MAMMY S LITTLE GIRL

Joanne - posted on 01/21/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my baby is 5 months and because it s just me and her most of the time and i cuddle her a lot whenever someone else picks her up even her dad she screams blut murder until she is passed back to me what can i do ?

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Louise - posted on 01/22/2011

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Let dad be involved more. My husband used to bath all the kids when they were babies as this was his time to bond. let your husband take charge of this fun time and she will trust him and not yell. It is very common for babies to want mum all the time, mum just has to learn to share the responsibilities and step away to help the father bond. It must be awful for your husband not to be abel to hold his child without her reacting like this. My sons did scream at everybody else that wanted to hold them at this age but they were fine with their dad.

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Blackwood - posted on 01/22/2011

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It's totally normal for baby's to go through this, spend time with her around other people, let her warm up too them before they just "take" her from you. Let her dad that it's not personal, although it must be hard for him and just spend time together, get him involved in feeding, bedtime and bathtime if possible.

Rachel - posted on 01/22/2011

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It is normal and eventually they will grow out of it. I did the same thing with both of my kids and they are now almost 1 and almost 4 and love other people. it will just take some time and dont force her to let other people hold her it will just make it worse. there were days when my little girl who is almost 1 wouldnt even let her dad hold her and i told him its just cause she is with me all the time. but now she is a Very strong willed little girl who will do anything and go any where.

Vickie - posted on 01/21/2011

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stranger anxiety is normal for this age. Tell people she will grow out of it and not to take it personally. Hold her while she plays with daddy till she gets comfortable enough to go with him alone. Don't let him give up on bonding with his daughter. It won't be long. Most babies prefer mom over dad for the first few yrs.

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