- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown & Company; 1 edition (25 Dec. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316778095
- ISBN-13: 978-0316778091
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.3 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Attachment Parenting Book (Sears Parenting Library) Paperback – 25 Dec 2001
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Attachment parenting is a highly intuitive, high-touch style of parenting that encourages a strong early attachment, and advocates consistent parental responsiveness to babies' dependency needs. Rather than give parents a strict set of rules about when to breastfeed or when to respond to a cry, The Sears' approach encourages parents to learn and work with their baby's particular cues. Their book focuses on the benefits of attachment parenting for both parent and child, and explains how attachment parenting improves development, makes discipline easier, and even promotes independence. There is further information on attachment parenting for working parents and on weaning your child from attachment parenting, as well as scientific research that explains why attachment parenting works.
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The book is magaziney in style, with columns that jump all over the place, such that as you turn the page it can be hard to know where to continue reading. The multitude of subheadings and quotes add to this, so I wouldn't recommend it to the highbrow academic. But the authors must know that most reading for new parents is done in snatches here and there, rather than long cover to cover stints. Buy this for baby-shower presents, and for new parents. We do not have a rounded enough view of babycare without more of this type of baby manual.
The sections are based around the 7 Baby Bs:
1) Birth Bonding: how the beginnings affect early attachment.
2) Breastfeeding: how it helps in getting to know your baby, what they call 'Baby Reading'.
3) Baby Wearing: research clearly shows how children who are carried fuss less and they are so content that they spend a lot of time in quiet alertness, learning a lot about their environment. They just seem so much calmer too.
4) Bed Sharing: the benefits of bed sharing for mothers and babies. The fact is that most babies sleep best when they are close to their parents.Read more ›
I owe so much of mine and my baby's happiness to these people! If you think i'm being over-dramatic buy this book, read it, and do for your children what they deserve. Raise them with respect, empathy and love - isn't that what every parent should do? Forget Gina Ford - and the rest of the 'baby trainers' and let yourself enjoy raising your baby. Everyone we meet comments on how contented and happy our little girl is - and she is. She is 5 months old, still soley breastfed and thriving. Even the health-visitors can't believe it. If i hadn't discovered these books then i dread to think what might have happened - i probably would have followed the advice of the likes of Gina Ford and destroyed my relationship with my little girl.
The techniques in this book - the 'Baby B's' as they are so called are wonderful. Breastfeeding, babywearing (putting baby in a sling), bonding, believing in baby's cries and bedding close to baby are advocated but you are not made to feel like a failure if you cannot perform all of them.
The books of the Sears Parenting Library truly are excellent. I have read all of them - and believe they should sit on the bookshelf and liberate the mind of every parent. By following these parenting practices i have full faith that we will be raising responsible, successful and compasionnate children who really understand love, emotions and caring for others. Isn't that what every parent wants for their child?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Everything about this books has been so valuable to me as a new mum. The Bs of attachment parenting. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Miss B bad
Clear and very easy to read (picking up and putting down and carrying on from where you left off...very useful if you're busy with a young baby! Read morePublished 3 months ago by JAL
A great help when facing the child rearing ideals of the sixties your surroundings at some point will impose on you, your partner and your (first) child. Read morePublished 7 months ago by tonet
What an amazing book, i am planning my first baby and this book has opened up a world of possibilities that are basically common sense but seems to be so far away from what most... Read morePublished 9 months ago by kirsty Thompson
Feels more like an advertisement for the rest of the series than a guide-book. There are useful sections, but there is a lot of repeated material, which is unfortunate for a book... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Micah J. Rose
This book tells you what you already know deep down in your heart. Get this book before baby trainers get you. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dorota Pliszka
Easy to read and is a surprisingly common sense and non-judgemental approach to parenting. The best parenting book I've read.Published 13 months ago by DW