In the words of my father, when DD began crying when my mother and I stepped out of the house (we were visiting them), DH looked pathetic. He said he looked like he would vomit. DH can't handle DD crying. It stems from him wanting to "fix" things that are wrong and he just can't fix his daughter. I tried telling him that as long as she's fed, dry and comfortable there's nothing you can do but try and soothe. I also told him he can't get "tight" because she'll sense that and be even more up tight. Anyone else's DHs react this way? How did you encourage them? I'm afraid that my H is a bit traumatized and when I mentioned I'll be cleared to start my jogging again soon, he was very quiet.