Attachment Parenting is one of those trigger words. Typically, people feel strongly one way or the other.
Personally, I can see a whole lot of the advantages and also some of the drawbacks.
So, I’m not going to use that trigger word. I’m going to use the word Attachment! Haha!
My daughter is so cute! When I carry Gray in my Mei Tai, she would tie one of those exercise bands around her waist and shoulders and carry her dollies in it. I suggested that she ask Santa for a sling.
Luckily he obliged! So now, when I carry Gray in my Mei Tai, or Ring Sling
Ava carries her dolls in her Kiddie Kozy
I’m not sure about the doll, but Gray just loves to snuggle up in his sling. He goes into, what I call, a sling coma. He’s so nice and relaxed being close to mama – but the minute I take him out – instantly awake.
Eyes wide open.
They do feel comfort being bound so tightly! I hope the doll feels the same way.
It’s funny because one day, Ava looked up at me and said…
I wanna be a Mama.
What? She then said…
I don’t want to be a Dentist, or a Teacher, or a Doctor. I want to be a Mommy.
They really do look to you as a role model, don’t they?
I really do hope that she learns that this is the normal way to carry her babies – to bring them closer to her. Even though she doesn’t know the words, I am hoping that she is beginning to learn the beauties of Attachment – and the benefits of bringing her children and loved ones closer to her.
In a country where it’s the norm to push your kids away – what do you do to bring your babies/kids closer to you?