A lot of men feel like this, I think. They are just not comfortable around babies. I have several friends whose husbands say they couldn't wait till the baby got older so they could play with them. I just don't think men know what to DO with that little baby staring up at them. I also know that a lot of men are afraid they might hurt the baby, did you ask your husband about this?
My husband loved it when my oldest used to sleep on his stomach, but now when she is older, he gets a bigger kick out of her, because he can talk to her, and do things with her. He told me that and I can see it too. Hubby also loves to give the little one baths, maybe your SO could try that. But, anyway, keep your hopes up. It might get better as the baby gets older, or you might just have to tell him that you need help, and be specific, cause men don't always know...You know, they are men LOL...Good Luck.
at 10:38 AM on Jul. 10, 2009