9 Celebrities Who Practice Attachment Parenting & Aren't Shy About It
Whatever you do in your personal life, isn't it always fun to see when a celebrity does the same thing? Whether it's the type of coffee you drink, clothes you wear, movies you love, or even how you choose to parent, it's nice when the Hollywood elite seems a little more down to earth and relatable when you share favorites. Sometimes, it's even easier to defend your choices to your nosy frenemy when you can point to a famous face and say that they're doing it, too. For instance, there are plenty of celebrities who practice attachment parenting and aren't shy about it.
If you're not familiar with the attachment style of parenting, there a few basic attributes of this method. It's all in the name really, since people who practice attachment parenting place value on forming physical and emotional bonds with their children from infancy. You've probably seen parents who "wear" their children in various types of wraps, practice co-sleeping, and treat their children with sensitivity.
So if you're curious about which celebs practice attachment parenting or you're even interested in learning more about their motivation behind adhering to this particular parenting philosophy, check out these famous faces who are attachment parents.
1. Alicia Silverstone
Though she's gotten some flack for some of her more extreme stances on parenting, in an interview with The Huffington Post, Alicia Silverstone said, "attachment parenting is about getting back to basics and doing away with excess.” She co-sleeps, baby-wears, and breastfeeds, which are all trademarks of attachment parenting (AP).
2. Angelina Jolie
She's known for playing by her own rules in Hollywood, and home life is apparently no different. Angelina Jolie shared her views on co-sleeping, with People saying, "it’s kind of nice, we have family sleep on Sundays."
3. Mayim Bialik
An author and outspoken advocate for breastfeeding, child-led weaning, and other AP practices, Mayim Bialik shared why she chose attachment parenting with TIME saying, "I saw it matters that very small people have a voice." That's a crucial part of attachment parenting, too. It's essential that parents listen and allow their children to express themselves.
4. Alyssa Milano
A long-time defender of breastfeeding, Alyssa Milano explained that, "we’ve sexualized the female body so much that we forget that it has a real function — to feed our babies," according to The Huffington Post. With her appearances on talk shows and social media, it's nice to see celebs normalize breastfeeding.
It's safe to say that Pink really doesn't care about anything the haters have to say, especially about her parenting style. In an interview with Essential Baby, singer Pink said, "I support attachment parenting 100 percent and have a very happy and healthy little girl to show for it."
6. Alanis Morissette
In her own article on The Huffington Post, Alanis Morissette wrote, "I personally believe that the attachment stage, done well, can circumvent countless addictions later in life." She has experienced home-birth, breastfeeding, and baby-wearing, which makes her a poster girl for AP.
7. Salma Hayek
In response to critics telling her to use the "cry it out method," Salma Hayek responded, "I put my baby to sleep every night and I love that moment, even though sometimes it takes hours,” according to People. She's also an open supporter of breastfeeding and women's rights.
8. Kimya Dawson
Famous for the main song in Juno, singer Kimya Dawson said, "I couldn’t imagine putting my baby in a crib, and I knew that I wanted to cloth diaper, and feed her healthy foods," according to an interview with Babble. She's been pro-AP ever since.
9. Gwen Stefani
Perpetually upbeat and not afraid to speak her mind, in an interview with Stylist, Gwen Stefani shared her co-sleeping experience, "I don't want to look back and say, 'Oh my God, I didn't sleep with Zuma that time because I was too tired,' so I’ll just snuggle up with him tonight." In addition to sharing a bed, she's also been known to be a fan of baby-wearing.