Below you will find an overview and resources pertaining to one of nine of the Evolved Nest's Components. Click below to return to the Evolved Nest's Components' Overview page to see the full list and to click on the other eight components' pages.
MULTIPLE ALLOWMOTHERS, also called multiple responsive caregivers, refers to responsive caregivers other than mothers (e.g., fathers, grandmothers, aunts, uncles).
What to do:
Gather a community of support for you and your child (ideally other adult relatives are supportive of helping provide the evolved nest).
During the period of rapid brain development that is the first years of life, babies and young children need rapid attention to their needs for comfort, affection and play. It’s too much for one person, so our species evolved a village of care (Hrdy, 2009).
Support Groups for Evolved Nest Parenting:
One of the nine components of our Evolved Nest...
Listen to Darcia Narvaez and Mary Tarsha discuss the importance of Allomothers as one of nine components of our Evolved Nest.
Darcia's blog posts on Allomothers
The “What Happened To Mothering” Series:
Enjoy the full 24-part podcast series!