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My Baby Favors Her Nana

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My Baby Favors Her Nana

Before I make my statement, I will admit that this seems silly to even bring up, and I am aware of that fact.
Having said that, I sometimes feel sadness and jealousy that my baby girl seems to favor my mother, who is her primary care giver during the day while my husband and I are at work!
I know I’m very lucky that she doesn’t have to go to daycare, that my mom can take care of her. But I still get that pang when my daughter bumps her head or rubs her sleepy eyes and reaches for Nana.
Any way to banish those feelings? I guess I’m just looking for reinforcement that I’m still important! Anyone else feel like that?

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  1. I felt this way, too, when my daughter was younger… and my mom wasn’t even her primary caregiver! I’m no expert, but I think it’s natural to feel jealous.

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  2. My oldest daughter had a nanny from the time she was 3 months old up until she was almost 3. She would often prefer her over me b/c while I was away at work the nanny was her primary caregiver. I promise it’s just a phase. Your daughter knows that you are her mommy no matter what. I know it’s hard, but she will eventually outgrow this phase. What you are feeling now is totally normal and I think we all go through this at one point throughout parenthood.

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  3. Thanks guys! Glad to know I’m not alone. 🙂

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