I just dont know what to do anymore. My husband has been away for work since Arysia was 10 weeks old. So, we co-slept and its just been her and I. I've been apart of play groups and such but I am her soul caretaker. My DH just recently got back (the middle of November) and my daughter doesnt want ANYTHING to do with him. When he comes into the room while I'm bathing her, she screams. Same thing for diaper changes or anything where he needs to take care of her. Biggest thing is her still waking in the middle of the night and him not being able to do anything. She will put her feet against his chest and try to push off while SCREAMING the whole time.
Its been 10 months of this. I'm worn out and desperate for a break!!
My question: How can I get her use to him so I can atleast take a shower w/out her crying or he can put her to bed every once in a while??
Please, help. I'm sooooo tired.
Answer by Stefono at 8:24 AM on Jan. 6, 2010
Answer by Nyx7 at 9:29 AM on Jan. 6, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 AM on Jan. 6, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 AM on Jan. 6, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:29 AM on Jan. 6, 2010
It will just take time. We're a military family and I know lots of families that have gone through this when dad or mom gets deployed when a child is young. It will get better. Your baby may also be going through the separation anxiety stage. I know for a while my son wanted mom and no one else. Again, it's just something that eases up over time and trying to rush it makes it worse. Hang in there and tell your husband not to take it personally. :)
Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 11:26 AM on Jan. 6, 2010