Baby will only settle for dadCertainly for me and DS is 3 now, still settles after some quiet time with daddy and is asleep, but won’t settle without boob for me! It is because you smell of milk as pp said. I’ve heard people who wear a t shirt smelling of daddy to mask the smell of the milk, don’t know if that works but please don’t think you’re doing anything wrong.
Baby Will Only Settle For Dad
He may well settle eventually for his dad if you are not there. He will have a strong sleep/comfort association by now with you and being breastfed to sleep and this is completely normal and nothing your husband is doing wrong but I totally get it is hard and frustrating for you both.
Why Won’t My Baby Accept Being Held By Dad?
If your baby really will not accept being held by dad at all, make sure that dad is close to you and your baby as much as possible. If he interacts, talks, smiles, and so on with your baby, she will start feeling secure with him too.
Should Dads Give Up On Baby’s Attachment To Mom?
But dads, I’m talking to you here: do not give up. Your baby’s attachment to mom is nothing at all on you. In fact, mom may have gone through the same challenges, and only through time and practice has been able to break through. The same can be said for you. As with anything in childhood, these things can take time, practice, and persistence.
What Can Dad Do When Baby Turns 3 Months Old?
And dad can help out with stroller walks, diaper changes, housework, and other things as well, to help you feel less overwhelmed. Being 3 months old, your baby will very soon become more active and easier to play with. Dad can go down on the floor or bed and play together.
Does Your Baby Only Want Mom?
So much so that it’s tempting to simply tune out, retreat to the room, and assume that the baby only wants mom. But dads, I’m talking to you here: do not give up. Your baby’s attachment to mom is nothing at all on you. In fact, mom may have gone through the same challenges, and only through time and practice has been able to break through.