The year in celebrity attachment parenting

Attachment parenting is a philosophy that is based on certain nurturing parenting practices in order to create strong emotional bonds which help the child develop secure, empathic, peaceful, and enduring relationships. These practices include natural childbirth, home birth, stay-at-home parenting, co-sleeping, breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering, homeschooling/unschooling, not circumcising, not vaccinating, natural health, and support of organic food and other products. It’s not necessary to subscribe to all of these practices but many hardcore APers do. (For example, many women breastfeed, wear their babies, co-sleep, eat organic when possible but delivered in a hospital with an epidural.)

The things that celebrities say and do can clue us in to their parenting style. Here are a few quotes we posted about this year.

Co-sleeping

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Angelina Jolie told Esquire magazine:

Rightnow, Pax is sleeping in our bed. It’s kind of nice, him immediatelyknowing and feeling comfortable with us. Mad slept with meuntil Brad and I got together. They’re fun to sleep with. We havefamily sleep on Sundays. Everybody sleeps together.

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New Zealand model Kylie Bax told Woman’s Day magazine, after the birth of her second child, Dione Nefeli, "We have four people in the bed now!" (Her other child is daughter, Lito, 3.)

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Kevin Kline, his wife Phoebe Cates, and their children, Owen, 16, and Greta, 13, still share a bed. He told OK! Magazine,

There is a theory that a child has to teach itself to go to sleep, andif every time it cries, you whisk them out of their bed — the jury isstill out on that. But our kids still sleep in our bed.


Cloth diapering

The following celebrities cloth diaper their children…

  • Singer Dave Matthews — son August Oliver. Dave has also spoken on the issue.
  • Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard — daughter Ramona — uncle Jake Gyllenhaal has spoken about his niece’s diapers.
  • CSI: NY actress Anna Belknap cloth diapers her daughter.
  • Singer and actress couple Brad and Kimberly Williams-Paisley cloth diaper their son William Huckleberry.
  • Numb3rs actress Diane Farr cloth diapers her sonBeckett Mancuso.
  • Model and actress Josie Maran uses gDiapers with her daughter Rumi Joon.

Babywearing
For the year in celebrity babywearing, click here.

Breastfeeding
For the year in celebrity breastfeeding, click here.

Home/water/natural childbirth
For the year in celebrity natural childbirth, click here.

For more information on attachment parenting, visit Attachment Parenting International and Nine In Nine Out and read Dr. William Sears’ The Attachment Parenting Book : A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby.

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