Momma's boy

Kristin - posted on 05/31/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son will be 5 months old on June 8. He is very much a momma's boy. Given that my husband went back to work 2 days after he was born and works 9-7 and doesn't get to spend as much time with Tony as I do as a stay-at-home mom. I still feel guility when my husband gets off work and wants to play with him or feed him and he cries until I hold him. I have tried letting him cry it out but that goes for hours sometimes. I was curious if anyone had any tips on how to entice my son to stay with his dad more? If not any tips is there a time period where he might grow out it?

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Natalie - posted on 06/01/2009

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I would say try leaving the room when your husband is with him! Cause he is more prone to cry for you if he can see you! That will give your husband time to bond with him and make Tony used to him! He may still cry for you but I dont think that it will last half as long! Hope it helps! Let me know!

Anastasia - posted on 06/01/2009

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I agree. If he makes him laugh that should easily distract him from wanting you and help him concentrate on daddy.
My son is 7 months and is the same way when he wants me and i'm doing something Nathan has to entertain him and when Toby starts crying he tickles him and then it's all good.
He follows me around all day all round the house and if i stand in one spot to long he crawls over to me and climbs up my leg...get ready for it, it makes things more difficult but it sure is one of the cutest darn things you'll ever experience!!

Edith - posted on 06/01/2009

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my husband also stays out of the house a lot but my son still loves the very little time they spend together. I strongly believe that it is not the amount of time spent together that matters but the quality of the time spent together. Your son's father should play with his son( play the way the boy enjoys) and do things to make the little boy laugh and they will be on the road to bonding together.

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