How do babies form attachments?

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How do babies develop Attachment?

  • The Pre-attachment Phase (0-2/3 months)

Babies prefer human beings to physical objects. Show little discriminiation between familiar/unfamiliar people.

  • The indiscriminate/attachment in the making phase (3-7/8 months)

Babies begin to discriminate between familiar/unfamiliar people, smiling at people they know - no stranger anxiety exists. Happy to be handled by


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