Dick and Jane are married and have a baby girl, under 1 years old, crawling, starting to stand up, and so on.
Sometimes they have neighbors Jack and Jill babysit.
When Jill is in a room alone with baby, baby is happy, playing, crawling, etc… Baby likes to be held by Jill too.
When Jack is in a room alone with baby, baby is happy, playing, crawling, etc… Baby likes to be held by jack, too.
But if both Jack and Jill are in the room, baby has a conniption. Crawls over to Jill, tries to climb up her leg, demands Jill holds her, screams & cries if Jack comes anywhere near her or Jill.
Baby obviously has no problem with either Jack or Jill individually, but has a big problem with Jack being anywhere near Jill.
I’m thinking this is a carry over from her parents, though I’ve never seen baby with both parents together.
Is this a protective behavior? Is it because Jane is breastfeeding baby? Is Dick abusive towards Jane and baby knows?
So what’s going on here?