How can I help my daughter bond with her dad?

Skin to skin and try cuddling all together. Til the baby gets used to the father.

Leave a bottle and leave the house. Is dad back home now? Leave them in the same room, and walk away. She’ll learn. She’s also at the age when babies start to learn/understand object permanence, which causes almost all babies to become a bit clingier to their primary caregiver (an hour with anyone else is actually a great start). If it’s any consolation-I raised 3 “Velcro babies” who literally ONLY wanted me for the first two years of their lives, now they all have amazing relationships with their daddy, and I’m about to go through the Velcro stage all over again as I’m due with baby #4 in 8 weeks. This season will pass, and your little lady will develop a relationship with her daddy in time

It gets better. My daughter is 10 months and it’s been about 2days since she just wants her dad.

Good luck my babies are 7 and 2 and still only want me :sweat_smile: If I want “me-time” I have to leave the house.

It’s normal for her to want momma
my son took about a year to not have to be stuck to me like glue

Takes time, don’t force it, my son is 3 in February and only really just started wanting dad more

Have you tryed the closer to nature bottles and dummy they shaped like a nipple maybe give that a go, and its very hard for your husband but she is young enough and once takes bottle she will be fine I say she wants the milk from mommy that’s why she crying for daddy good luck x

Try letting him rock her to sleep with you laying right next to them thats how I got my son comfortable with his dad doing it let him feed her with you standing there encouraging her and telling her good job when she let’s daddy feed her and simply just don’t give her the nipple give her a bottle put your milk in thatcif she’s hungry she will eat she will get the point . You need to be consistent. And be present when your husband does these things don’t give the child a panic attack and walk out of the room like everyone else says, you can’t give in you need to let your husband do these things no matter how much she crys stay present tell her good job when she let’s him take care of her it will be ok . good luck .

Baby’s will adapt over time your daughter will be clingy as your her roll model from day 1 things will progress over time just be patient it will workout


Shes only 5 months just breath and not worry. You didnt make a mistake if you chose to breast feed nothing wrong with that

My youngest was like that too. It had to be me only the first few months. She now ditches me for him most times lol she’ll be three in a few weeks.

You did not “mess up” by not giving her a bottle. Given your circumstances if you bottle fed her she’s only take it from you anyway. Feeding isn’t just about nourishment. It’s about feeling safe. She heard your heartbeat, felt your arms. You are what soothes her. You shouldn’t feel guilty over that. A lot of the time infants prefer mom & toddlers prefer dad. She’s used to you. You have been her constant since well before birth. You take care of her needs. Later she will seek him out for adventure. Give it time. He can change her diaper, sing, talk, read & play with her. Put something of his scent near her. Bonding isn’t something you force. It’s something that happens.


Ahhhhhh… Tina…that’s all feeding is about smfh

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My kids were like that and their dads were around every day.She came out of you and you are her food source. There is no need for anyone one else in the world but you. Just have him love and comfort her too. Once you have feed her he can take care of anything else. She may cry but as mothers we stay with them while they cry and figure out what’s bothering them and now its his turn. That bond is something thats built … You can try holding her and him cuddling you both and playing with her with you right there so she can get used to him and know he’s a safe place too.

Give it time. My daughter didn’t want anything to do with her father and now she’s two, huge Daddy’s girl. They need alone time without Mom around.

Im having the same problem and my baby girl is 1 year already… Dad also works away and when he gets home she acts all strange and runs away from him ect and then right before he gas to leave again she decides that she want dadda… Me and hubby make a point of it to video call as often as we can so the kids can “see” him…