The wahakura is a traditional woven baby basket used by the Maori.
I like who they are turning out to be. And while I don't attribute their delightfulness entirely to attachment parenting, I do think that being raised with such extravagant love as had a profoundly positive effect on my kids. In my experience, here are some of the long-term benefits of attachment parenting.
She is in our bed again, face pressed so close to mine that our noses bend. She wakes intermittently, each time tightening her arms like part of a staccato dance. Her starfish hands squeeze and release, squeeze and release me like I'm a stress ball. Perhaps I am.
The issue isn't whether you're sleeping with your kids; plenty of cultures have family beds. It is a mammalian urge, although not shared by as many as you might think, to want to be close to loved ones during sleep.
It only took the Boyces an afternoon to put this bed together.
Official recommendations don't take into account how hard it can be to breastfeed an infant who sleeps alone.
You know what I love about sleep? Nothing, really, because I can't remember what it feels like. I haven't had a solid night's sleep since my son was born. Well, actually, since I was eight months pregnant and the constant interruptions from my bladder were like a cruel foreshadowing of what was to come.
Few topics can fire up tempers, ruin friendships and lead to irreparable rifts like childcare. Much like religion and politics, child-rearing should be off-limits at dinner parties. And yet, bickering with other parents about nap times, pacifiers and time-out strategies is America's new favorite pastime -- at least in some neighborhoods.
We all come from different backgrounds, and each of our children is unique. I have learned I am in no position to judge the decisions other parents makes for themselves and their children.
You feel like you've been through the washing machine at 6 a.m. and want to close your eyes so badly just when you're supposed to be starting your day.
Bedsharing works so well because breastfeeding mothers and babies are hardwired to be together during vulnerable sleep periods.
Gwen and I have decided to cosleep. That means that little baby Noah sleeps in bed with us. Cosleeping brings up a few questions and concerns and sometimes even an angry mob with pitchforks and torches.
However, it wasn't all bad news. Some pet owners reported feeling comforted by the presence of their pets, Duthuluru told
My husband and I deserve to lounge in our room alone. We are a happier family when my husband and I do not have to sneak around for sex (thank god for our bathrooms and closets!)
2. Read and respond to your baby's cues. Newborns don't misbehave. They communicate. We just need to watch and listen. And
All those people who said, "Don't worry, your baby will be sleeping through the night soon enough!" have been lying to you. Or maybe they've blocked out their own sleep deprivation memories like childbirth because the pain is just too much.
There's nothing quite as refreshing as a great night's sleep to help us recover from our day and restore our energy. When children have trouble sleeping, it impacts not only their sleep (and mood), but their weary parents'.