Mandy - posted on 03/13/2012 ( 32 moms have responded )
My son is 10 and a half months old. He behaves well when I am with him during the day, but when his Daddy comes home from work he is very whiney and misbehaves. He loves his Daddy and is all smiles when Daddy gets home and wants to play with him right away. But when Daddy is home, he does not eat well for Daddy if he feeds him his food, he whines a lot for what seems like no reason, he whines and throws his arms around, to tell him that he wants out of his highchair (won't whine for me that he wants out), whines when gets his diaper changed or gets dressed (again, doesn't with me). My husband has a hard time getting him to do day to day things... baby fights him and whines. On top of that, he only cuddles with me and will not cuddle with Daddy. He also needs me when he is upset or crying and has a hard time being soothed by Daddy.
Does anyone know why this is happening? I am just wondering if this is a phase? Has anyone else experienced this and have any suggestions? - It would be easier if my husband was able to get baby to do these things without whining and putting up a fight... and I would feel less guilty about asking for his help if baby was a little more cooperative for him.