My basic mission statement when I gave birth to my daughter was something like, "keep the baby happy and healthy., and try not to cry too much." I didn't follow that last part very well but, in general, I wasn't trying to adhere myself to any kind of parenting style. I just wanted to make it through one day at a time. I think most moms feel that way, even if they do plenty of research on styles like attachment parenting. But there are a few things you didn't know about attachment parenting that could alter your decision, both positively and negatively, to follow any type of parenting style.
I always feel kind of like a jerk when I say that I don't follow the attachment parenting guidelines. I mean, what parent doesn't want to be attached to their child? That's kind of the point of becoming a mother, right? Was I a horrible person for deciding that the attachment parenting style wasn't for me?
Nope. Not even a little bit. Although I understand why people choose to follow attachment parenting guidelines, it wouldn't have worked for me, especially since I was a single mom to my newborn daughter. But if you're on the fence about trying it out or want to know more beyond the basic principles, here are nine things you didn't know about attachment parenting.