Attachment Notes

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Attachment - a strong, long-lasting emotional bond between two people, usually a mother/caregiver and child.

An attachment is characterised by behaviours such as proximity seeking, separation and pleasure on reunion.

Infant attachment cycle:

1) Baby has a need,
2) Baby cries
3) Need met by caregiver
4) Trust develops,

Reciprocity (2-way) - the actions of 1 person gets a response from the other, although the…


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