out, etc.Phoebe's dad is totally in on the AP action- loves carting her around in the moby.

Thamar - posted on 01/27/2010

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I carried my baby in a Moby and later in a Beco carrier all the time. It has definitely been less lately because he is so active now, but I still carry him on walks. He loves it. I think it's never too late to do something that feels right. I think attachment parenting is about trusting that your child is communicating what he needs, and responding to that. The more you do it, the easier it becomes. It's so great for their sense of safety in the world and self esteem!

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