Infant attachment is the process by which babies build up what are known as internal working models (or maps) of their early interactions with key caregivers.
These maps enable the infant to develop a set of expectations about future relationships. For example, a securely attached baby will develop a sense of trust in relation to others.
This video describes the importance of a caregiver getting to know their baby, and the impact on the infant’s developing attachment.
AiMH has created an information sheet for members on ‘Definitions of bonding and attachment’, to accompany this video.