When baby loves Dad more than Mum…

when baby loves dad more than mum

“Doesn’t she look like her dad?”

The midwife said

After I’d spent ten hours

Giving birth to your head

doesn't she look like her dad

I didn’t mind really

It was all well and good

There was really no denying

You looked like a Mudd


But come on sweetheart

Nine months in my tummy

Don’t you think you should’ve come out

Looking a little like Mummy?


Your first word is “Dadda!”

You exclaimed one day

I clapped my hands in delight



But really darling,

It just wasn’t right

Daddy wasn’t up with you

Throughout the night


He didn’t lose his figure

Or his capacity to think

And he didn’t go for nine months

Without having a drink


You think Daddy’s funnier than me

I agree, it’s true

But do you think one day

You could laugh at Mum too?


Pregnancy was hard, you see

Labour’s quite painful honey

The least you can do

Is pretend I’m a bit funny

baby loves dad more

You used to hug the both of us

But it’s all “Dadda, Dadda!” now

You’ve forgotten all those hours

I let you milk me like a cow


Perhaps you look to Mum for cuddles

Some comfort when you cry

But no, it’s Dad you reach for

As you poke Mum in the eye


So yes, I’m a little miffed

That Dad is clearly your fave

Perhaps I’ll shout for Dad

Next time you misbehave


This is tongue in cheek of course

Your dad’s the best, it’s true

But I think you need to understand

Your mum’s pretty cool too!

she looks like dad

So when’s Dadda getting home?

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  1. Sarah Admissions of a Working Mother
    February 5, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Hehe this is brilliant and so true! I am no where near as fun as Daddy, apparently. Always wants him to play over me! effitfriday

    1. Mum in Brum
      February 8, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      I tell myself it’s because Dad works and isn’t around to play as often…But really I do think it’s just because he is more fun than me, Dammit! 🙂

  2. jeremy@thirstydaddy
    February 5, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    My wife would read this and nod along to every word. I don’t understand it but I’m sure it will swing both ways as the years go by
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  3. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)
    February 6, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Hehe, love this! Marianna is just a mini-me of her dad, and looks nothing at all like me. Plus she prefers daddy at all times which is lovely but sometimes I can’t help but think, his part in the process was almost negligible! 😉 #effitfriday
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    1. Mum in Brum
      February 8, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      It is canny how babies always seem to look like their Dad – my theory is that nature makes it that way so that the dads know the baby is theirs – after all, it’s not like the mum could ever question that! Hopefully we will be flavour of the week soon! 😉

  4. Squirmy Popple
    February 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Love this! My daughter prefers her daddy too. I’ve never seen her look happier than when he walks in the door, as though I haven’t been playing with her/feeding her/cuddling her ALL DAY. I guess I should just be glad that my husband is a good father! #effitfriday

  5. Squirmy Popple
    February 6, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Love this! My daughter prefers her daddy too. I’ve never seen her as excited as she gets when he walks in the door after work, as though I haven’t been playing with her/feeding her/cuddling her ALL DAY. I guess I should just be glad that my husband is a good father! #effitfriday
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  6. Rachel (Lifeathomewithmrsb)
    February 6, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Love this lol! Both of my children are daddy’s girls too. When they have a choice who they want to go out with its normally their dad that they choose. I don’t really mind though as then i get a bit of peace and quiet 🙂 #PicknMix

    1. Mum in Brum
      February 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Oooh this is a pretty good idea. I definitely need to do this once my daughter’s old enough to answer this question! 😉 x

  7. Robyn
    February 7, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Yup, same story over here. Dad is the bees knees and Mum is just that lady who suffices when he’s away. I’m sure they go through phases as they change and grow, I’m still looking forward to having my day as the favourite, sometime in the future 😉
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    1. Mum in Brum
      February 8, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Haha you and me both. I’m sure our time will come! 😉 x

  8. Pamela | Life With Munchers
    February 7, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    We went through this with our first. She’d walk over hot coals to get to daddy x
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  9. Lindi mogale
    February 7, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Hahahaha this is hilarious both my sons look just like their dad. They walk and talk just like him. 😀 Fortunately as he has gotten older TheHeir has decided he likes to spend more time with me than his dad it took him 8 years though to make that decision. Great post. Regards from #sundaysstars

