Baby Amir only got to spend 3 days with Daddy when he was three months old (long story). Anyways we reunited with my husband Shaun in Africa when baby Amir was almost 5 months old. I have to say I secretly worried about them establishing their bond. Amir is a social baby he smiled at his dad when we first saw him at the airport and babbled with him in the car on our way back to the house but that was it… Whenever he needed soothing or to eat he wanted mommy. We did some research and read some articles by Dr. Sears and decided to just have Shaun available for him when he cries. So over a long weekend Shaun was the one to pick him up from bed whenever he cried and stayed with him until he was calm again, he was also diligent in being there for play time and even changed a few poop free diapers. I think all of that established trust and just in 3 weeks Amir actually reaches to his daddy’s side whenever he is co-sleeping, falls asleep easily with him and is responsive to his daddy’s soothing strategies. They are now inseparable! Shaun looks forward to bath time and excitedly volunteers to change diapers (still only poop free ones) and he has been late to work every morning and lunch break because he can’t seem to be able to walk away from Amir’s smiling face! I love watching them together!