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Is it normal for my baby to form attachments to caregivers other than myself?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes of course

You are the main one but others are of obvious interest to a normal healthy baby.

In brief: Yes of course

You are the main one but others are of obvious interest to a normal healthy baby.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
I'd worry how your caregiver was treating your baby, if baby showed no attachment to her at 6 mos. or >.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sure.
Anyone who spends a lot of time loving and taking care of a baby in person will form attachments in both directions-- the caretaker gets attached to the baby, and the baby gets attached to a caretaker. Having multiple attachments to both parents and other caretakers is a good, healthy thing for babies and adults alike.

In brief: Yes

Sure.
Anyone who spends a lot of time loving and taking care of a baby in person will form attachments in both directions-- the caretaker gets attached to the baby, and the baby gets attached to a caretaker. Having multiple attachments to both parents and other caretakers is a good, healthy thing for babies and adults alike.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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