  10. Min
    February 7, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    My son was able to say the “dadda” sound long before “mumma,” but as he doesn’t have a dad, and has never heard that word spoken, it was definitely just sounds, and clearly that sound is an easy one for babies to make. I always tell people that when they say their children say dadda before mumma! #KCACOLS
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    1. Mum in Brum
      February 8, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Ooh I will definitely be telling myself that one from now on to make myself feel better! Now I just need to understand why she reaches for him whenever she’s in my arms! Lol! x

  11. Silly Mummy
    February 8, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Haha! This is brilliant! So many people say this too! We’ve been kind of okay – they’re more excited about daddy cos he’s gone at work all day, but I tend to be the cling to and go to for comfort one, especially for little one, so it’s not too uneven. You know they just say daddy first because ‘d’ is an easier sound, too! 😉 #sundaystars
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    1. Mum in Brum
      February 8, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Yep, I definitely think I’ve earned my place as the comforter, but apparently not! She is getting more loving each week though and at least I get a hug every now and again – even a kiss about once a wekk…Dad gets them every day of course! 😉

  12. Laura @ Dot Makes 4
    February 8, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Haha! This is the same in our house! My daughter spends all day asking for Daddy, and searches for him around the house, like he’s hiding in a room somewhere rather than at work!
    Laura xx
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    1. Mum in Brum
      February 8, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      Ha! That’s brilliant! Luckily Taylor can be distracted and forgets at 14 months, but I imagine I’ll have this to look forward to when she gets a little older! xx

  13. Mini Travellers/Mini Ventures
    February 8, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    he he love this poem, brilliant. Totally agree. Thanks for linking up to #sundaystars

  14. Zoe
    February 8, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    LOL! Love this poem and it’s so true! Great pics as well x
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  15. Cucumber Diaries
    February 8, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Great poem. Nice to know we’re all in the same boat. Tears and tantrums until Daddy comes homes then it’s all smiles!

    1. Mum in Brum
      February 8, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Haha, I know it’s amazing – and then Dad asks why you say it’s such hard work! Lol x

  16. nadine ( @caringchaos )
    February 8, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    lol I could not of said it better myself! what a great post. One day soon she will be the one writing a poem back saying ‘thank you’ for all you do for her. When I had my daughter I promptly apologised to my mum for all the hard work she put in over the years lol x

    1. Mum in Brum
      February 8, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Haha, I did exactly the same! I don’t think you truly realise what your parents do for you until you have a baby yourself! So glad you enjoyed it 🙂 x

  17. Mummy Fever
    February 9, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Lol – we have four children and I’ve breastfed them all, each for a little longer and they all think daddy is way cooler than mummy…and he has never ever got up in the night….ever! I keep thinking, one day, one day …. #TwinklyTuesday

  18. Kirsty
    February 9, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Haha absolutely agree. Daddy gets smily little man all the time, wheras I get toddler tantrums. I think it is because they know how to play us so always push the boundaries that little bit more with us than with their dads….they are incredibly clever lol #twinklytuesday

  19. It's A Mummy & Baby Life
    February 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I always feel like this. If we’re having a grumpy day (baby, not me) it’s always made better by daddy walking through the door. My mum always says ‘its because its someone new’ i.e. he’s spent all day with me so is glad to see someone else. She’s probably right. Sometimes I’m just not a funny enough person to amuse my child haha. #effitfriday

  20. A Moment with Franca
    February 9, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    haha this makes me laugh because Sienna’s favourite word is “daddy”!! And I’m always questing why would she say daddy first if ‘mama” (in spanish) is around 24/7 for her!! And she also had the phase that she just wanted daddy. However about a few weeks ago (Sienna will be 18 months on Thursday) she is saying mama more and just wants mummy!!! So yes I’m very please with it apart from having to also deal with the crying and the tantrums. It is so funny because at the moment she cries every time that is bath time and daddy takes her to the bath. This has been her routine since she was born but now she just cries until I’m there!! She still says daddy all the time and it is still her favourite word. Actually, she calls daddy to everyone, lol. So what I want to say is that yes these are phases and will change at some point. Soon you will be the cool one I promise!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you again on Sunday! 🙂 x
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  21. Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks
    February 10, 2016 at 6:24 am

    This is BRILLIANT. No other word for it. My big one loves Daddy most, unless Daddy is telling him off then its all about Mummy! My Baby is still milking me like a cow so I’m #1 for now x
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  22. Katy
    February 10, 2016 at 9:49 am

    So true – Daddy gets all the fun in our house! And weekends are always full of giggles and Daddy wonders why I complain about moodiness in the week – ‘He’s really happy today!’ I swear with us part of it is just that I have someone else around to take some of the stress – I’m a happier parent at the weekend! #ShareWithMe
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  23. Brandyn
    February 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Hahaha!!! I love this!! My child seems to favor her daddy as well…and has since the minute she came out! Funny how that works, huh?


