Babyhood: What is Attachment? – by Georgina Anderson.

Becoming a new mum brings in the birth of a new relationship… 

A relationship of caregiving your precious baby. This very process of caregiving becomes a strong foundation in the attachment experience with your baby.

So what is Attachment – and why is it important in the early years of babyhood?

Attachment has been described by well known practitioners such as Dr. John Bowlby and psychologist Mary Ainsworth as the emotional tie between mother and child; The affectional tie and bond a person forms to another specific one and the lasting psychological connectedness between them. Read more

How to help your baby feel secure

As we discussed in my last article, secure attachment enables your baby to grow learn and thrive in every area of their life including close relationships.  So let’s focus on how you can enable your baby to develop this “secure attachment”.

Dr John Bowlby was asked by the World Health Organization to define what facilitates healthy, resilient children who thrive in all areas of their lives.  He surveyed top professionals worldwide, across a range of health disciplines, and came up with this statement: “A first three years of unbroken mutually enjoyable relationship with the primary attachment figure”. Read more