Study: Overnights away from home affect baby’s attachment
Babies who spend one night a week away from mom develop insecure attachments, researchers say.
A study from the University of Virginia recently found that babies who spend even just one night a week away from their mothers develop insecure attachments.
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Researchers analyzed data from a study titled, “Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing.” That study examined 5,000 children from 1998 to 2000. Researchers interviewed parents of children between the ages of 1 and 3. They assessed those children at age 1 and again at age 3.
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For couples who didn’t live together, 6.9 percent of infants who lived primarily with the mother also spent at least one night a week with their father. Forty-three percent of those infants who had weekly overnight visits were insecurely attached to their mothers. Research adviser Robert Emery said:
“I would like infants and toddlers to be securely attached to two parents, but I am more worried about them being securely attached to zero parents.”
Read more about this study here.
Photo: Overnights away from baby affect attachment, study suggests. / Jamie De Pould/Flickr/Getty Images
Divorce courts will be FLOODED on Monday morning with manipulative ex-spouses waiving this article in a judge's face to site why their EX should be denied overnight visitation. Very sad.
This is absolute BS!!!! My children spent nights away from me as babies and they are all just fine.
Geeze please do a study that actuall is worth something!!!!
Does this article impugn the role of fathers in child-rearing, or does this article over-glorify the female's role in child-rearing? Or does it simply state a fact that all infants, babies, toddlers, children, pre-teens, adolescents, and adults have some 'attachment' issues to deal with?
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