Bringing Up Baby

Secure Attachment

March 01, 2021 Ashley Season 1 Episode 2
Bringing Up Baby
Secure Attachment
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Bringing Up Baby
Secure Attachment
Mar 01, 2021 Season 1 Episode 2
Ashley

I think you’re going to like this one. 

It’s important, it can be really simple and what we’re about to talk about will probably squash a lot of myths floating around out there.

Today we’re talking about Attachment. Attachment is the relationship your baby has with you, their primary caregiver  

There is an ever growing body of research that tells us THIS is the really important part about parenting. 

As explained by attachment theory, this relationship that we cultivate with our children during their first years of life plays a key role in how they develop socially and emotionally… even how they experience their own relationships as adults!



In this episode, we uncover all kind of things about secure attachment, for instance...

- what it is, how to get it and foster it as your baby grows
 - how it differs from "attachment parenting"
- what types of insecure attachment there are and where they come from

And we'll uncover some popular myths, like:

*Secure Attachment and How You Feed Your Baby - 12:36

*Secure Attachment and Sleep Training - 13:53


Mental Health Minute

Whether you have one baby on your hands or several, juggling the demands of life and parenthood is constantly evolving but pretty is consistently busy for most of us. 

We can’t be expected to be all things at all times to everyone. No one is expecting you to be super-human and catch every cue and have the ideal response every single time.

And sometimes creating and fostering secure attachment with your baby feels challenging or maybe even impossible…

Mom guilt is a real thing, But sometimes this stuff affect us more deeply and it’s something that needs attention. More of YOUR attention, and more of your health care provider’s attention. 

It’s important to be honest with yourself and others, and to reach out for help if you need it. Talking to your partner or a loving family member, and your doctor are great places to start. 

Remember, it takes A LOT to break attachment. Whether you are away from your baby for a short time, are having an “off” day, you’re needing to give your baby a bottle or decide to sleep train… these won’t break it, and you’ve got everything it takes to foster it :)


Want my New Baby Sleep Guide?
Or maybe a full on New Baby Support Package that includes a Q&A with me?

Visit www.birthbabysleep.ca
Instagram @birth_baby_sleep
Facebook @birthbabysleep


If you find you are struggling to achieve or maintain secure attachment (or any attachment for that matter) with your baby, please reach out for help and support. Contact your doctor, or call 911 or visit an emergency room if your care should be immediate. 


Show Notes

I think you’re going to like this one. 

It’s important, it can be really simple and what we’re about to talk about will probably squash a lot of myths floating around out there.

Today we’re talking about Attachment. Attachment is the relationship your baby has with you, their primary caregiver  

There is an ever growing body of research that tells us THIS is the really important part about parenting. 

As explained by attachment theory, this relationship that we cultivate with our children during their first years of life plays a key role in how they develop socially and emotionally… even how they experience their own relationships as adults!



In this episode, we uncover all kind of things about secure attachment, for instance...

- what it is, how to get it and foster it as your baby grows
 - how it differs from "attachment parenting"
- what types of insecure attachment there are and where they come from

And we'll uncover some popular myths, like:

*Secure Attachment and How You Feed Your Baby - 12:36

*Secure Attachment and Sleep Training - 13:53


Mental Health Minute

Whether you have one baby on your hands or several, juggling the demands of life and parenthood is constantly evolving but pretty is consistently busy for most of us. 

We can’t be expected to be all things at all times to everyone. No one is expecting you to be super-human and catch every cue and have the ideal response every single time.

And sometimes creating and fostering secure attachment with your baby feels challenging or maybe even impossible…

Mom guilt is a real thing, But sometimes this stuff affect us more deeply and it’s something that needs attention. More of YOUR attention, and more of your health care provider’s attention. 

It’s important to be honest with yourself and others, and to reach out for help if you need it. Talking to your partner or a loving family member, and your doctor are great places to start. 

Remember, it takes A LOT to break attachment. Whether you are away from your baby for a short time, are having an “off” day, you’re needing to give your baby a bottle or decide to sleep train… these won’t break it, and you’ve got everything it takes to foster it :)


Want my New Baby Sleep Guide?
Or maybe a full on New Baby Support Package that includes a Q&A with me?

Visit www.birthbabysleep.ca
Instagram @birth_baby_sleep
Facebook @birthbabysleep


If you find you are struggling to achieve or maintain secure attachment (or any attachment for that matter) with your baby, please reach out for help and support. Contact your doctor, or call 911 or visit an emergency room if your care should be immediate.