Attachment parenting is a term coined by American Paediatrician Dr William Sears. He talks about the 7 B’s ( Birth Bonding, Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Bedding close to baby, Belief in the language value of your babies cry and Beware of Baby trainers).
Attachment parenting international has 8 principles ( Prepare for Pregnancy Birth and Parenting, Feed with love and respect, Respond with sensitivity, Use nurturing touch, Ensure safe sleep physically and emotionally, Provide consistent and loving care and Strive for balance in personal and family live)
Attachment parenting is a philosophy, a way of life not a prescribed way of doing things according to set rules. Everyone who looks to apply the principles will find their own unique way to make them fit.
A lot of the ideals on which the philosophy of attachment parenting is based comes from the attachment theory which looks at the long term effects on bonding and concludes that it is in a child’s best interest to have a primary care giver so that they can develop socially and emotionally.