I really don’t think you know exactly how you’re going to parent until you’re there. Prior to having our daughter, I probably didn’t give much thought to attachment parenting. I didn’t really know what it was. There’s a chance I thought it was probably some sort of natural, or green parenting, but I don’t think I ever really asked the question “What is attachment parenting?” When we had our daughter, we had everything we thought we would need. We had the cot, the pram, the moses basket, and we even had the bottle feeding stuff despite having no intention of using…

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I’m suggesting another thing that may not work for everyone. But it’s something that personally worked somewhat for me when I suffered with postnatal depression. I’m going to talk about how attachment parenting can help with postnatal depression. What is Attachment Parenting? Attachment parenting is basically a form of parenting where you connect yourself with your baby as much as possible. Generally it consists of breastfeeding, co-sleeping, babywearing, holding and carrying the baby as much as possible and attending to their cries quickly without letting them ‘cry it out’. It’s essentially a more ‘natural’ approach to parenting, and one that…

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For me personally, babywearing is something that I feel really started to make a big difference with my postnatal depression. In essence, it gave me and Isabelle something to do together that she actually loved. Not only that, but it kept us connected and close whenever I did it.

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I’ll admit, that when we were getting everything ready for when Isabelle arrived, we didn’t put much thought into a baby carrier. Admittedly, we went cheap. £10.99 cheap to be precise. And in fairness, I didn’t actually mind the carrier that we had. If you want to read more about me and my experiences with the carrier, then feel free to read this.

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If you’re reading this then there’s a chance that you might be looking for ways to help with postnatal depression. What I have here is a toolkit. It’s a survival guide, advice page, suggestion list, whatever name you want to give it. But it’s aim is to help someone get through postnatal depression! Some of what I’ll cover here will also help with depression in general. This is basically a landing page for all the other pages that contains the advice. This is a growing list, so what you see here now might not be the same in three months time.…

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