Modern parenting is split into so many different groups and philosophies, it's difficult to keep track. From "crunchy" moms to "silky" moms to the combination "scrunchy" moms, there's an endless list of ways to categorize your parenting choices. I've always combined different parenting styles until I find what's right for myself, my baby, and our family, but if I had to pick one "style" that best describes me it would be attachment parenting (AP). In fact, there are more than a few things AP moms do that every mom should try, if you ask me.
If you consider yourself an attachment parent, you're probably a fan (and advocate for) extended breastfeeding, babywearing, responding to babies cries immediately, co-sleeping, and gentle discipline. Not every single aspect of AP parenting works for my family, though, so I don't think it's too far fetched to assume not every single aspect works for other AP moms, too. That's why it's always worth noting that most parents don't fit into neat little groups or follow every single "suggestion" within a group. For example, some AP moms use strollers, some silky moms (who enjoy the conveniences of modern technology) breastfeed, and some stay-at-home moms have found a way to work inside the home. Moms are flexible and fluid, so we can change our practices and routines to suit our babies needs at any time and for any number of reasons.
I have also found out that we can always learn more from other moms, especially those moms who make different parenting choices. With that in mind, here are a few parenting practices AP moms usually utilize that we should all try: