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The 8 principles of Parenting with Attachment


This philosophy consists of eight principles, the so-called ” 8 B of Aging with Attachment” , based on closeness, respect and continuous care , needs that
accompany the child during their first years of life. They are:

1. Maintain affective bonds from birth

Birth bonding The first principle is directly related to the birth of little, because this parenting philosophy argues that the deliveries should be more natural and conscious . In addition, the first link between the mother and the baby should be produced through skin-to-skin contact , as they are moments of maximum sensitivity for both.

2. Breastfeeding

Aging with attachment advocates, together with the WHO, that breastfeeding should be the only and exclusive food that the baby takes during the first six months of life , and should be combined with other foods until the mother and the child want to leave .

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3. Sleep near the baby
Beding close to baby

At bedtime, this doctrine defends that the collection is the best practice at the time of sleeping the baby , because it gives the little one the peace and security that needs to have a pleasant dream. It helps to transform the sense of anguish experienced by many children during the night into a pleasant feeling.

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4. Maintain body contact

In addition to feeling his mother at birth, the baby has to be in touch with his mother in any daily situation to maintain a close relationship . Therefore, the kisses, hugs and caresses are welcome in this upbringing; as well as the porteo , because the little one feels protected in any surroundings.

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5. Trust in the value of your crying as a language
Belief in the language of your baby’s cry

The crying is the main medium having the baby to express that something is wrong: you feel uncomfortable, insecure, hungry, sleepy, etc. For this reason, it is essential that parents know how to interpret the sobs of their children to satisfy those needs , until the child is independent to satisfy them alone.

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6. Be flexible in instilling habits in the child.
Beware of baby trainers

Parents should be flexible with the baby’s needs and should teach them that they, too, should be. That is, it is not advisable to force the baby to eat or sleep when they do not want to, and you have to teach them to eat and sleep anywhere.

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7. Maintain a balance

As in all aspects of life, when it comes to raising children, you also have to have a balance. That means that you do not have to be too lenient or very strict in teaching discipline . Therefore, it is necessary to teach the child the value of respect and education.

8. Mom and Dad Both Advocate for Baby Care

Finally, this philosophy of parenting establishes that it is advisable to create an environment of security and trust between parents or caregivers and the small . In this way, any time shared with babies will be based on respect, companionship and responsibility. Parents must pass on these values to the child through the relationship and attitudes they share in front of their child.