Chapter 8

Creating an Attachment with Your Baby

What is the Difference Between Attachment and Bonding?

Infant-Parent Attachment: Definitions, Types, Antecedents, Measurement and Outcome

Attachment: Why it is Crucial for Your Baby

Caring Relationships: The Heart of Early Brain Development

The Effects of Secure Attachment on Brain Development

Easing the Separation Process for Infants and Toddlers

Additional Websites and Videos

Attachment Parenting:

Attachment Parenting International

7 Benefits of Attachment Parenting

API: Infants and Toddlers

7 Tips for Safer Co-Sleeping

Infant Sleep Safety

What is Secure Attachment?

Additional Readings

Attachment: Why it is crucial for your baby. (April 2011). Retrieved from

Balaban, N. (2006). Easing the separation process for infants, toddlers, and families. Beyond the journal, November 2006, 1-8. Retrieved from

Honig, A. (2002). Secure relationships: Nurturing infant/toddler attachment in early care settings. Washington, D.C.: NAEYC.