As my husband's first Father's Day approaches my heart aches for him. Our 10 month old daughter STILL wont warm up to him. She cries whenever I hand her to him or even step away. Of course this isnt all the time but probably 90% of the time. Even when we are on walks and he tries to carry her in the backpack--where she can see me and I even hold her hand, she still cries until I take her back. I am a SAHM, breastfeeding and have practiced attachment parenting. She will go to her 1 X weekly babysitter with no problem and will play with other children. My husband tries hard--he wakes up with us in bed every day, comes home and plays with her for about an hour every night and spends extra time here and there as well. We just spent 4 days together (visiting family) and I thought that would help their relationship but it didnt. She clung to me 90% of the time. I want to continue breastfeeding but my husband thinks that this is part of the problem.
Please any advice or support you can give--is this normal?
All Daddy wants for Father's Day is a hug from his daughter!