does your baby like dad better?

Anne - posted on 06/06/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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i think we made the switch over today. she's sick, so i'm giving her nasal sprays and feeding her, diapers, etc and dad is "fun play-time i forget that i feel bad!"

I love that my hubby is so involved, but it's still making me a little bummed today.

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Samantha - posted on 06/07/2010

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My daughter is 8 months old, and she is SUCH a daddy's girl. I mean as soon as daddy walks into the room...she holds her hands up and cries till he picks her up, even if im holding her. at first...that made me relle mad...bc im the one who is there 24|7 and i guess i just figured she would want her mommy more...but looking at it now...i am glad that can have that bond. if she didnt bond with her daddy..he would feel awful. and i know he just loves it when she would rather be with him...he works all day and comes home to a baby who just wants to love him and its great! Dont get bummed! Its relle a positive thing!

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Samantha - posted on 06/20/2010

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I've got 2 children- a 4 and half year old boy, and a 9 month old girl. She prefers Daddy, and my son went through the same thing. Like others have said, they see you all day and Daddy is a novelty when he gets in from work. Also, they know you're going to be there all the time, so they feel more secure. It's almost like they're trying to get more love from Daddy as he "left them" (went to work!) If you got your parents or friends to have your baby for the day, and then get home- I bet they'd be crying for you!! They'd be like "How dare you leave me Mommy!!"
Every Saturday, my OH takes our children to his parents, and that night my daughter is all over me, but then every other day she prefers Daddy! It does upset me a bit but I know why, so I try not to let it upset me.

Letisha - posted on 06/20/2010

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My son thinks his dad is more fun as his dad bounces him and everything i cant do, makes me a little left out to be honest. and i cant do most things because i dont have the energy and i'm 11 weeks pregnant

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My daughter adores her daddy. I feel the same as you, im the one who changes, feeds, bathes ect... Daddies are for fun. When my boyfreind is gone for work on night shift or our of town my daughter is so fussy without him. Sometimes I think its the cutest thing, other times, honestly, I can get jeleous lol. Dont worry about when your baby wants daddy more sometimes, I think its completely normal!

Keri - posted on 06/17/2010

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I say daddy's time with baby is so much less with baby when you are the SAHM. They miss out on so much that I feel sometimes I may take for granted. At 1st I too felt bad. Now, I let them enjoy each other & I chill out. Perfect I say. :) Chill out. When it really counts you know where they'll head. Think about how daddy feels about that?!?! My man is freaking out that our wee one (9months) has been sayin ma ma since mothers day. Still no da da. I love it! But, I do feel for daddy.. Well kinda.... he he he!!! You know what I mean :)

Kristina - posted on 06/17/2010

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My son is 9 months old. He seems to like Mommy for napping and some playing; but when Daddy is home, he's all over Daddy. He still has his normal routine. He has to have his time with Daddy for a before bed clothes and diaper change which also includes lots of tickles, hugs, and raspberries. He then wants Mommy to cuddle with him with a bottle, then Mommy walks the sleeping boy back to his crib.

Liza - posted on 06/13/2010

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my son (born in 5th sept) 1st word is "aaaabah" which translate to daddy. however he is a mommy boy. he would prefer me more then daddy.. :) they play together well, as long as he didn't sees me.. :)

Divna - posted on 06/13/2010

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this seems to be the usual story with dad's! It is the same with my little boy :) He has so much fun with his Dad and it's great!! I used to feel a little jealous at first but not anymore. I know that he can have fun with both of us except with Dad that little bit more :) I guess the best thing is to just let it be and know that your little one loves you dearly no matter what :)

Tia - posted on 06/12/2010

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my son doesn't know his actual dad, but my father stepped in as a grandfather and father material, my son favors him over anyone lol i'ld cry on the inside everytime my dad walks in the house because as soon as nathan sees him, he drops everything/squirms out of me to get to him

Raynne - posted on 06/11/2010

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My little guy is a big Daddies boy! His Dad and I dont live together so when his dad is around (which is almost daily) he wants to be w/ him. It kind of bums me out sometimes, but I also love that they are so close, the smile on my sons face when he see's his dad is priceless

Natasha - posted on 06/11/2010

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I feel you there, I get so frusterated about it some times cuz i could be haveing a bad day with my son and then daddy comes home and in a split secound he is perfectlly fine!!! he is so a daddys boy!

