10 Celebrity Moms Who Practice Attachment Parenting
From breastfeeding and babywearing to co-sleeping and cloth diapering, find out which celebrity moms are fans of attachment parenting.
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She breastfed her two sons well into toddlerhood, skipped the diapers in favor of elimination communication, and still co-sleeps! Actress Mayim Bialik is so committed to attachment parenting’s core beliefs that sensitive and emotionally available parenting practices are what help children develop into healthy and well-adjusted adults…that she wrote a book about it! For the full scoop of what it means to practice attachment parenting, check out Beyond the Sling.
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Here’s something you oughta know: Alanis Morisette loves babywearing, breastfeeding, and co-sleeping! “We’re definitely skin-on-skin connected as much as possible,” the singer has said of how she and husband Mario Treadway (aka Souleye) are raising son Ever.
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The star of such movie hits as White House Down, Maggie’s attachment parenting style is pretty down to earth. During daughter Ramona’s earlier days, mom Maggie was often snapped carrying her a sling and nursing in public. During an interview on the Late Show, brother Jake Gyllenhall even joked about what a chore it was to change his niece’s cloth diapers!
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There’s no doubt that Gwen Stefani practices attachment parenting! When sons Kingston and Zuma were young, both Gwen and husband Gavin Rossdale loved toting their tots in slings and baby carriers, and Gwen herself caused a stir when she let it be known that she was “still breastfeeding” son Kingston at age 15 months. Co-sleeping? She does that, too. “I don’t want to look back and say, ‘Oh my God, I didn’t sleep with Zuma that time because I was too tired,’ so I’ll just snuggle up with him tonight,” she told a UK magazine.
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Alicia Silverstone, attachment mama to son Bear Blu, born in 2011, is such a fan of breastfeeding that she’s decided to start her own milk exchange program for vegan moms seeking to share or obtain breastmilk for their little ones.
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Model mom Gisele Bundchen has practiced attachment parenting with her two children from birth — literally. Her first child with husband Tom Brady, son Benjamin, was born at home in a birthing tub. Gisele says she mediated throughout labor and was completely pain-free!
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Pamela Anderson had midwife-assisted homebirths with both her sons, with dad Tommy Lee lending a helping hand, too! In true “AP” style, the former Baywatch star also breastfed and co-slept.
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Brangelina — aka Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt — are such fans of cosleeping that they reportedly have a bed custom built to fit their entire family. At least once a week the Jolie-Pitts do a “family sleep” with all six children. Wow!
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Salma Hayek didn’t just breastfeed her adorable daughter Valentina for over a year — she breastfed another woman’s baby! The actress famously nursed a sick baby during a tour of Sierra Leone in 2009. One other AP practice she’s gone public about? Never letting little Valentina cry it out.
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What’s always in fashion for model Heidi Klum? Breastfeeding and co-sleeping. As the Project Runway host told a German magazine shortly after the birth of daughter Lou, “At the moment Lou needs me enormously. Not only because of breastfeeding but also because she needs to be close to her mother. She will sleep now for a year with us in our bedroom – just as her siblings did. It’s easier at night if she is hungry.”
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