Before I had my daughter I had not given so much as a thought to my future parenting styles. I did not enter into this relationship with any preconceived notions of what I was going to do. Honestly, I don't know how much of my parenting style was chosen by me and how much was demanded of me, by my baby. Attachment Parenting was developed by Dr. Sears, a well-known children's doctor, to promote instinctive, natural parenting. There are 8 basic principles to attachment parenting. I had never even heard of 'AP' until long after I was a follower. Here are the basic principles:
Bottom-line. This is what works for us. It evolved naturally. I encourage new mothers not to worry about following someone else's rules about what is right for you and your baby. Don't get too caught up in reading the latest baby book. Ultimately, do what feels right to you!
What do you think? Did you pick your parenting style or did it just happen naturally?