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How do I get my husband to bond with our three month old baby boy?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
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In brief: Lots of options!

Have him get down on the floor and play with him, read & sing to him, give him his baths & massages.
..The more interaction, the deeper the bonding. Have your husband talk to your son, even telling him about what he did that day. The content of what's said isn't as important as the face to face time and 'conversation'--your husband can give him a bottle & read out loud from a book at the same time.

In brief: Lots of options!

Have him get down on the floor and play with him, read & sing to him, give him his baths & massages.
..The more interaction, the deeper the bonding. Have your husband talk to your son, even telling him about what he did that day. The content of what's said isn't as important as the face to face time and 'conversation'--your husband can give him a bottle & read out loud from a book at the same time.
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry

In brief: In bits and pieces.

Ask for help in simple things you do to care for the infant.
Have him entertain your child while you do some of those things. Your husband may be afraid to do care activities. You might ask how he feels about it all- when things are quiet and not hectic. Perhaps the best thing you can do is show him how bonding is done, give it time, & he can learn bit by bit to bond.

In brief: In bits and pieces.

Ask for help in simple things you do to care for the infant.
Have him entertain your child while you do some of those things. Your husband may be afraid to do care activities. You might ask how he feels about it all- when things are quiet and not hectic. Perhaps the best thing you can do is show him how bonding is done, give it time, & he can learn bit by bit to bond.
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