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Let Daddy Do It

When your baby rejects everyone else, it’s hard on them and means more work for you. That’s why socialization matters. It’ll help your baby (and you) if she gets used to other people.

Did you ever worry that your baby wouldn’t bond with you? Well, by now it’s more likely that the two of you are so close, she howls if anybody else comes near. That can include your partner- to his dismay. When your baby rejects everyone else, it’s hard on them and means more work for you. That’s why socialization matters. It’ll help your baby (and you) if she gets used to other people.

Is your baby acting reluctant to be left even with her dad?  It’ll help if you both work on that together.

Perhaps your partner could get involved in playing more often or changing diapers for a day. Let your partner give baby her daily bath at bedtime a few times a week. Just carrying her around will build attachment between them. Keep out of the way at first, so your baby isn’t always reaching out for you. I know you want to step in, but it’s time to resist.