7 Celebrity Families Who Practice Attachment Parenting (Photos)Devan McGuinness
As a mother to three children myself, I have carved out my own parenting methods and practices that work for us. While I am also a big advocate for attachment/gentle parenting, I am also a “do what you feel is right for your family as long as it’s done with love” kind of person.
I will admit though, it is always nice to find commonality from fellow parents who share the same view on parenting — from how to discipline, what to feed baby and where they will sleep. I personally love when celebs dish their inner attachment parent methods because it helps normalize both the celeb and the practices.
I do want to say that you don’t have to do all things ‘attachment’ parenting to be able to call yourself an attachment parent. Some do the style by-the-book and others have adapted and modified, but with the same feeling behind their parenting style.
Click through to see 7 celebrities who each practice a different facet of attachment parenting:
Alicia Silverstone – Self Weaning 1 of 7I am sure we have all heard the whole 'bird-feeding' stories that popped up a few months ago. She has since spoken about the whole ordeal and said that "It's a weaning process. It's just a process that has been going on for thousands of years of humanity."
Source: Hollywood Gossip
Mayim Bialik – Elimination Communication 2 of 7It's not a form of toilet training, but a diaper-free-from-the-near-beginning way to parent. Basically, you observe signs and signals that your infant needs to go and you hold them over a toilet. Mayim is one who did this with her child which is seen as a more "extreme" parenting method that works for her family.
Source: ABC News
Maggie Gyllenhaal – Cloth Diapering 3 of 7While appearing on the Conan O'Brian show, Jake Gullenhall (brother to Maggie) told the audience that he even changes the cloth diapers of his niece.
Source: Celebrity Babies
Natalie Portman – Baby Wearing 4 of 7One of the more known components of attachment parenting is baby wearing. Using your arms, sling, wrap or carrier to hold your babe as often as they like. Natalie and her partner are both often seen wearing baby Aleph.
Source: Carry Me Away
Jolie-Pitt Family – Co-Sleeping 5 of 7What happens when you have two in love adults and six children sleeping in the same bed? A happy family according to Angelina. The famous couple have one giant bed which allows all of their kids to cuddle in.
Source: Hollywood Life
Ricki Lake – Home Birth 6 of 7Since coming out with her first film "The Business of Being Born" in 2008, Ricki has been the face of home birth. She has been a big advocate for safe birth and reducing unnecessary medical interventions in birth.
Source: Celebrity Babies
Jennifer Garner – Breastfeeding 7 of 7Probably the first thing most people think of when they hear 'attachment parenting', Jennifer is a big advocate for breastfeeding. She nursed her older child until she was 14 months old and is currently nursing her boy Sam.
Source: Fox News
Photo Credits: PacificCoastNews.com