Vernet - posted on 06/10/2010

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Ok it seems like everyone on here daughter is a daddy's girl. Well no supprise so is my daughter. It bothers me a lot cus she just cries for him even when I have her. She looks around for him like he is suppose to save her from me and Im some big bad monster. Now when he isnt home then she remembers mommy. IDK I just thought that when I finally had a child that we would have this bond. And I really hate cus he has another daughter and she is the same way. If her daddy told her the sky was green she would believe it cus daddy said so. I dont want yall to get me wrong I love that he is a good dad but I feel like I failed some how... She didnt start acting like this til I went back to work and I guess I didnt establish that close relationship with her.

Ashlea - posted on 06/10/2010

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I would have to say my son likes mommy more. It a pretty close tie though but he likes mommy a bit more. He just likes mom playing and talking to him. Dad isn't so much hands on. He'll watch sports with him though. LOL

Marie - posted on 06/10/2010

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my son is a momma's boy, but he also goes through phases and knows that dad is "play time!". Friends have also told me that their kids went through the "favorites" phases too. For example, first three months - all MOMMY, next couple months were - all DADDY, and on and on. Just be glad that you get some time to yourself and that daddy is involved. I love watching daddy and baby together, it's very heartwarming. My husband is very good with him - which was a pleasant surprise for me since he wasn't really there for his daughter (who is now 20 y/o). I get jealous too sometimes, but it's a good jealous I think.

Amy - posted on 06/10/2010

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my son is definately a mummys boy. i love it but i wish he was a bit more evened out too. its frustrating for my husband when hes trying to play with him and he just keeps crawling my way or crying and saying muum until i pick him up. i basically have to leave the room for them to play or cuddle because as soon as he sees me he will winge until i take him.

Heather - posted on 06/08/2010

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I got me a little mommy's boy. I'm sure when he gets older, he'll be more of a daddy's boy. I kinda wish he was more of a daddy's boy or at least more evened out. We don't live with his daddy and don't see him all the time since he works and whatnot. So I see and take care of him 24/7, and even when we're with his daddy, he still comes crawling right to me. It gets kinda exhausting sometimes. I love it, but I would like a bit of relaxation here and there. And I love seeing them play together - it warms my heart.

Kathy - posted on 06/08/2010

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Your right Jade, even my mom explained it that they seem to want dad more but when they have mom all day while dads at work, dad gets home and they want him.... because they haven't seen him all day

Jade - posted on 06/08/2010

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My 8 month old daughter is a major Daddy's girl!!! As soon as he gets home from work she wants him and sits there saying Dad until he picks her up...if he doesn't pick her up she will start to cry and she cries until he picks her up even if i pick her up...while she cries she goes "dadadadadada" its so cute...I love that she is a daddy's girl...He is such a good father and i know that Chloe loves me so it doesn't bum me out :-) Don't let it bum you out coz you LO loves you just as much as dad...

Leslee - posted on 06/07/2010

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My girl who is almost four is a Daddy's girl and my 8 month son is a Mummy's boy. It changes though on a daily basis. When my daughter decides to "like" me for the day I love it and I find her cuddles are the best. I think it all works out in the end. There is nothing like a Mummy's love.

Samantha - posted on 06/07/2010

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My girl wants me all day everyday! she follows me around the house crying saying mama until i pick her up, shes 9 months old!

Kathy - posted on 06/07/2010

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my 8mo daughter is a daddy's girl thru and thru.... When its just me and her during the day its not an issue at all, but when daddy's home if she bumps on something, isn't feeling good or tired usually she wants daddy.... sometimes me but lots of times she'll scream till I give her to daddy. Even on the weekend with his mom spoiling her she had her moments where she wouldn't go to anyone except daddy. But she's been like that since day 1, I had a c-section and he held her for almost an hour before I even got to touch her...

Patricia - posted on 06/07/2010

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My daughter was born 09/23 ... and from early on, I noticed that she's a daddy's girl. I'm home all day with her, doing everything for her... and I constantly notice that she seems much happier when her daddy is home.

I think she's just board of seeing me all the time.

Its got to the point that she's made her schedule to revolve around when her daddy is home. Meaning, she sleeps or is cranky most of the day... and at night time, she's all play and all fun, because her daddy is home.

This has made it quite hard on me, to be honest... but I thank God that she's like this with him and not some other family member.

Jessica - posted on 06/06/2010

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My son wants me when he is sleepy and wants to cuddle but definately thinks my hubby is more fun during play times. I don't let it bum me out. I love the close bond that they have. My husband is such a good Dad. He was worried about not bonding as much as I did because he is the working parent and I am a stay at home mom so it is sooooo great to see my son light up every time he comes home.

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