  24. youthedaddy
    February 10, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Wonderfully put! Never fear though, it won’t be long until mummy is back as No.1!

    1. Mum in Brum
      February 12, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Fingers crossed! 🙂

  25. Ami
    February 10, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    This is great! I saw a programme once that said the babies come out looking more like Dad so that he feels an instant bond as the Mam has been bonding for 9 months.

    Don’t worry, she’ll be your best friend when she’s older 🙂

    Ami x

    1. Mum in Brum
      February 12, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Ooh that explains a lot – I’ll take that 😉 I know, hopefully we will make it up in ‘girl time’ in years to come x

  26. Emma
    February 11, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Brilliant and also very true in our house too! 🙂 #coolmumclub
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  27. Ellen
    February 11, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Love this! My baby boy came out the spitting image of his dad, unbelievable! #coolmumclub

    1. Mum in Brum
      February 12, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      It’s so strange how it always seems to be that way isn’t it?!

  28. Talya
    February 11, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Haha this is so funny and lovely. Weirdly my daughter totally hated my other half for a long period until she was about 18 months, she literally shunned him! Much to my dismay #grassisalwaysgreener! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub x
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    1. Mum in Brum
      February 12, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      Haha, I know – I suppose I would probably be glad of the break if it was the other way around! x

  29. Cheryl
    February 11, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Love this!! I seem to remember this phase of being second best. It will pass! My eldest still dotes on her daddy but I’m convinced it’s because he’s at work all day and barely sees him! #coolmumclub

    1. Mum in Brum
      February 12, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      I tell myself that’s the reason too, but when Dad has a day off and I’m away for the day it doesn’t seem to change! Ha! 🙂

  30. Stephanie Couch
    February 11, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Love this ha! Lovely photos too 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x
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  31. John Adams
    February 12, 2016 at 6:24 am

    One each in our household; one girl is a mummy’s girls the other is a daddy’s girl. Just the way these things roll. #coolmumclub

    1. Mum in Brum
      February 12, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      Ooh, perhaps we should try for a second then! 😉

  32. Kaye
    February 14, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Haha, great post and aren’t they a nightmare? We have the opposite issue, my boy is a total Mummy’s boy and Daddy often feels left out but I’m sure one day the roles will reverse! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays! Kaye xo

    1. Mum in Brum
      February 17, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Haha, I’m not sure which way I’d prefer it to be honest! I’ve heard of a few mums of boys say the same thing. Maybe it’s different for boys and girls? Probably just coincidence! xx

  33. Nikki
    February 14, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Lol! I love your little ditty and I see so much of myself in it-when the kids were little. Heck, who am I fooling? It still seems to happen. My husband gets to be the fun parent and I get to be the one who doles out the rules and threats of punishment! But I am happy to see my daughter look at her dad as if he hangs the moon, because he does. But every once in awhile I’d like to get credit for hanging a star or 2! But I guess I am the one they come to when they have a problem, or just want a hug.

    1. Mum in Brum
      February 17, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Nikki, glad you enjoyed it! I know, I’m sure I’ll be the bad cop dishing out the punishment too – Mums are never the fun ones. But I don’t mind really. Honest 🙂

  34. Claire at Life Love and Dirty Dishes
    February 19, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Love it. Gorgeous photos too. I’m still a daddy’s girl now 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics
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  35. This Mum's Life
    February 19, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Aaaah, this is really clever, and sweet!! My eldest is the same, he only has eyes for Daddy! It really upset me, until number 2 came along… And from the day he clapped eyes on me, nobody but me will do! To the point where I feel a bit sorry for my husband, as the littlest won’t let him put him to bed, if he goes into him in the night, he’ll scream until I go, and he generally doesn’t let my husband do a thing for him…! I feel it’s quite balanced though, as we feel we’ve got ‘one each,’ and the eldest will come to me sometimes (granted it’s mainly while daddy is at work,) and I’m sure it will all change in the future!
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    1. Mum in Brum
      February 22, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      Ah that’s good that you have ‘one each’ – perhaps we need to get busy and have another! Ha! It upsets me sometimes that she’s a daddy’s girl, but in all honesty I’d probably want to share the load if she was needy of just me! x

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