Usually, most families have the opposite problem… the baby doesn’t want anything to do with daddy. Although I can’t see your particular family dynamic, my gut is telling me that this is a phase that will pass. At least baby is getting some quality time with both parents. Here are some suggestions to get through this:
- Spend more intimate family time together – let your baby see dad and mom being close and affectionate. Give your baby the message that “The whole family loves each other”.
- Family walks – go for frequent family outings. The distracting surroundings may help baby forget to favor one parent over the other.
- Hitting and biting are a “no-no” and should be gently corrected.
Be assured that over the next few months, baby will warm up to the idea that both parents are loveable.