When you think "attachment parent," you might think of some kind of hippie martyr mom who wears her baby in a sling, breastfeeds on demand, and co-sleeps with her 3-year-old. She's the type of mom who quit her job, gave up girls' nights for washing cloth diapers, acts judgy, and lives only for her kids. You'd be partly right. The latter (the judgy mom who sacrifices everything for her baby) is an urban legend. But the stuff about the sling, the breastfeeding, and the co-sleeping -- those things might be true. But, and this is well worth noting, you don't have to do all of that or even any of it to be an attachment parent. Attachment parenting, a term coined by William Sears, is all about creating a close bond with your baby.