Our child is 1.5 years old. He has been sleeping next to his mum in a crib since birth and has grown up to be very attached to her, but as my wife has chronic diseases she gets too exhausted because now he wants her to hold him all the time.
Dad has been there always and the child is very naughty and confident but won't come to Dad or settle down, I have tried everything, Playing with blocks, got him new toys and everything I can think of. But after a while, he will go crying to mum and keep on crying.
This thing has totally frustrated and drained us. One thing he wants is to always play outside, but we live in an area where cars go by fast, so it is not safe.
What should I do to make him stop clinging to mum and come to me? Even at the night, he cries if I pick him up and just stays unsettled until mum feeds him.
Also, it hasn't been easy for him to get off breastfeeding as he will cry.