A fellow mummy was lamenting her 19m old stroking her all night. My son has never been like this. He has always needed to be unmolested to sleep (ie separate basket at least). He didn’t kiss or cuddle much when little but does more but it’s for a second then he is off again whereas her son will want to cling close to her all day long.
My family have never been big huggers or kissers or anything. Even as a child I don’t remember many hugs or really missing them. I enjoyed getting attention but more of the verbal kind than physical. I never felt like they didn’t love me as a result of this interaction style.
I wonder if there is something partly genetic to it or if it’s just a learned behavior?